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  • Shared Dormitory: Bottom Bunk – $470.00
  • Private Dormitory – $590.00
  • LGH: Full Bed – $640.00
  • LGH: 2 Twin beds – $640.00
  • LGH: Queen Bed – $640.00
  • Tent-Site – $420.00
  • (All prices include $280.00 base amount)

Accommodations include meals, yoga classes, and meditations
LGH or LOTUS Guest House are Private Rooms with Private Baths

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Mechanisms and Applications of Pranayama

with Sundar Balasubramanian, Ph.D., C-IAYT

February 24 - 26, 2023

Pranayama, also called yogic breathing, is one of the key practices within the discipline of Yoga. Next to asanas (postures) and meditation, pranayama is gaining increasing importance in the Western world. The availability of ancient literature and modern scientific evidence is sparse on this subtopic of Yoga. Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is one of the very few connecting the ancient Siddha tradition and modern science in regard to pranayama. He is a pioneer in the research of the effects of pranayama practice on salivary biomarkers and he has also been researching techniques related to pranayama from the ancient and unique Siddha tradition.

Learn more about pranayama and deepen your personal practice during this experiential workshop which combines ancient wisdom with modern science based on the presenter’s firsthand research. This program enables participants to get acquainted with the ancient literary references to pranayama, practice key pranayama exercises from both the ancient tradition and new exercises designed by the teacher, as well as understand the physiological, emotional, and biological mechanisms of pranayama based on the presenter’s research.

You will also learn:

  • Easy pranayama techniques to relieve day-to-day stress
  • How to incorporate pranayama for a healthy living as a lifestyle modification
  • How Yoga teachers can incorporate pranayama into their regular classes or practice
  • How to use pranayama for symptom management of chronic illness

This workshop will briefly touch upon diet with reference to what foods could impact the practice of pranayama and in turn how pranayama could promote healthy eating. This workshop will also briefly touch upon subtle aspects of Yoga, including koshas, chakras, and nadis with special reference to pranayama.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities


Thank you so much for the fantastic workshop. I enjoyed learning from you. I do want to follow up with your ideas for student nurses. — Helen Taggart, PhD

Not only are we seeing it in our own bodies, there’s scientific research to back it up! Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian has been conducting studies to document how yogic breathing can affect health conditions, to include Scleroderma. The results are fascinating. — Lori Pierce

Having read your book, Pranascience, I am more impressed than ever with your work and studies. — Robert Rollings

Your talk was inspirational! The joy that you manifest in your life, research, and teaching is wonderfully obvious. I have many ideas racing through my head about the applications of yogic breathing in cardiovascular disease. — Past Participant


Sundar Balasubramanian, Ph.D., C-IAYT
Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a cell biology researcher from the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA, and is a Yoga researcher specializing in breathing exercises. He is the founder & CEO of PranaScience Institute and the Yoga specialist at the MUSC Health & Wellness Institute. Sundar is the chair for Wellness in the Department of Radiation Oncology and is a member of the Cancer Control Program and the Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research Program at the Hollings Cancer Center. Sundar’s Yoga research provided evidence linking salivary biomarkers and yogic breathing (also called pranayama). He…
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