Pranayama Unlocked

A Practice-Based Intensive

10 Hours
to Complete

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Pranayama is considered one of yoga's most powerful practices.

In this groundbreaking 10.5 hour course with renowned master teacher Gary Kraftsow, you will learn a powerful, systematic approach to pranayama, and how to use asana to explore and deepen your pranayama practice. You will also learn a variety of specific pranayama techniques as well as modifications to enhance and control these techniques to suit your own practice.

Breath-centered asana practice and pranayama are among the greatest gifts from the yoga tradition to help us maintain our physiological and metabolic health and well-being, balance our emotions, and clarify our minds.

— Gary Kraftsow


In this 10+ hour digital course, you will learn how to use the power of pranayama to:

  • Balance emotions
  • Clarify and sharpen your mind
  • Increase energy, health, and wellbeing
  • Integrate pranayama and asana
  • Energize or calm your body and mind
  • Deepen your yoga practice


You will get seven powerful, full-length classes designed to enhance your asana and pranayama practice.

  • Asana: Connecting Breath and Movement
  • Asana to Prepare for Anuloma Krama
  • Asana to Prepare for Viloma Krama
  • Asana to Prepare for Bhramana Pranayama
  • Asana to Prepare for Langhana Pranayama
  • Asana to Prepare for Samana Pranayama
  • Asana: Simple Samana with Sitali


Learn systematic approaches to pranayama that enhance its effects on your body and mind, including:

  • The fundamental principles of breath and movement
  • How to practice breath-centered asana
  • The powerful effects you can create by regulating the flow of breath
  • How asana can be used to prepare for deeper, more advanced pranayama
  • The art and science of breath ratio
  • Safe and effective breath retention and control
  • Special methods and techniques for modifying the breath

Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 40 years and is known as a leading expert in Yoga Therapy. He began his study of yoga and yoga therapy in India with T.K.V. Desikachar, in 1974 and received a Viniyoga Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France in 1988.

Gary graduated with a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from Colgate University in 1976, and received his Masters Degree in Psychology and Religion from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1983. Since then, he has become a renowned speaker and teacher of the Viniyoga methodology both nationally and internationally. In 1999 he founded the American Viniyoga ™ Institute.

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