Don't underestimate the power of your breath when you learn how to switch your breathing from shallow to deep diaphragmatic breathing, it has immense benefits for body and mind. This workshop is aimed at complete beginners but also it is perfect for teachers wanting to deepen their knowledge and this training is now accredited with Yoga Alliance Professionals and forms one of their Advancement Courses (PAC). Pranayama reduces anxiety, depression insomnia, production of stress hormones and increases a sense of peacefulness towards yourself and others.
Pranayama is more than deep breathing it is the art of listening to the breath and giving space to the currents of prana or sensations that move through the body,its a fine art and a science.
YOGA ALLIANCE TEACHERS PAC 40 HRS ( PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT COURSE) £200
This is across 3 weekends and is a rolling programme so you begin at any month and complete 3 separate weekends to gain the Yoga Alliance advanced certificate.
PART ONE OCT 7TH 8TH
PART TWO JAN 20th and 21st 2018.
PART THREE MAY 12TH & 13TH 2018
This workshop will give you all the tools you need to begin everyday with some simply breath work, progressing onto simple Pranayama.
The practice of Pranayama; the ability to prolong and control the physical act of breathing, it is deeply therapeutic, and can be considered a tool to help you bring about physical health, increased awareness, calmness and clarity over one’s mind. It is the 4th limb of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga and therefore stands at the very heart of Yoga, and yet it is little understood and rarely taught in any depth in regular weekly classes. Asana alone is rarely enough to achieve the state of “Yoga”.
The practice of asana, pranayama and meditation should be integrated , they should inform and complement one another.
PART ONE ( PAC TRAINING)
SATURDAY OCT 7TH
10:30-12:30 Understanding the importance of deep breathing and the preparatory exercises that address tension built up in the diaphragm, abdomen and jaw, helping to liberate the breath and the life force energy. Introduction of simple pranayama practice
1:00PM-3PM Science & Philosophy and Mantra Recitation
SUNDAY OCT 8TH
10:30-12:30 Building on the understanding of day one with further pranayama techniques.
1:00pm-3pm Integrating into Asana practice & meditative techniques
Space limited to 12 students booking of both days will take priority at a cost of £75 or £200 for the PAC CERTIFICATION