We welcome you to join us to our home Goa, India for our pranayama teacher training or advanced self-practice pranayama course. We love teaching in Goa and introducing students to this wonderful place in the world or welcoming old students home again.
Truly a unique place on earth. Sun, sea, sand, salt, prana, food, international people, stunning sunsets, amazing markets, yoga students, spiritual seekers,
ocals and expats all come together to create an amazing atmosphere.
Join us for 85 hours over two weeks 18 - 29 March 2019 as we train you to go deeper into your pranayama practice and recognised as continued education pranayama teacher.
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Love your teachers
Kate & Gaurav
Course Date: 18 - 29 March 2019
Price: 1150 USD
Includes: Course material pranayama, text book, 85 hours of yoga and theory classes, meals on class days, on-going teacher support, one-on-one 60 minute consultation with Gaurav Malik, breakfast, lunch & dinner on class days, coconut morning break, one group arrival dinner, one dolphin boat trip, one locally sourced gift bag including notebook, neti pot and mala beads from Rishikesh, one signed certificate of continued education recognised by the Yoga Alliance (USA) upon completion of the course.
Course fees do not include: flights or accommodation
*no surprise costs, we will take care of your needs.
Deposit Amount: 300 USD
Kriyas, anatomy, physiology,
asana for pranayama, breathing
techniques, mudras, bandhas,
pranayama theory, pranayama
practice, pranayama in the ancient
texts, mantras, bhakti yoga, lifestyle,
food and cooking.
6.30m —7.30am Asana (pranayama prep)
7.30am —7.45am Coconut break
7.45am— 9.00am Pranayama
10.00am—10.45am One-on-ones or break
11.00pm—12.30pm Theory class
3.00pm—4.45pm Q&A workshop and teaching
5.00pm—6.30pm Pranayama practice
6.30pm—7.00pm Bhakti yoga
*every third day.
Cleansing techniques will be practised each
morning to detox and lighten the body
and mind including neti, dhoti, bats, nauli,
kapalabhati and trataka. The techniques
support energy circulation and to balance the
2. Food for Pranayama
A further in-depth look into the correct diet for
a pranayama practitioner.
Respiratory system anatomy, the system of the
breath, swara yoga, the science of the nostrils
and energy systems will be discussed.
Base breathing and pranayama techniques are
similar to the hatha yoga pradipika techniques
taught in the 200 & 300 hours. These include:
Breathing practice for expansion and contraction:
Preparation for pranayama techniques
Additionally the course will focus on pranayama in different forms including advanced styles described in the Patanjali yoga sutras and vasishta samhita. These systems include additional new techniques and variations including the use of mantra,ratios, various breath retention forms and four different types of kapalabhati providing for additional strength and experience of practice. After learning about and experiencing the pranayama of these three different styles you will be able to determine the right practice for you. You will also know when to practice, which technique to practice and how long to practice to provide you with a practical knowledge for long term self-practice and integrate the techniques into your lifestyle and teaching with confidence.
Yoga teachers and aspiring pranayama teachers will be invited to teach the techniques of pranayama to the group and will receive feedback from Gaurav to enhance their understanding and teaching ability. Clarification of techniques, feedback and confidence building in pranayama self-practice is provided throughout the training to allow students to improve their teaching capability. We believe great teachers are sharers of their experience, Ashtak Yoga School emphasises your own self-practice experience with us to support your strong foundational teaching confidence.
6. A one-on-one with the lead trainer is also available for
each student to discuss a topic of the students choice.
7. Preparation breathing techniques will be provided to all students in the lead up to the course to prepare the body and understanding for the intensive training.
A non-refundable 300USD deposit per person will be made to Ashtak Yoga School to reserve a place in the training. Remaining payment is required a minimum one week before arrival. Full refund policy here.