Breath of Life
BREATHWORK & PRANAYAMA
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Breathwork + Pranayama
Workshops & Teacher Training
Breathwork is the simplest way of reducing anxiety, to balance hormones, boost your immunity and maximise energy levels. it's also the simplest way to connect with the inner space of our body and begin to cultivate meditative awareness turning that inner dial from negative to positive.
Modern science today supports what the ancient Yogis knew thousands of years ago. They pondered many questions and found solutions, to being more centred, focused and happy.
When you focus on your breath and self regulate the nervous system you move from over thinking to being more embodied.
In other words, you get out of your own way!
How will this workshop benefit me?
This workshop & training is the opportunity to find out more about how to ‘untie’ the breath, how to release tension in the upper abdomen, to explore the cleansing practices or kriyas in more detail. It is an opportunity to fully understand how the breath becomes short and restricted and therefore contributes to our stress.
As we understand more about how to liberate the breath we can begin to explore how the different Pranayamas work on the body’s energies, gradually improving one’s health and transforming CITTA (the mind), our "filter" to the outside world.
To find out more about the extensive benefits of both simple breath work and Pranayama please click here
Who would benefit from this workshop / training?
These Pranayama trainings are open to Yoga teachers and are extremely beneficial to health care professionals who are now seeing the importance of the breath within the wellness world.
Several GP's have now graduated from our teacher training as Evolve Yoga Training are recognised as leading experts connected to a traditional teaching lineage from Kaivalyadhama, India who place the science and philosophy of the breath at the forefront of Yoga.
These trainings can also be very useful for creatives such as dance and singing teachers, professional athletes, coaches, healers and anyone in the world of health and wellbeing.
Who will be teaching you?
It's so rare for Western Yogis to be connected to a living tradition because many of the great Yogic Masters have passed. However, Vicki Shields is taught directly by Yogic Master Sri OP Tiwari who's one of the few remaining Pranayama & Hatha Yoga masters of India.
Read Vicki Shields profile here
Read more about our teaching our lineage here
Can I come for just one weekend?
You can come for just one weekend to experience the power and potential to harness your life force energy.
ONE WEEKEND £90
There is also the opportunity to combine 3 weekends of the Breath of Life workshops for 40 hours of Professional Development (CPD)
Combine 3 consecutive weekends (3 modules) in a rolling programme so you begin at any month and complete the 3 modules in a total of 6 months to gain the Yoga Alliance Professionals Further Training Certification and CPD hours towards your 500 hours.
• JAN 28th & 29th zoomed
• FEB 18th & 19th in person Manchester
• JUNE 3rd & 4th in person Manchester
• SEPT 9th & 10th in person Manchester
• NOV 25th & 26th in person Manchester
What can I expect from the weekends?
SATURDAY 10:00 - 2.30 pm
We begin each morning with setting a positive intention for the mind, and then we wake up the body and release tension built up in the diaphragm, abdomen and jaw, using the preparatory exercises (Kriyas) to help liberate the breath and the life force energy.
In depth study of the importance of deep breathing, management of the breath and how it affects the nervous system.
Introduction of simple pranayama practice (or advancing practice for experienced students).
The science of the breath and philosophy of the 8 limbs of Yoga. We will also cover differing topics listed under the syllabus content below.
We end the day with a long Yoga Nidra.
SUNDAY 10:00- 2.30PM
Building on the understanding of Day One with lots of repetition to help grasp mudras such as Mula and Uddiana Bandha essential to the practice of pranayama .
Advancing practice for existing students and regular pulse readings.
Asana practice and understanding which Asana helps restore the nervous system and help the Pranic movement of energy through the spinal column. Mantra recitation working with the Subtle Pranic energies to further deepen the meditative experience of the weekend. Raja Yoga.
Ending with a Yoga Nidra, yoga sleep to experience the stillness of body and mind.
These events are now held at Studio 17 Egerton Road South Stockport SK45BR. There is a kitchen, outdoor quiet space and is very conducive to this more meditative and therapeutic approach to practice. Plenty of free parking and 5 mins walk from Heaton Chapel Train Station.
DEEPEN PRACTICE • ENRICH TEACHING
40hrs Pranayama Training
certified by Yoga Alliance Professionals
Breathwork + Pranayama + Mediation
Combine 3 weekends of the breath of Life workshops for 40 hours CPD
100hrs Pranayama Training
certified by Yoga Alliance Professionals
Pranayama + The Subtle Body
Begin with a 5 day retreat to discover & experience the mysterious energy we call Prana. Yoga is an invitation to channel the immeasurable source of life itself. This powerful yet subtle energy that, when directed inwards can lead us towards the potential and true greatness of our being , beyond the limited conditioned self.
Guided by Experts
A living tradition from India
Combine the wisdom from a living Tradition taught directly to Vicki Shields by Yogic Master Sri OP Tiwariji as well as the most up to date scientific research.
Our courses are grounded in the classical teaching of Sri O.P. Tiwari (Kaivalyadhama, India), one of the few authorities on Pranayama.
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monday & saturdays via zoom see link below
Vicki's passion for teaching Pranayama is very inspiring, her knowledge & understanding is staggering & her ability to show you what she feels, so you can in turn feel what she feels is empowering."
– Jamie Davies
Studying managing the breath & Pranayama has not only changed my approach to yoga asana, but also become a
valuable tool for stress management in my everyday life.
Vicki’s wealth of knowledge and nurturing approach to teaching, creates a safe and encouraging environment in which to explore the subtleties of our body. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in anxiety/stress management and also yoga practitioners interested in moving their practice to a deeper level.
– Kerri McKenna 2019