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WORKSHOPS

 

 

BREATH OF LIFE

With Vicki Shields (SYT)

Sat Feb 1st 10:30- 3pm £40

Sun Feb 2nd 10:30- 3pm £40

Space limited to 12 students booking of both days will take priority at a cost of £75

Inhale Yoga Studio 17 Cecil Road, WA15 9NZ Hale, Cheshire, Inhale Yoga Studio

 

Further Dates

May 16th & 17th  2020

Space limited to 12 students booking of both days will take priority at a cost of £75

Inhale Yoga Studio 17 Cecil Road, WA15 9NZ Hale, Cheshire, Inhale Yoga Studio

Don't underestimate the power of your breath when you learn how to switch your breathing from shallow to deep diaphragmatic breathing, it has immense benefits for body and mind. This workshop is aimed at complete beginners but also it is perfect for teachers wanting to deepen their knowledge. Pranayama reduces anxiety, depression insomnia, production of stress hormones and increases a sense of peacefulness towards yourself and others.

 

This workshop will give you all the tools you need to begin everyday with some simply breath work, progressing onto simple Pranayama. 

The practice of Pranayama; the ability to prolong and control the physical act of breathing, it is deeply therapeutic, and can be considered a tool to help you bring about physical health, increased awareness, calmness and clarity over one’s mind. It is the 4th limb of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga and therefore stands at the very heart of Yoga, and yet it is little understood and rarely taught in any depth in regular weekly classes. Asana alone is rarely enough to achieve the state of “Yoga”.

The practice of asana, pranayama and meditation should be integrated , they should inform and complement one another.

The Breath of Life events  can be taken as part of the Further Training for teachers or just stand alone workshops for you to experience the power of your breath.

 

SATURDAY 

10:30-12:30

Understanding the importance of deep breathing and the preparatory exercises that address tension built up in the diaphragm, abdomen and jaw, helping to liberate the breath and the life force energy. Introduction of simple pranayama practice 

1:00PM-3PM

Science & Philosophy and Mantra Recitation 

Both sessions Booked £40

 

SUNDAY 

10:30-12:30

Building on the understanding of day one, going deeper into stillness and becoming more tuned into the patterns of Prana and Apana with further pranayama techniques including detail on Kapalabhati and Bhastrika for more advancing students.

 

1:00pm-3pm Integrating into Asana practice & meditative techniques and ending with deep relaxation.

Booked £40

Space limited to 12 students booking of both days will take priority at a cost of £75

TEACHERS PAC 40 HRS  ( FURTHER TRAINING) £250

This is across 3 weekends and is a rolling programme so you begin at any month and complete 3 separate weekends to gain the Yoga Alliance advanced certificate.

_Aug 10th & 11th

_Oct 26 th & 27 th

 

You will learn how working with the breath is an important foundation of any practice. Pranayama can be a both a tool for health and also in mastering the mind. It is correct and effective breathing that aids yoga asana, reduces stress and much more. With step by step instruction you will develop a self practice and will therefore be encouraged to teach Pranayama from your own experience.  You will learn the importance of preparatory exercises together with six of the classic techniques.

Upon completion, you will understand the nature of the:

-Inhale, Exhale, and Retention

-Correct performance of each Pranayama

-How to guide someone in basic breathing

-Science of the breath and its affect on the nervous system.

 

You will be required to develop a self practice journal, additional reading and will be mentored through practice ,    attendance of 3 weekends  is required with additional home practice and reading.

Full cost £250  which includes course manual and practice and teaching guidelines

v.shields@btinternet.com

 ( no bookings via messenger please)