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Practicing and Teaching Pranayama – An Introduction

Learn How to Practice and Teach Beginning Pranayama

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Practicing and Teaching Pranayama – An Introduction, with Beryl Bender Birch, Director/Founder of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and The Give Back Yoga Foundation, best selling author of Power Yoga and Boomer Yoga, and yoga teacher for almost 40 years.

Based on simple yoga breathing techniques, this course is designed for yoga teachers who wish to learn how to practice and teach beginning pranayama. The practice of pranayama continues the process that started with asana - training the mind to focus on one thing. Once you are able to link your mind to your breathing, the mind quiets down and you are able to tune into the energetic dimensions within your body. This requires a cultivation of more subtle and deepened attention on the breath and is a gateway to meditation. Greater awareness and clarity develops and the practice becomes a powerful tool for transformation and healing. Not recommended for beginners.


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Beryl Bender Birch
Beryl Bender Birch

Beryl Bender Birch, a renowned visionary and author of Power Yoga and Beyond Power Yoga, has been an avid student of yoga and the study of consciousness since 1971.

With degrees in philosophy and comparative religion, Beryl has traveled extensively in India, has been teaching yoga for 33 years, and training yoga teachers as “spiritual revolutionaries” since 1980.



Beryl began teaching astanga yoga to a handful of adventuresome and ahead-of-their-time runners in New York City in 1981 at the prestigious New York Road Runners Club. She became the Wellness Director of the Club and slowly continued to grow the classes. She pioneered (along with husband Thom, a world class runner at the time, who joined Beryl as a teacher at the NYRRC from 1985 through 2001) the introduction of yoga to the traditional athletic community.



In 2000 she was named by Yoga Journal as one of only seven American women in their “Innovators Shaping Yoga Today” issue. She is the director-founder of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute.


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When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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