Shut Up + Breathe: Pranayama Workshop
A steady breath leads to a steady mind. Specially designed to revitalize and recharge both body and mind, the "Shut Up + Breathe: Pranayama Workshop" empowers you with the practice of breathing techniques that you can integrate into your daily routine.
Explore the world of yoga through the lens of pranayama – ancient yogic breathing techniques handed down over the ages. “Prana” means “breath” or “life force”. “Yama” means “control”. Therefore pranayama means “controlling the breath or life force”.
In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn breathing techniques used to create mind-body connection, relieve stress, control your moods, fight disease and go deeper in your meditation.
Pranayama is the fourth stage of Patanjali’s 8-Limbed (or Ashtanga) approach to yoga. Many people these days are already very familiar with the third stage: Asana, the physical practice. This workshop is a bridge to experiencing the next level, a world of yoga that is more subtle, more inward, more intuitive.
Throughout this workshop, we will look at:
a combination of different pranayama breathing exercises (ie alternate nostril breathing, Wim Hof, humming bee breath, ujjayi, and more)
bandhas (locks) and how to apply them
how to apply these breathing techniques back into the physical asana practice and everyday life
The aim is to leave you with the tools you need to begin cultivating a stronger feeling of bliss, intuition, and union with the self.
Please arrive on an empty stomach! (try not to eat too soon before class. Have at least a 2hr break in between your last meal and class time. Or have something very light.)
Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely
Bring socks and a sweater or a blanket to stay warm
Bring your own yoga mat, water, and journal
Cost: $20 (members: $15)