Advanced Pranayama – ONLINE

Pranayama Course Sydney
Pranayama Course Sydney

Breath is life. Breathe well, live well. 

A 3-part skill development workshop for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and for any yoga enthusiast with pranayama experience, to deepen their practice.

Based on the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya, this specialist course takes place over 3 half-day ONLINE SESSIONS to build on introductory breathwork and what you may have come across in yoga classes or teacher training.

No one needs to be told that we need to breathe. We just do it, and survive! Most of the time, it is done without any conscious awareness. And, unconscious habits and patterns soon develop.  

However, few of us are taught how to breathe well, and how to change the unconscious habits and patterns of our breathing, to explore or unlock the power of more conscious breathing. Generally, this does not happen naturally, just by itself. 

Basic breath awareness is a great start. And then, teaching our system ways to breathe more functionally, is a great improvement. Classical yoga teachings often warn about pranayama practices, without the guidance of a knowledgable and experienced teacher. Here’s your chance!

“The greatest indicator of life span wasn’t genetics, diet, or the amount of daily exercise, as many had suspected. It was lung capacity.” – James Nestor, author of Breath: The New Science & Art of Breathing.

What you will learn

  • The biomechanics and physiology of pranayama
  • A range of yogic breathing techniques (some rarely experienced or taught in yoga classes) 
  • Conscious breathing practices than can fundamentally change the habit and patterns of our breathing, including respiratory rates and mind states 
  • The benefits and contraindications of pranayama and the safe and effective integration of pranayama with bandha, mudra, kriya and relaxation. 

Is this training for me? 

This specialist training is part of our Graduate Yoga Therapy Training program. It is open to and suitable for: 

  • Any existing yoga teacher or yoga therapist keen to study with Michael de Manincor, expand their knowledge and gain 14 points towards their Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Any enthusiastic yoga practitioner with some experience in yogic breathwork techniques. 
  • Graduates of The Yoga Institute’s 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Diploma who would like to pursue the full Yoga Therapy Training Diploma are required to complete this module

There are no pre-requisites to enjoy this course, but it is beneficial if people have a consistent yoga practice and have had prior experience with various pranayama techniques.

Plus, this training is 100% online, meaning you can do it from anywhere.

Dates don’t suit? These webinars are recorded so you can even do this course self-paced in your own time!

Details and Bookings

Dates & Times:
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Training Delivery: ONLINE (via Zoom)
Facilitator: Michael de Manincor

Current and past students of The Yoga Institute will have the Advanced Pranayama course added to their profile on our online learning portal, Teachable.  Students new to The Yoga Institute will be granted access to our online learning portal where videos and other resources are housed.   And we’re here to help you at any step of the way.   

There is no compulsory textbook for Advanced Pranayama, though we highly recommend The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar (readily available through online booksellers) as a wonderful companion text.

About Michael

This specialist training is part of our Graduate Yoga Therapy Training program and will be taught by founder and director of The Yoga Institute, Dr Michael de Manincor, who has been practicing, teaching and doing research in pranayama practices for more than 30 years. 

Under the personal tutelage of Mr TKV Desikachar, Michael embodies an authentic approach to yoga, following the traditions of Desikachar’s father, T Krishnamacharya (also widely referred to as the father of modern yoga).

Passionate about how yoga can improve the quality of life for anyone, Michael has a special interest in how integrated yogic techniques can offer people mental health and contentment.

Read more about Michael here

What people say about learning from Michael

“A heartfelt thank you. Michael, you are wise, kind, knowledgeable, mischievous and above all an inspiration! Thank you for all you have taught me.” 

I love learning through the Institute and with Michael. The learning is comprehensive, has depth, is practical and it keeps going well beyond the actual course” – Jules

“The Yoga Institute is making a wonderfully positive impact on the yoga world here is Sydney and nationwide. I really can’t praise the school highly enough and don’t have the superlatives in my vocabulary to do it justice.”  – Billy

“I am very grateful to Michael for being such a knowledgeable, caring, and inspiring teacher and mentor” – MR

“I found as we re-visited the study of pranayama and asana I became more confident with using these tools in my own practice and in guiding others in their practice”   – Tina


More Information

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