The Power of Pranayama
A Monthly Workshop with Kristin Akerele, ERYT-200
Breathing is both conscious and unconscious; it is also the link between our unconscious and our conscious Self.
Pranayama is the practice of controlling, or regulating, the breath for the purpose of consciously directing your Prana (life-force energy.)
These workshops will offer opportunities to:
• Increase your physical lung capacity
• Recharge the energetic vitality in all aspects of your life
• Find a more even balance in your overall well-being
• Utilize your inherent Prana to bring a deeper awareness to the present moment
In each session you will be introduced to, and practice 2-4 pranayama techniques. Each gathering will begin with 15 minutes of asana (physical poses) to prepare the body for the stillness needed to work with the breath.
The 3rd Friday of Each Month
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: $25 for AGW Members*
$35 for Non-Members
*This is an additional fee outside of Membership packages
What Students Are Saying
“I will start by saying it was excellent. Kristin’s pacing along with keeping the breath exercises doable and understandable was outstanding. She created a focus utilizing some poses and props that supported the breath work that were very valuable in sustaining the exercises.
I believe this is an extremely valuable workshop… I think it is important for students to see how important the breath work is by scheduling time for this practice.” – Gail Braverman
“Initially, we prepared our bodies and minds for the breathing practice with the legs up against a wall pose. After this focused concentration, we sat up in a comfortable position. Kristin then explained the importance of breath/ breathing as the key to our energy system and the various ways of controlling it. She guided the class in placing hands on different areas of our bodies to feel the effects of inhaling and exhaling.
She demonstrated each breathing exercise and defined its significance. We then performed one-by-one for maybe 7-8 minutes. It was very powerful to me. My body felt completely relaxed. My heart was beating in sync with my breathing.
Kristen is the perfect instructor for this course because she is so enthusiastic about this unique practice, and it clearly shows. She is an excellent teacher.
I would recommend this class to any person practicing yoga who is interested in learning the beneficial aspects of breath control.” – Patricia Waller
Kristin Akerele joined A Gentle Way after completing her 200-Hr Yoga Alliance training with Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga in San Diego, Ca. Kristin loves teaching and sharing the gift of yoga with her students and helping them discover their true selves through the poses and their breath. She also enjoys incorporating meditation and yoga philosophy in her classes. She teaches a wide range of classes from Gentle to Active Flow and encourages students to slow down and feel – always listening to their bodies. Learning and sharing yoga is a lifelong journey for her. Kristin Akerele is continues learning and sharing this lifelong journey of yoga while training in the 300-Hr Advanced Teacher Training Program at A Gentle Way.
Location: A Gentle Way Yoga Center
8274 Parkway Drive #102, La Mesa, CA 91942
General AGW Staff Workshops Policy:
- Up to 24-hours prior to event = Monies applied returned, minus a 20% processing fee
- Less than 24 hours in advance = no refund
- No shows = No refund
- All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Michelle.
We reserve the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or factors outside of our control. If an event is cancelled by us, you will receive a full refund within 30-days.
AGW cannot be responsible for nonrefundable travel arrangements.
Or deepen your practice with Kristin by signing up for one of her weekly classes instead.