Breath of Life: Pranayama Intensive
with Integral Yoga Senior Staff
December 1 - 3, 2023
Breath is the very essence of life. It is a powerful tool for regulating the nervous system and calming the mind. The science of breath control, pranayama, is the ancient yogic practice of regulating the breath in order to achieve various benefits for the body and mind.
If you are new to pranayama or seek to go deeper in your practice, you are invited to join us at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville to experience a pranayama intensive under the guidance of skilled Integral Yoga practitioners.
Practice various pranayama techniques, including dirgha swasam (deep breathing), nadi suddhi or nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), kapalabhati (skull-shining breath), breath retention, and more. Experience the benefits of pranayama and learn how to go deeper in your practice.
This program offers:
- Workshops on the practice of pranayama led by Integral Yoga practitioners
- Daily guided meditation
- Hatha Yoga practices for cleansing and rejuvenation
- Delicious, vegetarian meals for an enhanced immune system
What to Expect
Integral Yoga promotes an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and a useful life. Developed by Sri Swami Satchidananda, the path of Integral Yoga uses every aspect of life as a stepping stone to one’s supreme goal—lasting happiness and inner peace. The practices of Integral Yoga, including pranayama (yogic breathing), meditation, and Hatha Yoga, will help you to realize the peace which is your own true nature.
Since 1970, Integral Yoga Retreats have provided the sanctuary and solace everyone needs from time to time. Surrounded by a serene woodland landscape, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville serves as an ideal environment for rest and relaxation while teachers offer experiential classes in Yoga philosophy, meditation, breathing techniques, Yoga postures, and deep relaxation.
During the weekend, you will have the opportunity to seek support and clarification from senior Integral Yoga instructors.
Private mentoring is also available.
All Are Welcome
The weekend is open to everyone, from beginners to advanced Yoga retreatants. Those who are new to meditation and/or Yoga practices will receive full instruction, while those with experience will have the opportunity to deepen their practice.
I decided to take this program to “fill up my empty cup”. WOW did it happen…more than I could ever have imagined. The classes I attended were all excellent…The environment and atmosphere were so peaceful, loving, and secure; what I have always experienced at Yogaville and it was the same this visit, if not more than ever. Maybe it was the impact of the pandemic and the heightened need to be “cared for” the way Yogaville does. THANK YOU! from the bottom of my heart and the farthest depths of the universe. — Sara
I received more than I had the right to expect or hope for. I was welcomed warmly and there was always someone nearby that was willing to help with a smile at all times. Everyone from the ashram community expressed their happiness that we were there. The Karma Yoga opportunity was uplifting and satisfying. The innovation and closing were exceptional. I will be back. — Stan