Our Breath is powerful. It is an integral part of our physiology, and as humans we don't have to think to breathe. However, the ancient yogis believed that when one was able to gain better control of the breath, we could then begin to make the important connection between mind and body. This one day workshop is and introduction into the greater understanding of pranayama; life energy in the form of breath. We'll delve into the anatomy and physiology of the breath. We'll also take a deeper look at the East-West perspective on pranayama and gain a more complete understanding of how to use and teach pranayama, or breath techniques in a class or studio setting, as well as one-on-one. A review of current and relevant studies will be included, along with the integration of using pranayama into an asana practice will be taught to help use the breath for changing our physiology as well as our state of mind.
Physiology and anatomy of breath – Anatomy and physiology of the breath from a Western and Eastern perspective—combination of discussion of physiology and the understanding of the nadis and the subtle body. Western biomedicine is now recognizing the power of the breath in disease processes and facilitating the healing process and promoting well-being.
Medical benefits – using the breath for stress reduction, reducing anxiety, decreasing asthma, complementary therapies for depression and other situations. Review of current, relevant research studies including the effect of the breath on reducing blood pressure and other physiological situations.
Patricia Hess, E-RYT-200 is a respiratory therapist as well as a YogaFit trained Yoga instructor. Felicia Marie Tomasko, RN, E-RYT-500, is a registered nurse, YogaFit trainer and Ayurvedic practitioner
1-Day Course (usually from 8am – 6pm)
Regular Price = $209.00
*Early-Bird Price = 189.00
*The Early Bird cut off date is one month PRIOR to the scheduled training date. For example, if the scheduled training date for the year 2006 is October 7 & 8, 2006, the Early Bird cut off date for that training is Thursday, September 7, 2006.
** If registering 7 days or less before Training Date.
TRAINING MATERIALS PROVIDED:
YogaFit® Pranayama Course Manual that includes a review of current research as well as relevant asana sequences.
Beth Shaw's, YogaFit (2nd Ed.)*, published by Human Kinetics
The Yoga of Breath and Pranayama Beyond the Fundamentals, by Richard Rosen
Light on Pranayama, B.K.S. Iyengar
*PLEASE NOTE: You MUST bring required reading material with you to your training.
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ATTENTION NEW STUDENTS: If you are taking a YogaFit Teacher Training for the very first time, it is mandatory that you obtain a copy of Beth Shaw's, YogaFit (2nd Ed.), prior to the training. This text is a tremendous resource to have read prior to the first training taken with YogaFit and will give you a head start into the program.