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Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Cost: $54.00 (early bird special $45.00 through November 25th)
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The principle of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda Therapy is to maintain or restore the body’s systems to their normal and efficient functioning by increasing the immunity of the body and strengthening different organs. Pranayama helps to achieve this by:

  • Oxygenating the blood
  • Exercising the internal organs
  • Excreting good hormones and strengthening the nervous system


Pranayama also helps to balance the five elements in the body, there by balancing the three doshas of the body. Practice of Pranayama also balances the Pancha Pranas (five main vayus).

According to yoga master T. Krishnamacharya, Pranayama is an essential healing tool, and becomes even more important in the second half of life. And Dr. Andrew Weil once stated that Pranayama is the key to self-healing. Pranayama is a fundamental yoga therapy technique that can be practiced by people of all ages, healthy as well as ill.

In this work shop your will learn more about:

  • How Pranayama Influences the Respiratory System
  • Mind Body relationship and Pranayama (Panchamaya Kosha Model)
  • Methodology and Practice of each Pranayama
  • Application of Pranayama for Wellness and Healing
  • Benefits of each Pranayama

It is recommended to come with an empty stomach and bring a mat and a blanket.


Surendra Mehta MBA, C-IAYT, RYT-200, is a certified yoga therapist, and graduate of the Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Los Angeles, Yoga Therapy and Teachers Training programs.

In addition he studied at the Indian Yoga Institute in India, and with teachers including Dr. Nagendra. Surendra studied Yoga Nidra at Bihar School of Yoga, and is a direct disciple of Yog Swami Ram Dev, known for his Pranayama teachings. Currently he is studying Prime of Life Yoga® with internationally known yoga teacher Dr. Larry Payne PhD.

Surendra has been practicing Yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2001. He conducts Pranayama and Yoga Nidra workshops for individuals, small groups and corporations. He teaches at Yoga Therapy and Teacher Training programs at LMU and other schools.
909-437-4240 – yogateacherusa@gmail.com

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