Pranayama, the fourth limb of the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.
9-10 June 2018
Asana and Pranayama Practice 7:00am-8:00am, then Presentations and Workshops 9:00am – 5.30pm.
We welcome Mr V Srinivasan, Executive Director and Yoga Therapist, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai, India, to share his experience of his work at the KYM with the emphasis on Pranayama for healing.
Also sharing their experience: Dr. Helen Forbes-Mewett Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Monash University, Rebecca Nathan Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist, and Fiona Hardie, Yoga and Vedic Chant Teacher, Agama Yoga Centre for Health and Healing.
The weekend program which is open to both Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists, and will explore the relationship between Lifestyle, Nutrition and an appropriate Pranayama Practice to address any imbalance.
Breath is one of the most central tools in yoga. It is used not only as an indicator of the quality of our well being, but also to influence our health, state of mind and stamina. Through the breath, many things about our human system can be understood, explored and nurtured. This is one of the reasons why breath has been considered the most vital component of yoga.
Pranayama, the tool of conscious regulation of the breath, is vital to energizing, balancing and relaxing yoga practices. Pranayama may be used to influence not just our physical body, but also the different layers we are made up of.
Prana is the vital breath that pervades every part of our human system, including our body, mind, personality traits as well as our emotions. Hence it has the potential to reach and make an impact on every one of these levels, if utilized very carefully.
Patanjali, who compiled the yoga sutras as reference points for the practice of yoga in its many forms, has very beautifully explained the spirit behind the practice of pranayama, which forms the theoretical basis for this weekend. Other texts such as the Bhagavad-Gita Hatha Yoga Pratipika and Yoga Rahasya will also be referred to briefly in theoretical sessions.
A yoga practice that uses the breath consciously has the potential of establishing a good connection with yourself, your relationships and with life.
Prerequisite: A Yoga Teacher and/or Yoga Therapists trained in the Tradition of Krisnamacharya; or attendance of Sunday 3 June workshop.
Cost: Morning practice $22 | ½ day $70 | 1 day $120 | 1 ½ days $160 | 2 days $200
Bookings are essential:
Contact: E: Agama Info and Bookings or M: 0439 358 021