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Saturday, January 14


Breath, Bandhas, and Pranayama: An Exploration of the Mystical Realms of Internal Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

Yoga & Pranayama. Breath is our most elemental form of life and unites all of humanity yet we think little about it. The ancient yogis dedicated great thought to it and in so doing developed intricate methods of harnessing breath to gain control of the mind and to see the world with greater clarity. This class will delve into the unseen realms of mystical yogic breathing and the magical internal energy valves known as bandhas. There is much confusion surrounding these powerful tools and the part they play in the regulation and control of pranic flow. David will share information he gained directly from K. Pattabhi Jois as well as a series of practical exercises he has developed himself. Through partner work, discussion and specialized techniques participants will gain new insights and useful tools for personal practice and daily life. David will end the class by leading a session of classical pranayama and breath control. The prana is awaiting your arrival!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

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David Swenson

David Swenson made his first trip to Mysore in 1977, learning the full Ashtanga system as originally taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He is recognized today as one of the world's foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga and has produced numerous videos and DVDs, and... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Seacliff A
Sunday, January 15


Pranayama: Strategies for Creating Inner Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you ever find yourself fluctuating between fatigue and stress? Would you like to understand how to use your practice to manage your energy? Focusing on the autonomic nervous system, we'll consider how to create and maintain balanced energy throughout the day. Then we'll explore how to use breath-centric asana and pranayama as functional tools to help you move through life with vitality and relaxation.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

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Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow began his study of yoga in India with T. K. V. Desikachar in 1974 and received a Viniyoga Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France. Gary is the founder, director, and senior teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute's Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Seacliff A


Teaching Pranayama
Limited Capacity seats available

A unique opportunity to experience some of the main breathing exercises, be exposed to the theory surrounding their usage and learn about sequencing them for regular practice and / or for use in teaching. Pranayama is the fourth limb of practice, but is not always represented in the yoga world of today as one of the main practices. Learn why it should be from living yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra and come to understand how Pranayama can bring the mind almost to silence and help us as a practice to cultivate inner peace. Lecture and pranayama practice.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

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Dharma Mittra

Legendary yoga teacher Sri Dharma Mittra first encountered yoga as a teenager before meeting his guru in 1964 and beginning his training in earnest. Sri Dharma founded one of the early independent schools of yoga in New York City in 1975 and has taught hundreds of thousands the world... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Bayview B