Beautiful Breath - Pranayama Workshop
Sunday 8 December
8:00 - 10:30
at Limber Lotus Lifestyle Studio, Kloof
This will be a 2.5 hour workshop exploring the world of yoga through the lens of pranayama – ancient yogic breathing techniques handed down over the ages. “Prana” means “life force”. “Yama” means “control”. Therefore pranayama means “controlling the breath or life force”.
Pranayama is the fourth stage of Patanjali’s 8-Limbed (or Ashtanga) approach to yoga. Most people these days are already very familiar with the third stage: Asana, the physical practice. However even regular practitioners of yoga are often unfamiliar with the most subtle limb of pranayama. This workshop is a bridge to experiencing the next level, a world of yoga that is more subtle, more inward, more intuitive.
Who it's for
This workshop is perfect to help reinvigorate yoga teachers practise of pranayama and hopefully introduce a few new breathing practices into the mix. For yoga students who do not teach, this will be a fabulous insight into the deeper practice of yoga beyond asana.
What is covered
During the 2.5 hours we will include the following information
- The basic anatomy of breathing
- The relationship of breath to the Vagus nerve and the Autonomic Nervous System
- The energetics of prana (Vayu’s)
- The applications of mudra’s and bandha’s
- Using pranayama for meditation
- 10 pranayama exercises of both Tantric and Taoist origin
R300 including pranayama booklet
Space is limited and booking is essential. To book please contact Charlize on
078 308 1835
11 January - 1 February
8:30 - 10:00
at Salamanca Centre, Westville
Beginners Yoga Series
Are you interested in yoga but feel lost when the teacher chants
'Om? Do you want to learn the difference between Warrior 1 and
Warrior 2? Do you want to learn how to do a Sun Salutation at home?
Then you need to join Monsoon Yoga for an Introduction to Yoga
with the Beginners 4 Week Series.
Join us on Saturday mornings at 8:30. Each class is 90 min and
will include a short discussion and asana practice with a different
focus each week.
This Beginners Series will teach you proper alignment, breathing
techniques and introduce yogic philosophy and terminology. You
will leave feeling fitter, more aware of your body and better equipped
to join a regular yoga practice.
Who this is for
This series is designed for people who are
- New to yoga
- want to understand the fundamentals
- feel lost in a regular class
- need a refresher after a long break
- simply want to deepen their understanding of their yogic practice.
Anyone is welcome to join no matter what stage of fitness you are currently in. It is open to absolute first timers and regular practitioners. Once you start your yoga journey you will never look back!
What is covered
11 January - Sun Salutations & Intro to Yoga
18 January - Standing Poses & Breathing techniques
25 January - Seated Poses & Basic Philosophy
1 February - Full Sequence & Intro to Meditation
R650 for all classes and manual covering topics
Space is limited so booking is essential!
Please contact Charlize at
078 308 1835