Six Tuesdays Beginning January 23
Pranayama is the yogic practice of breathing. In properly performed asana (yoga poses) the breath is used during the movement in and out of poses, as well as to maintain and improve the pose as it is being held. Yet, this use of the breath in asana is not Pranayama; the full yogic understanding and use of the breath goes much further. Asana and pranayama make up two of the eight limbs of yoga.
As there are many poses in asana practice, there are a variety of breathing techniques in Pranayama. Pranayama builds on the skills of self observation and control developed in an asana practice. A practitioner of both asana and pranayama gains a more profound awareness of mind, body, and self.
No prior knowledge or practice of Pranayama is required. Over the course of the series we will start with the basics of breath observation, practice a variety of reclining pranayama, and proceed to a few basic seated techniques. Each week will include some philosophy, asanas that prepare one for pranayama, and several breathing techniques.
Students should have at least 3 months experience in Iyengar yoga. Weekly attendance is highly encouraged. Each week will build on philosophy, and poses and techniques practiced in prior weeks.
The cost of this series is $75.
Questions? Please contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Berson completed an Iyengar teacher apprentice program with Nina Pileggi and began teaching in 2013. He passed the Intermediate Junior I certification level in 2017. He enjoys taking workshops with a variety of senior teachers to explore the breadth of knowledge and teaching in the Iyengar yoga style. David values the principles of Iyengar yoga to use props and adjust versions of poses so that each student can always work in their body. David inspires students to explore each pose and aspire to reach new experiences and benefits of every pose.