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.
Change your breath, change your mind.
DEEPEN PRACTICE • ENRICH TEACHING
Pranayama & Breathwork
WORKSHOP OR 40/60/100 HOURS TRAININGS
These weekend workshops deepen & develop your yoga practice by utilising simple but powerful techniques to manage & expand the breath. Combine 3 weekends to gain 40 hrs CPD Yoga Alliance Training. Discover how to easily shift the body from a stressed to a more relaxed mode by one of the uk's leading experts.
Develop the tools to self regulate stress and build emotional strength and balance. How we breathe impacts on the function of every cell in our body resulting in better immune function.
Pranayama & The Subtle Body
60 + 100 HOURS
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.
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.
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.
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