Pranayama + The Subtle Body
60 + 40 & 100 hours
July 23rd - 26th 2020
Trigonos Retreat Centre Wales
This training begins with a four day retreat in the most stunning lakeside setting, surrounded by the mountains of Snowdonia.
Explore the mystery of the body and mind, dive deep into the ancient wisdom and knowledge of Prana, Nadis, Bandhas and The Chakras with daily Asana, Pranayama and the vibration of sound & Mantra.
Prana is a mysterious energy , the immeasurable source of life itself and Yoga is an invitation to channel 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.
During this training you will be able to experience deeper states of Yoga and the Meditation, understanding more about this vibrational uni-verse, giving you the tools to guide others to do the same.
Creating spaciousness in the body is a primary component in order to develop a seated practice, this requires greater connection to the pelvic floor and the ability to release holding patterns, physically and emotionally.
Balance the energetic body by opening the sense fields becoming more aware of the channels that flow through the body.
Move into the sacred, infinite body of pure awareness and compassion
Allow the fullness of this interconnected world to shine forth.
The breath is key to taking your attention inwards not a mysterious practice with promises of extra-ordinary experiences but something ordinary that brings you right back to the present moment with full awareness. Over time it leads to an awakening of the subtle energy at the core of the body. The practice of both pranayama and asana can then develop the art of listening to the breath and giving space to the currents of prana or sensations that move through the body.
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.
Pranayama is a process that requires continuous guidance and refinement , Vicki will offer her insight , experience of studying over 13 dedicated years with Tiwariji which will be given through practice, lecture and discussion.
This setting is the perfect location for the synthesis of practice, technique, physiology and philosophy.
Alongside the 4 day retreat you will attend 2 days (1 weekend) of the Breath of Life workshop ( incl with the price) held every 3 months at Inhale Yoga Studio to complete your 60 hours certification ,
You can then top this up by attending two further Breath of Life weekends to certify for your 100 hours which will include home practice, regular check ins with Vicki Shields and mentoring .
The extra cost for 100hrs top up is £120 or £100 for Evolve Yoga Training Grads
Dates for Breath of Life
Aug 10th & 11th
Oct 26th & 27th
February 1st & 2nd
May 16th & 17th
August 1st & 2nd
October 17th & 18th
Every morning we will begin with contemplation, Pranayama and supportive asana with a different theme each day. The Afternoons will be continued Pranayama along with Yoga Nidra with a the focus on embodied meditation and energy centre chakra work to help still the mental activity and trigger a shift in the autonomic nervous system, taking your attention inwards where transformation and shift happens. Through repeated practice and greater understanding this practice grows within, where it has the power to really transform our behaviour with sincerity and devotion.
1. Breath regulation
2. Posture and sitting for pranayama
3. Pranayama history from the texts
4. Preparatory practices for Pranayama
5. Nadi Shodhana, the Breath and Kapalabhati and eventually retaining the breath
6. The interplay of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitric oxide
7. Pranayama methods in detail and explained
8. The subtle body in greater depth.
9. Obstacles to growth in dedicated (yoga) practice
10. How the breath works in terms of both anatomy and physiology,
and some latest findings
11. How to continue and grow your practice
Arrival Thursday arrival 4pm ( TBC) 23rdJuly - 26thJuly 2020 TBC 4 nights Total
Only 7 Spaces Remaining
Trigonos Retreat Centre
Thursday 23rd July –Sunday 26th
8 – 11.30am
Kriyas Pranayama, contemplation, Pranava Japa into silence
+ Guided Asana
2.30 - 5.30pm
Further Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Bij Mantra. Chants to silient /sitting Yoga Asana with a the focus on embodied meditation and energy centre chakra work.
Daily Lectures , on Pranayama, philosophy, Scientific information, healing circles with sound and affirmation.
Evenings mixture of video, meditation Tratak and private time.
Themes Covered in Asana
Opening up the lines of the Psoas Lines and the Subtle Body. The Psoas lines flow like ribbons on the internal left and inter-costal sides of the physical body, just to the sides of the pubic bones. The ribbons of the pelvis feather out through the pelvis up the sides of the lumbar spine, this is where the respirational diaphragm attaches. These muscle structures when more open and yielding allow the body to operate in a more unified manner both physically and emotionally.
Maximising the crest of the Inhale.
Detail guidance of uniting of Pranic and Apanic patterns in all Asana.
The pelvic floor seat of Mula bandha.
Uncovering unconscious breathing pattern.
Releasing tension in the Psoas lines releases mis-alignment in the pelvic and upper diaphragm.
Pelvic nostrils related to the lines of the psoas that create a pathway for prana to flow, connecting the above and below the navel. Creating subtle body patterns.
Shared Room £720 with £50 TTC discount £670
Single Room £760 with £50 TTC discount £710 ( shared facilities)
Single Room £816 with £50 TTC discount £766 ( ensuite fascilities)
£50 due now to secure your place further £100 in November and full balance due April 2020.