Pranayama and Nervous System Intensive

Pranayama, Physiology, and Dynamic Asanas Workshop – March 28, 2025


  • 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Guided Primary Series with Focus on Surya Namaskar Start with Michael Joel Hall leading a detailed Primary Series session, focusing particularly on the nuances and physiological impacts of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). This will set the foundation for understanding the dynamic movements of jumpbacks and jump throughs.
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Nutritious Breakfast and Interactive Discussion Enjoy a wholesome breakfast and engage in an interactive discussion, reflecting on the morning’s practice and the integral role of Surya Namaskar in Ashtanga Yoga.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Pranayama and Physiology Dive deep into the science and practice of pranayama, exploring how various breathing techniques affect the body physiologically. Discuss the benefits these practices have on respiratory health, energy levels, and overall well-being.
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Asana Clinic on Jumpbacks and Jump Throughs An intensive clinic focusing on mastering the techniques of jumpbacks and jump throughs. This session will provide hands-on guidance to enhance fluidity and strength in transitions, vital for progressing in the Ashtanga series.

Saturday & Sunday

  • 8:30 AM: Morning Meditation Focused on Breath Control Each day begins with a meditation session that highlights breath awareness, helping to deepen the connection between pranayama and mental clarity.
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Mysore Style Practice with Emphasis on Dynamic Transitions Continue personal exploration through a Mysore style session, with special attention to integrating effective breathing patterns during dynamic asana transitions like jumpbacks and jump throughs.
  • 11:30 PM – 12:30 PM: Advanced Pranayama Techniques Build on the previous day’s foundations with advanced breathing techniques that further enhance physiological function and support higher levels of yoga practice.
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Asana Clinic and Practice Integration The workshop concludes with an asana clinic, revisiting Surya Namaskar, jumpbacks, and jump throughs. This session aims to refine technique, alignment, and the integration of pranayama within these dynamic movements, followed by a comprehensive Q&A to address any remaining questions.
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Mar 28 - 30 2025


All Day


The Yoga Club
1418 14th ST NW


Michael Joel Hall
Michael Joel Hall

I’m a yoga coach.I help people use yoga to enrich their lives. I’ve worked one-on-one with hundreds of students, studied and taught all over the world, and I’m just as passionate today as I was 20 years ago. I’m a level 2 authorized Ashtanga yoga teacher and a certified functional movement specialist. My mission is to educate and empower folks with effective tools and systems to live a more fulfilling life. I use my experience with yoga to do just that.

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