A pranayama and hatha yoga workshop - Uppsala

24 September 2017 10:00-15:30

This day Pranayama workshop will focus on how the breath can support your yoga practice as well as your life and health. Using the body and the breath correctly is the key to gaining physical, psychological and spiritual benefit in the hatha yoga tradition.

We will offer plenty of time to discover this in your own body in a dynamic but mindful two-hour asana (physical postures) class followed by simple pranayama (breath work) in the morning. In the afternoon we discuss the practice and what hatha yoga actually is. There will be plenty of time for questions and enjoyment!


10.00-13.00 2 hours of asana with focus on breath + 1 hour of simple pranayama (please have a light breakfast)

13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.30 Discussion around breath and hatha yoga + Q&A + afternoon breath practice

Sara Granström

Sara began her professional journey as a classical musician, studying for 6 years at schools such as Malmö Music College and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She is now an “Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher” (ERYT) according to Yoga Alliance standards and a senior teacher at Samahita Retreat, one of the most successful yoga schools in Asia.  She also writes and runs teacher training courses at Yogayama in Sweden.

Her body awareness began with studying gymnastics and martial arts from a young age. Her deep and compassionate understanding of asana comes from many years of practicing ashtanga vinyasa yoga and traditional hatha yoga, with teachers like Paul Dallaghan, Chuck Miller, Richard Freeman, Ron Reid, and Marla Meenakshi, Sara is a long term senior student of Shri. O. P Tiwari and has through the method of classical pranayama developed her understanding of the importance of a balanced breath in both yoga practice and in life. In her classes, she highlights the deep meaning of the inner attitude in practice, often using chanting, meditation and gratitude.

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Guy Powiecki

Guy first encountered yoga in an academic setting, specializing in Indian religions and Buddhism, while studying for a theology degree. Now as a practitioner he sees the importance of practicing asana, pranayama and meditation techniques as mutually supporting forms for spiritual growth.

Guy is a dedicated and senior student of, classical pranayama master, Sri OP Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan. He has also studied regularly with Richard Freeman and a number of Buddhist teachers, from both Tibetan and Theravadan lineages.  Guy’s knowledge of the breath has been broadened by his interest in free diving.