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the Development of the Aumgenic™Therapeutic Movements System - Ranna® "Yoga"

This movement system was developed by Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD, BCPP, RPP, RPE, DFA, Grad. D. Mat Anth., Cert Ministry). Ranna's development of the Aumgenic™ Therapeutic Movement System - a.k.a. Ranna®" Yoga", arose from a lifetime of experience and training in therapeutic movement, Yoga, Tai Chi, and life experiences along the way. Ranna first began perfecting her system of energy based Yoga-like movement while living in Tokyo (1988-1991), incorporating Hatha Yoga, aerobic movement, chiropractic movements, and internal energy principles from Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

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A "Ranna Yoga" move -
Earth element

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A "Ranna Yoga" move -
Water element

A Hatha Yoga move -
Fire & Air elements
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A Polarity Yoga "Ha" move - Fire element
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A "Ranna Yoga" move - Earth element
Ranna received her training in Australia and the United States. She attended her first Yoga class when she was 15 years old. Her first teacher had trained directly under Sivananda at his yoga ashram in India. Life's winding path had also led Ranna to become a qualified Tai Chi instructor (black belt 8th degree, Montaigiue School of Tai Chi & Bagua, 1986).
She first began developing her proprietary Yoga-like movement system in early 1990 while living in Tokyo and has continued to refine her Yogamethod as her knowledge and training have deepened: Ranna is also a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner, a Polarity Yoga educator, and a qualified Visionary Cranio-Sacral Therapist. These modalities inform her Aumgenic™ Therapeutic Movement System. Visionary Cranio-Sacral Therapy provided Ranna a revelatory lynch-pin piece for Ranna® Yoga™ - the Aumgenic™ Therapeutic Movement System. Knowledge from that training enabled her to push "Ranna® Yoga™" further towards a profound integration of key subtle movements of the human cranio-sacral system itself, melding that with the unique movements and principles of the other movement systems in which she had trained.
Over a decade ago, after a serious accidental injury which severed muscles and nerves, followed by the onset of a potentially life-threatening illness, Ranna applied her knowledge to her own healing. She mobilized everything she knew for her own recovery and to this day is well.
As a result of that experience, Ranna resolved to assist others with the knowledge that had aided her own recovery and rebuilding. She set about systematically codifying her knowledge into an integrated method - the Aumgenic™ Therapeutic Movement System
In 1982, Ranna had also received initiation into a path of Bhakti Yoga - a life of devotion. This bestowed on her a concern not only for the physical wellbeing of those she teaches, but also compasionate awarenss of their very soul.
Ranna has trained with numerous inspiring movement and healing teachers including Perry-Keene, Su, Chapman, Garbett, Montaigue, and Khalsa who each communicated their knowledge with unstinting generosity and the attitude of "now go out and share this with others".
Ranna first began offering classes in her Ranna® "Yoga™" method in Virginia in 2004. Later, during 2007 and 2008, her method was presented in her TV Yoga series in Virginia. Episodes from the TV yoga series have since been released several times on DVD since 2008. In 2007, Ranna's method was presented at a National Conference of the American Polarity Therapy Association. In 2009 it was was again selected for presentation at the 2009 national APTA anniversary conference in the USA. In 2010, Ranna began offering Ranna® Yoga™ in her homeland - Australia.
In 2010, Ranna also began offering training to intending teachers and practitioners of her stream of her Aumgenic™ Therapeutic Movement System.

Ranna's teacher training programs incorporate knowledge of sound as part of becoming a teacher or practitioner of Aumgenic™ Therapeutic Movement System - Ranna® Yoga™, because sound travels through tissue. and can facilitate healing and altered states. Ranna's movement classes typically incorporate sounds or music that she has developed according to particular frequencies necessary to support the healing aspects of the "Ranna® Yoga™" movements. She plays three Asian musical instruments and one Western instrument, and music that she has composed herself has been a signature element of her work since 1984. Approaching her Yoga work with knowledge both from therapeutic principles and from research in ethnomusicology as part of her doctorate, the "right" cross-cultural or ambient music has always been a part of her classes, especially music which can influence the nervous system in positive and therapeutic ways



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