Developing & Deepening Your Pranayama Practice

An online workshop with Philip Xerri
Saturday 5th December
10.00 – 1.30pm


This workshop has three distinct sections. Each section is designed to help with different aspects of developing your personal practice of pranayama. There will be some theory and the opportunity to ask questions, but practice is at the heart of each section.

There will be relevant Asana / movement and Relaxation throughout.

Section 1 : Rejuvenation and Balancing

In this section we will will look at three practices:

  1. A set of Rhythmical Pranayamas that are used as an annual Rejuvenation Programme. They are also an excellent set of practices that challenge the strength of the component parts of the breathing cycle.
  2. Two Pranayamas that are used to bring about balance between the dynamic and passive energies of the Subtle Anatomy and their suggested correlations to the Nervous System.

Section 2 : Classical Progression and Sequential Flow Pranayama

One of the crucial aims of Pranayama is to access the energies of Sushumna Nadi. This can be achieved through the practice of Nadi Shodanah (alternate nostril breathing)

We will look at this practice from the perspective of Sequential Flow Pranayama.  The session will take you through various stages leading up to its full practice as it appears in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Section 3 : Creative Pranayama

In terms of developing our personal practice of Pranayama it can be very effective to combine different Pranayama techniques so that they flow from one to another.

Philip has been exploring this idea of creative pranayama flows over the last few years. It involves using different Pranayamas that complement each other in order to create certain effects.


The Tutor :

Philip Xerri is one of the leading authorities on Pranayama in the UK.

He originally trained with Swami Gitananda in Pondicherry 1981 and has been teaching Yoga & Pranayama for over 30 years.
Over the years he has established a coherent system of Pranayama practice that is accessible to all.

His teaching is pragmatic and grounded, without ever losing touch of the power and poignancy inherent in the practice.



The fee for this workshop is £25.00.

If you cannot afford the full fee contact us and we will arrange a reduced fee.

How to Book

Click on the button below to book online.
See ‘Events’, scroll down and book your place.

When you make your booking you will be sent a link to join the workshop on Zoom.

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Tips for Online Yoga!

  • A few minutes before the workshop starts, click on the link you received when you booked.
  • The link might go straight to the workshop OR it might ask you to download Zoom first. If you need to download Zoom, it is very quick & easy.
  • If the sound on your phone, laptop or PC is not so good you can buy bluetooth headphones, or plug in speakers and that will improve your experience of the classes.
  • For the posture work, apart from when the teacher is demonstrating, try to follow the verbal instructions rather then looking at the screen.
  • As the teacher is not present to advise you it is essential that you take responsibility for your own practice and to ensure that you stay within your physical limits.
  • You can decide yourself if you want the camera on or off during the class. Your microphone will be turned off.
  • Prepare a space for doing yoga. Make sure you aren’t disturbed by people, pets or phones during the class.
  • You will need a yoga mat, a blanket for the deep relaxation and maybe a cushion for the meditation.
  • For Pranayama & meditation, be comfortable! You may sit on the floor with cushions etc, or on a chair.

from Yoga Days Info, posted November 2020


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