The Power of the Breath
Create Beneficial Breathing Habits to Feel Calmness and Energy

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with Vahini

Breath is a precious source of life, but due to tension, long hours of sitting, stress, shyness, or negative emotions, most people only use a small amount of their respiratory capacity. Most of us aren't taking the full, rejuvenating breaths we are capable of. This affects our physical well-being as well as our emotions. Yogis also believe that deep, slow, calm breathing lengthens our life.

Through specific yoga postures, you will:

  • Retrain your breathing into a positive habit
  • Energize and calm your body and mind
  • Increase health and mental balance
  • Become more deeply aware of your inner nature

You will learn:

  • Diaphragmatic breathing to relax and calm the nervous system.
  • Full Yogic Breathing--to expand breath and increase energy
  • Bramari pranayama for good sleep
  • A simple meditation technique for watching the breath: to relax, calm your mind, and deepen your awareness
  • You will also receive a short yoga sequence (to help open the breath) that you can practice at home

This retreat is for everyone who wants to learn more about the power of breathing and meditation. It will give you tools to create a good breathing habit and to feel calmer and more energized and balanced. This short weekend will transform your life for the better.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Breath is a precious source of life, but most people only use one-sixth of their respiratory capacity. This affects your physical well-being as well as your emotions.

Schedule for the Weekend

Friday 7:30 pm

  • Orientation and introduction
  • Breath assessment 

Saturday 10:00 am

  • How the breath works and how to open the breath
  • Yoga sequence to enhance the breath

Saturday 2:00 - 3:00 pm

  • A simple and transformative meditation technique: Hong Sau

Saturday 7:30 pm

  • Deeper, slower, calmer breaths with Restorative Yoga
  • Bramari breath to overcome insomnia

Sunday 9:15 am

  • Breath and mind
  • Simple practices to bring home

"Begin today to pay attention to the natural rhythms of your breathing and you will soon discover hidden spiritual treasures in this seemingly simple function." —Swami Kriyananda 


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Vahini has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 10 years, and has lived in Ananda centers since 2009, mostly in Assisi, Italy. She is a contributing teacher in the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training, trained prenatal instructor, and in the past 7 years she has been teaching yoga with the emphasis on the subjects of deep relaxation and creating a deeper connection with nature. She is eternally thankful to be able to share these teachings, which have powerfully transformed her life.

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The Power of the Breath starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date listed. Check-in is anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at our Front Desk. Your room will be available by 3:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30. The first gathering of your group is after dinner.
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The Power of the Breath 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.

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