Prāṇāyāma: Practice and Theory Practical with Dr. Balasubramanian

This 14 week course will provide participants an opportunity to learn and practice prāṇāyāma with Dr. Balasubramanian --- Cell Biologist, Yoga Researcher, Yoga Therapist and Teacher, and scholar practitioner of prāṇāyāma, the practice of Yogic Breathing. Course will meet for 14 weeks (excluding holidays) at 10 am ET, on Saturdays, starting October 2, 2021. Sessions will be archived for later viewing in case you are unable to attend. Recordings will be available for 30 days after the end of course.

Dr. Balasubramanian, Cell Biologist, author of numerous scholarly publications, originally from Tamil Nadu India, currently Research Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, inherits a traditional Indian practice of Yoga from his family, supplemented with advance training in Yoga from Swami Chitbhavananda's Vivekananda College in India. Dr. Sundar continued his studies through an MS and PhD in biochemistry. His work marries the traditional science and practice of Yoga with contemporary research on the therapeutic impact of yogic breathing—a practice that allows the practitioner to control their own biochemistry. Dr. Sundar, a scholar practitioner of prāṇāyāma ---yogic breathing---will lead participants through the ancient practice of breath control, to engage in the complete Eight Limbs of Yoga. And whereas many modalities of yoga practice require a high degree of bodily ability, prāṇāyāma is for everyone who can breathe.

What Students Will Learn In This Course

Students will learn about the ancient secrets of yogic breathing practices as taught by adepts such as Tirumūlar---information not generally available to non scholars of Tamil and Yoga. Students will learn about the biochemical science behind yogic breathing, which will help students appreciate how to harness the healing and transformative powers of prāṇāyāma for their own practice or teaching. Students will gain insight and skills in the practice of prāṇāyāma from a scholar practitioner of yogic breathing. Some know how to practice prāṇāyāma. Others know about the science behind breathing. Students will learn synergistically about both from Dr. Balasubramanian. Don't miss out on this unusual opportunity.

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian, MS and PhD (Biochemistry), BA (Yoga)

Your instructor

Growing up in Tamilnadu, India in a traditional Yoga and Siddha medicine practicing family background, Dr. Balasubramanian went to Swami Chitbhavananda's Vivekananda College in India where he further learned Yoga, Meditation, and Kirtan practices. Dr. Balasubramanian continued his studies via an MS and PhD in Biochemistry. He is now a research professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he continues his research on Yoga. Dr. Sundar has demonstrated that prāṇāyāma leads to the secretion of bio-chemicals that are essential to health and longevity. Dr. Balasubramanian is also a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the Integral Yoga Teachers Association. He is a TEDx speaker (2015), a registered yoga therapist, and a scholar-practitioner teacher of Yoga.

Pricing options for this one of a kind course!

Available at three prices. 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜: $497, for students who need financial support. 𝙎𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙧 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜: $579, for students who can afford to pay for their own enrollment. 𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜: $679, for attendees who would like to contribute to another student's enrollment.

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  • If I do not understand something, may I ask questions during the class?

    Live sessions will be devoted to students who have the opportunity to ask questions and learn to practice prāṇāyāma from Dr. Balasubramanian.

  • Do I have to know anything about Yoga or Prāṇāyāma to participate?

    The class is open to students with diverse backgrounds. The course will include a bonus introduction to Yoga Philosophy by Dr. Shyam Ranganathan (founder of Yoga Philosophy) to allow students with little background to dive into the training.

  • Will I be able to participate if I cannot make the specified times.

    This class is primarily devoted to practice. But recordings of sessions will be made available to participants.

  • Does this course count towards CE Hours

    Yes, this course counts as 15 CE Hours through Yoga Alliance or other accrediting bodies.

  • What kind of course is this?

    This is a special live course! That means that instruction is delivered live via synchronous classes that students can access.

Space is Limited to Facilitate Interactive Q and A

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