Asheville Yoga Center is one of the most popular yoga schools in the Southeast. Our foundational programs are designed to enhance your personal knowledge, deepen your practice and provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to safely experience or teach yoga.
We offer three types of event:
- Yoga workshops (non-certification events)
- 200 Hour RYT training courses
- 300 Hour certified training courses (Advanced Study and Therapeutically-Oriented)
Pranayama, Mudra, and Bandhas for Healing
August 15th - 19th, 2018
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
Save $50 if you sign up by July 4, 2018
$700 with Early Bird Special!
($750 after July 4, 2018)
$250 Deposit will hold Early Bird discount, or pay in full. Balance due one week before start.
Wednesday-Sunday 8:30am- 12:30pm | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Yoga has become synonymous with asanas, however the entire practice of Yoga is based on practices of awareness (Kriyas). Pranayama, Mudra and Bandhas are the three most important kriyas that lead to the state of meditation. When these three practices are done with awareness, knowledge and preparation, Yoga becomes sadhana. In this journey to self, pranayama leads to the purification of senses, prana and mind. With a consolidated state of mind one attains Mudra and maintains bandhas in order to maintain one pointed awareness.
Learn these three important practices in Yoga and let your practice be to attain the state of Yoga itself.
Day 1- Pranayama
Pre-practices, practical hints, seasonal considerations, technical considerations, benefits and modifications of main pranayama
Day 2 and 3 - Mudras
Types, benefits, philosophy, science, therapeutic application, pre-practices of Mudras
Day 4 - Tri-Bandhas
Tri-Bandhas, history, benefits, technique, textual reference, integrations in asana and pranayama
Integration of Pranayama, Mudra and Bandhas into practice
Pre-requisites (Any one of the following):
Current student in a Yoga teacher training program
Completed a Yoga teacher training program
3 years of Yoga practice
Required Reading (click on book title to purchase):
Mudra: The Sacred Secret by Indu Arora
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati
Essence of Pranayama (Shri Krishna)
Mulabandha (Bihar School of Yoga)
Mulabandha Asana ( yogsadhna.com)
Marma Stick (yogsadhna.com)
Copper Neti Pot
Metallic Tongue Scraper
300 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Modules
Choose 11 modules in total from these four categories:
- Pick at least one 3-day course
- Pick at least one 4-day course
- Pick at least one 5-day Intensive
- Pick the remaining eight courses from any of the four categories (weekend, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day*)
*You must complete 11 separate modules for graduation. Most modules offered multiple times per year.