Course curriculum

During this 100-hour intensive we'll be studying and practicing several breathing techniques for health and wellness. In addition, we'll explore yogic philosophy, the subtle body from two perspectives, and study and practice the bandhas. ************************************************************************** All participants are encouraged to develop an at-home practice and practice teaching opportunities will be offered during the Saturday sessions and some week day sessions as well. ************************************************************************* The program has a limited live enrolment to ensure all students have an opportunity to ask questions and feel heard. We have a "no student left behind" policy and are available for questions both in class and outside of class by email. ********************************************************************** Upon successful completion of this program students will receive a certificate and be qualified to lead group and individual pranayama sessions.

  • 1

    Intensive Information

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • Waiver and Consent

    • Course Material Info and Required Reading List

    • Practice Journal (printable pdf)

    • Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā (pdf)

    • Prānāyāma Practices (printable pdf)

    • Prānāyāma Mudrās (printable pdf): Correct file

  • 3

    Module 1

    • Month 1: Handout (printable pdf)

    • Muscles of the Thoracic Wall - 3D Anatomy Tutorial (video) - watching time: 12 minutes

    • Mechanism of Breathing (video): watching time - 10 minutes

    • Overview of the Muscles of Respiration (reading)

    • The Science of Breathing Well (reading)

    • Understanding the Connection Between Breathing and the Pelvic Floor (video): watching time - 4:22

    • One Breath - video - watching time: 21.51

    • Pranayama Reduced Perceived Stress Levels in Healthy Young Adults (article)

    • The Effect of Pranayama on Test Anxiety and Test Performance

    • Saturday, April 2: Session 1

    • Saturday, April 2: Session 2

    • Saturday, April 2: Session 3

    • Saturday, April 2: Session 4

    • Practice Session #1 (April 7, 2022)

    • Practice Session #2 (April 12)

    • Dhyāna-mudrā and Anjali Mudrā Handout (print and add to your mudrā notes)

    • Practice Session #3 (April 14, 2021)

    • Practice Session #4 (April 19, 2022)

    • Practice Session #5 (April 21, 2022)

    • Image and PDF of Three Channels for 9-Fold Purification Practice

    • Practice Session #6 (April 26, 2022)

    • Practice Session #7 (April 28, 2022)

    • Practice Session #8 (May 3, 2022)

    • Practice Session #9 (May 5, 2022)

    • Module 1 Quiz

  • 4

    Module 2

    • Month 2: Handout (printable pdf)

    • Saturday, May 7, 2022: Session 1

    • Saturday, May 7, 2022: Session 2

    • Saturday, May 7, 2022: Session 3

    • Saturday, May 7, 2022: Session 4

    • Extras for Module 2

    • Diaphragm Video: 24 mins

    • Airway (anatomy) - 18.58 mins

    • Lungs (anatomy) - 18 mins

    • 3D Medical Mechanics of Breathing - 1.55 mins

    • One Representation of the Subtle Body (image and text)

    • Practice Session #1 (May 10, 2022)

    • Practice Session #2 (May 12, 2022)

    • Practice Session #3 (May 17, 2022)

    • Practice Session #4 (May 19, 2022)

    • Practice Session #5 (May 24, 2022)

    • Practice Session #6 (May 26, 2022)

    • Practice Session #7 (May 31, 2022)

    • Practice Session #8 (June 2, 2022)

    • Practice Session #9 (June 7, 2022)

    • Practice Session #10 (June 7, 2022)

    • Module 2 Quiz

  • 5

    Module 3

    • Understanding the Layers of the Pelvic Floor Muscles (video: 7 minutes) and Article Link

    • Module 3: Handout (printable pdf)

    • Saturday, June 11, 2022: Session 1

    • Saturday, June 11, 2022: Session 2

    • Saturday, June 11, 2022: Session 3

    • Saturday, June 11, 2022: Session 4

    • Practice Session #1 (June 14, 2022)

    • Practice Session #2 (June 16, 2022)

    • Practice Session #3 (June 21, 2022)

    • Practice Session #4 (June 23, 2022)

    • Practice Session #5 (June 28, 2022)

    • Practice Session #6 (June 30, 2022)

    • Practice Session #7 (July 5, 2022)

    • Practice Session #8 (July 7, 2022)

    • Module 3 Quiz

  • 6

    Module 4

    • Module 4 Handout

    • The Sacred Syllable OM by Georg Feuerstein

    • Saturday, July 9, 2022: Session 1

    • Saturday, July 9, 2022: Session 2

    • Saturday, July 9, 2022: Session 3

    • Saturday July 9, 2022: Session 4

    • Practice Session #1: July 12, 2022

    • Practice Session #2: July 14, 2022

    • Practice Session #3: July 19, 2022

    • Practice Session #4: July 21, 2022

    • Practice Session #5: July 26, 2022 NUMBER 1/2

    • Practice Session #5: July 26: NUMBER 2/2

    • Practice Session #6: July 28, 2022

    • Practice Session #7: August 2, 2022

    • Practice Session #8: August 4, 2022 (Recorded Session - no live class today)

    • Module 4 Quiz

  • 7

    Module 5

    • Module 5 Handout (printable)

    • Alterations in Salivary Proteome with Tirumular Pranayama

    • Saturday, August 6, 2022: Session 1

    • Saturday, August 6, 2022: Session 2

    • Saturday, August 6, 2022: Session 3

    • Saturday, August 6, 2022: Session 4

    • Practice Session #1: August 9, 2022

    • Practice Session #2: August 11, 2022

    • Bandha Notes from the Saturday Session

    • Practice Session #3: August 16, 2022

    • Practice Session #4: August 18, 2022

    • Practice Session #5: August 23, 2022

    • Practice Session #6: August 25, 2022

    • Practice Session #7, August 30, 2022

    • Practice Session #8, September 1, 2022

    • Practice Session #9, September 6, 2022

    • Practice Session #10, September 8, 2022

    • Module 5 Test

  • 8

    Module 6

    • Preparation for Saturday's Session

    • Module 6 Handout (printable)

    • Saturday, September 10, 2022: Session 1

    • Saturday, September 10, 2022: Session 2

    • Saturday, September 10, 2022: Session 3

    • Saturday, September 10, 2022: Session 4

    • Yantra Image

    • Final Ethics Assignment

    • Practice Session #1: September 13, 2022

    • Practice Session #2: September 15, 2022

    • Practice Session #3: September 20, 2022

    • Practice Session #4: September 22, 2022

    • Practice Session #5: September 27, 2022

    • Practice Session #6: September 29, 2022

  • 9

    Module 7 - October 1, 2022

    • Final Session Closure

    • Course Evaluation

    • Extra Pranayama

  • 10

    Articles

    • 7 Science-Backed Benefits of Pranayama

    • Impact of estrogen deficiency on diaphragm and leg muscle contractile function in female mdx mice

    • Effects of Different Phases of Menstrual Cycle on Respiration

FAQ

  • Do you offer payment plans and scholarships?

    We currently offer a payment plan for this course, if the payments do not fit your current financial situation you're welcome to contact us to discuss other payment plans. We do not offer scholarships for this program.

  • Do I have to attend live sessions or can I watch the recordings?

    You are not required to attend all live sessions. All sessions are recorded and you can watch them later. In some sessions there may be practices that you'll need to complete either by creating a recording and submitting it to the program leader.

  • Do you offer refunds?

    No, we do not offer refunds.

  • Do I need to be a Yoga teacher to enrol in this program?

    No, you do not need to be a Yoga teacher. We have had social workers, therapists, education teachers, doctors, and nurses with no Yoga certification participate in this program. We start with the basics and encourage questions during the program. We have a "no one is left behind" policy.

  • Will I have an opportunity to do practice teaching?

    If you are participating live you will have an opportunity to practice teach on Saturdays and during some of the weekday sessions. If you are watching the recordings instead of participating in the live sessions, you are welcome to contact our office to be assigned a study partner and/or book a teaching session with the course leader.

  • Will I receive a certificate at the end of the course?

    Upon successful completion of the course requirements you will receive a certificate from Traditional Yoga Studies.

  • Who is the course leader?

    Brenda Feuerstein is the course leader for this program. You can learn more about Brenda at https://traditionalyogastudies.com/about/

  • Can I register after the course has started?

    Yes, we welcome enrolment at any time. All sessions are recorded so you can watch them at your own pace.