Pranayama and Chanting workshop
with Sara Granström and Guy Powiecki
24-25 February 2018
Experience the joy of pranayama and deepen your understanding of the different techniques involved.
During this two day workshop we will help to refine the technique of each participant, working intensively with a small group allowing lots of one on one instruction and observation.
The will be a led asana class each day, accessible to all levels. We will see how yoga postures can be a great support for pranayama, even practicing asana as if it was almost pranayama. The focus will be on attitude, tempo and working within our body’s limits. Creating an entirely positive and beneficial physical practice.
You will learn and experience in your own body why pranayama is considered to be such a great method for spiritual growth. In the afternoon there will be a discussion on the details of practice, with plenty of time for questions. This is your chance to ask anything you have wanted to know about pranayama or to satisfy your curiosity about this profound art.
Afternoon Chanting Session
Chanting and working with the element of sound gives another excellent platform and support for bringing calmness and clarity into the mind. This prepares us for the rest of our yoga practices while also being full of it’s own benefits.
9.00-10.30 – Pranayama
10.30-12.00 – Asana
13.30- 14.00 – Chanting
14.00- 15.00 – Lecture + Technique + Q&A
15.15-16.00 – Pranayama
Garvargatan 22, Kungsholmen
Sara Granström Powiecki
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 practising 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 been authorized by him to teach pranayama. Through this method of classical pranayama she has developed her understanding of the importance of a balanced breath in both yoga practice and in life. In Sara’s classes she highlights the deep meaning of the inner attitude in practice, often using chanting, meditation and gratitude.
Guy first encountered yoga in an academic setting, specialising in Indian religions and Buddhism, while studying for a theology degree. Before working with yoga Guy also studied and worked as a personal trainer and nutritional adviser.
As a practitioner he sees the importance of practicing asana, pranayama and meditation as mutually supporting forms for spiritual growth. Guy discovered pranayama through Paul Dallaghan and is now a dedicated and senior student of, classical pranayama master, Sri O.P. Tiwari having been authorized to teach pranayama by him. Guy has studied Ashtanga Vinyasa with Richard Freeman, David Swenson and Chuck Miller. In learning meditation he spent time with a number of Buddhist teachers, from both Tibetan and Theravadan traditions, but more recently with a focus on Vipassana practice in the Mahasi Sayadaw lineage. Guy’s knowledge of the breath has been broadened by his interest in free diving.