Three year Pranayama Teacher Training Course

At Kaivalyadhama Lonavala. Led by Shri Sudhir Tiwari

This course in Pranayama is a three phase/three year course.

  • Upon successfully completing the phase one/year one the student will be authorized to teach Pranayama without retention.
  • Upon successfully completing phase two/year two (successful completion of phase one is a prerequisite) , the student will be authorized to teach Pranayama with 1:1:2, meaning the retention being equal to inhalation.
  • Upon completion of phase three/year three (successful completion of phase 1 and 2 is a prerequisite), the student will be authorized to teach Pranayama with 1:2:2, meaning the retention being twice as long as inhalation. In the In the 3rd or the final phase, the students will be taught Ayurvedic pulse reading and its application in recommending pranayamic practices.

Each year is further divided into three steps/week where every four Months for one week (full time) the student will study and practice pranayama.

Phase One (Year 1)

Step 3 (2017)
Tuesday August 22 (Morning Start) – Wednesday, August 30th (evening Finish)

Phase Two (Year 2)

Step 1
25th November 2017 (morning start) to 2nd December 2017(evening finish).
Arrival 25th early morning and departure 2nd night.

Step 2
24th March 2018 (morning start) to 31st March 2018 (evening finish).
Arrival 24th early morning and departure 31st night.

Step 3
5th July 2018 (morning start) to 15th July 2018
Arrival 5th early morning and departure 15th morning.

Phase Three (Year 3)      

Step 1 (week 1) — Step 2 (week 2) — Step 3 (9 days)
(Every step four months apart. Dates to be announced)

Additional Faculty


Dr. B. R. Sharma


Dr. Sharad Bhalekar


Mrs. Sunita Singh


Dr. Jagdish Bhutada

Ms Jyoti Soni

Objective of the 3 year TTC Program

To provide correct, authentic and authoritative training in Pranayama based on traditional texts and science in the Kaivalyadhama Lineage.

With Pranayama generating much interest in the current yoga culture worldwide and it being an immensely important and sensitive practice, it is pivotal that Pranayama be taught correctly from a traditional, technical and scientific perspective.

Keeping the above in mind Kaivalyadhama has designed a course  where students will gain a proper understanding of Pranayamic practices from an intellectual (traditional, technical and scientific) as well as practical and experiential point of  view so that they can correctly teach the same to students in various settings.

The overall theme of this course will revolve around the definition, the technique/techniques (and its variations) and the outcome of Pranyamic practices. The outcome will be discussed based on Ayurveda as well as modern science.

Course Fee

Tuition Fee – 5000 Euros for 3 Years Plus Room and board and food Extra.

Reference Texts/Reading all Kaivalyadhama publications:

Pranayama by swami Kuvalyananda,
Hathapradipika, Gheranda Samhita,
Patanjali Yoga Sutras,
Basic Ayurveda,
Anatomy and Physiology of Yogic Practices,
Yogic Therapy,
Teaching Methods,
Selected articles from Yoga Mimansa Journal,
SKY editions and available case studies on pranayama.

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