pranayama teacher training

This is a Train­ing for Yoga students/teachers that want an in-depth explo­ration, prac­tice and study in the pro­found tra­di­tion of Pranaya­ma, Kriya and Dha­rana.

Stage One (can be tak­en alone)
Stage One is a 5‑month per­son­al jour­ney through these sub­tle prac­tices. You should have enough expe­ri­ence and time to be ready for that jour­ney. There is an expec­ta­tion that you prac­tice reg­u­lar­ly between the mod­ules. Oth­er­wise, you miss the depth and effect this work can have.
Mod­ules 1 – 5 can be attend­ed live on the ZOOM, OR watched as a record­ing at your con­ve­nience
at your own time. Record­ed mate­r­i­al is sent between the Mod­ules to fol­low along.

Stage Two (Stage One must be com­plet­ed ful­ly)
If you wish to teach Pranaya­ma, Stage 2 (Mod­ules 6 – 7) course is avail­able direct­ly after with 2 longer Mod­ules and record­ings specif­i­cal­ly look­ing at how to teach, sequence, and work­ing effec­tive­ly with Pranaya­ma in a course or pri­vate set­ting. There is also some home­work and per­son­al fol­low up in this mod­ule.
You will be cer­ti­fied by Stephen Thomas SVARUPA YOGA (E‑RYT). The com­bi­na­tion of the
detailed course Man­u­al, con­tact Train­ing hours, record­ed mate­r­i­al and group study, gives one the
clar­i­ty and con­fi­dence to offer this work in group and/or pri­vate set­tings. There are fol­low up
stud­ies and sup­port offered through SVARUPA YOGA along with a grow­ing com­mu­ni­ty of
stu­dents & teach­ers work­ing in this area.

The con­tent of this Train­ing covers:

  • The con­tent of this Train­ing covers:
  • In-depth tech­nique of the Tra­di­tion­al Pranaya­mas and Kriyas of Hatha Yoga
  • In-depth look at var­i­ous Dharana/Meditation tech­niques relate to breath and Prana Vidya*
  • In-depth study of Band­has, Kumb­hakas, Tim­ing, Ratios
  • Work with some Mod­ern tech­niques vs. Tra­di­tion­al Yoga Practices
  • Sequenc­ing for your­self — how to grow your prac­tice over time, respond to sea­sons, life, etc
  • Key Asanas to open Breath Body, influ­ence prop­er breath­ing, sta­bi­lize the seat­ed position
  • Merg­ing Asana and Pranayama
  • Work­ing with com­mon chal­lenges (eg. tight­ness of breath, imbal­ances, stress, poor sleep)
  • Work­ing to help with cer­tain con­di­tions (eg. hyper-ten­sion, depres­sion, insomnia)
  • Morn­ing ver­sus Evening con­sid­er­a­tions, work­ing with Moon Cycles and Seasons
  • Using the Inter­nal Cleans­ing Kriyas — the Shatkar­mas of Hatha Yoga
  • in-depth Ayurvedic per­spec­tives rel­a­tive to breath
  • Anato­my of Breath
  • Pranaya­ma and the Ner­vous System
  • Pranaya­ma and the Chakra Sys­tem, Vayus, Nadis
  • Supine Pranaya­ma and Savasana techniques
  • Chant­i­ng and Mantra

Course Details & Dates TT 2023
Course Details & Dates TT 2024