If you’re reading this you’re obviously already breathing… so, why do you need a
workshop on the breath? Seems like it’s working, right?! But…there’s ways to improve how we use the breath. And if we checked in with your nervous system, would it have a different answer about how well your breath is working?
Pranayama is the study of awareness and controlling of the breath. Pranayama
techniques can help to lower stress levels and return the sympathetic nervous
system to its normal baseline functions; allowing for better regulation of emotions, a
more relaxed state for the physical body and most importantly, centering the mind.
The exercises you learn in this workshop can be easily implemented in your home
practice for as little as 15 minutes a day.
Rachel is a 500-hr trained yoga teacher and has been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa
Yoga since August 2009. Her asana teaching is from Paul Dallaghan of Centered Yoga
based on lineage from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Her pranayama teaching is based on the
lineage of Sri O.P. Tiwari who received instruction from Swami Kuvalayananda. She’s
completed a number of trainings traveling to Hong Kong to study with David Swenson,
Bali to study with Matthew Sweeney and Cape Town, South Africa to study with Michael
Hamilton. She teaches locally in the Berkshires and Columbia County.