Teacher Training

Embodied Breath Immersion

Facilitator: Becky Morrissey
Location: SPY North
Date: January 16th - May 8th 2018
Investment: $550
Who can attend: Training is open to everyone. 

Certification Offered: Students will receive a certificate reflecting their individual hours of participation in the Pranayama Course (contact and non-contact hours). Students can register these hours with Yoga Alliance as Training Hours (CEUS)can receive up to 60 CEUs

Required Texts: Pranayama: A Compendium of Practices by Linda Oshins (only available through Yoga On High, Columbus, Ohio) Ordering instructions: Email Becky maitriyoga@roadrunner.com Cost: $40 plus shipping
Recommended Texts: Anatomy of Breathing by Blandine Calais-Germain; The Healing Power of the Breath by Dr. Richard Brown, MD & Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, MD


  • One Tuesday a month 7:30-9:00; Dates listed below
  • Conference Calls: Weekly Teleclasses beginning week of January 22, 2018. There will be at least 2 class times to choose from, one on the weekend and 1 or 2 classes during the week (evenings and one afternoon option).

The Pranayama Immersion and Teacher Training is an opportunity to establish a personal, daily 10-20 minute pranayama practice. Between in-person class sessions at Simply Power Yoga, as well as weekly teleclasses (50-60 minutes) at home, students will be exploring the pranayama practices. Support for your integration of pranayama into daily life practice will be provided by the manual*, class audio recordings, and by weekly email. As a student, a daily intention to practice is essential. Completion of the Pranayama TT will be celebrated via a certificate for the number of hours completed (up to 60 hours CEUS with Yoga Alliance; continuing education hours with IAYT and ISMETA, pending.)

Course Objectives:

  1. Experience the embodiment of pranayama, a yogic relationship with time, space, breath, and body.
  2. Develop a personal relationship with pranayama practices as a singular yoga experience, with a variety of tools and skills for inquiry. The course is immersed in information from various traditional Yoga sources as well as therapeutically researched, evidence-based practices supporting our approaches.
  3. Understand breath as an energetic experience, intrapersonal and interpersonal, offering possibilities and choices for present moment, dimensional consciousness.
  4.  Explore the embodied anatomy and embryological origins of “breath making” and “breath being”.
  5. Gather multifaceted teaching approaches to offer individuals, yoga classes, or “breath” classes to our community.

Immersion Session Schedule :

Pranayama Workshop 1: Foundations :
Embodied Breath Immersions Begins Embodied Practice Basics & Guidelines for Practicing Pranayama at Home
Tuesday January 16th, 2018 7:30-9:00pm

Pranayama Workshop 2
Developmental Sequencing for Personal & Teaching Practice 1
Tuesday February 6, 2018 7:30-9:00 pm

Teleclass Call Topics for January-Mid February: Ujjaii Flows in Mountain Breath, Sama Vritti, Kapalabhati

Pranayama Workshop 3: 
Developmental Sequencing for Personal & Teaching Practice 2
Tuesday March 6th, 2018 7:30-9:00 pm 

Teleclass Call Topics Mid February - March Kumbhaka, Viloma Breath, Nadi Shodhana

Pranayama Workshop 4:
Repatterning & Embodying the Power of the Breath
Tuesday April 10th, 2018 7:30-9:00 pm

Teleclass Call Topics March-April: Davadashanta, Nadi, Shodhana, Moving the Big Muscles of the Body, Kapalabhati & Meditation

Teleclass Call Topics April-May : Combining Practices Bhastrika, Bhramari, Mudra & Bandha, Sitali


Pranayama Workshop 5:
Repatterning & Embodying the Power of the Breath 2 Transition & Graduation
Tuesday May 8, 2018 7:30-9:00 pm


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