Discover traditional Pranayama

Pranayama Teacher Training
with Sri Sudhir Tiwari

A teacher training program following the lineage of Kaivalyadham

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Kaivalyadham is a College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis recognized by the Central and Maharashtra State Governments of India as a Research Institute.

Located at Lonavla, a small hill station between Pune and Mumbai, in India, the first College of Yoga of its kind was established in October 1950 by the late Swami Kuvalayananda, under the vision that, if understood through the modern scientific approach as a science of Health and Healing, Yoga would help greatly in the spiritual and material renaissance of the human society. Since then the College is continuing his legacy in sending out graduated students in the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda, every year without interruptions. Kdham courses are globally recognized by all the major councils of yoga and have gained great appreciation by scientists and scholars, both in India and internationally.

Today Swami Maheshananda is the Chairman and Spiritual Guide of Kaivalyadham. Sri O.P. Tiwari is one of the world’s leading authorities in pranayama and the Secretary General of Kaivalyadham. With over fifty years of experience, Tiwariji has dedicated his life to the teaching and practice of yoga. He is a direct disciple of Swami Kuvalayananda and had direct exposure to not only the philosophical and practical aspects of Yoga but also to the scientific research that was being propagated by his teacher.

Sudhir Tiwari

Sudhir’s initiation into yoga happened under the guidance of Swami Digambar ji, a disciple of Swami Kuvalayananda, and his father Sri O.P. Tiwari. His goal is to present yoga not just as asanas but as an experiential practice encompassing but not limited to Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama and meditational techniques, mantra yoga and techniques of ishwar pranidhana of Patanjali. Sudhir now travels all around the world conducting workshops in theory and practice of Yoga, asana, traditional pranayama, meditation, chanting and Ayurveda and with his familiarity of alternative western medicine he also correlates these disciplines. His Mantra is “Breathe Positive, Breathe Yoga”. He lives in Toronto Canada, with his wife and two children.

During the teacher training, Sudhir will be assisted by Marilou van Hoek, who has studied with him in Lonavla and is teaching traditional Pranayama according to the Kaivalyadham lineage at Delight Yoga. 


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