The Practice of Prāṇāyāma:
Techniques for Breathing
The breath is a fundamental element of Yoga. Our breath has the ability to directly influence the state of our body and mind. When we manipulate the breath, we change the way we feel both physically and energetically. Our nervous system changes, as do our emotions and behaviors—our breath literally changes the way we perceive and interact with the world around us.
‘Change your breath to change your life’ -Chase Bossart
The Practice of Prāṇāyāma: Techniques for Breathing workshop is a combination of learning through practice and discussion. To begin, Chase will guide you through a Yoga practice which explores breath and movement, specifically prāṇāyāma (breathing technique) and āsana (posture). The discussion following it will provide time to reflect on the experience, ask questions and then learn how to apply these principles to the practices you do or you teach.
If you are looking to explore, experience and understand the physical and energetic influence of breath in your Yoga practice, and in your life, this workshop is for you!
The Practice of Prāṇāyāma: Techniques for Breathing workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 7th at 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET. A recording of the workshop will be available in the Student Portal for 90 days after the live Workshop completes.
Live Online Workshop
Date: Wednesday, September 7th
Time: 4:00pm PT – 6:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET – 9:00pm ET
Duration: 2 Hours
Teacher: Chasse Bossart
Location: Zoom link provided upon purchase.
A recording of the workshop will be available in the Student Portal
for 90 days after the live Workshop completes.
Expect to Explore
What students will explore:
- The intent of the breath in Yoga practice, and how āsana is informed by breathing techniques
- The role of āsana in breathing, and how āsana develops the breath and enhances prāṇāyāma
- The organization of prāṇāyāma, and techniques that encourage the lengthening of the breath, specifically the exhale
- How to implement prāṇāyāma into your Yoga practice and experience the quality of the breath shifting
Executive Director of the Yoga Well Institute, Chase has been studying Yoga, Sanskrit, eastern philosophy, and religion for nearly 30 years.
In 1991, as part of a study abroad program in Chennai, India, Chase took a semester-long course on Yoga Theory with Mr. TKV Desikachar that essentially set the direction for the rest of his life. He became a private student of Mr. Desikachar, who was his mentor and teacher for 20+ years. During that time, he spent a total of four and a half years in Chennai studying with him, his family, and his senior teachers. He also had the opportunity to serve as a teacher at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. From 2006-2012, he was the Director of Therapy and Education at the non-profit Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco.
His depth of knowledge on yoga and meditation is shared through practical, humorous anecdotes that translate to everyday life.