Pranayama teacher training

Pranayama Teacher Training course

At Pranayama teacher training we teach about the science of Yogic breathing. Taking a breath is the first and the last action, which all living beings do in their lifetime. Therefore, breathing is the one constant truth we all have. Without breath, there is no life. But we hardly take notice of our breath in our daily life.

Daily stress, tensions and physical habits can create physical and energetic obstacles in our bodies. Without even noticing, our breathing becomes gradually more shallow or stilted. Bit by bit we develop unconscious breathing patterns restricting the flow of breath and Prana. Because of that so many among us suffer from bad breathing patterns and they have no idea that they are suffering from the ailment.

A Woman practicing Nadi Shodham during her Pranayama teacher training
A girl doing breathing practice during Pranayama course in Himalayas

What is Pranayama?

Pranayama is roughly translated as extension of the life force. The word is composed by joining two Sanskrit words: ‘Prana’, which means the life force, and ‘Ayama’, which means to expansion of Prana by implying a set of breathing techniques. So, the breath is intentionally altered in order to produce specific results.

Benefits of Pranayama Course

The practice of pranayama helps clearing the physical and emotional obstacles in our body to free the breath. Because of that with regular and sustained practice of pranayama, one feels the change in thought patterns and a new boost of energy in the body. Furthermore you reach higher levels of consciousness.

At Vedic Yoga Academy, when we work on the freeing the breath through pranayama (breathing exercises). We also work on letting the life energy flow through the body. It has the effect of energizing, relaxing and healing the body, letting everything fall into place. Consequently, it is an increase and balance of life energy in your system.

Our Pranayama Teacher Training is offered in below module:

50 hours Pranayama Teacher Training: for those who want to understand all about breathing.

100 hours Pranayama Teacher Training: for those who want to deepen their practice and teach it to others.

200 hours Pranayama Teacher Training: for those who want to take their pranayama Sadhana to next level.

We also offer Online Pranayama Course, to help you stay healthy and boost your immunity. You can do online course with comfort of your own home and flexible time. Online Pranayama training  is also in three levels. 

As of now, we offer Pranayama training in the below retreat centers:

In Germany

In Pokhara, Nepal
In Rishikesh, India
In Vienna, Austria

Feel free to explore the above for more details or reach out to us at

What will you learn in Pranayama breathwork training?

  • Learn Pranayama in the right manner
  • Principles of breathing practices
  • Science behind Pranayama techniques
  • Pranayama benefits
  • Pranayama in swara Yoga context
  • Teaching pranayama to others
  • Benefits of diaphragmatic breathing
  • Suitable weather and place for intense breathing practices
  • Preparation for Pranayama practices
A woman practicing Pranayama in Himalayas

Pranayama techniques for beginners

There are several basic techniques in pranayama that should be applied in the beginning of the practice. Only when a sound and healthy breathing is establishes you can introduce advanced techniques as well. Depending upon the personal progress of the students we teach Pranayama sequence.

  • Makarasana
  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Breath work in Shavasana
  • Breath awareness
  • Yogic breathing
  • 3 Bandhas
  • Nadi Shodhanam
  • Brahamri
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalabhati 
  • Shitali and Shitkari
  • Whole body breaths
  • Ujjayi
  • Short version of quick conscious rest
  • Agni Sara
  • Bharama Mudra 
  • Advanced Pranayama
  • Surya Bedhi and Chandra Bedhi 

Who can join pranayama teacher course?

Yoga asanas are the main focus of Yoga teacher training available in the western world. So Yoga teachers are not ready for incorporating pranayama and Kriyas in their classes. This course aims to help the student who wants to learn pranayama and teach to others. Pranayama is a key practice for taking your yoga Sadhana to the next level. If you are looking for in depth knowledge and advancement in Pranayama practice, the course will help you  to gain a practical understanding of the Pranic body.

Preparation for Pranayama training

In our Pranayama training you´ll learn to clean your Nadi system, the subtle energy channels inside you. Environmental toxins as well as emotional ballast will be removed so that the Prana can flow freely. To intensify your progress and spiritual growth during the course you can avoid toxins in food and drinks in advance. As a preparation we recommend to adapt your food intake and your biorhythm. Only take vegetarian and clean food, go to bed early and get up early in the morning. You will get into daily practice much easier this way. Here is a list of various Pranayama techniques we teach during the course.

Best to avoid:
– Soda drinks
– Fluoridised foods
– Processed foods
– Alcohol
– Smoking
– Coffee/tea
– Processed sugar

Also start observing your own breathing patterns and make your breath
– Even
– Silent
– Uninterrupted
– Deep

Pranayama teaching certification

After completing the course our students receive a Pranayama teaching certification. The awarded Pranayama certificate is from Vedic yoga academy. Upon completing the training you can practice and teach pranayama class or integrate it in your yoga classes. 

Student experiences

For me even being aware my breath for 10 Minutes is a challenge but I am amazed how well it works. In one week of focussing on my breath a lot, I almost never had my old breathing problem. I’m very proud and more than motivated to keep on practicing every day to establish smooth breathing.  -Sonya 

100 Hour Pranayama Teacher Training Nepal

for those who want to understand the basics

100 Hour Pranayama Teacher Training India

for those who want to understand the basics

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