Breath + Āsana

Practical Course Planning

There is a natural relationship between breath and movement.  We must understand and respect this. Breathing must help movement. Movement must help breathing.

When you incorporate breathing technique into your asana instruction, you can develop someone’s attention, facilitate the experience of āsana, and greatly influence a person’s state. Asking your students or therapy clients to tune into their breath increases the requirement of āsana (it makes it harder), so it is important to understand how to develop this intelligently and with respect for your individual student.

In this class, learn how to introduce and develop the breathing component of the āsana courses you design.


This class is for anyone creating āsana practices for others. This includes Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and Yoga Therapists Students.

Class Details

Begins: February 11th, 2020
Date/Time: Tuesdays at 5:30pm PT / 7:30pm CT / 8:30pm ET for 90 minutes
Duration: We will meet twice a month for three months.
Dates: Feb 11, 25  &  March 10, 24  &  April 14, 28

Location: Zoom (free online video conference), which allows you to take classes wherever you are in the world. Classes will also be recorded and made available for replay via your Student Portal.

Please Note: Webcam is preferred, but not required to participate. A dial-in option is also available.

Teacher: Amanda Green, C-IAYT

Cost Investment: $150
*Note there is a discount for students in Yoga Well’s Yoga Therapist Training Program. Please contact TheWell for details before enrolling.

What You Will Learn

Class will meet 2x month. In each class, participants will be asked to write up a practice with both breath and āsana course planning related to the week’s lesson.  This will greatly support the information in the class and will provide the content for the review component of each class.  

Over our six sessions together we will cover:

  1. ​The importance of breath in āsana
  2. Steps to introduce breath to a new student
  3. How to develop breath as the student develops
  4. The 2 main purposes of breath in āsana
  5. How you can use breath technique to intensify the experience of āsana.
  6. Breath techniques, āsana and the pancha vayu

Please anticipate approximately 1-2 hours of homework per class.

What’s Included

Class Recordings

Printable Handouts

Private Online Community

Your Instructor

Amanda Green

Amanda took her first yoga class in 2001 and has been practicing ever since. After moving from Seattle to Austin in 2010, she enrolled in a hatha yoga teacher-training program and soon after completion, she began teaching yoga full-time. Amanda met her teacher and mentor, Chase Bossart in 2011. At this time, her yoga practice took a turn toward a more gentle and therapeutic approach and her yoga study expanded to embrace the broader teachings of yoga. Yogic philosophy and texts, practices including āsana (postures), prāṇāyāma (breathing techniques), meditation, vedic chanting and the practical application of the tools of yoga for therapy are all a part of Amanda’s ongoing practice and study.

Amanda’s teaching style is down-to-earth, clear and practical. She candidly relates yogic concepts to life experiences. In this way, yoga practice becomes a deeply personal journey and a means to live a fulfilling and purposeful life.

Amanda is a graduate of the YATNA yoga therapy program and an IAYT-certified yoga therapist. She offers individual yoga therapy to students in Austin, TX and online. Amanda is a mentor to yoga therapy students in YogaWell and Yoga Yoga programs, and offers lectures and classes in her local and online community. When Amanda isn’t teaching, you can find her hanging out with her awesome family, gardening, painting, or singing karaoke, usually out of tune.

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