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 For 2019:

"Fresh Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything"
Advanced Teacher Training Module in Philosophy at the Elbow Room
19 - 22 January  9:30-17:30

"Breath is the King of the Mind"
Advanced Teacher Training Module in Pranayama at the Elbow Room
23 - 24 February  9:30-17:30

For 2020:

"Breath is the King of the Mind"

Advanced Teacher Training Module in Pranayama at the Elbow Room
25 - 28 June 2020  9:30-17:30. New, expanded 4-day Course!!

This is what you'll get:

Breath serves as bridge between body and spirit. On the physical plane, breath is the life force that sustains every cell. On the astral plane, it is the vehicle of prana, universal primal energy that forms mind and soul. Pranayama practice serves as bridge too. It links asana to the internal practices of higher yoga, which culminate in ultimate liberation. For an authentic yoga practice, pranayama is not optional. 

No matter how you may have neglected pranayama in the past, this module will kick-start your practice. You will learn (and practise!) all the classical pranayama techniques, both basic and advanced. You will understand their purpose according to the classical texts and contemporary science. Pranayama belongs to the very essence of yoga, revealed as far back as the Rig Veda and elucidated in the Upanishads, Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. 

Though this module will ground your understanding in essential theory, its focus is practice. Over the four days, the practices will build in strength and intensity. You will learn how to design a pranayama practice just right for you. You will learn the how, what, why, when (and when not!) of introducing pranayama into your classes. 

Strong pranayama is like fire. Its essence is transformation of the highest order. But misused it can destroy whatever it touches. Learn how to practise pranayama correctly to expand your consciousness into realms beyond. 

For breath is also a gateway. You enter this life on an inhalation; you leave it on an exhalation, and in between, you are never far away from the oscillation between those two—no matter how far and wide your mind may roam and try to convince you otherwise.

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Practise Classical Pranayamas: Complete Yogic Breath, Ujjayi, Surya Bhedha, Nadi Shodhana, Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Sithali/Sitkari, Bhramari, Samanu, Viloma Ujjayi)
  • Apply bandhas, mudras, and modern hybrid techniques to the basic pranayamas, understanding the benefits and contraindications of every practice  
  • Practise and teach the “Four Purifications”: An elegant series of kriyas to cleanse and balance the subtle energy body, suitable for everyone 
  • Integrate asana, pranayama and meditation to create the optimal practice for yourself and your students
  • Work with the principles of anatomy, both physical and subtle (nadis, chakras, prana and kundalini) for a safe and effective pranayama practice 
  • Understand the esoteric purpose of pranayama according to the teachings of the Yoga Sutras
  • Guide students with physical challenges so as to safely integrate pranayama into your yoga classes 
  • Develop your own style of presentation in teaching pranayama, based upon a few core principles


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