• Breath, the Eternal Mantra

    The breath connects you to yourself and to the environment. In these heightened times, allow the breath to become a powerful centering tool.

  • Pranayama is Physical

    Use targeted asana practices to prepare your body for pranayama. Pranayama is the gateway from the body through the emotions and into the mind.

  • Lifetime Access

    Your course access does not expire. Enroll today and move through the rich material, building a home practice, at your own pace.

5-Week Curriculum

Mentor and Host

  • Judith Hanson Lasater

    Ph.D., Physical Therapist

    Judith Hanson Lasater

    Judith Hanson Lasater has been teaching yoga since 1971, and helping to train teachers since 1974. Her credentials include: author of ten books on yoga, Co-Founder of the Yoga Journal magazine, received a Senior Teaching Certificate personally from BKS Iyengar, Co-Founder of the California Yoga Teachers Association, early board member of YogaAlliance, Ph.D in East West Psychology, and is a Physical Therapist.
  • Lizzie Lasater

    M. Arch., E-RYT 200

    Lizzie Lasater

    A Columbia University alumna, Lizzie Lasater translates her training in Art History and Architecture into carefully curated digital workshops, global Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainings, and her heartfelt spirit jewelry collection. Raised in San Francisco, Lizzie lives in the Alps with her Austrian husband and twin baby boys.

Course Overview

In this intensive you will learn:

  • Seated and lying pranayama postures.

  • Sama vritti, visama vritti, and alternate nostril breathing.

  • Five asana sequences to prepare the body for pranayama.

  • Anatomy of the diaphragm and breath energetics.

  • Tools to decrease stress by deactivating the sympathetic nervous system and activating the parasympathetic nervous system.

  • How to build a home pranayama practice, step-by-step.

  • Master skills you can teach your students.

  • How to surrender ambition and receive the breath.

  • Much, much more...

Why Pranayama Now?

As we undergo this radical shift of rhythm, many of us are questioning how to practice, how to teach online, how to keep our yoga studios afloat, and how to deal with the additional demands of our home lives. Interestingly, with chaos, also comes opportunity. Many of us now actually have the time to enter our “cave” of deep spiritual practice right at home, taking refuge in our practice like never before.
Why Pranayama Now?

Students Are Saying

  • Floating in a still bubble

    Marija

    I just finished week one of this course with a blissful breathing guided practice. In the midst of the Covid19 pandemic is it a true gift to focus on the bre...

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    I just finished week one of this course with a blissful breathing guided practice. In the midst of the Covid19 pandemic is it a true gift to focus on the breath. I can even feel a bit of “survivor’s guilt” as I know so many people are struggling to breathe right now. It’s like a dance between life and death, between permanence and impermanence until, in the middle of the practice you find yourself in stillness. Looking forward to what is coming up next! Thank you Judith and Lizzie for this course and the perfect timing to let it out into the world! Marija

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  • Informative, Relaxing

    Jo

    I loved the lying pranayama practice. It was so relaxing. Some of the earlier material was new to me; other parts helped refresh my memory of things I learne...

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    I loved the lying pranayama practice. It was so relaxing. Some of the earlier material was new to me; other parts helped refresh my memory of things I learned in Judith's classes in Yellow Springs, some of which I had forgotten. I am so glad I signed up for this online class. It will be so helpful to be able to go back and review different sections and not have to be so concerned about taking complete notes. Addendum: Now that I have completed the course, I must add that it exceeded my expectations. Although I have been attending Judith's classes in Yellow Springs for several years, this year I had planned to return to Ananda Village, a spiritual community in Northern California where I was trained as a yoga and meditation teacher. I was last there in 2011 and was disappointed when the class was cancelled due to the pandemic. I thought an online class would probably be a poor substitute. But this class was wonderful. I look forward every morning to my sama vritti practice, and I must confess that I am also doing it at night when I have trouble getting to sleep. I plan to take another online class in the near future.

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Three Live Sessions

This online course includes three live webinars with Judith and Lizzie: April 25th, May 9th and May 23rd at 11am Pacific time. Come with questions about your home practice. Stay for a lively discussion. Leave with helpful answers to deepen your experience of the course and your practice.
Three Live Sessions

FAQ

  • How long does it take to complete the course?

    It depends. Some students will focus on one chapter a week, completing the course in 5 weeks. Others move more slowly, giving themselves time to integrate the learning into their bodies. In total you can expect to devote at least 20 hours to the course material.

  • When does my course access expire?

    It doesn't. We want you to feel spacious with time, so your enrollment in the Pranayama Intensive includes lifetime access to the course materials.

  • I'm not a yoga teacher and I don't know much about pranayama; is this course for me?

    Yes! The course begins with fundamentals then moves into deeper material, which will dramatically impact your yoga practice and/or teaching.

  • Judith sometimes teaches this course as an in-person workshop. How is the online version different?

    This digital course has some overlap with the live workshop, but the focus is different. The objective for the digital course is on building a home practice. While in-person trainings are fantastic, one drawback is that a workshop presents a lot of material to absorb in a short amount of time. This course gives you the opportunity to learn at your own pace. It really depends how you learn best.

  • Do I need to purchase any additional materials?

    We recommend you have the following materials: Judith's book, "Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation" and "Light on Pranayama" by B.K.S. Iyengar, plus 1 sticky mat, 1 bolster, 1 eye cover, 2 blocks, 5 blankets, and 1 foam roller.

  • Can I receive Yoga Alliance credit?

    Yes. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion for 20 non-contact hours. After that, you can submit for continuing education credit from Yoga Alliance in the United States. If you live outside the USA, please ask your equivalent organization if they accept digital training as non-contact hours.

  • What if I'm not good with computers? Or on Facebook?

    No worries, this course was designed to be as easy to navigate as possible. We are always here to help with technical questions via email. There is no Facebook group for this course. You can ask content questions within the learning platform.

  • What is the refund policy?

    We want you to be 100% delighted with your learning experience. If, for any reason, you're disappointed after the first week of the course, we will be happy to issue a full refund.

Are you ready to join the learning adventure?

Two ways to enroll in the Pranayama Intensive:

  • $499.00

    $499.00Pranayama Intensive

    Single payment
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  • 3 x $180

    3 x $180Pranayama Intensive

    Three monthly payments
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