Pranayama, Mudras, and Bandhas (Immersion Workshop)
COMING SOON IN 2023: Pranayama, Mudras, and Bandhas
In this immersive workshop, we will explore pranayama, mudras, and bandhas – and how they are integral to the study & practice of Yoga.
Learn how the different pranayama practices learning how to refine the practice and teaching of them, how to weave them seamlessly into a yoga class, and when is the best time to practice them in terms of the time of day, time of year, and why this is important.
Participants will also learn a variety of mudras and how to know best when to add them into yoga classes and what each mudra is designed to do in the body. Mudras, in conjunction with breathwork, are often used as a tool to redirect and channel energy in the body in the practice of yoga.
In fact, mudras, pranayama, and asana can be used together to expand mindfulness, awareness and consciousness. Using hand gestures in prayer and devotion is common practice across many spiritual disciplines and religions.
Bandhas are energetic locks in the body designed to control and release the flow of energy and breath in certain directions. These seals are powerful tools and should be used carefully and respected as such when teaching and or practicing them in a yoga class. We will discuss and practice the three main bandhas with an emphasis on how to properly instruct how to engage, then release each one.
This workshop will be taught by Candra Smith. To learn more about her, click here. There is also an option to attend this virtually. Please note upon registration.
- Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati (required)
- The science of Pranayama – recommended
- Mudras – The Sacred Secret – recommended
Fridays 6 – 9 PM Saturdays 9 AM – 6 PM (with a one hour lunch break) Sundays: 9 AM – 1 PM
Stay Tuned for Scheduling of this immersion workshop in 2023…
Anyone is welcome to take these workshops a la carte, without enrolling in the 300/500 YTT program. Gain knowledge, deepen your practice, and attend only what interests you! You may register for this immersive workshop below without the application or administrative fees.
However, if you want this workshop to count for CEs and/or towards a 300/500 hour RYT with Yoga Alliance, you need to be enrolled in our program. Click here to confirm your status – or contact us for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org // 828.246.6570