5 x 10 hour days
12th-16th June 2019 – Auckland
In this course we will dive deeply into Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, and learn how to teach advanced Pranayama techniques. Pranayama is the key to a deeper experience of yoga postures and meditation. Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of breath on the physical and subtle levels and how to teach advanced pranayama or energy control techniques, bandhas, mudras and mantra. We will also delve deeper into understanding how the subtle body, especially the chakras, relate to energy disturbances and the journey to self-awareness and ultimately self-healing. Advanced asana practice can only truly be practiced in a mindful way when the mind is steady and the body is strong. Students will learn how to safely teach advanced poses.
Course material will cover:
- Advanced Pranayama techniques: Ujjaii, Sitali, Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Surya Bhedana, Bhramari, Nadi Shodhana.
- Kumbakha (breath retention).
- We will learn about the functions and movement of Prana Vayus that govern areas of the body and different physical and subtle activities.
We will begin the morning with a pranayama, asana and meditation practice.
For teachers to leave with a greater understanding of yogic philosophy and how to bring it to life, specifically related to the sutras and chakra energy system. Teachers will gain a greater understanding of how to teach advanced pranayama techniques and meditation practices. Teachers will learn how to safely get people into advanced poses should this be right for the specific student*.
*Some of these advanced poses and teaching techniques will cross over from the sequencing module.