Course Curriculum

110: Pranayama 1

  • 1
    WELCOME AND ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: OVERVIEW OF PRANAYAMA
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #1
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON ONE
    • WHAT IS PRANAYAMA?
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #2
    • BENEFITS OF PRANAYAMA
    • QUIZ: PRANAYAMA OVERVIEW
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: BREATH AWARENESS
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON TWO
    • BREATH AWARENESS PRACTICE
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #3
    • GUIDELINES FOR TEACHING PRANAYAMA
    • QUIZ: BREATH AWARENESS & GUIDELINES FOR TEACHING
    • OUTSIDE PRACTICE AND HOMEWORK
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: COUNTED BREATH
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON THREE
    • PARTS OF THE BREATH
    • BREATH RETENTION
    • QUIZ: BREATH RETENTION
    • OUTSIDE PRACTICE AND HOMEWORK
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: UJJAYI
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FOUR
    • UJJAYI
    • QUIZ: UJJAYI
    • TEACHING UJJAYI
    • PRACTICING WITH UJJAYI
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 6
    REVIEW AND NEXT STEPS
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION & OUTSIDE PRACTICE

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define "pranayama" and describe the physiological benefits of pranayama practice.

  • Articulate three ways pranayama may be used within a yoga practice and describe the three parts of the breath.

  • Teach breath awareness, the full complete breath, a counted breath exercise and ujjayi pranayama.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Rachel Scott

    Senior Instructor

    Rachel Scott

    Rachel is a teacher trainer, mentor, and author based in Vancouver, BC. Meticulous and funny, she loves sharing her love and knowledge of yoga with others. Also an instructional designer, she helps develop yoga curriculum for yoga schools globally. Her favorite place to be is the yoga teacher training room.