Pranayama TT

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

Course Details & Dates TT 22/23