Pranayama is the 

'Breath of Life

Our Pranayama Teachings are unique as they originate from a living tradition form the Kaivalydhama Institute in India.

 

Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center, founded by Swami Kuvalayananda in 1924, is a spiritual, therapeutic, and research centre with a specific aim to coordinate ancient yogic arts and tradition with modern science;

 

These Teachings have been directly passed on to our Director, Vicki Shields from Yogic Master Sri OP Tiwari one the few remaining Masters of Pranayama and Hatha Yoga in the world today. Tiwariji has given his personal blessing and Certified Vicki to pass on this knowledge and wisdom.

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Change your breath, change your mind.

DEEPEN PRACTICE • ENRICH TEACHING

Guided by Experts

Pranayama is the fourth limb of Patanjali’s eight-limb system (Ashtanga). Its importance is acknowledged in many classical texts, but rarely is it taught correctly. It is a subtle practice that has tremendous effects on the nervous system and the mind. Our courses are grounded in the classical teaching of Sri O.P. Tiwari (Kaivalyadhama, India), one of the few authorities on Pranayama.

You will learn how working with the breath is an important foundation of any practice. Pranayama can be a both a tool for health and also in mastering the mind.

 

It is correct and effective breathing that aids yoga asana, reduces stress and much more. With step by step instruction you will develop a self practice and will therefore be encouraged to teach Pranayama from your own experience. You will learn the importance of preparatory exercises together with six of the classic techniques.

Upon completion, you will understand:

  • Inhale, Exhale, and Retention

  • Correct performance of each Pranayama

  • How to guide someone in basic breathing

  • Science of the breath and its affect on the nervous system.

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Breath of Life & Pranayama

40/60/100 HOURS 

This workshop utilises simple but powerful techniques to open, manage and then expand the breath quickly shifting your body from stressed to a more relaxed state.

The effective management of your breath helps develop emotional strength and balance in our very stressful world. How we breathe also impacts on the function of every cell in our body and so our health and wellbeing.

Pranayama & The Subtle Body

60 + 100 HOURS 

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.

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.

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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