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Teaching Pranayama: How to introduce maintain and develop a pranayama practice in a class situation

18th November 2017
at Risca Youth Club Hall

Teaching Pranayama: How to introduce maintain and develop a pranayama practice in a class situation

Tutor: Phillip Xerri

Date: 18th November 2017

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Risca Youth Club Hall

Type of Event: IST Days

Places Available: 8

Teaching Pranayama: How to Introduce, Maintain and Develop a Pranayama Practice in the Class Situation.
Aims of the Morning
1 Give participants a theoretical understanding and ample practical content to be able to introduce, maintain and develop a Pranayama practice for students in their first year of practice
2 Give participants a theoretical and practical appreciation of the importance of 'counting' and 'touch' in the application of focussed breathing.
1 Participants will become aware of the precautions and benefits relating to basic breathing/Pranayama in general and specifically relating to students with breathing difficulties.
2 Participants will experience a wide variety of practices relating to the three part and nine part breaths that encompass supine, kneeling, sitting and standing positions
Aims of the Afternoon
1 Give participants a theoretical understanding of the place and importance of basic breathing, the three part breath and the nine part breath in relation to Yoga in general and Pranayama in particular.
2 Give participants an understanding of how to integrate the practices into the class situation.
1 How to begin basic breathing from the first class and develop towards the Three Part Breath within a 10 week period.
2 How to reinforce and develop the The Three Part Breath in the second 10 weeks.
3 How to develop from the Three Part Breath towards the Nine Part Breath over the third 10 week period.
Teaching Material Used On The Day
Handouts throughout the Day covering all practices and examples of schemes of work and lesson plans.
Methods of presenting the subject
Talk. Discussion. Question/Answer. Guided practice.
Working with partners.
About the Tutor
Originally trained with Swami Gitananda in Pondicherry 1981
BA (Hons) Lancaster University, Comparative Religion, 1984
BWY Dip 1985
Founded Yoga Quests 1986 running many Courses throughout the UK and abroad.
Devised and produced the Pranayama 1 year Foundation Course in 2000 which runs as the Pranayama Module for the BWY.
Philp has been teaching Yoga and pranayama for over 30 years. His main focus is Pranayama: the safe, structured and progressive practice and teaching thereof without losing any of the power and potency inherent in all forms of Pranayama.
All of the IST Days are focussed on Pranayama but also include relevant Asana and relaxation practices.
Based in CARDIFF CF23 9JB 07710185827
Outline plan for the day
10 - 10.15 Talk: general precautions and benefits regarding the practices and Pranayama in general.
10.15 - 11.00 Practices to facillitate the Three Part Breath.
11.00 - 11.15 Partner work for Abdominal breathing.
11.15 - 11.30 Talk: the Nine Part Breath (Mahat Yoga Pranayama)
11.30 - 12.00 Practices to facillitate the Nine Part Breath.
12.00 - 12.15 Partner work for the Nine Part Breath.
12.15 - 12.45 Kaya Kriya - moving relaxation process for Sectional 
12.45 - 1.00 Question/Answer. Discussion.
1.00 - 2.00 Lunch
2.00 - 2.15 Talk: the place and importance of basic breathing, the Three Part Breath and the Nine Part Breath in terms of Yoga in general and Pranayama in particular.
2.15 - 3.30 Talk and guided practice: how to introduce, maintain and develop these practices logically and sequentially over Three Ten Week periods.
3.30 -4 Question/Answer. Discussions. 
Other information
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Risca Youth Club Hall
Brookland Road
NP11 6BH


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