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Pranayama Online
Course Level I

Western Research meets Eastern Tradition

Pranayama holds the most powerful tools to improve your mental and physical health. Scientific studies have proven the vast benefits and applications for treating disorders of all sorts. In this Pranayama Online Course Level I you will focus on the scientific and spiritual basics of exercises. It will help you to strengthen the mind, meditate, get a better understanding of the workings of mind, body and interrelation with your emotional system. We slowly tap into the realm of the unconscious, our conditionings, belief system and programs. Gently we will uncover the hidden aspects of ourselves and release blocks and traumas. If you want to deepen your knowledge and practice, Level II and Level III will be available for you later on as well.


Your teacher, Elli, is holding a Master’s Degree in Human Biology and has over 10 years of experience in dedicated practice and training people in various settings in Europe, Nepal and India. In her lessons she combines the two worlds of the western science and eastern tradition of Yoga to offer you a complete understanding about the ancient knowledge of Pranayama. The course will include 21 hrs of lectures and physical practice to make sure you establish a firm foundation for further exploration. You can use the acquired know-how for your spiritual practice, your overall health or even include it in your teachings for your own patients and students.

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The Power of Breath

Take a deep breath, is what we say when we want somebody to relax and calm down. This simple advice holds a deep wisdom of the body-mind connection and that we can influence our mental state through physical approaches. From the first moment of our life, we start breathing, we start expressing our inner state and modulate ourphysiology through the breath. HOW we breathe influences and shapes our life through every experience and guides us through life until the very last moment when we breathe out for the last time. Indeed, the breath is the body mind bridge and every movement of the mind, every thought and emotion, are displayed in our breathing pattern. We breath in the chest and fast when are in trouble, the whole system is ready to react to outer stressors. When we relax and feel safe the breath slows down and deepens into the belly. All breathing patterns are well and important to face all situations that life can present to us.

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Habits cause symptoms over time

Yet, we tend to build habits in our everyday living and the breath changes over the course of life without us noticing it much. Many people show a distorted and stressful breathing pattern without a dangerous situation at hand. Yet, the body has to react to this pacemaker and build the matching biochemistry in our body. Stressful breathing causes stressful biochemistry and the while autonomous nervous system is reacting. Without noticing many of us are in a current state of physiological stress which reflects on the mental state as well. With understanding the pathways of our body and the connection to our mind we can easily alter our inner and outer state via the body-mind bridge, via our breath.

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The Body-Mind-Bridge

Our bodily functions, as our breath, are expressions of the hidden

movements in our mind. Every thought has a certain vibration and causes a specific emotion in order to express itself in the material world. Yet, weare barely in control of the subconscious workings of our mind. Over our lifetime we cultivate stressful thoughts and forget how to breath naturally. We exhibit a harmful breathing pattern which gives our mind the external feedback of danger again. Like this we remain in a vigilant state, mind and body alike,  that block the higher cognitive functions. As the breath is the body mind bridge, all thoughts manifest in the breath and all breathing  affects the state of mind. With certain breathing we can calm our mind  and bring it to a state of calm awareness. We use the breath to ease the waves in our mind and become relaxed and focused. A sound breathing influences the

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physiology of our body, our immune functions, our  thinking patterns, our resilience, our hormone status and biorhythms.  Like this

we can think clearly and increase the healing and rejuvenating programs of our body. Yet, breath transports much more than just

oxygen to our body tissues. Breath is the carrier of PRANA, the life force which flows through every being, the power which keeps us

alive and is responsible for our vitality and health.

Prana- The Power of Life

In many traditions and research fields the topic of Prana is explained and investigated. Different names like Chi or Orgon are used to speak about the innate power of life, the power that flows inside and outside of us, filling every being with the spark of life itself. Prana flows in the so-called astral body, in the energy layer of ourselves. This is “where” the chakras are located and the Nadis, the energy channels, transport information and energy to all compartments of our system. When Prana does not flow, there is no life. How much Prana we hold inside and how much it flows determines our vitality and mental as physical health. Blocks can occur through trauma or toxins and hinder our energy from flowing. All sorts of symptoms can originate from that exhaustion and lacking and they can be addressed easily and effectively through only establishing a sound and healthy breathy pattern without distortions or harmful habits.


Prana and Consciousness

Prana does not flow through breath alone. It flows together with our awareness and increases as we become more conscious and responsible towards our own energy levels. The spiritual benefits of Pranayama are various and always bring about a higher consciousness,
better self-understanding as well as mental and physical health when applied in the right way.


The Power of Techniques

In Pranayama you find many different techniques and breathing exercises. “Which one is the right for me?” is as an important question as asking for the right medication. You can use Pranayama techniques to address certain mental or physical issues and have to take our own constitution and circumstances into account. Jumping on advanced techniques without understanding the purpose can cause unwished results and even harm people. So, as powerful as it is, Pranayama should be applied with caution and understanding.

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Your Personal Practice

In this course, I will take your personal background into account and focus on personalized practice for certain conditions and personal goals. In the beginning practice will be the same for all as we will establish a baseline to work on and remove the common obstacles in the breath. Yet, your observations and experiences will show very fast what you should watch out for and emphasize. Later, in Level II, we will have personal assessments and determine the right practice for each one of you, so that you can gain the most of this course. That will include Ayurvedic Analysis, nutrition guidelines as well as the perfect dosage of techniques for each individual. Through this assessment you will deepen your understanding of the power of the yogic science of breath and how to apply with respect against every individual.


YOU are important

We all are lifelong students and also teachers to others. Learning and understanding is endless. I encourage people to ask questions and share their experiences with the techniques. You will apply the learned every day and observe the reactions of body and mind. I recommend to take a journal and note down your daily observations. Slowly you can adapt your nutrition and daily habits and step by step move towards advanced techniques and a healthy lifestyle. Through your own practice and deepening observation skills you will  keep on learning step by step and get prepared for leading our own Pranayama group. So, I encourage you to take the opportunity to ask any questions, maybe you have a condition you want to approach or a friend could need some advice. We
are all different in detail and the same in the core. From others’ conditions and reactions, we can learn much about ourselves. In this course we create a safe space where no one has to be shy to share. There are no judgements, only open learning.


Course structure

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This course is structured in a way so you can choose how deep you want

to dive into the sacred science of yogic breathing. In Course level one, you

will learn the most basic and powerful breathing exercises and techniques

to establish a sound and healthy breathing pattern for stable health and

mental resilience. With this, you will be able to clean your Nadi system,
the energetic channels of our Pranic body. Releasing environmental toxins
and removing mental blocks is as important as appliying the techniques in
the correct way. You improve your
mental skills and increase the flow of
the life force, and your vitality. After completing Level one of

Pranayama, you can go on with your personal practice until you feel ready

for the next step. In level 2 we will learn more about specific applications,

how to treat diseases through the breath and explore the effects of directed

flow of Prana. You learn how to work with  our energy body shift Prana where it is needed or wanted. The mental

aspect will increase with the practice. The courses are designed for you to reap the benefits of your practice as a preparation for

higher spiritual work as meditation or integrate the learned into your professional life. In both levels the scientific and spiritual background of all techniques are discussed and explained. You will now what you are doing and why (or why not) and can observe the effects on your daily life. In the last level we will meet in person as I will have to touch and observe you keenly to determine the level of exercises. Stronger techniques will be introduced after you having trained for longer period of time. An adaption in nutrition and behaviour are also preconditions to the advanced course. You ́ll learn how to assess groups and diagnose individuals through ayurvedic measures and interviews to understand which kind of techniques you should teach to whom.

Pranayama Online Training Level I - what you can expect

Yoga am Meer

In 12 full classes sessions of traditional Pranayama lectures and practice you ́ll learn about the science of breath in theory and application. Every Wednesday we will practice together for one hour in the morning. We will introduce different breathing techniques to

  • Establish a sound and healthy breathing pattern

  • Harmonize the functions of our hemispheres

  • Balance the autonomous nervous system

  • Clean the energy channels, our Nadis

  • Calm our mind

  • Shift the energy through the body

  • Clean environmental toxins from the body tissues

  • Enhance the immune functions

  • Prepare for meditation

What you will learn – teaching content Level I


  • Diaphragmatic breathing

  • Makarasana

  • Nadi Shodanam

  • Anuloma Viloma

  • Breath Meditation

  • Cleansing techniques

  • Mudras

  • Bandhas

  • Counterindications

  • Therapeutic effects of the techniques

  • The autonomous Nervous System

  • The main Nadis

  • The main Chakras

  • Physiological effects of breathing exercises

  • Neurological effects

  • Personal guidance and feedback

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Benefits and indications Pranayama – who can join?

  • Energy workers

  • Healers

  • Yoga teachers

  • Martial Art teachers

  • Autogenous trainers

  • Hypnotherapists

  • Personal Coaches etc.


This Course is designed for EVERYBODY who wants to deepen or start their Pranayama practice. No previous knowledge is needed. It ́s an experience-based practice to understand and integrate the connection of mind and breath and attain overall well-being. So, whether you want to address physical or mental symptoms, detox or work with yourself
on a spiritual level,, this course builds a sound foundation for holistic health and energy work. Integrating Pranayama is also beneficial and can be integrated in many professional categories such as

  • Physicians

  • Doctors

  • Physiotherapists

  • Psychologists

  • Nurses

  • Caretakers

  • Teachers


Physical and mental indications

  • Lack of concentration

  • Headaches

  • Migraine

  • Nervousness

  • Emotional outbursts

  • Mental disorders

  • Panic attacks

  • Addiction

  • Apathy

  • Depressive mood

  • Lack of energy

  • Lack of confidence


Everyday ailments can disappear quickly through harmonising the body functions. A few examples that Pranayma can help you with

  • Cramps

  • Belly pain

  • Menstrual pain

  • Hormone imbalances

  • Digestive disorders

  • Circulatory disorder

  • Heart problems

  • Lung problems

  • Autonomous nervous system

  • Low immune function

  • Allergies

  • Sleeping disorders

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What you need

  • Firm grounding

  • Support to sit on (folded blanket, Yoga block, cushions...)

  • Yoga mat or blanket

  • Sandbag or a heavy book as a weight

  • Shawl or a blanket to cover yourself

  • A quiet room, no cell phones or other disturbances

  • Pad of paper to take notes

  • Neti pod for nasal douche

  • Non-fluoridated, non-iodised rock salt

  • Empty stomach

  • Dedication to apply the techniques



We will meet every weekend on Saturday for 3 hours. Every time a new technique will be introduced. The scientific and spiritual background will be explained and then applied. All sessions will be recorded and you will have access to the videos for 1 month, so you can watch again or at another time. You can write your questions and observations into the comments and I will cover them in the next session or reply right away.
Every Wednesday we will meet in the morning to practice together. Also, these sessions are recorded and will be available for you.


Dates and tution fee

Lecture and Practice


Guided Practice


21 full hours

2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th of April

08.30 - 11.30 am CET

6th, 13th and 2oth of April

08.00 - 09.00 am CET

294,- €

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Fees and payment

Everybody should have access to knowledge and learning. I keep the prices low and take personal circumstances into account. In case you meet any difficulties with the payment please contact me here and we will find a solution. In special cases you have the chance to do the payment in instalments. The price would remain the same.


How does it work?

You register for the course and send me your SKYPE name. I will add you to the group and you receive a call every time we meet for life practice.
After the session you have access to the video for one month to watch again or at your perfect time.
Handouts will be posted into the group for download every class as well as a guided Pranayama practice for everyday application.

About your Teacher
Elli, MSc

Elli Ji has been guiding Pranayama courses for several years and has experience in teaching and diagnosing people. She applied the knowledge of many years of Yoga trainings, additional education and personal experience to help people around the world. She trained many people with various backgrounds and needs in different settings in Nepal, India and Europe. With a MSc in Human Biology, 500hrs YTTC and education in TCM, Hypnosis, Reiki and immersion into Yoga Nidra and Pranayama, she understands the physiological, neuronal and hormonal pathways, effects of yogic applications as well as the spiritual aspects of
holistic health. Specialized in both, western science and eastern spirituality, she will explain all neuronal and physiological effects of the yogic techniques in detail. The scientific understanding is combined with spiritual experience and insight from years of dedicated practice and teaching. Through practice and purposeful application of ancient spiritual techniques she got rid of various so-called chronic diseases and helped many others to find their way back to a balanced life and natural health. What allopathic western medicine and experts could not solve, the ancient knowledge of Yoga and holistic approaches towards health and life itself opened a new path where the modern findings of science could shine in a new light of meaning and opportunities. Elli Ji
understands to address multiple symptoms with simple measures and reactivate self-healing processes. Her goal is to increase awareness about the power of our breath and share the collected knowledge with

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others so that we can grasp our personal potential and live a life in holistic health and personal fulfilment. The students ́ background and purposes are taken intoaccount into her teaching, so that everyone can gain the most of the lectures and integrate the new knowledge into daily life.

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