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Philip Xerri : Pranayama Foundation Course 2019

Location: Kingston Park community centre, Brunton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2SW (map)

Dates: Saturday’s – March 2nd, April 6th, May 11th, June 15th, July 27th &
Sept 7th – 2019. Timings are 10.00-4.00 (aprx) each day with a break for lunch. On the last day of the course there is a further 3 months of structured home practice with support if required.

Cost: £525.00 early bird if paid in full by the end of Nov 2018 or £595.00 after, installments are available. If you’ve done the course before the price is £200.00 or £40.00 to repeat individual days.

A £100.00 non refundable deposit is required to secure a place and the balance is payable no later than a week before the start date. Once the course has started there is a zero refund policy.

To book please email hello@yoganewcastle.co.uk.

Pranayama is the bridge that leads to the deeper dimensions of Yoga. It is literally the ‘breath of life’ and forms the foundation upon which the energy aspect of Yoga is built and developed.

About Philip
Philip studied Yoga and Pranayama with Dr. Swami Gitananda in India 1980/1981, graduated with an honors degree in Comparative Religion 1984 and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Religious Studies 1985. Philip has experienced many different schools of Yoga, qualified in Remedial Massage, Reflexology and Touch for Health and has run Yoga Quests for the last 25 years.

The course offers:
1. Guidance from a teacher who has been at the forefront of Pranayama training in the UK for decades.
2. A structured & supervised personal development programme enabling you to expand & deepen your own practice.
3. A comprehensive illustrated Course Manual covering all the practices on the course.
4. Certificate on completion.

Who this course is for?
This course is designed to benefit serious students & teachers alike with at least 3 years continuous practice of Yoga, it involves an in depth exploration of Pranayama on 2 levels :

Self Development
1. You will learn the Pranayama’s thoroughly, in a logical and structured way starting with developing complete control over the act of breathing.
2. You will learn postures & sequences which enhance the potential and flexibility of the respiratory system.
3. A systematic guided home practice schedule is at the heart of this course.
4. Pranayama is a powerful tool for health & healing. The course involves a wider and holistic development of the whole being : physical, emotional, mental & spiritual.

Teaching
1. The thorough development of a personal practice is crucial for the teaching of Pranayama.
2. From this foundation the course will examine ways to introduce and develop structured programmes for the teaching of Pranayama.

The Course progresses through 5 distinct phases

Foundations: The mechanics of ‘basic breathing’.
Development: The use of breathing rhythms to manipulate Prana.
Alignment: Breathing patterns & visualisation techniques to bring harmony within the Koshas.
Purification: Nadi Shodhana & the Bandhas.
Classical : Preliminary & developmental levels of Classical Pranayamas as described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

In addition to the course Philip offers post graduate day training’s which expand on the content already covered.