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Explore & practice the fundamental principles of pranayama and deepen your understanding of how the movement of breath affects both body and mind. The course will cover the anatomy of breathing, philosophy of breathing, and specific pranayama techniques, including instruction on ujjayi, violma, and bhramari breaths. Learn specific techniques of breath & body awareness and how to set up for pranayama practice as well as contraindications. Develop a foundational Pranayama practice essential for any student of yoga.
Director of Piedmont Yoga Studio (PYS) in Oakland, CA. Richard began his practice in Hatha Yoga in 1980, and went on to train at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco. In 1987, along with his good friend Rodney Yee, he opened PYS, where he has taught continuously ever since. On January 3, 2009 Richard taught his 5,000th public class at PYS.
Author of three books: The Yoga of Breath, Yoga for 50+, and Pranayama Beyond the Fundamentals. Shambhala publishers has also just released The Practice Of Pranayama, a set of seven CD’s with over 8 hours of pranayama instruction. Shambhala will also publish Original Yoga: Rediscovering Traditional Practices of Hatha Yoga in 2011.
A contributing editor for Yoga Journal, Richard has written feature articles, book reviews, and a variety of columns for the Yoga Journal. Since 1990, he has been their audio/video review columnist; reviewing over 300 yoga videos to date.
Richard Rosen sits on the board of directors of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and in 2008 helped create its grant-making wing, the Yoga Dana Foundation, which supports California yoga teachers working with under-served populations, such as at-risk, incarcerated youth, and disabled students.