Build a home practice, one breath at a time.
Build a home practice, one breath at a time.
01.01 Welcome // Watch First
01.02 Theory // Breathing vs. Pranayama
01.03 Asana // Ribs and Lungs
01.04 Asana // Lying Pranayama
01.05 Pranayama // Sama Vritti
01.06 Homework // Create a Plan
01.07 Q&A // Live on April 25th
01.08 PDF // Blanket Folding Diagram
02.01 Theory // Anatomy of the Diaphragm
02.02 Asana // Backbends and Sitting Well
02.03 Pranayama // Visama Vritti
02.04 Homework // Create a Habit
03.01 Theory // Stages of Breath Awareness
03.02 Asana // Lifting the Kidneys
03.03 Pranayama // Introducing the Pause
03.04 Homework // Relax the Diaphragm
03.05 Q&A // Live on May 9th
04.01 Theory // Frequently Asked Questions
04.02 Asana // Forward Bends
04.03 Asana // Alternate Nostril Prep
04.04 Pranayama // Counting the Breath
04.05 Homework // Breathe from your Back Body
05.01 Theory // Establishing a Home Practice
05.02 Asana // Pranayama Prep Sequence
05.03 Pranayama // Alternate Nostril Breathing
05.04 Pranayama // Going Deeper
05.05 Q&A // Live on May 23
05.06 Goodbye // Surrender Ambition
05.07 Poem // Let Go
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...
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...Read More
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! MarijaRead Less
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...Read More
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.Read Less
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.
We want you to feel spacious with time, so your enrollment in the Pranayama Intensive includes one year to access to the course materials.
Yes! The course begins with fundamentals then moves into deeper material, which will dramatically impact your yoga practice and/or teaching.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A bundle of courses that includes the Pranayama Intensive