The special focus of this exclusive 5-day training with Judith Lasater is on pranayama; the practice that uses the breath as a vehicle to carry us “toward our centre” in a subtle and powerful way. Experience specific Active and Restorative poses that open us to our breathing.
While it is not well-known, in traditional yoga training, pranayama practice was much more important than asana practice. We will approach the topic first from breathing awareness techniques that are suitable for all levels of students, and then move into traditional pranayama practice. Classic yoga teachings state that pranayama is the gateway to meditation.
In addition to the classical techniques of practice, we will explore ourselves through discussion, short writing assignments, and the cultivation of an introspective attitude.
This intensive is for you if:
- You regularly practice pranayama.
- You do not presently practice pranayama regularly but really want to.
- You are curious about the effects of the regular practice of pranayama.
- You want to understand better the relationship of the effects of asana on pranayama practice.
Props: As part of this course we will provide 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 2 bricks and these props will be available to purchase at a discount at the end of the course. You are required to bring your own x 3 firm blankets and 1 strap. Ideally you will bring the “D” ring belt that is six feet long and two inches wide. See Mar at Yoga Mart if you'd like to purchase props before the event.
Thoughts from Judith’s students:
“What I appreciated most about Judith’s Pranayama Intensive was the thoughtful, progressive structure of the workshop. Each class segment was organized thematically around principles of practice and respiratory physiology, asana to prepare for Pranayama, and restoratives to integrate. My understanding of asana and pranayama sequencing grew by leaps and bounds. One of my favorite workshops!” – Mary E. Richards, M.S.
10am to 5.15pm each day with a 75 minute lunch break.
world since 1971. She is a founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, CA, as well as of Yoga Journal magazine.
Ms. Lasater trains yoga teachers in virtually every state of the United States, and is often an invited guest at international yoga conventions. She is president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers' Association as well as the author of numerous articles on yoga and health for nationally recognized magazines.
Her most recent book is Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation, Shambhala Press, December, 2017.
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tickets are transferable