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Ranna® Yoga Aumgenic™ System

CLASSES: Thursdays 6.30 - 7.30 pm.
$10.00 / class, prepaid 4 per month.

Middletown VA

Refresh, Relax, Retool, Regroup, Regenerate

ABOUT the Aumgenic™Therapeutic Movement System - Ranna® "Yoga"


This therapeutic movement method arose from training in ancient Asian lineages of energy based movement, particularly Yoga and Tai Chi, plus life experiences along the way. An Australian-American who has resided continuously in Frederick county since 1998, Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD, BCPP, RPP, RPE, DFA, Grad. D. Mat Anth., Cert Ministry) first began perfecting her system of energy based therapeutic movement while living in Tokyo (1988-1991). These early developments incorporated Hatha Yoga, aerobic movement, chiropractic movements, and internal energy principles from Tai Chi and Qi Gong, in which she had already earned her black belt.

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A "Ranna Yoga" move - Earth element
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Ranna received her early movement training in Australia. 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. Ranna's dedicated interest in Asian movement systems also led her to become a qualified Tai Chi instructor (black belt/ 8th degree, 1986).

To this day, she regularly upgrades her own skills through visiting and practising with fellow movement and therapies teachers. She has trained with some inspiring movement and therapies teachers including Perry-Keene, Su, Chapman, Garbett, Montaigue, Khalsa, and Henderson who each communicated their knowledge with unstinting generosity and the attitude of "now go out and share this with others".

While still based in Australia, in 1982 Ranna had also received initiation into a path of Bhakti Yoga - a life of devotion, one in which she continues to wrestle with her own shortcomings. This process has bestowed on her a concern not only for the physical wellbeing of those she teaches, but also compassion for their very souls as they grapple with the pressures of physical life.

The first impulses towards her developing something to "share with others" arose in Tokyo in 1990, while Ranna was living there from 1988-1991. Since then she has continued to refine her Yoga method throughout the years as her knowledge and training have deepened...

One the most unique elements of the method is theinfusion of the fluid rhythms of the Cranio-Sacral system (of the spine and head) into her movement system.

Unifying movement and alternative health therapies, Ranna integrates therapeutic methods with her movement system. In the U.S. since 1998, she has qualified as a Visionary Cranio-Sacral Therapist (2006), a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (2005), and a Polarity Yoga educator (2005).

In particular, 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.

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A "Ranna Yoga" move - Water element
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Late in 2003, when a serious accidental injury occurred which severed muscles and nerves, followed two months later by the onset of a potentially life-threatening illness, Ranna applied her knowledge to her own healing. Then and for several years afterwards 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.

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Ranna first began offering classes in her movement 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.

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A "Ranna Yoga" move - Earth element
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In 2010, Ranna also began offering training to intending teachers and practitioners of her stream of her Aumgenic™ Therapeutic Movement System.

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A Polarity Yoga "Ha" move - Fire element.©


These 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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