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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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".
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.
2010, Ranna also began offering training to intending teachers and
practitioners of her stream of her Aumgenic™ Therapeutic Movement
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