proudly presents...

The Five Elements of Yoga

Deepen your practice.
Transform your life.

A self-study program with Saul David Raye, Sianna Sherman, Janet Stone, Juan Pablo Barahona Sreedevi Bringi


  • You are excited to explore yoga as medicine – to heal and transform your life and body (and offer this wisdom to your students).
  • You are seeking ways to create more stability, fluidity, courage, clarity, and ease in our ever-changing world.
  • Your yoga practice (or teaching) feels a bit flat. You want to learn new asana sequences, inspiring meditations, and a diversity of subtle practices to weave into your yoga.
  • You’ve been feeling stuck in old patterns. You need a transformational shift that brings you to the next level of your practice – and your evolution as a conscious being.
  • You want to understand why you go out of balance, and exactly how to bring yourself into equilibrium on all levels of your being.
  • You crave reliable practices & tools you can use to quickly return to balance when you feel stuck or a bit “off.”
  • You are a leader and know you are here to make an impact on others and the planet.
  • You are seeking an online program that you can do at your own pace, in your own time.

Welcome. You're in the right place.

5 elements + 5 master teachers
guide you step by step into ...
ALIGNMENT in body, heart, mind, and SOUL

We're so happy you're here.

Since you're on this page, chances are you LOVE yoga as much as we do.

You've experienced the benefits of the practice. Perhaps you're even a teacher.

You KNOW there is much more to yoga than physical postures. 

You are ready to go deeper...

And perhaps this year, full of enormous change and unknown, has nudged you to take the next step in your soul's journey towards self understanding, healing, and evolution.

The old patterns and ways of being don't feel right anymore.

It's time to grow. There is more for you to experience.

The path of yoga continually opens new doors for us to realize our inner potential — the ever-expanding peace, joy, abundance, and fulfillment we all seek.

But we can't always find our way there on our own... in fact, we are not meant to.

Yoga is an oral tradition, passed down from master to student since time immemorial.

It’s no accident you’re on this page - synchronicity showing you right where you need to be.

When the student is ready, the teacher(s) appears.  

We have created this extraordinary program to give you:

  • Transformation that will deepen your yoga, on and off the mat.
  • An expanded understanding of WHY yoga works and HOW to harmonize the energies of nature within you to create optimal health and wellbeing. 
  • Revitalization as a teacher to create a whole new world of practices for you and your students.

This elemental self-study training will help you raise your vibration and cultivate refined inner balance so you may meet any challenge from your center (and guide your students to do the same).

As a result:

  • Your practice (and teaching) will no longer be “one-size-fits-all”
  • You’ll branch out, expanding and building upon your asana practice and adding deeper layers to your personal and professional foundation of yogic knowledge.
  • You’ll learn the wisdom of the elements that will help your classes and trainings stand apart from the masses.

It’s time stretch yourself and expand your practice. 
It's time to share your gifts with the world in a bigger way.

Are you ready?


In-Depth Online Self-Study Training
to Reconnect, Rebalance, and Thrive
Using the Wisdom of the 5 Elements

The roots of yoga lie in connection to the Pancha Maha Bhutas (Five Great Elements) that constitute all of the natural world.

  • Earth - ground & stabilize
  • Water - surrender & flow
  • Fire - activate & transform
  • Air - mobilize & inspire
  • Ether/Space - expand & unify

These elements interact to create the universal energies in which we live.

When the elements are in balance, we experience health and well-being. When they are out of balance, signs and symptoms of physical, emotional, and spiritual disharmony can result.

At its origin, yogic practices aim to discover and then dissolve imbalances in these five elements.

During this 6-month self-study immersion, you will:

  • Learn how to work with the five elements in your yoga practice (and your life), to create deep physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing and alignment.
  • Embody the five elements in your asana practice and learn to weave in powerful pranayamas, mantras, mudras, meditations, and visualizations to increase the potency of your practice.
  • Expand your teaching/leadership skills using five element wisdom and yoga philosophy to meet the needs of your students with ease and grace.

The Five Elements of Yoga is a deep dive into the science and art of holistic yoga, taught by five Master Teachers from around the world.

Debbie Jackson

This course has been the most life changing that I have ever taken. The teachers are phenomenal. I have grown exponentially as have both my practice and my teaching skills. I will revisit the material again and again. Thank you for this opportunity.  - Debbie Jackson

This online course was such an amazing learning experience that I am so grateful for! The teachers were so diverse and amazing! As a teacher, this course has really helped me continue on the path that I was slowly stumbling towards. I feel it has shaped and contributed to my teaching and my personal practice (on and off the mat) and helped point me in a direction that I feel like I've been heading for awhile, like puzzle pieces finally fitting together. It has far exceeded any expectations.

Colleen Bell

Michele Dutch

Deepening my understanding of the five elements of yoga have truly helped me to dig deeper into finding my true path. The Earth element grounded me and offered me balance. The Water element created more fluidity and connection with my inner self and my outer self. The Air element gave me more expansion and helped me to not be afraid of inhaling everything but also knowing how to let it all go without fear. The Fire element inspired me to take care of myself and reinforced the importance of discipline while cultivating gratitude for the body I was given. Lastly, the Space element deepened my understanding of the infinite possibilities in life.

Deepen your practice with
online access to master teachers
who embody the wisdom of the elements:

Each of these powerful guides will lead you through the wisdom portal of their element, starting with Earth at the Root Chakra, and traveling up the chakras through the elements of Water, Fire, Air, and Ether/Space.

The final module in the program focuses on the integration of all the elements as it relates to your practice (and teaching) and life.

Are you ready to:

Enter the deeper dimensions of practice?
Expand your Self understanding?
Stand apart in your teaching?

If the answer is yes, then we invite you to join us for this powerful self-study experience that:

Can be done in the comfort of your own home (or anywhere with a laptop), at your own self-guided pace.

Offers practices that lead to self-healing and spiritual evolution.

Can be done in just 2-3 hours a week (no schedule overload stress).

Lifetime access to the course content; visit again and again.

In This Online Self-Study Training, You Will:

  • Study each element and how it manifests in the outer world, as well as within yourself.
  • Recognize imbalances in yourself and others.
  • Learn specific practices to harmonize each element.
  • Find your inner calm, no matter what storms blow through your life.
  • Clear any obstacles holding you back from living a life you love.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy (and how to share it with your students).
  • Develop your intuition and learn to trust yourself more fully.
  • Learn from true Master Teachers in a rich and immersive way.

Five Elements of Yoga 
6-Month Online, Self-Study Training
Begin Your Journey Today…

One Payment of
$897 USD
No Administration Fees

Love It Or Your Money Back: Risk-Free Guarantee

With our 7-day full money-back guarantee, you can explore 5 Elements of Yoga without any risk. Watch the videos lessons and do the practices. If you don’t feel that we’ve delivered on our promise for this program, then our team will happily refund 100% of your money. We simply ask that you give the program a good shot and complete the first week of lessons (we really think you are going to love it).  After one week from purchase date, no refunds will be issued.


5 Elements of Yoga is an online, self-study program. 

There are six modules, designed to be experienced one per month; however you have lifetime access to the course and can go at your own pace.

Each module is guided by one of the master teachers, with the final integration module including practices from all five teachers.

You will have lifetime access to the program content.  


Through our online education classroom, each week a series of short videos lessons are released. 

  • Weekly video lessons, including:
  • Dharma/philosophy talks.
  • Asana, pranayama, meditations, mantra, and mudra practices.
  • How each teacher embodies the wisdom of the elements in his/her life.
  • Personal practice tips.
  • Teaching tips.
  • PDF handouts to support the video lessons.
  • Homework assignments and suggested practices.
  • Interactive private online community.

You'll Also Receive These

  • Lifetime Access to the Online Classroom and all Course Content.
  • Navigating Change with the Five Elements of Yoga Online Event Recordings: Interviews and practices with the master teachers of this program.
  • Yoga & Wisdom of Nature Summit Recordings: Interviews with 25 global master teachers & consciousness leaders and 5 embodiment practice.

Yoga & Wisdom of Nature Summit Recordings
($199 Value)

Learn from 25 master yoga teachers and global consciousness leaders on how to connect and embody natural intelligence. 

Presenters include Gurmukh Kaur Khlasa, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Ana Forrest, Trevor Hall, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Anand Mehrotra, ShantiMayi and so many more.

Navigating Change with the Five Elements of Yoga
($139 Value)

Featuring the five master teachers of this course, learn how to resource and align yourself with nature. Enjoy a wisdom talk and practice from each teacher, focusing on the Pancha Maha Bhutas - the Five Great Elements - and learn how to activate each element within to balance and navigate change with grace and ease.

The teachings provided in both Navigating Change with the Five Elements of Yoga and Yoga & Wisdom of Nature will complement and expand your training in 5 Elements of Yoga.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF: are a dedicated student.

As a dedicated yoga student, you feel the inner pull to continue growing and evolving. You know the path of yoga is an ever-deepening journey, and you sense it’s time to take your next steps of self-discovery and awakening.

  • Inspiration fuels you.
  • You are ready for an exploration of the subtler (and more powerful) aspects of the practice.
  • You want to deepen your understanding of the science & medicine of yoga – and how to practically apply this wisdom to your life.
  • You desire to study with world-renowned, master teachers. are a yoga teacher.

As a teacher, you can only lead others as far as you, yourself have gone. You know a great teacher is, first and foremost, a dedicated student. You desire a fluency with the five elements that will allow you to guide your students responsibly and effectively on their own yogic journey of evolution.

  • Learning and teaching fuels you.
  • You are curious about weaving the 5 element themes into your practice (and classes).
  • You want to help your students shift from physical, emotional, and spiritual disharmony to balance.
  • You desire to study with world-renowned, master teachers.

Heal & Transform Your Life
Learn to invoke the energy of the elements as medicine
to create outer harmony & inner peace.

5 Elements of Yoga guides you through the following life-changing process:


First, you cultivate awareness. Most of us have blinders on that block us from seeing our patterns and how we go out of balance.

  • Through the lens of the 5 Elements you will explore your personal patterns of dis-harmony and dis-ease.
  • You will learn to recognize and identify symptoms of imbalance in each element.


Second, you cultivate the skills, practices, and wisdom to work with and begin to remedy imbalances, both in yourself and in others.

  • You’ll learn specific practices to harmonize and balance each of the five elements.
  • You will learn how to construct a yoga practice that meets your (or your student’s) elemental needs.


The third step is to consciously choose to put the wisdom into action and practice. 

  • You’ll have homework assignments and practices that help you to put your learning into ACTION.
  • You will share your experiences and hold each other accountable through our private community forum.

As you apply these three principles throughout the program, you’ll see HUGE shifts
in the depth and quality of your practice, as well as your life (and teachings).

Megan Troup

I absolutely love the course. Every time I sit and watch, learn and read... what I receive is so connected to what is going on in my own journey at that time and its fascinating. The course has changed my life, helped my personal development and that has rippled into my teachings.

This course is absolutely perfect for me at this time of my life. I love that I can listen to the lectures while driving or in the school pick up line and that I can fit the practices in whenever I have a few minutes here and there. I look forward to each weekly lesson...Thank you for offering this course. It is a pleasure and I am learning a lot.

Ally Macredie


I am finding the information that I am gaining here is invaluable, and a wonderful and much needed addendum to teacher training. I find myself making time squeeeeezing in 'just one more lesson' ~even when I have other things to do!!!

I'm loving this program. This course has been very refreshing for my own teaching. I have been teaching yoga for 16 years and was starting to feel a little ... I don't know .. I needed some inspiration. This program is absolutely what I needed. Not only in my teaching but in my personal practice as well. 

Holly Davenport

Adele Kieras

This program has been so rich with teachings, experience, practices and so much heart. I am grateful for the lifetime access. I will be revisiting these videos, I already have. Thanks so much for offering this program!

I love this training! It is enhancing my practice and teaching style already. I love that the videos are broken down into easy to manage nuggets in terms of length.

Kay Taylor

Five Elements of Yoga 
6-Month Online, Self-Study Training
Begin Your Journey Today…

One Payment of
$897 USD
No Administration Fees

Love It Or Your Money Back: Risk-Free Guarantee

With our 7-day full money-back guarantee, you can explore 5 Elements of Yoga without any risk. Watch the videos lessons and do the practices. If you don’t feel that we’ve delivered on our promise for this program, then our team will happily refund 100% of your money. We simply ask that you give the program a good shot and complete the first week of lessons (we really think you are going to love it).  After one week from purchase date, no refunds will be issued.



Prithvi is the beginning, Muladhara Chakra, our connection to earth, the physical world and the present moment. It is the root of the tree of life, and the starting point of our inner journey.

You Will Learn:

  • How to engage yoga and life from an earth-based/intuitive approach.
  • A living relationship with the (Mother) earth element.
  • Tantric healing practices to balance the 5 elements within.
  • The Kosha’s (5 sheaths of the soul), including healing affirmations for each.
  • Prana + Prana vidya (the science of prana) as the basis of Yoga.
  • How to invoke the power of Ganesh to remove obstacles in your life.
  • Working with the spine as the “tree of life.”


In Module 2, we move from the root to Svadhisthana Chakra – into the fluid realm of feelings, emotions, sensuality and creative energy.

You Will Learn:

  • To become a vessel of Shakti as fluid power.
  • How to free emotional blockages and integrate the emotional body.
  • The Tantric approach to balancing Soma (water) and Agni (fire).
  • Vinyasa as a unification of body, mind, and intention.
  • Specific mantras for healing and harmonizing with the water element.
  • How to recognize the symptoms of imbalance in the water element.
  • Techniques to balance the Svadisthana Chakra and access its gifts.


In Module 3, we continue our journey to the Manipura Chakra – the fire center of digestion, transformation, and transmutation.

You Will Learn:

  • The art of alchemy and transforming shadows into light.
  • The technique of bandhas as a full body practice.
  • How to activate your inner fire just enough to burn the attachments of the ego.
  • Pranayama techniques and shamanic practices for quickly shifting your state of being.
  • Detoxification for cleansing, clarity, and courage.
  • How to recognize the symptoms of imbalance with fire.
  • Techniques to balance Manipura Chakra, and access its gifts.


Module 4 takes us to the Anahata Chakra – as we circulate prana (life force) within our bodies, and out to the world.

You Will Learn:

  • How to calm the mind, clear the overwhelm, and ride the wave of breath to equanimity.
  • How to work with the vayus (wind channels) to guide the flow of prana in the body.
  • Mantra and bhakti yoga as a pathway to open the heart and free the mind.
  • Pranayama practices to open the subtle layers of our being.
  • Practices to recognize symptoms of an air imbalance.
  • Techniques to harmonize Anahata Chakra and access your heart.


In Module 5, we explore the Visuddha Chakra – and the most subtle of the elements.

You Will Learn:

  • How to purify the lower mental and higher mental koshas (sheaths of consciousness).
  • Ways to recognize and work with energetic imbalance in the throat chakra and ether/space.
  • How to enhance authentic self-expression by working with specific deities and corresponding practices.
  • Specific mantras and chants for healing and harmonizing ether/space and the throat chakra.
  • A greater awareness of space/ether in asana, pranayama, meditation, and in daily life.


In our final module together we will focus on integration and balance of all five elements.

You Will Learn:

  • The importance of the five elements within all yoga practices.
  • How the elements work together within you to create balance and fulfillment.
  • Comprehensive 5 element practices that include asana, pranayama, meditation, mudra, and mantra.
  • A relationship of empowerment with all five elements.
  • Self-inquiry practices to deepen into who you are as a holistic being.


This number of Master Teachers offering an advanced immersion together is unprecedented. You will reap the benefits of their collective wisdom from decades of study and practice.

You will get to know your teachers, behind-the-scenes, and learn from their stories of how yoga and the wisdom of the Five Elements has impacted their lives.

Through the combined lens and unique perspectives of these great beings, you will receive a comprehensive map that will expand your practice and transform your life.

Saul David Raye

Saul is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on twenty-five years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra, and all forms of universal light, love, and wisdom. He is able to bring alive ancient wisdom teachings for modern seekers and still retain the essence of deep yoga and mysticism.

I have finished the Earth modules tonight and dear Saul, I have learned so very much from you. I am not a yoga teacher but am able to make such a deep connection to my Hindu roots, my Western upbringing and work through the enormous pain in my body. You have shown me how I can use the deep Grounded Mediation and Pranayama 3 Part Breathing and Prana Muktasana to move pain out of my body. I am amazed what I have been able to do and am so energized to learn more about my mind as it relates to my body and my body relates to my mind.
Thank you Hanuman Academy for sharing your love of this world to help expand my world in ways I could never have imagined. Namaste - Divya Cantor

Sianna Sherman

Sianna is an internationally renowned yoga teacher, evocative storyteller, and a passionate speaker at conferences and festivals throughout the world. She is an innovative, visionary spirit with a deep devotional practice, and she is committed to helping ignite the alchemy of yoga for a lifetime of sustainable practice and transformation. Sianna's teaching is an integration of practices with an emphasis on: mantra, mudra, asana, meditation, pranayama, and bhavana.

Sianna, I want to say thank you so much for your sharing and sensibility. It was so healing and empowering. The simplicity of the teachings about what it really is to embrace freedom, accepting every part of our self that we deny, honoring with love and respect the experiences we have lived, in service for the evolution of the soul. The word intimacy! Really true intimacy! The practices focusing on stuck emotions...the mythological stories full of love and magic....they ignited my heart! Thank you for Ever!!!! - Lorena Roman

Juan Pablo Barahona

Juan Pablo has been submerged in spirituality, shamanism, and healing since the age of nine when his brother started with epilepsy and he traveled with his family to different healers around the world. This ignited his passion for deepening the sacred arts and led him to certify in different schools of Yoga, Holistic Nutrition, Tantric Philosophy, Energy Medicine, Master Reiki, Sound Healing, Shamanism, Chinese Medicine, Holistic Therapies, and Healing Arts. my favorite element? Maybe because of all the transformation I've been going through. And definitely because of my newfound love for Juanpa. What an amazing human being! He just radiates with such positive energy and joy. I learned so much during the 4 weeks of his module- I really didn't want them to end! And I had quite a few transformational moments. - Colleen Bell

Janet Stone

Janet's studentship began at seventeen under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of studentship. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her, letting awareness blend with movement and breath.

Janet’s amazing and learning from her has been life changing. She is very much of integrity and walks her talk! She's a phenomenal teacher in terms of depth. She knows her history, philosophy, and she knows how to apply it in a very accessible and applicable way in our daily lives. - Steph Schwartz

Sreedevi K. Bringi

Sreedevi K. Bringi is a long-term faculty member in Yoga Studies, Hinduism, and Sacred Sanskrit at Naropa University. Raised in India within a family lineage of spiritual teachers, Sreedevi received training in hatha yoga, raja yoga, Vedantic meditations, and Sanskrit from her family elders, swamis, and yoga teachers of the Bihar School of Yoga, Vivekananda Kendra, and Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Mysore and Bangalore. She enjoys sharing her rich background in yoga along with the Divine Feminine tradition of Shakti Tantra and the contemplative practices of Kashmir Shaivism Tantra.

My journey through the Space element was very rich and enlightening. Sree shared so much in this element that I am still processing everything but one of the most important concepts I learned was to be quiet. To be in silence and to listen to ourselves helps us to reveal our true selves. This insight helps to elevate us to a higher consciousness. Sree spoke a lot about the conditioned mind and how we need to break free from it in order to move more deeply into awareness.  The Space element deepened my understanding of the infinite possibilities in life. - Michelle Dutch