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50 hours Pranayama Training

Yoga Styles: Pranayama

प्रच्छर्दनविधारणाभ्यां वा प्राणस्य॥३४॥

Pracchardanavidhāraṇābhyāṁ vā prāṇasya||34||

Or this calmness is achieved by the controlled exhalation or retention of breath ~ Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.34

In this Sutra Patanjali speaks about pranayama, the expansion or control of prana, which we experience as our breathing. Our mind and the prana or our breathing are tightly coupled. Where our mind goes the prana follows and the regulation of prana regulates the mind.

The word pranayama is comprised of two roots: prana and ayama Prana means 'vital energy' or 'life force'. It is the force existing in all things, whether alive or lifeless.

Even though closely related to the air we breathe, it is more subtle than air or oxygen. Pranayama utilizes breathing to direct the flow of prana in the nadis or astral tubes of the pranamaya kosha, our energy body.

Ayama is defined as 'extension' or 'expansion'. So the word pranayama means ' expansion of the dimension of prana' and pranayama techniques provide the method to activate and regulate the life force to go beyond one's normal boundaries or limitations and reach a higher state of vibratory energy.

This course is embedded in the YACEP program of Yoga Alliance and you can add the 50 hours of this course to your continuous education hours.

Program Highlights

In this six days course you will get the chance to practice pranayama 3 hours every day and learn more about the theory behind the different techniques we use.

~ Breathing awareness
~ Diaphragmatic breathing
~ Chest breathing
~ Collar breathing
~ Yogic breath

We will cover the following Pranayama techniques and their variations with kumbhaka:

~ Nadi Shodhana
~ Surya Bhedi
~ Chandra bhedi
~Bhramari
~ Bhastrika
~ Sheetali
~ Sheetkari
~ Ujjayi

To purify your body prior to the practice of pranayama we will perform shatkarmas, including jalneti, nauli, kapalbhati and trataka.

In the pranayama theory classes you will learn about the concept of pranayama, the different pranayama techniques and yogic anatomy, including the nadis and energy channels in the human body, the pancha pranas and pancha koshas to understand how pranayama works on your astral body.

You will learn how to engage your bandhas (locks) during the practice and how to use different mudras while doing prananyama. We will teach you the best sitting postures and the importance of pranayama in the yoga practice. You will study the benefits and precautions for a safe practice.

Apart from that we will have some special topics like the use of pranayama in anxiety and depression therapy and how to use pranayama to live more mindfully and without fear and anger.

Our teaching methodology sessions comprise

~ Where and how to practice
~ Time of practice
~ How to design an pranayama class
~ Sequencing of Pranayama techniques
~ Key aspects of Pranayama teaching

~ Respiratory System
~ Cardiovascular System
~ Nervous System


Eligibility Criteria

Before joining Anandam Yoga School’s 50 hours Pranayama Training in Indonesia Course, you have to fulfill this eligibility criteria.

  • The minimum age to join this course is 18 and the maximum age is 75 years. If you are older than 75 please provide a medical certificate. Your safety is important for us!
  • You should be able to speak, read and write basic English as this course in conducted in English.
  • You have to be open minded and interested to learn ancient teachings and the traditional way of Yoga
  • If you are pregnant you have to provide a medical certificate.
  • You must be physically & mentally healthy and fit.
  • You have to provide a medical certificate if you are going through any treatment or have any injuries.
  • If you skip classes or behave unethically during the course, you will not be allowed to continue course and the course fee will not be refunded.

Time Schedule

The time schedule is not fixed and can change according to location, teacher availability, weather conditions, and general situation

  • 06:30 to 07:30 am Meditation
  • 07:30 to 07:45 am Shatkarma
  • 07:45 to 09:15 am Yoga asana practice
  • 09:15 to 10:15 am Pranayama practice
  • 10:15 to 11:15 am Breakfast
  • 11:15 to 12:15 pm Pranayama theory
  • 12:15 to 01:15 pm Anatomy and physiology / teaching methodology
  • 01:15 to 02:00 pm Lunch
  • 02:00 to 02:30 pm Yogic relaxation
  • 02:30 to 04:30 pm Self study
  • 04:30 to 04:45 pm Mantra chanting
  • 04:45 to 06:45 pm Pranayama
  • 07:00 to 08:00 pm Dinner
  • 08:00 to 10:00 pm Self study

Upcoming Dates

Upcoming 50 hours Pranayama Training in Indonesia course dates.