Seminar Exploring Pranayama - 30.06.2019
дата: 30.06.2019
Exploring Pranayama: essential component of Yoga – Yoga Hill, Rudartsi 30.06.2019


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Place: Yoga hill, Rudartsi
Date: 30 June 2019
Time: from 10 am to 14 pm
Price: 30 lv. (without lunch) and 40 lv. with lunch included
Price for yoga teachers: 10 lv. (without lunch) and 20 lv. with lunch included
Please, pay attention that the seminar will be in English. Translation into Bulgarian will not be provided.
You could confirm your participation with filling the following form (registration starts from 1st ot June):



Payment for the seminar could be done on one of the following ways:
  • Cash, by POS in yoga center “Aradhana” (working hours from 9:30 am to 18:30 pm)
  • Bank payment on the following bank account:    
    IBAN: BG31UNCR70001522752460 – BGN
    UniCredit Bulbank
    Bank account holder: Bulgarian Yoga Association Ltd.
When talking about Yoga, it is hard not to speak about Prana & Pranayama, however the depth and importance of Pranayama is often overlooked.
In Yoga (especially Hatha Yoga) much attention is given to the asanas, the yogic postures, so why not pay some attention to the equally important component of PranayamaJ?
The Sanskrit word “Pra-Na” literally means the first or original movement in the Universe. Prana is generally described as the life-force, the bio-energy that sustains not only the body but everything in creation.
Prana is the fuel behind the body and mind, so: no Prana, no life!
Pranayama is the control, extension and awakening of Prana, using the breath.  Breath is the gross aspect of Prana, as well as the medium of Pranayama.  Breathing is the most vital process of the body, experienced daily, but often ignored and forgotten.
So in this workshop we will explore how to tune in again with the breath, how to breathe consciously, how to breathe correctly, and how to extend the breathing capacity. Control of the breath enables steadiness of the mind: “So the breath, so the mind”.  
It will be explained why “Kumbhaka” (breath retention) is the final Pranayama, as well as the different focus of Pranayama in Hatha Yoga versus Raja Yoga.
Some Yogic concepts will be reviewed, such as the “Koshas”, the chakras, the nadis, the “Panch Pranas”, and the connection of Prana with Mantra.
As Pranayama is the process of energization and vitalization, always to be full of fresh energy, to reduce stress and negativities, guidelines will be suggested how to raise and generate Prana, how to maintain and conserve Prana, and how not to lose Prana.
A practice of “Prana Nidra” will be included to relax the uncontrolled Pranas and to bring the experience of Prana to the conscious awareness.
There will be a combination of theory and practice sessions on Asana, Prana & Pranayama, combined with some Mudras & Bandhas, Prana Nidra & Prana Meditation, all according to the classical Yoga principles, for approximately 4 hours, including a Pranayama tea break, in the fresh mountain air of Yoga Hill-Rudartsi (South Vitosha), at 900 meters altitude.
In order to have most benefit, it will be useful to have practiced some Hatha Yoga regularly, and have some basic knowledge of the chakras and the bandhas.
For hygienic reasons it is recommended to bring your own Yoga mat.
Hans Garuda Chaitanya


Hans Garuda Chaitanya is a Belgian national who has spent most of his professional career in the corporate world in various countries around the world, of which the last 23 years in the Balkans.

In 2007, he discovered yoga as a way to relax and calm the mind.

In 2008, he exchanged his busy career to dedicate himself to studying Yoga.

He successfully completed Yogic Studies 1,2,3, and 4 at the Satyananda Yoga Academies in Europe and Australia,
as well as various Yoga courses in India.

He started teaching Yoga in 2012.

His interests are in those aspects of Yoga which help people managing stress, and leading more healthy and joyful lives, reducing suffering, increasing the quality and experience of life, and how to become a better person.

His study interests are in the fields of Yoga psychology, the chakras, and Raja Yoga.

He has travelled extensively around the world, has spent over 2 years in India, and loves trekking in the higher Himalayas.

He teaches in English, but also manages Bulgarian quite well.