This is a unique opportunity for yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners to experience directly the rich physical and spiritual benefits of traditional pranayamic practices. You will learn how to teach these practices correctly, based on authoritative, traditional and scientific grounds.
This Pranayama Teacher Training course is designed for Delight Yoga following the lineage of Kaivalyadham. It presents nearly 200 hours of practice and instruction in the ancient science of pranayama, taught directly by Sri Sudhir Tiwari in the lineage of Kaivalyadham and his father Sri OP Tiwari.
This first part will cover the fundamentals of pranayama in theory and practice. Introduction to traditional texts like Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gerhanda Samhita as well as to Swami Kuvalyananda - founder of the Kaivalyadham lineage. Asanas and pranayama will be discussed in relation to pranayamic practices. Also an introduction to Ayurveda will be offered.
In this second part, progression will be made in pranayamic practice, and the study of the texts and Ayurveda will be continued. During an introduction to the teaching practice, the students will be exposed to the correct methodology to teach pranayama. Time will also be dedicated to practice teaching and each student will have the opportunity to teach one class under supervision.
This third and last part of the training presents the final progression of the first stage of pranayama where the students are ready for retention. We will conclude the study of the texts and refine the methodical teaching of pranayama. Additionally, fundamentals of Yoga Therapy will be introduced. Theoretical and practical exams will take place to receive the Pranayama Teaching Certification.
Homework and assignments will be given at the end of each part of the training for the period in between training weeks, which will need to be submitted prior to the next phase of the training.
At the end of the program, the students will feel confident in their understanding and practice of pranayama, and capable of teaching beginners pranayama classes (without retention) or to integrate elements of pranayama in their current yoga classes.
Sri Sudhir Tiwari is the eldest son of our beloved and highly respected teacher Sri O.P. Tiwari. Sudhir was brought up at Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute, in Lonavala, India, amidst rich traditional yogic heritage of Swami Madhavdasji Maharaj, Swami Kuvalyanandaji and Swami Digambarji. Swami Digambarji initiated Sudhir in 1981 and accepted him as a disciple. Sudhir received his primary and advanced yogic and ayurvedic training from Swami Digambarji which included the study of traditional texts, mantra yoga, fire ceremony, pranayama and various aspects of adhyatm (spiritual) yoga. Sudhir also learned pranayama and hathapradipika from his father. Since early 2012, at his father’s request, Sudhir has traveled around the world conducting workshops in the theory and practice of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting) and ayurveda, and spreading humbly the fundamentals of undiluted yoga. His mantra is: ‘Breathe Positive, Breathe Yoga’. Sudhir now lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife and two children. When you meet Sudhir, you will know he has lived and breathed yoga his whole life. He is a rare example of a humble, yet energetic and enthusiastic teacher with a mastery and knowledge of yoga you won´t encounter very often. In his workshops you will explore the yoga and ayurveda tradition but also the scientific reasoning behind why we do the yogic practices. For more information about the work of the Kaivalyadham centre, please visit http://kdham.com