Prashant V. Joshi, M.A. M.Phil., E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT and Manju Joshi, M.A., E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT, MCO-Osteo, HHC will present a weekly online series on “Yoga to Relieve Respiratory Ailments.” The series runs Wednesdays: July 7, 14, 21, and 28. For everyone, including Yoga teachers and health professionals

Learn simple, authentic, and effective yogic practices to relieve respiratory ailments, including allergies, asthma, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder). Not only can these practices reduce suffering, but also potentially save lives. In light of the recent Covid pandemic, we especially recognize the importance of healthy respiratory function. The teachings presented in this workshop can boost the immune system, improve overall respiratory health, and prevent and reverse many chronic diseases.

This online workshop is designed for Yoga therapists, Yoga teachers, and healthcare professionals and focuses on the importance of therapeutic practice of specific pranayamas (breath practices), bandhas (energy locks), mudras (energy seals), and mantras (sacred sounds) to address respiratory ailments. Use the strategies and skills learned in this course to design, implement, and evaluate individualized Yoga and holistic therapy protocols for various conditions.

The workshop includes lectures, assessment of one’s breathing capacity, and practices to improve the same. We will work in small groups with an opportunity to measure and practice.

Live sessions with Prashant on Wednesdays at 6–8:15 pm ET.    REGISTER HERE

The live sessions will be recorded and the recordings are usually posted within one day for program participants to review. Recordings will be available for review for 8 weeks after the program ends, until September 29.

In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm ET and access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.

This course is open to all. This workshop is ideal for Yoga Therapists, Yoga teachers, and healthcare professionals, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the subject.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

  • Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 12 hours (9 hours live instruction + 3 hours of self-study)
    You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
  • Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approved Professional Development (APD) course eligible for approximately 12 hours of IAYT continuing education credits. (It is the students’ responsibility to request a certificate of completion and submit all required documents, hours, syllabus, etc. on the IAYT website.)