A good outcome of being unable to travel is that we have finally found the time to create online events.
Our online page and video platform just went live!
The first course, Pranayama Level 1 (16 lessons), starts Tuesday 21 April, 3pm Sydney time (London 6am/ European continent 7am).
The live event takes place from 21 April – 12 May on all working days (Monday – Friday).
Students who purchase halfway through the live event can still go back and watch past streams, i.e. even if you miss the beginning of the live event you can still tune into the remaining live classes and also go back and watch the recorded streams.
After 12 May only the On-Demand stream is available and it will remain available indefinitely.
The course is design to be integrated over a lengthy period, viz. it is good to go back and re-watch episodes.
Students who have done our teacher trainings or pranayama modules can register at a 50% discount. Please email us for a discount code.
Further courses including meditation, kriya, Yoga Sutra, anatomy, therapeutic yoga, etc. to follow in due time.
We look forward to working with you.
Gregor and Monica
I’m interested in taking the course but I don’t have a personal teacher. I’ve read that pranayama should not be practiced without a teacher otherwise there could be harmful effects, especially with retention. I was interested in knowing, which practices would you say are safe to do at home while watching your course or reading your book, without access to a teacher. My current light practice is a few minutes of kapalabhati followed by some rounds of three-part-breathing and then about 10 minutes of nadi shuddhi without retention ( my inhale takes about 10 seconds), and then a few minutes of udgeetha (long Om chanting). Would it be safe to do longer/more pranayama, especially after having taken your course? Thanks.
It is good to have a teacher who can personally check you but there are not that many good pranayama teachers around. If you are getting somebody who isn’t that great, the personal teacher is not that helpful either.
I have written my Pranayama textbook with students in mind who don’t have access to a senior teacher. A good autodidact can self-teach simply by reading the book. However, in my experience most people are not autodidacts. With this in mind I have created my video courses. The courses are extremely in depth, including even trouble-shooting, i.e. what are common mistakes.
My approach also places extreme import on all the fundamentals. The first course doesn’t even include retentions. It’s a 16-hour course that covers every minute detail. You will also have longterm multiyear access and can rewatch as often as you want. I recommend that students work with this material for about a year before they do the Level 2 course which then covers internal retentions.
As long as students are attentive and really integrate what is taught in the videos they will make good progress.
If after the course things are still unclear I’m also available to answer questions per email.
Additionally I also offer in-person Pranayama Immersions around the world. They have been interrupted for 2 years but things are slowly starting up again. Here is the next one in Europe https://8limbs.com/event/bulgaria-pranayama-yoga-sutra-asana-with-gregor-maehle/
Personally I think the video course is great value.