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PRANAYAMA ( Breathing Techniques)
An invitation to meet with your breath in an invitation to meet with your self. ..
Pranayama is breath awareness. Creating dedicated time to learning and discovering more about the breath, has a huge impact not just on the quaility of your health or your yoga practice, but on your whole quality of life.
It is used as a valuable tool for meditation for personal growth.
Mastery of technique is fundamental in this - the how what why and when.
So too is a useful understanding of the theory behind it. Scientific research and evidence is also growing. It is a very exciting time.
The best route to learning is to develop your personal understanding of your breath. This comes through practice. Observing, connecting and feeling your own.
Through this direct experience we can learn to engage in a personal insights into your own practice in simple, stimulating and relevant ways. This is where it starts.
This is the value of Maxine's one to one classes and Sunday Workshops.
Whether new to pranayama, or seeking to develop your practice, this is a chance to take your knowledge and understanding of the benefits of breathing to a higher level.
Though there is much information in books and on the internet surrounding breathing, the value of the personal step by step guidance by a teacher is crucial.
Rarely is there time for this focus and depth in a regular yoga class.
You have the opportunity to start/ review your personal practice, ask questions and receive expert guidance in a small group environment.
Workshops are limited to 8 participants to permit personal attention. .
Teaching and areas covered is adapted to meet the interests and level of the group.
Teachers have the opportunity to
- Re-visit the fundamentals and gain useful direction on when and how to include pranayama in your teaching.
- Develop your understanding (see topics below) including its link with meditation and as a practice of purification for spiritual growth.
SUNDAY YOGA MORNING PRANAYAMA / BREATH WORKSHOPS
Time: 10.00 – 12.30 Location: Home Studio
PRANAYAMA / BREATH YOGA MORNINGS FOR BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS
Sunday June 30, November 24
PRANAYAMA / BREATH YOGA MORNINGS FOR YOGA TEACHERS
Book for Sunday September 22
About Maxine :
Maxine is a qualified pranayama teacher from the Kaivalaydhama Institue. Lonavla. ( kdham. com) :
Over the last 20 years Maxine has practiced and been taught personally under the guidance of her teacher Sri O.P Tiwari, probably the most respected pranayama master in India today. She has also completed advanced pranayama trainings at the Kaivalyadhama Institute over which he presides
She brings a synthesis of her experience and knowledge to you from the lineage of her teachers.
Pranayama has been an integral part of MaxineYoga classes for over a decade.
Up until now she has taught it only privately one to one. Now you have the opportunity to learn more and to delve deeper into your own practice in the focussed and relaxed environment of Maxine's small group workshops.
Which are your areas of interest? ...
What are the fundamentals I need to know if I am to progress safely
A chance to have your own breathing checked, to be guided as to the most effective ways for personal improvement
What pranayama sequence will suit me?
Learn the sequence of preparatory practices for pranayama and plus the key pranayamas as per the traditional texts.
The health benefits and which breathing techniques can help with certain medical conditions e.g. pranayamas to reduce stress & improve sleep
The muscles, mechanisms and science of breathing
The link with bhandas, mudras, and kriyas
Breathing to de- tox: Pranayama as a cleansing practice
The link with mind: physiological and psychological benefits of pranayama
Pranayama and the traditional sources. The relevance of traditional texts
The application of ratios and retention, their benefits and dangers.
Integration of pranayama into your yoga practice, and into daily life, into your teaching
Pranayama as a doorway to meditation
PRIVATE ONE TO ONE SESSIONS and PRIVATE GROUP TRAINING also available. Please contact Maxine directly to discuss your requirements.
Contact me to discuss your requirements.