This training is focused on the practice of prānāyāma under the careful eye of a long-lived life-long practitioner master and his senior student in all these practices. There is also the opportunity for those ready to further their practice of kriyas. Various options for āsana practice are offered, both guided and self-practice, with the aim to reveal the link of how āsana leads in to breathwork, prānāyāma and other seated practices. The afternoon lecture sessions will focus on selected teachings from Hatha Yoga texts followed by open discussion and Q&A.
The Hatha approach has tantric origins but exists as a method appropriate for both those of us living in the world with jobs and families, and for someone secluded and devoted to practice in an ashram or monastery. Many of the descriptions are relevant to an advanced practitioner, and this is why a teacher is needed to explain what is meant by each verse so it can be better understood by you, the student, at different levels of development.
Hatha yoga practice is a practical approach, initially using the body but ultimately working deeper into the mental faculties, to experiencing growth and development toward the realms of meditation and eventual liberation. The steps of Hatha are offered as the method to develop awareness and experience true meditation. Work on the body and breath are integral to this through āsanas, kriyas (cleansing techniques), kumbhakas (the various prānāyāma techniques) and mudras (a combination of āsana and kumbhaka). At their culmination comes a change, a shift, so unique that the individual is transformed.
Breathwork is finally reaching public interest. With that come many who seek to sensationalize but understand little of these methods, their long term effect, how they really work, subtleties to how to practice them. Before pranayama proper can be learned and practiced correctly, breathwork practices are developed under the teaching of breath regulation. From there breathwork naturally progresses into pranayama practice. The Centered Breathwork practices taught on this course encompass original Hatha yoga pranayama.
This is a rare opportunity today to experience a clear explanation of such often obscure and esoteric lines by an experienced yogi in practical language in order to enhance both our practice and learning. In short, Tiwariji won’t be around forever, so make the most of this opportunity to learn. Paul also offers his unique experience as the most advanced and experienced practitioner of these practices and the tradition and what all that means in real terms today. BOOK
All Advanced Yoga Teacher Training modules are fully inclusive of the training program, both practical sessions and lectures, and includes the full facilities of Samahita Retreat, accommodation of your choice, and all buffet meals and drinks. Additionally we offer fully filtered water stations for you fill up and stay hydrated along with electrolyte drink on the buffet. We provide a setting to support your body and mind at the optimal level so the time invested in your training is most beneficial.
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the training with a group welcome. Check out is by 12pm on your last day. The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|5:40 am||Beach sunrise silent watch|
|6:15 – 7:10 am||Standing to Sitting practice: Centered meditative internal practices into silence|
|7:10 – 7:30 am||Silent sitting (or savasana) practice while pulse analysis is taken by Tiwariji and Paul|
|7:30 – 8:45 am||Full Centered Breathwork & Pranayama practice with Tiwariji & Paul – detail to improve, develop and enhance your practice|
|8:45 –10:30 am||Asana Guided – SEDA: Slow Engaged Dynamic Asana – sequence options
Asana Self – Teacher Assisted Self-Practice & Restorative Body Breath
|10:00 am – 1:00 pm||Brunch buffet|
|2:30 – 3:00 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|3:00 – 4:00 pm||Practice – sound meditation, energy center work, Pranava japa, Mantra and chanting|
|4:00 – 4:35 pm||Hatha Yoga discussion from texts with Tiwariji|
|4:35 – 5:00 pm||Q&A discussion – your questions on all things practice with Tiwariji and Paul|
|5:00 – 6:00 pm||Pranayama practice with Tiwariji|
|6:00 – 8:00 pm||Bonus Fun Cycle or Core TRX workout class followed by post-workout asana class (20 + 20 min’s max)
Complimentary herbal steam room available – great after class with a swim and a beach walk
|8:00 pm||Evening program – music programs with special guest, meditation, private time|
Paul is a well-known world-class yogi, scientist and teacher with 30 years of experience in the practice and study of yoga, the breath, and the meditative techniques. His dedication to the path of yoga has come from a combination of intense practices, meditative experiences, silent retreats and numerous pilgrimages in India, Tibet and Thailand. He was one of the dedicated few to put in many years with Pattabhi Jois in the old days of ashtanga vinyasa, certified by him, with an expertise in asana. Further, his dedication to the practice of pranayama for over 20 years leaves him in a unique position as the senior student to carry forth these teachings from his teacher O.P. Tiwari and the tradition of Swami Kuvalayananda and Sri Madhavadas. In addition, he was accepted into one of the top PhD programs in the U.S. to conduct scientific research on yoga and its effects. He is still a student and loves to share and learn. Sincerity, not seriousness, is the key to enjoying this path of yoga and meditation. He has led workshops and trainings all over the world, and founded the retreat center, Samahita, in Thailand, that offers teachings to students from all backgrounds and all levels of physical and mental readiness in Centered Yoga—an open-minded method to encourage inner awareness.
Paul is also the happy father of two lovely boys. For more please see his full bio.
Rates are in US Dollars, are per person, and are fully inclusive of room, buffets, and practices for the duration of the program dates
|Shared Two-Bedroom Loft||$2,094|
Subject to availability, we have Friends & Family rates for any registered Samahita Retreat guest’s partner, family member or friend, who is not interested in participating in any of the programs but will stay in a room and board capacity. Shared accommodation, food, and the facilities are open to them. If they prefer to engage in the selection of yoga, breath, meditation, and fitness classes every day then a separate booking under YogaCoreCycle is advised