Prānāyāma Intensive, 26-28 October 2018

The classical practices for healing and transformation with Luke Ketterhagen

Luke Ketterhagen earned a degree from Marquette University in Biomedical Sciences, and then immersed himself in the study of yoga. He is certified by the Himalayan Institute, and specializes in hatha, meditation, diet and nutrition. Based in New York, he travels throughout the US, and Europe, conducting yoga teacher training programs and weekend workshops and retreats.

A testimonial from this Retreat: I recently took Luke Ketterhagen’s pranayama course at the Himalayan Institute. I have to say it was exceptional. Prior to the course, I believed I knew most of what I needed to know about breath, but Luke’s course opened up whole new dimensions. There is much more to learn, and it is highly beneficial.  Luke is a very good instructor, intuiting what each class needs, and teaching by having each student experience the various exercises and forms of breathing. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.    ~Bruce, April 2018

Message from Luke: 

Join me for a weekend dedicated to the practices that at the deepest levels help us heal – physically, mentally and emotionally. This is an intensive on understanding, building, channelling and directing energy. Our study will take a comprehensive look at the breath; how we breathe; where in our bodies we can breathe and in what ways we can manipulate our breathing mechanism to create measurable and immense changes. 

As a consequence, you will also learn how to relax and appreciate the power in calming the nervous system.  You will become proficient in knowledge and practice in arguably the most important voluntary process we perform.  You will: 

  1. Understand the dynamics of breathing anatomically, physiologically and energetically
  2. Practice techniques precisely designed to establish diaphragmatic breathing and a relaxed awareness around the abdominal area
  3. Explore specifically directed postures, techniques and skills for effectively strengthening a chronically weak and often underperforming respiratory diaphragm
  4. Essential components to setting a proper seat and consequently, creating a container and direction, for the energy to effectively collect, gather and grow.

Please remember that without breath there is no life; there is no yoga. And by knowing how to work with the breath – consciously – we can literally experience an uncoupling of the breath with emotions.  This uncoupling lies at the heart of increasing our capacity in life for bhoga and apavarga; fulfilment and freedom, respectively.  It links us into the ultimate goals of yoga and it is how we heal on all levels.

Venue:  Maison Notre-Dame du Chant d’Oiseau, Avenue des Franciscains 3a, 1150 Brussels

Fees: In principle this retreat is residential; if you prefer to attend as a non-resident, please be aware that morning sessions start at 6:15 a.m. and evening sessions finish about 9 p.m.
Resident fee: 230 € (tuition, accommodation and all meals)
Non-resident fee: 210 € (tuition and all meals)

More information on the retreat and registration:
Claire Smith, peacefulmindyoga@yahoo.com
GSM : 0486 90 52 53

More information on Luke: http://www.lukeketterhagen.com/