Learn powerful Yogic breathing exercises from a traditional Yoga practitioner. Matsyendra has designed a course where students will gain a personal understanding of Pranayama practices from a theoretical, practical and scientific perspective, as well as an experiential point of view so that they can correctly teach the same to students in various settings.

This twenty hours teacher training provides Yoga teachers and practitioners the fundamental principles and practice of key Pranayama techniques and students will receive a course handbook and a certificate of completion.

Pranayama, the science of controlled, conscious expansion of Prana (the life force), is the fourth limb of classical Yoga. This is achieved through a combination of breathing practices and symbolic gestures for calming the systems of the body and then others for energizing these same systems. It has immense therapeutic potential in a wide range of psychosomatic disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.

Practices mentioned in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika that will be covered during the training:
Preparatory processes of Shatkarmas: Neti, Agnisara, Nauli, Kapalabhati, Trataka, Nadi Shodhana.
Breathing practices of Pranayama: Surya Bheda, Ujaayi, Sitali, Bhastrika, Bhramari, Murchha, Kevali.
Symbolic gestures of Mudras and Bandhas: Jnana, Chin, Bhairava, Hridaya, Shambhavi, Khechari, Kaki, Shanmukhi, Vipareeta Karani, Maha Mudra, Ashwini, Sahajoli, Uddiyana, Jalandhara, Mulabandha, Mahabandha.
The pranic body: five pranas, three main Nadi and six main chakras, and their role in pranayama.

Pranayama in Yoga Nidra with Matsyendra (24.37).

Practical information –
It will take place over five 4 hour session.

A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the course and is intended to form a separate and complementary module to a pre-existing teacher training.

A 54 page handbookfor the course is included.