Transformational Breathing: A Pranayama Workshop

with Robin Duryea

pranayamaThe breath is what carries our prana, or vital life energy, and ushers us into the ebb and flow of life where we unlock the mysteries of the heart. In breath we receive and experience the feelings of peace, joy, love, and truth.

In Yoga we are introduced to the concept of Samskaras. These are deeply rooted habits that live in the subconscious, often guiding our choices without our awareness. This may keep us in patterns of living that do not serve us, but actually create blockages from accessing and living from our hearts center- from our truth.

In this pranayama workshop we will use a technique referred to as Pranic Breathing, a simple yet profound breathing technique, to gain insight into the deeper parts of ourselves. Using this technique, we bring to light much of what we’ve left in the dark and allow for the experience of Moksha, or liberation.

Please come in comfortable, cozy clothes and bring a pen and notebook.

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Tuition is $40, or $35 on or before June 1.
YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop.
Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.


This course provides 2 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF 300 and/or 2 Yoga Alliance® CEUs.

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Get to know our featured teacher: Robin Duryea


1) Tell us about yourself! What was your first job? Any fun hobbies or personal interests? 

I love art, music, and travel. I spend my free time playing guitar or planning my next getaway to visit friends, nature, or personal time.

2) How did you become interested in becoming a Yoga Teacher? 

I became interested in teaching Yoga not so much by choice, I’d say, rather a gentle push into it from the universe. I had been practicing for over 10 years before I participated in my first teaching training so I’d say between that, my continued studies thereafter and a series of life events the path of teaching became very clear.

3) What style(s) of Yoga do you offer? Can you explain what makes this style unique?

My style of yoga is very much a modern practice with traditional roots. I love an inspiring, challenging, uplifting class that’s sweaty and fluid with a good playlist to back it. That being said I place a lot of emphasis on the breath, the texts, and the 8 limbs to keep my classes grounded and well intended.

I think what makes my classes unique is my ability to blend the old and new. To consider, cultivate, and utilize these ancient teachings and practices to create effective and applicable changes to our daily modern lives.

5) What do you feel makes a really good Yoga Class?

Yoga has a strong ability to connect and create community so I like to walk away with a sense of remembrance – that we’re all in this together. I like to offer Yoga classes that feels safe, challenging, inspiring, honest, rooted, and communal.

6) What is your favorite yoga pose?

My favorite yoga pose currently is meditation. Health starts in the mind so it’s imperative that we not only be curious about our bodies but our minds as well. When we gives ourselves moments of silence and reflection we become better equipped to see things more clearly, lessening our judgements and criticisms, thus fostering integration and connection.