prana • nadis • bandhas • chakras
PRANAYAMA +SUBTLE BODY
100hrs Advancing Teacher Training
Pranayama + The Subtle Body
October 29th - Nov 2nd
Purprise Pranayama Retreats
Life can be messy. Often our minds can feel pulled in so many directions, conflicted and triggered by things that throw us off balance. However, what if there was ancient knowledge that could help us master the way we're impacted by our unpredictable world?
If you're seeking an awakening or a transformation that will help you lead a more grounded, heart-centred life, true to your most authentic self—read on.
Prana is a mysterious energy. It's the immeasurable source of life itself and yoga is an invitation to channel this powerful yet subtle energy. When directed inwards, it can lead us to the true greatness of our being and take us beyond the limited conditioned self.
This five-day retreat takes place in the wild, windswept moors of the Yorkshire countryside, the ideal setting to discover the mysteries of the body and mind.
Every morning we'll begin with contemplation, followed by Asana and Pranayama. Then, we’ll take a deep dive into the ancient wisdom of Prana, Nadis, Bandhas and the Chakras. We'll also explore the vibration of sound and Mantra, to expand your own knowledge and give you the tools to guide others to do the same.
This Training is certified with a Trainer-Pro
status with Yoga Alliance Professionals
What to expect from the retreat:
You'll elevate your own sense of compassion by gaining a conscious understanding of the sacred, infinite body of pure awareness.
You'll improve your ability to discern your own emotions from others, empowering you to stay true to your own needs and boundaries.
You'll cultivate a feeling of peaceful spaciousness to help you make decisions from a heart-centred place.
You'll learn how to still the mind and create a shift in the autonomic nervous system.
You'll learn to recognise and potentially work through your physical and emotional holding patterns formed over many years.
You'll balance the energetic body, by opening your sense fields to become more aware of channels that flow through the body.
You'll develop the art of listening to the breath, and over time, prepare to awaken subtle energy at the core of the body called Kundalini.
You'll strengthen your understanding of our interconnected world and allow this to shine forth.
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 PO Tiwari who's one of the few remaining Pranayama & Hatha Yoga masters of India. With 14-years of dedicated study with him, Vicki blends ancient yogic wisdom and contemporary scientific research. Her style of teaching is a combination of practice, lecture and discussion giving her students a full understanding of the incredible potential of their body and mind.
What does this course include?
1. Breath regulation
2. Posture and sitting for Pranayama
3. Pranayama history
4. Preparatory practices for Pranayama
5. Nadi Shodhana ( nerve cleansing ), the Breath and Kapalabhati and retaining the breath
6. The interplay of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitric oxide
7. Pranayama methods
8. The subtle body
9. Obstacles to growth in dedicated (yoga) practice
10. How the breath works in terms of anatomy and physiology
11. How to grow your practice
Crimsworth Valley, Hebden Bridge.
Arrival: 4pm Friday 29th Oct
Depart: 2pm Tuesday 2nd Nov
Total: 4 nights - 5 days
Only 1 space available spaces (5 already booked)
Upon arrival on Friday evening, there'll be a magical Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Bath with James Dearden Bush.
Morning 8:00am – 11.30am
Kriyas Pranayama, contemplation, Pranava Japa into silence and Guided Asana.
Lunch 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Afternoon 2.3pm - 5.30pm
Further Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Bij Mantra. Chants to silent/sitting Yoga Asana with a focus on embodied meditation and energy centre chakra work.
Daily Lectures cover Pranayama, philosophy, scientific information, healing circles with sound and affirmation. Then, our evenings will be a mixture of video, meditation Tratak and private time.
If you're yearning to learn more about yourself, this retreat aims to help you unlock the richness of your inner being and help you discover the power to transform your behaviour with sincerity and devotion.
If you're a beginner to Pranayama, we advise that you take our weekend workshops, Breath of Life. These workshops are held every three months in Manchester and can be attended in person or on Zoom. For more information, click here.Breath of Life.
Prices of ‘Pranayama and the Subtle Body’ Retreat
The 5 day retreat is £650 - £690 depending on room choice
and carries a 60hrs YAP certification
For the100hrs top up it is only £120 which includes 4 further days ( of the Breath of Life.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable £200 deposit is required to secure your place and the full balance is due by Sept 30th 2021.