Sun, 06 Feb |

Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training (100 - 500 hours certified in stages)

This will be an exciting opportunity to go deep into Pranayama Sadhana. learn and experience the science and control of the Prana and breath.
Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training (100 - 500 hours certified in stages)

Time & Location

06 Feb 2022, 09:00 GMT – 05 Jan 2023, 17:00 GMT

About The Event

Pranayama Course and Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training

4-levels from 100hours – 500 hours certification (blended on-line and in person training options)

The 120 Yoga Pranayamas of the Gitananda Tradition / Rishiculture Ashtanga

This course is primarily for Yoga Teachers who wish to expand and deepen the knowledge and experience of Pranayama. It is well known that the Gitananda Yoga Tradition is the richest when it comes to Pranayama.


Yogacharini Deepika 

Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balyogi Bhavanani 

We are very humbled and fortunate that Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri the great Pranayama master is blessing us to create and run this course through his son and successor Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani.


Course will be accredited by the:

·  International Centre for Yoga Education and research, India (ICYER)

·  Yoga Satsanga Ashram (YSA)

·  Indian Yoga Association (IYA)

·  Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP)


1 Sunday per month 10am – 5pm (6 hours teaching)

9am – 11am Hatha yoga for lung expansion

11:30 – 1:30pm Pranayama

1:30pm Lunch break

3pm – 5pm Theory with Dr Ananda

72 live stream / or in person

1 hour most weeks optional attend live or/pre recorded 

(=100 hours on line)

2 week in person residential additional 100 hours @ ICYER or YSA

The Gitananda Traditon mentions 120 Pranayamas, all of which will be discussed however please note not all will be practiced as many require years of foundational work and should only be practiced in an ashram setting or with a strict yogic lifestyle, diet etc. due to their intensity.

Course will cover these 10 types of Yoga Pranayamas:

a. Disciplines

b. Corrective

c. Prana dhautis / cleansers

d. Cooling

e. Heating

f. Sound breaths

g. Prana kriyas

h. Purifiers

i. Healing breaths

j. Rejuvinators

The advanced year two Practices cover a further 36 Pranayamas from the Samyama and Shakti Pranayama groups.

This course will be lead in stages and it will be possible to take only the first part of the course if you wish, but you will not be able to select the other parts without completing the previous ones:

Year 1

·  Level 1: on line (= 100hrs Certification)

·  Level 2: A 14 day Residential stay at Ashram (= 200hrs Certification)

Year 2 (optional):

·  Level 3: 2ndyear continuing on line (= 300hrs Certification)

·  Level 4: 21 day residential stay at Ashram at the close of the 2ndyear (= 500hrs certification)

Typical daily ICYER Ashram residential Schedule:

5:30am Aarti

6am Hatha yoga

8am breakfast

9am Karma Yoga (1hr)

11am Pranayama and Yoga nidra

1pm Lunch

free time

4pm Yoga Chikitsa or Pranayama theory and practice with Dr Ananda

6pm Supper

7pm Satsanaga with Dr Ananda

8:30pm close practice mauna (silence)

Variations in program: Visits to CYTER and local Temple excursion

11am class may be with Dr Ananda on some days.

Class and Pranayama type


Note some of these will be studied only, others will be practiced on line and some will only be practiced in the Ashram during face to face, residential training.

*Likely to be taught in person only


The classifications of Yoga Pranayamas

Group a:


1 Adham Pranayama

Hathenas for lower lobes of the lung

2 Madhyam Pranayama

Hathenas for intercostal region of the lungs

3 Adhyam Pranayama

Hathenas for clavicular upper lobes

4 Vibhaga Pranayama

Hathenas for comple