Module 7 [ September 2-5]


List of special populations 

Updated Session Review Form 


Dr. Deb Kern's music and retreat

[Special Populations]

  • teenage girls 
  • children
  • heart disease
  • osteoporosis
  • PTSD
  • prenatal 
  • chair yoga
  • homeless
  • cancer
  • addiction
  • beginners
  • baby boomers
  • athletes(general or specific) 
  • incarcerated
  • at risk youth
  • eating disorders
  • MS
  • COPD
  • elderly 

I wish you deep tunnels without fear.

I wish you children's laughter.

I wish you moonlit crisp skies. 

I wish you real eyes. 

I wish you tears, I wish you clean.

I wish you angels in conference around your bed, holding you. 

I wish you abalone dreams.

I wish you peace. 

I wish you doves in your kitchen. 

Moonlight in your bathroom. 

Candles when your eyes close and dawn when they open. 

I wish you so many arms across your shoulders. 

So many mouths kissing your ears that you smile from the inconvenience. 

I wish you water, oh I wish you water. 

Through your feet flowing like a stream. 

And I wish you  hammocks, and melon on your eyelids. 

Strawberries in your mouth, and fingers, held in your own hand all day. 

~ Ruth Foreman 

[Dr. Deb Kern]





Module SIX [August 11-14]




Yoga Journal Asana Library

Herbal Bullet Link 

Sanskrit Dictionary Link 

The Ultimate Yogi DVD Link

Saraswati's Mantrah(audio)

Dosha Observation

2016 Yoga in America Study

Bhumi Namaskar


Jane Winther- Giving to those in Need. 

Karen Druker- Songs of the Spirit I + II ( Holy, Holy,Holy + There is Only Love)


Lorin Roche - Radiant Sutras 

Verse 24

Verse 26 




Below are two pictures of Britt. One is from Pilgrim last year when she was energetically depleted. One is a recent picture. Look at them to determine not only her Dosha, but what is out of balance. Look at eyes, skin, & hair. 

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Module FIVE [July 7-10]


Sequence Template 

Ong So Hung 22 minute song

Coffee Cake Recipe 

Midterm Exam 

Link to Sunday Satsang

[Coffee Cake]- from Rachel

1 c GF All Purpose Flour (I used Bob's 1:1)
1/2 c Almond flour (I like Honeyville)
1/3 c Coconut flour
1/4 t Xanthan gum
1/2 t Salt
Baking soda
2 Eggs
7/8 c Maple syrup
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 t almond extract
1/3 c Coconut milk (I have made it with both the canned "culinary" cm and the carton "beverage" type, and both worked fine
1/3 c Sunflower or grapeseed oil (or other nut/seed oil of choice)
2 c Pitted Pie Cherries (original recipe called for blueberries, but any berry-- or diced peaches, or other juicy fruit would work. Next time I will probably try it with blackberries)

1/3 c GF AP flour
1/3 c Almond flour or almond meal
1/3 c Date sugar
Pinch of Salt
Spices to taste (go easy to let the flavor of the fruit shine through, but ground ginger is nice in moderation, and a bit of cinnamon is also good)
1/3 c Coconut oil (melted)
1/2 c Sliced almonds

Coat an 8"x8" pan with coconut oil or line with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine dry ingredients for batter well, whisking or sifting to eliminate coconut flour clumps.
Combine wet ingredients, add to dry, incorporate well without overmixing, add HALF of the  fruit. Distribute remaining fruit over the top of the coffee cake.
Mix all topping ingredients except almonds well with fingers, then gently mix in almonds. Crumble topping over fruit on top of coffee cake.
Bake until cake passes the toothpick test (this took about an hour in my home oven). Let cool slightly before attempting to slice.
Note-- frozen fruit would work fine with this recipe, but will need to bake longer.

[Module FOUR June 23-26]


Chakra Meditations

Poems shared this Module 

Chakra Forms 1-7

Mantrah Laya

MindBodyGreen Sequence by Britt 

Burrito Bowl by Rachel

[Mantra Laya]

[Burrito Bowl]

Rice: 3 parts basmati to 1 part each brown basmati and quinoa, and seasoned with some cumin, vegetable bouillon, and salt. 

Beans: Soak and cook (or use rinsed canned) black beans. In olive oil, toast cumin, a bit of coriander, & some smoked paprika. Add minced garlic & cook until fragrant, then add beans and enough water to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Salt to taste, add oregano to taste, and heat.

Corn: heat olive oil in pan, toast some cumin until fragrant, add corn. Salt and pepper to taste, add a little smoked paprika if you like. 

Greens in the bottom of the bowl

Other toppings:
    Fresh tomatoes
    Fresh bell pepper slivers
    Greek yogurt
    Shredded carrots and cabbage


Module TWO [April 21-24]


Guidelines to Balance your Dosha

Full Moon Email Information


Yoga Unveiled for purchase on Amazon

The Miracle Morning youtube

Kitchari Video  

Kitchari Recipe

Samadhi Sauce Recipe


[Kitchari Recipe]


2-3 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)

½ teaspoon black mustard seeds 

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

1 clove garlic, chopped

½ cup green mung beans, rinsed well and drained

1 teaspoon himalayan salt

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 cup white basmati rice, rinsed well and drained

6 cup warm water

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

4-5 thin slices of fresh ginger root

6 tablespoon chopped cilantro

2 tablespoon toasted and lightly ground sesame seeds

2 tablespoon unsweetened shaved coconut


In a heavy-bottomed pot (stainless steel is idea), heat the ghee on medium heat. Ghee burns easily, so be careful not to get it too hot. Sauté the mustard seeds and cumin seeds in the ghee until the seeds pop. Then add the drained mung beans, garlic, turmeric and salt. Stir until the mix almost starts to stick to the bottom of the pan. Then add the rice, water, cumin powder, coriander powder and ginger. Stir well, making sure nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pressure cooker or pot.  Cover and bring it to a boil on medium high heat. Then turn the heat down and let it simmer until both the rice and mung beans are cooked through, about 20-30 minutes. You may have to experiment with how much water you use to find a consistency that you like. (The more water, the thinner the consistency). A thinner consistency is preferable if your digestion is weak. You will notice that kitchari will thicken when it cools and you may need more water than you originally thought.

In order to provide the best quality of energy to your body, Kitchari should be made the day that you wish to eat it and served hot.  Garnish with fresh cilantro, freshly toasted and ground sesame seeds and shaved coconut. 

[Samadhi Sauce Recipe]


1/2 cup Braggs amino acids (you can find this in the condiment in any health store or online)

1 cup olive oil ( I use refined extra virgin olive oil, because unrefined tastes a bit too olive for me) 

1/2 cup Brewer’s yeast 

1/2 cup water 

Juice of 2 lemons 

3/4 cup of cashew pieces (raw, unsalted) - I grind these in the blender first for extra smooth consistency.

2 tablespoons onion, minced 

1 large garlic clove, minced 


Blend it all up in a blender and you’re set. It doesn’t warm up well when heated (it can separate) so serve at room temperature. It fits perfectly in a quart jar. Store in the fridge and allow it to get room temp before each use.


Module ONE [March 10-13]


Sahana Vavatu (meaning+intention and practice)

Maha Pranayamah (3 part yogic breath)

Pavan Muktasana

Surya Namaskar Full Mantrah Pronounciation

Anna Purneh (meal time prayer)

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Therapy:  Head & Neck)

YTT Devata Contact List


Music [Track Title + Artist]:

Eternal OM by Dick Sutphen

Gayatri Mantrah by India Jiva

Supplemental Material:

Pancha Maha Yajnas [Five Great Devotions]

Sankalpa (defining and meditation)

Cadaver "FUZZ" and connective tissue Youtube Video

Brene' Brown TED Talk: Vulnerability



The below materials are supplemental and are being provided to fulfill specific questions asked during module 1 of our YTT200.