This course is set over the space of two weekends: 22nd – 23rd September 2018 | 3rd – 4th November 2018
Cost: £300 or £180 for one weekend
This pranayama course is set over the space of two weekends and is open to both yoga practitioners of all levels and yoga teachers. It is particularly suitable for those teachers who wish to refine and hone their breath work skills and introduce the foundations of pranayama into their classes. The two weekend sessions which make up the course combine to form a twenty one hour CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course.
There are many different yoga systems which embrace pranayama and place it at the forefront of their teachings. The course tutor, Laurent Roure, has been practicing and studying pranayama in the style of Dr. Swami Gitananda Saraswati’s yoga system for many years. He is an advocate for the Gitananda system due to its strong emphasis on physical therapeutics. Laurent’s approach to pranayama also utilises breathing techniques from outside the traditional yogic system and seamlessly embeds them into his practice and teaching. Laurent’s approach is thus finely tuned to be relevant and applicable to our twenty-first century lives.
The structure of the course is designed to be easily comprehensible and accessible to all levels. You will gain a well-rounded understanding of pranayama in both theory and practice through a clear step-by-step approach.
The course condenses what is usually learnt over three to five years into just two weekends and is a great first step towards developing a deeper understanding of pranayama.
At each workshop, a handout will be supplied that will outline the subjects to be covered. The handout also includes exercises which you are expected to complete before the next session, if you wish to gain the most possible from the course.
During and after the course, Laurent will be available to answer questions and give ongoing support to your self-practice and can provide teaching support and advice.
Practicing pranayama can have a hugely positive healing, cleansing and calming influence on our body and mind. It can be used to change old patterns and cultivate vitality. Learning to balance the breath helps us to balance the mind and consequently our lives. Furthermore it is important to remember that pranayama is the fourth limb in Pantjali’s eight limbs of yoga and is thus a vital part of an authentic and genuine yoga practice.