Led by Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha and Savitri Simpson

Advanced Pranayama

Yoga Alliance RYT's and E-RYT's: This course offers up to 45 hours of continuing education credit. Ask your instructor for documentation.

7 days

There are no dates currently scheduled.

Prerequisite: Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training graduate, or Ananda Kriya Yoga initiate, or consent of instructor (call Gyandev at 800-346-5350 or 530-478-7518).

Pranayama is the key to a deep experience of yoga postures and meditation. This powerful week with Gyandev McCord, Diksha McCord, and Savitri Simpson will include:

  • Extensive practice of advanced breathing techniques;
  • How to integrate asana, pranayama, and meditation;
  • Studying the subtler aspects of the chakras;
  • How to use the chakra energies to enhance your sadhana;
  • How to awaken and raise kundalini energy;
  • Karma, reincarnation, and the subtle body;
  • How to teach pranayama;
  • Deeper exploration of Yogananda’s Energization Exercises.

For more information, see Course Syllabus.

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials. You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Advanced Pranayama starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

See Transportation and Directions whether you are coming by plane, car, bus or train. Our Frequent Questions page answers many of the questions you might have about How to Go on Retreat.

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Yoga Alliance RYT’s and E-RYT’s receive a 10% discount on the total cost for Advanced Pranayama. To receive the discount, simply tell us your Yoga Alliance registry ID number (it’s on your RYT/E-RYT card) when you register.


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