This is a Training for Yoga students/teachers that wish to dive deep into this specific area. The course offers direct, clear support on how to sequence, modify and provides the tools for exploring Pranayama properly and in-depth. Throught that knowledge, experience and background one can teach Pranayama safely and effectively.
It is impossible to teach without experiencing the work in your own self. Therefore, this Training is also a 6‑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.
To do this course, you must have completed a Yoga Teacher Training at the 200 or 300 HR level. If you have done extensive Yoga Practice/Study/Workshops, but didn’t get a chance to complete a Teacher Training in Yoga, please contact me and we can discuss your background.
There are some readings required and some self study time which is guided though subjects that are offered according to various themes throughout the Training.
The content of this Training covers:
- In-depth technique of the Traditional Pranayamas and Kriyas of Hatha Yoga
- In-depth look at various Dharana techniques — where Meditaiton and Pranayama overlap
- In-depth study of Bandhas, Kumbhakas, Timing, Ratios
- Work with some Modern techniques and how to effectively use them (eg. Wim Hof)
- Sequencing for yourself — how to grow your practice over time, respond to seasons, life, etc
- Sequencing for teaching one-to-one and in open group settings
- Key Asanas to open Breath Body, influence proper breathing, stabilize the seated position
- Merging Asana and Pranayama effectively
- Working with simple challenges (eg. tight breath, imbalances between right/left side, etc)
- Working with special needs (eg. seniors, teenagers)
- Working to help with certain conditions (eg. hyper-tension, asthma, mild depression, etc)
- Morning versus evening practice considerations
- Using the Internal Cleansing Kriyas — the Shatkarmas of Hatha Yoga
- Ayurvedic perspectives relative to breath (Agni, Prana, etc.) / Guest Teacher
- Anatomy of Breath / Guest Teacher
- Pranayama and the Nervous System
- Pranayama and the Chakra System, Vayus, Nadis
- Buddhist and Yoga Philosophy as it relates to this field of study
- Supine Pranayama and guidance into Savasana
- Chanting and Mantra