In this module participants gain an in-depth understanding of the theory, practice, and teaching of pranayama and the stages of meditation. Through daily pranayama classes and practice teaching sessions, participants learn how to create a variety of pranayama sequences for specific needs. Accompanying the daily practice of pranayama are daily meditation practices, exploring a variety of meditation techniques. Students not only build or strengthen their own meditation practices, but also learn how to lead students in meditation sessions.
Participants learn eight classical pranayamas and gain experience in teaching them. The course also includes information on how to tailor the pranayamas to different physical, energetic, and mental issues. Each day begins with an asana class to prepare for pranayama and meditation. This is followed by a full-length pranayama practice and then a seated meditation with instruction (sits range from 30-60 minutes). There are daily lecture classes that focus on yogic theory and cultivation of prana and application of pranayamas from the Hatha Yoga Pradīpikā and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Each afternoon students practice leading each other in pranayama and meditation techniques. Additional classes offer instruction in how to sequence pranayama classes and how to organize a short meditation retreat.
This course is perfect for yoga instructors wanting to gain new skills to offer to their students or desiring to make their classes more meditative. Each day includes a 1-hour lunch break.
Tuition & Accommodation
Early Registration Rate: Registered by March 23, 2018: $425.00
Regular Rate: Registered by April 27, 2018: $475.00
Registration: To register, submit the application below.
Pre-requisites: Completion of a 200-hour YTT. If you are an experienced yoga practitioner with teaching experience without a YTT certification, please contact us as exceptions are sometimes made.
Continuing Education Credits: 30 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for the Pranayama & Meditation Teacher Certification Course. Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CE’s.
Advanced YTT Credit: This course is available for credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and is a required module.
Application Deadline for April 2017 Course: April 27, 2018.
Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.
Step 2: Once an application has been received, it will be reviewed and a paypal invoice e-mailed to the applicant within 1-2 business days for the 50% application deposit. The application deposit must be paid within 7 days of the issuing date of the invoice in order to hold a space in the training. The application process is not complete until the application deposit has been paid.
Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the training will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.
Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted. Thank you.
ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.