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'Advanced Pranayama and Kriya' - 3 full days with Michael 'Laxmi' Kubitzky

$699 regular rate, $665 Early Bird (Book before 31 July)

Laxmi's 3-day workshop on Advanced Pranayama and Kriya will be the first in a series of masterclasses and workshop weekends that will allow you to collect credits towards your RYT-500 accreditation with Yoga Alliance.

As a seasoned yoga teacher and former monk, Laxmi has had a strongly focused, consistent yogic and spiritual practice for over 30 years. His in-depth experience with advanced pranayama and kriya make him a uniquely qualified teacher in this regard. He is excited to share a series of rarely taught ancient pranayama and kriya practices and hopes to see graduates teach them on a regular basis in yoga classes and workshops around Australia.


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  • The integration of the respiratory system, digestive system, mind and emotions

  • Anatomy of the respiratory system and allied yogic practices (vama-dhauti, shankha-prakshalana and neti)

  • Abdominal and thoracic breathing with comparative emotional awareness

  • Traditional Hatha Yoga understanding of pranic flow and effect (practice of full yogic breath and viloma)

  • Facilitating guided breath awareness and pranayama sessions

  • Yogic physiology and the ‘ham-tham’ principle (practice of nadi shodana, surya and chandra-bheda)

  • The practice of kumbhaka and the 4 primary bandhas (mula, uddiyana, jalandhara and maha-bandha)

  • Practicing and teaching vitalising pranayamas: kapalabhati and bhastrika

  • Practicing and teaching tranquilising pranayamas: shitali, sheetkari and ujjayi

  • Practicing the primary Hatha Yoga kriyas: agnisara kriya & nauli kriya

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Accreditation credits: 30hrs (including homework task: pranayama practice diary)

Time: 7am - 4pm daily

Investment: $699 (5% off for early birds: book before 31 July)

>> This workshop is for accredited RYT-200 yoga teachers (trained by Flex or other studios) as well as intermediate and advanced yoga students <<

Make sure to book early to avoid disappointment! Workshops with sought after senior teachers like Laxmi often book out well in advance.

Master Teacher Laxmivan Kubitzky: Laxmi’s yoga journey started at the tender age of 20 when he left his profession as a studio musician and decided to become a monk in the bhakti yoga tradition. For the next 10 years he travelled Australia, New Zealand and India as a celibate monk, daily studying the traditional yogic canons and engaging in strict daily yogic sadhana. 

After another 6 years as a traditional Vedic priest, he took an interest in the more physical aspects of yoga and completed a series of teacher trainings, including a 3 year diploma in the Satyananda tradition, a certification course with Baron Baptiste and several other certifications, like anti-gravity yoga level 2.

Later, he founded one of Australia’s most successful regional yoga studios in Newcastle, and has helped pioneer and facilitate many teacher training programs, including here at Flex. He brings great integrity and depth, forged by more than 30 years of strict, yet joyful practice. His teaching is full of compassion, humour and authenticity, with a deep respect for tradition, but without being over zealous.