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Pranayama + The Subtle Body Retreat
100hrs Training 


June 24th - 28th 2022

Vicki Shields 
Purprise Pranayama Retreats
Crimsworth Valley
Hebden Bridge

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 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


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


Key Dates


Crimsworth Valley, Hebden Bridge.


Arrival: 4pm Friday 24th June


Depart: 2pm Tuesday 28th June


Total: 4 nights - 5 days

Retreat Schedule


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 £690 - £720 depending on room choice

and carries a 60hrs YAP certification


To take your 60 hour certification up to 100hrs  combine with the Breath of Life weekends 40hours Pranayama , discounts for evolve graduates.

Please email for further details.


A non-refundable £200 deposit is required to secure your place. 





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