PRANAYAMA 

ONLINE COURSE
BREATHE CONSCIOUSLY. ENHANCE YOUR LIFE.
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MAY 23 - JUNE 13, 2021

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3-WEEK ONLINE
PRANAYAMA COURSE

A COMPREHENSIVE COURSE ON PRACTICING & TEACHING PRANAYAMA ROOTED IN HISTORY, TRADITION & MODERN SCIENCE
 

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FOR  YOGA STUDENTS & TEACHERS, TEACHER TRAINERS & HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 

Spread out over three weeks, this 17-hour course offers a comprehensive, informed and accessible approach to practicing and teaching the transformational breathing techniques at the heart of yoga. 

Ancient-to-modern pranayama techniques help us awaken and balance our energy, steady our emotions, clear our minds and support our overall health and wellbeing. Everyone can enjoy these benefits by doing a regular, sustained, and well-informed practice of these techniques. 

 

 

 
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INFO SESSION REPLAY

On May 2, we hosted a free virtual Info Session for curious course participants on Zoom. If you would like to watch the recorded replay of the Info Session, please click the link below.  

WATCH THE INFO SESSION REPLAY

 

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WHAT'S INCLUDED


This 3-week course blends self-paced learning with live online engagement and support.
 

► Convenient online training that includes video lectures and pranayama practices so you can study and practice when it makes sense for your schedule and learn it your own pace. 

► A flexible format. Spaced out over three weeks, this 17-hour course consists of 9.5 hours of pre-recorded video (lecture practice) and 7.5 hours of live interaction, giving you flexibility and ample time for integration.   

► Live interaction with Mark. We'll join together online for three Live Sessions with Mark. These sessions include an open Q&A and guided pranayama practices. Sessions will be recorded for anyone who cannot attend live. See Course Calendar below for specific dates.  

 

► 6 months access. Should you need extra time to complete the course or simply wish to revisit the videos and practices, you'll have until September 27, 2021 to access the course.  

Certificate of completion. Upon your successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.   

► Yoga Alliance continuing education.  This course qualifies for 17 hours of continuing education that you can register with the Yoga Alliance. 

 

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Course Calendar

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WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?

This course is designed for yoga students and teachers, teacher trainers and health professionals who are interested in deepening their knowledge and skills for practicing and sharing pranayama practices. As an online offering, this course attracts a wide range of participants from all over the world who speak an array of languages and come from diverse backgrounds. Practicing and sharing together, participants come together to learn and grow in a global community of like-spirited people. 

As a student, this course will provide a detailed understanding of pranayama practices and teach you how to incorporate the practices into your daily life. 

As a yoga teacher/trainer or health professional, this course will give you an in-depth look at the origins of pranayama, the physiology of the respiratory system, the different styles of pranayama practices and how to best share those practices with others. 

“I highly recommend taking any or all of Mark Stephens online training courses. I was skeptical about online learning, but have found it to be an amazing opportunity to train with Mark. His online training gives you the freedom to access the course from wherever you are and you can move at your own pace. This self-paced learning gives you time to absorb the information. 

 

There are plenty of books, printable manuals and other resources. Mark responds to questions quickly and thoroughly. I love that you get to connect with Mark and your classmates via live zoom meetings, which are recorded in case you cannot attend. There is also a community forum to further connect with your classmates or Mark. 

 

Mark is a world renowned yoga teacher trainer with over 30 years of experience. He writes many yoga books which I highly recommend. I am enrolled in Mark Stephens Asana Academy, Sequencing Course and am currently attending his 300 hour online teacher training. The course is amazing. I already feel more confident in my teaching. I feel better equipped to address each individual student and their needs. Also how to best sequence classes to guide individuals in an informed and sustainable way.” 

—Libby McMullen, Felton, CA, RYT-200

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
 

BREATHE CONSCIOUSLY. ENHANCE YOUR LIFE. 

 

Often described as "secret" practices dating back to the origins of yoga, this course demystifies the histories of pranayama and offers a safe and sustainable way to develop a pranayama practice in alignment with one's conditions and intentions in doing yoga.

This course begins with the idea of prana as expressed in the earliest periods of yoga's development, tracing the contours of pranayama theory and practice from ancient to modern times. We look closely at the traditional theories of subtle anatomy and energy, as well as scientific understandings of the anatomy and physiology of respiration. This foundation in history, philosophy and science then informs a set of specific preparatory practices for enhancing personal pranayama practices. 

The heart of the course comes in the guided practices, including simple and refined breathing (puraka-rechaka-kumbhaka) and conscious techniques for deliberately cultivating energetic balance, including ujjayi, sama vrtti and visama vrtti, antara kumbhaka and bahya kumbhaka, kapalabhati, and six different types of nadi shodhana. 

 

 

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CURRICULUM OUTLINE 

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EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST

With 30 years of consistent practice in a variety of yoga styles, deep study of yoga traditions and innovations, and an extensive background in educational theory and technique, Mark comes to these trainings prepared to guide you in the best ways in becoming the best yoga teacher you can be.

Mark's passion for yoga and for sharing it in powerful and meaningful ways is reflected in his four core yoga textbooks, which are available in many languages. These are the leading textbooks in many yoga teacher training programs around the world.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Yes. Most pranayama techniques can be safely practiced with a variety of respiratory ailments. Contraindications for specific practices and conditions (including pregnancy) are highlighted whenever relevant. We also look closely at how to adapt pranayama practices to be beneficial to those with a variety of respiratory conditions, ranging from asthma to COPD to a stuffy nose. 

  • Yes! This course is designed for students, yoga teachers/trainers and health professionals alike. It's designed for anyone who is interested in developing a practice of conscious breathing and for those who wish to share conscious breathing with others. 

  • This course consists of 9.5 hours of pre-recorded video (lecture practice) and 7.5 hours of live interaction, for a total of 17 hours. There are suggested readings and we strongly encourage practicing all the techniques on your own (in the comfort of your home - homework!).  

  • The engagement portion of this course takes place over three weeks, from May 23 to June 13, 2021. You will have access to the course for 6 months (until November 23, 2021) should you need extra time or wish to review the content.

  • We offer a full refund up until 24 hours before the course begins. After the course has begun, we do not offer refunds. 

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$199.00 USD
Expired May 3, 2021

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$225.00 USD

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