Pranayama is the formal practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana, or vital life force. It is the 4th limb of the 8 limbs of Patanjali’s Ashtanga (8 limb) yoga. During the course you will learn, practice and have first hand experience with building Prana “Life Energy” and how to consciously direct it in the body.
WHY IS PRANAYAMA GOOD FOR YOU?
Proper breathing not only support a healthy yoga practice but a healthy life. It reduces stress by stimulating the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PSNS) and increases the amount of oxygen in the blood while supporting with proper organ function.
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This course is appropriate for anyone in good health. You will get a first hand experience of working with the breath. Having a yoga background is beneficial but not necessary. The intensive will be taught mainly in English with the occasional touch of Danish.
WHAT CAN YOU DO AFTER THE TEACHERS TRAINING?
You will be equipped with the tools to start a sustainable pranayama practice. In addition you will be able to identify incorrect breathing patterns and have the foundational tools to correct them and teach pranayama safely to beginners.
Yogiji is the founder of ‘The Ahava Way’ which is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga school and this course does qualify for Yoga Alliance CEU credits.
Yogiji is an American yogi and artist. He was introduced to yoga in 1993 and started teaching in 2002. He is certified Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga teacher and a certified personal trainer from National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Featured in YogaWorks’ DVD series, his yoga teaching experience spans from working with children and stay-at-home moms to high profile executives, celebrity clientele and being hired to consult clients internationally. Yogiji continues to appear in films, television, and videos while teaching yoga, facilitating Ahava Yoga Teacher Trainings throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia and continues to consult clients in lifestyle management.
He has been living abroad teaching in the UK, Italy, Spain, Denmark and India until 2018 when Yogiji moved stateside. He has been yoga instructor on ayurveda travels with Grace Tours to India, and occasionally visits us here in Denmark, to share his yoga- and pranayama wisdom.
“My path has been one of syncretism. I allow it all to inform my teaching and my art. My childhood up until college was spent as a musician. I found yoga at the age of 15. I would spend hours after school in my room practicing from an Iyengar Yoga book. The flexibility and body control gained, created the space for me to have a competitive gymnastics career. This combined with a background in pageantry opened the doors to a professional dancing/entertainment career. After a knee injury that would later require surgery, I found myself using yoga as a therapeutic tool. This new approach brought a new depth and dimension to my practice. “Yoga became a tool for regeneration and recovery. The next ‘right’ thing for me to do was share this technology through teaching it.”