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Hatha Yoga Expansion
50 hours Teacher Training in Pranayama

The course is structured over 8 weeks including Friday nights and 3 weekends, allowing time for home practice as you integrate the training into everyday life. Commitment to practice is essential and is a requirement of the course as you can only teach what you know.

Breathing is fundamental to life, and pranayama is fundamental to hatha yoga. However, the popularity of asana practice has meant that pranayama is often overlooked. Yoga without pranayama is incomplete. Asanas prepare the body for pranayama practices, which in turn are a pathway to meditation.

Pranayamas balance and harmonise the flows of energy (prana) and calm the mind. Pranayama is the bridge between asanas and meditation. In raja yoga it precedes pratyahara, paving the way to deeper internalisation. In stress management it is paramount, as breath is the most direct way to rebalance the nervous system and enable neurological relaxation. Your whole experience of life is influenced by your breathing patterns.

Pranayama needs to be learned systematically, there is no fast-track way. It's essential to gradually build up your capacity through regular practice over time. You can only teach what you know experientially. Commitment to practice is essential and is a requirement of the course. That’s why this course is structured over 8 weeks with weekly meetings boosted by monthly weekends.

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You’ll learn the theory and practice of pranayama from basic breathing techniques to intermediate practice of classical pranayamas, plus how to integrate pranayama into your teaching.

Included in the course

Physiology of breathing

What is prana?

Breath, pranayama and the nervous system

Categories of practice

Order of practice

Developing the stages of practice

How to teach and integrate pranayama into class structure

Mudras and pranayama

Introduction to the bandhas

Course Material

  • Study based around source material from classical yoga texts

  • Theory, practice and how to teach from beginners to intermediate

  • Course handbook

  • You need a neti pot

  • You need a copy of Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Prana and Pranayama by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati

  • You will receive a copy of Yoga Day by Day as part of the course fee.

About Ahimsa, your teacher

Ahimsa has practised yoga for most of her life and has been teaching since 2003. She is a highly regarded teacher and presenter in Australia and internationally, including in yoga for trauma recovery. Ahimsa is the founder of South Hobart Yoga & Meditation and Life Beyond Trauma. Ahimsa has instructed on yogic studies and yoga teacher training courses in India and Australia. In Hobart she teaches yoga philosophy each year on the Yoga Space Teacher Training Certificate. Ahimsa also teaches on the Dimensions of Yoga and Yoga Instructor courses held at Rocklyn Yoga Ashram, Victoria.



Ahimsa is also a writer and has worked extensively in the media, including TV and print. During several years as a resident of Bihar School of Yoga (BSY) in India, Ahimsa worked in the publishing division, editing an extensive range of books, including on hatha yoga.


Yoga Books by Ahimsa

Yoga Day by Day: A Guide to Holistic Practices for Healthy Living

Hope: How Yoga Heals the Scars of Trauma

Course details


Fridays 6-8pm from 24th Feb to 21st April, excluding Good Friday.

Weekends 7.30-1.30pm: Feb 25-26, March 18-19, April 22-23

South Hobart Yoga & Meditation, in SoHo Arts, 14 Weld St, South Hobart


Who's it for?

You need to have completed at least a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course.

This training is recognised by Yoga Alliance and Satyananda Yoga Teachers’ Association (SYTA) for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points and member upgrades.

Pricing & Conditions

  • Course cost includes a copy of Yoga Day by Day By Swami Ahimsadhara

  • Early Bird Price: $900 by 5:30pm on the 24th January 2023Early Bird Price Payment is only valid when course cost is PAID IN FULL (PIF)

  • Full Price: $1008
    Full Price Payment is due by 5:30pm on the 10th February 2023

  • A $500 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your place in the course.

Register now!

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with the following...

  • Your full name as you wish it to be on your certificate

  • When & with which school did you complete your 200hr

  • Your payment preference Early Bird OR Full Price 

Cancellation & Withdrawal

Your $500 deposit is non-refundable & non-transferable relative to the below policy. For cancellations more than 6 weeks prior to course commencement, all fees will be refunded less the $500 non-refundable deposit.For cancellations between 4 & 6 weeks prior to commencement date, a 50% cancellation fee applies.For cancellations within 4 weeks of commencement date, no refund will be given.

Attendance Policy 100% attendance is required for certificate to be awarded. In case of illness attendance by Zoom can be discussed at the time.

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