17h Online Pranayama Training with Mark Stephens

Online stream
Starts on Sunday, 08/05/2022
Price 330.00 €


The 17-hour Pranayama Master Course offers a comprehensive, informed, and accessible approach to practicing and teaching the transformational breathing techniques at the heart of yoga.

Often described as “secret” practices dating back to the origins of yoga, this course demystifies the histories of pranayama and offers a safe and sustainable way to develop a pranayama practice in alignment with one’s conditions and intentions in doing yoga. This course begins with the idea of prana as expressed in the earliest periods of yoga’s development, tracing the contours of pranayama theory and practice from ancient to modern times.

We look closely at traditional theories of subtle anatomy and energy as well as scientific understandings of the anatomy and physiology of respiration. This foundation in history, philosophy and science then informs a set of specific preparatory practices for enhancing personal pranayama practices. The heart of the course comes in the guided practices, including simple refined breathing (puraka-rechaka-kumbhaka) and conscious techniques for deliberately cultivating energetic balance, including

  • ujjayi
  • sama vrtti and visama vrtti
  • viloma
  • antara kumbhaka and bahya kumbhaka
  • kapalabhati
  • sitali
  • and six different types of nadi shodhana.

Is This Course for You?

The Pranayama Master Course is designed for experienced yoga students and new and experienced teachers and teacher trainers who are interested in deepening their knowledge and skills for practicing and sharing pranayama techniques.

Course Resources

● Yoga Therapy ​(use discount code 1081)

● Pre-recorded video lectures & pranayama practices

● Live online sessions with Mark (Q&A, discussion and guided pranayama practices)


May 8, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Welcome & pranayama practice

May 15, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Q&A/Discussion + pranayama practice

May 22, 6:00 pm-2:30 pm Q&A/Discussion + pranayama practice

Home practice with pre recorded video content in between.

Urban Yoga 300h trainees, please sign up for this course via email to nell@urbanyoga.hamburg

Online stream

There is an online stream available for this activity. To participate, take the following steps:

  • This studio uses Zoom as their online streaming provider. Download the according app to your laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Access to the online livestream is available 15 minutes before the start of the activity. Simply go to "My bookings" and click on "Join online stream now" to be redirected to the corresponding page
  • With some streaming providers (e.g. Zoom) it is possible for participants to see each other. However, it is theoretically possible to deactivate the camera function. The name you enter when entering the online meeting room is displayed to other participants. However, you can always change your name (e.g. only the initials). Please note: Individual rules for online participation may apply for each class or venue.

Teacher :

Mark Stephens

California-based yoga teacher Mark Stephens is the author of Teaching Yoga, Yoga Sequencing (unfortunately titled Yoga Workouts Gestalten in German), Yoga Adjustments, Yoga Therapy, and Yoga for Better Sleep. Practicing yoga consistently since 1991 and teaching since 1996, Mark has explored deeply in multiple styles yoga. His teaching embodies an integration of ancient to modern yoga wisdom with the insights of modern science. Learn more at www.markstephensyoga.com


1.08/05/202218:00 - 20:30Bei dir zu Hause, Mark Stephens
2.15/05/202218:00 - 20:30Bei dir zu Hause, Mark Stephens
3.22/05/202218:00 - 20:30Bei dir zu Hause, Mark Stephens

  1. Sonderveranstaltungen

Bei Sonderveranstaltungen (Workshops u.ä.) kommt ein Teilnahmevertrag durch Anmeldung des Nutzers – auch in elektronischer Form per Email - verbindlich zustande. Das Studio behält sich vor, die Sonderveranstaltung bis sieben Tage vor Durchführung der Sonderveranstaltung ohne Angabe von Gründen abzusagen. Eine spätere Absage ist unter Angabe der Gründe, beispielsweise Krankheit des Yogalehrers, möglich. Ansprüche des Nutzers wegen Absage der Sonderveranstaltung sind ausgeschlossen. Sollte eine Teilnahme an einer Sonderveranstaltung nicht möglich sein, so kann der Platz an eine andere Person übertragen werden. Hierzu bitten wir um rechtzeitige Information per Email (mindestens 24 Stunden vor Veranstaltungs-Beginn). Sollte die Sonderveranstaltung von Urban Yoga ersatzlos abgesagt werden müssen, wird die vorab geleistete Gebühr zu 100% zurückbezahlt. Weitergehende Ansprüche des Teilnehmers, insbesondere Schadensersatzansprüche wie Reise- oder Hotelkosten bei Änderungen oder Absage einer Veranstaltung, sind ausgeschlossen. Bei einer schriftlichen Stornierung (per Email/Post) bis 8 Wochen vor der Sonderveranstaltung wird die Anmeldegebühr abzüglich 15€ Bearbeitungsgebühr zurückerstattet. Stornierungen des Nutzers ab 8 Wochen bis 10 Tage vor Veranstaltungsbeginn werden mit 50 % der gebuchten Leistungen berechnet. Stornierungen innerhalb der letzten 10 Tage vor der Sonderveranstaltung werden zu 100% in Rechnung gestellt.

* All prices including VAT