Pranayama is so much more than breathing techniques and, once harnessed, can lead to some amazing results for the mind, spirit, and body.
Prana is the vital energy within us all that moves through channels, called nadis, by the forces of the five winds, called vayus. Sometimes these channels get blocked and the energy doesn’t move as freely or gets stuck, or one of the vayus is not moving as it should. We begin to feel those effects on our subtle and our physical bodies creating mental, emotional, and/or physical distress. Understanding the subtle aspects of prana and the five vayus is important to create and maintain a deeper connection with Self and to create a potent yoga practice to allow the prana to move with ease.
This online training presents an in-depth understanding of theory, practice, and teaching of pranayama. Using classical texts, each session will be a combination of theory, application, practice, and teaching.
Understand the basic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and how the central nervous system is affected by breathing
Uncover prana as a subtle aspect of Self and so much more than just breathing
Associate the physical aspects of breathing with the five vayus and movement of prana
Discover awareness of the subtle body anatomy of nadis and chakras
Learn how to access bandhas and mudras and how they are beneficial to pranayama
Develop and refine breathing techniques as practiced in classical yoga texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and Prajna Upanishad
Recognize what pranayama techniques are appropriate for asana practices
Develop skills for teaching pranayama in yogasana and mindfulness practices
Create your own pranayama practice to build deeper awareness toward Self, relax the nervous system, and focus the mind
This workshop is open to yoga practitioners interested in deepening their yoga practice and yoga teachers looking to add a new skill set to their teaching toolkit.
As the course is fully, online, access to a digital device with a microphone and camera as well as reliable internet access will be required. If you have personal blankets, bolsters, and sitting cushions that would make you more comfortable, please have them available.
Although this course is designed for yoga teachers, any yoga practitioner is welcome. There will be components of teaching the techniques to other participants in which non-teachers are invited to participate. This is not required for non-teachers and may be used as a break instead.
In order to receive Yoga Alliance CEUs, yoga teachers must attend all sessions live with their video on and participate in the teaching techniques.
This workshop is available for 21 hours of contact CEUs and 4 non-contact CEUs through Yoga Alliance for yoga teachers who participate in the whole traininApply here
Dates & times
Friday, June 4 – 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, June 5 – 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, June 6 – 9:00am-12:00pm
There will be an hour lunch break on Friday and Saturday.Apply here
Cost & registration
There are two cost options available.
Option 1: $199 early registration by May 21, 2021
Option 2: $250 after May 21, 2021
A digital handout for the training will be emailed to participants the day before the training.Apply here
Meet your instructors
ANGELINA FOX E-RYT500, YACEP, AYURVEDA HEALTH COUNSELOR
Angelina is an Ayurveda Health Counselor and Yoga Teacher who has practiced pranayama with renowned teachers such as Dr. Vasant Lad, Indu Arora, Larissa Hall Carlson, and Hansa Knox. Bringing many years of practical application of pranayama related to lifestyle practices and asana, Angelina offers insight into the physical and subtle aspects of what it means to deeply connect with breath, and in turn, the Self. Angelina has been teaching yoga since 2010 and offers her classes with a dry wit and excitement for philosophy. Her deep passion for Ayurveda informs all her teaching and her way of life. Spending lots of time on the water offering SUP yoga, teaching arm balances, frequenting her apiary, or nerding out planning an edible and medicinal meadow in her yard, Angelina loves every bit of her yoga journey and can’t wait to learn with you.FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ANGELINA
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