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30H Pranayama & Meditation Teacher Training with Rebecca


Lisboa⎮Feb 29 - Mar 3, 2024


This is a highly practical course that has been designed to offer you the skills and knowledge to be a competent and compassionate teacher in covering the techniques of classical pranayama and meditation techniques. The training course is ideal for individuals already practicing meditation, or another yogic discipline, qualified yoga and Pilates teachers, counselors, alternative therapists, life coaches and health professionals who want to expand their practice or career to incorporate meditation and pranayama teaching, theory and methods. 


Pranayama, the 4th limb of Yoga, is the bridge between the Bahiranga (External Yoga) and the Antaranga (Internal Yoga). Pranayama is roughly translated as extension of the life force. So, the breath is specifically altered in order to produce specific results. Learn cooling, warming, relaxing and meditative practices, and pranayama techniques to connect with the gross and subtle nature of the breath. The practice of pranayama helps to clear the physical and emotional obstacles in our body to free the breath. With a regular and sustained practice of pranayama, one can feel the change in thought patterns and a new boost of energy in the body.


Meditation techniques follow Patanjali’s progression from pratyahara (ability to withdraw from our sensory output) to dharana (concentration practices) to support a depth of understanding on how to apply different types of meditation to different needs. Learn the foundation of what a meditative state is by gradually training the mind to connect to effortless internal focus. The meditative practices can be utilized to influence the autonomic nervous system, retrain the brain to release stress and deepen spiritual awareness.


What to expect ?


  • Understanding Patanjali’s 8 Limb ladder especially concerning pranayama, pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana  (concentration) and dyana (meditation) 

  • learning pranayama according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • Science behind the techniques 

  • Pranayama benefits & contraindications to the techniques 

  • Subtle/energetic anatomy with nadis and vayus 

  • learn how to confidently teach bandha; energetic locks, as a dharana technique 

  • Teaching pranayama to others

  • Prepare for meditation with breathing techniques

  • Learn the science of meditation 

  • learn Kaya sthairyam - psychic stillness in preparation for meditation

  • in preparation for meditation

  • Meditation techniques including japa, chakra dharana and loving kindness practices 

  • Learn to guide meditations 

  • Self-reflection tools 

  • Immersion into the yoga lifestyle


Practical info :


Info session

February 7th - 20.30 at Yoga Room Lisbon and Online

→ Please register here


When?

February 29th - March 3rd, 2024

  • Thursday Feb 29th ⎮ 7-9h (Online option for non resident)

Morning practice of pranayama and meditation

Anatomy of Breath

Lecture of Prana, nadis, vayus and bandhas

Learn sama vritti and ujjayi pranayama


  • Friday March 1st ⎮ 7-9h (Online option for non resident)

Morning practice of pranayama and meditation

Fundamentals of meditation, chakra system lecture

Learn Pranava pranayama - om chanting, Surya nadi and chandra nadi pranayama


  • Saturday March 2nd ⎮ 8-19h


Morning practice of pranayama and meditation

Review and practice teaching sama vritti/ ujjayi/ pranava/ surya and chandra nadi

pranayama

Meditations for Attaining Life Purposes - Sankalpa

Lunch break

Yoga Nidra - relaxation technique

Learn Kaya Sthairyam - psychic stillness technique

Practice teaching Nadi Shodhana/ Anuloma Viloma / Prana shuddhi

Practice teaching

Review chakras/ bija mantras

Chakra dharana meditation


  • Sunday March 3 ⎮8-19h


Morning pranayama and meditation practice

Lecture on Heating pranayamas Kapalabhati and Bhastrika

Practice teaching

Lecture on cooling pranayamas Sitakari and Shitali

Practice teaching

Lunch break

Yoga Nidra- relaxation technique

Mantra practice for Ajapa Japa meditation

So Hum meditation

Brahmari pranayama

Practice teaching

Review


Where?

Yoga Room Lisboa

Tuition

  • Early price : 465€ (Registration and paiement done before Dec 29th, 2023)

  • Regular : 550€

* A non refundable 200€ deposit will be asked in order to secure your spot, and will be deductible of your final price.


** Payment Plan available upon request.




Meet the Teacher :


Rebecca Hajek


Rebecca is a New Yorker recently transplanted to Lisbon, Portugal who has been studying yoga and meditation for over 20 years. She was a former opera singer who got her Masters in Music at SUNY Purchase and accredits the discipline and understanding of  subtlety in her practice to her years of strict training. She followed her love of yoga out of the opera world and into her 200hr training over 10 years ago in NYC and discovered her dharma. Shortly after she began a series of mentorships and trainings that brought her to assist her Ashtanga teacher in the Mysore room at Pure Yoga NYC. Eager to soak up the vast wealth of yogic wisdom in NYC Rebecca explored Iyengar, Forrest, Hatha, Kundalini, Katonah, Dharma and Bhakti yoga which allowed her to deepen her practice and refine her distinctive style of teaching.  Her 500hr Advanced Teacher Training (ERYT) was completed with her long time mentor Yogi Charu of Saraswati lineage in Hatha yoga and Tantric meditation in 2015. She has sense  delved into bhakti yoga - the yoga of devotion and studying yoga philosophy through the Vedic texts and mantra with her teachers Raghunath Cappo and Kausthuba Das. Dedicated to the yogic path Rebecca will always consider herself a student first, and a teacher second.  Rebecca’s unique style of teaching weaves together the wisdom from her diverse yogic path with a compassionate personal perspective.  Her classes combine intelligent and creative sequencing, playful music, insightful dharma, chanting and various relaxation techniques. In addition to teaching online and in person with group classes and privates Rebecca leads workshops, trainings and yoga retreats around the globe.








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