Intensive breath work & Pranayama w/ Laurent Roure (30 hours)
This intensive is spread over three weekends. You will study theory and breathing techniques for ten hours per weekend. It is advisable to take part of the three weekends to understand the whole program and to experience the logical continuity of the course.
The structure of this breathwork and pranayama course is designed to be easily comprehensible and accessible to all levels: yoga teachers will learn how to give valuable tools to their students simply and safely and other interested practitioners will be able to refine and develop their self-practice.
What Can I Expect from the course?
Weekend one ????
Pranayama and breathwork: history and philosophy.
Anatomy and physiology of the breath.
Understanding of the concept of energy.
The foundation of pranayama: mechanics, rhythms, holistic developments.
How to develop a self-practice and keeping it going.
Weekend two ????
Introduction to ‘’the eight classical Pranayama breaths’’
The difference qualities, purposes and benefits of each breathing technique: how & why?
Learning to bring and to use pranayama techniques in our yoga practice and daily life.
Breath: the gateway to the mind.
The breath within meditation and relaxation.
Weekend three ????
Definition of breathwork: how does it differ from Pranayama?
Supplemental breathwork disciplines.
Breathwork as a healing and support mechanism: anxiety, stress, depression, asthma, sleep disorder etc.
Analysing the breath and recognising different breathing patterns.
How to teach pranayama and breathwork to others.
Laurent Roure has been practicing and studying pranayama in the style of Dr. Swami Gitananda Saraswati’s yoga system for many years. He is an advocate for the Gitananda system due to its strong emphasis on physical therapeutics. Laurent’s approach to pranayama also utilises breathing techniques from outside the traditional yogic system and seamlessly embeds them into his practice and teaching. Laurent’s approach is thus finely tuned to be relevant and applicable to our twenty-first century lives.
Van Kinsbergenstraat, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland