Fundamentals: Pranayama

March 25-26th, 2017

This 10-hour Fundamental Weekend Intensive is led by Yoga Therapist Juris Zinbergs. This intensive lays down the foundation for trainees in all levels of our programming to gain a correct and thorough understanding of the energetic body, as well as tools and practices to work with this layer. Trainees will learn the proper techniques of various pranayama practices that range from the most basic to the most advanced; as well as the discernment of how to correctly apply such practices.

Pranayama is more subtle than asana and a person’s respiratory pattern and energy levels provides us with a lot of information about their current health status. During this intensive, trainees will gain tools and models to assess the energetic body, identify areas that may be out of balance and provide customize pranayama practices to balance the pranamaya kosha.

Please call the studio to pre-register (714) 417-9834. If trainees are enrolling in the entire 300hr Yoga Teacher Training Program, they will receive pre-registration pricing. We ask that trainees pre-register at least 3 days before the course to ensure we have enough trainees to run each course.

2017 Course Dates:

  • Saturday March 25th 12:30-5:30pm
  • Sunday March 26th 12:00-5:00pm
  • $199 pre-reg  – $250 within 2 weeks

Juris Zinbergs, Yoga Therapist (IAYT certified) and Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance, E-RYT500 certified), began practicing yoga in 1993 and is a well-known leader in the Yoga community in his area. In 1997, he was certified by Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute to teach asana, pranayama and chanting in the same yoga tradition of his own teacher, TKV Desikachar. Juris has also completed AVI’s three year training course in the application of yoga as a therapeutic process for managing acute and chronic disease.

As a faculty assistant for AVI, he helps with training and developing teachers in the Viniyoga tradition. He shares the living teachings of Krishnamacharya, emphasizing that the result of appropriately placed, accurate and integrated yoga techniques can be very helpful and clearly seen in any individuals’ transformation.

Juris Zinbergs is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS). He is also an IAYT registered Yoga Therapist.

He has served as Faculty for the Viniyoga Therapist Training, (2010-2015), Faculty for Viniyoga Foundations Program, (2010-2015), Faculty for Foundations for Yoga Therapy Training, (2011-2012), and Faculty Assistant for AVI Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Training,(2008-2010). He has also trained Viniyoga Wellness Instructor Teachers (YA RYT-200).