This introductory pranayama workshop is ideal for yoga practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge of yoga beyond just the physical practice, and indeed enhance their awareness of breath in asana. Also suitable for anyone interested in developing a seated, meditative practice, that can support ageing and help manage stress in the body if practiced regularly. Pranayama or ‘controlled breathing’ practices present us with additional tools in the yoga toolbox for balancing the nervous system and increasing vitality. These ancient techniques teach us how to control and expand the breath in a safe and structured way, allowing the mind to become more still and energy / prana in the body more balanced. We will cover cleansing practices / kriyas and simple breathing techniques that will be described in detail and written out so you can continue to practice at home.
Cost : $45 before March 15, $55 afterwards Register here. Background Over the last 6 years I have studied and practiced classical Pranayama in the Kaivalyadhama tradition as described in the Hathapradipika with Paul Dallaghan, senior yoga teacher and founder of Samahita Retreat in Thailand, including annual advanced studies with both Paul and his own teacher, Pranayama master, Sri OP Tiwari.