• London Study Retreat

    Pranayama, revitalise your life energy

    Mini weekend retreat from 14 - 16 June 2024

Pranayama, revitalise your life energy

Mini weekend retreat from 14 – 16 June 2024

With Swami Jyotirmayananda


Come and join us for this mini weekend retreat in the oasis of peace of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Putney. Learn practical pranayama techniques to improve your wellbeing, recharge body and mind and respond positively to the circumstances and challenges of our lives. We look forward to having you with us.

Gaining control of the breath by practising pranayama, breathing exercises, connects the body to its ‘battery’: the solar plexus. An enormous amount of energy is stored there. By becoming aware of our breathing and taking deep breaths, we can tap into these energy stores and recharge body and mind.

Pranayama trains the respiratory muscles, strengthens the nervous system, calms the mind and improves concentration and sleep. The body becomes stronger and can deal much easier with the demands of modern life. Thus stress, anxiety, restlessness and illnesses such as depression can be overcome.


  • Practice of mindfulness of breath in daily life
  • From restlessness to inner peace through proper breathing
  • A bird’s eye view of the astral body
  • Tuning to the infinite source of energy
  • Pranayama as a gateway to relaxation and meditation
  • How to build up a pranayama practice at home


Daily programme

6:30 amSilent meditation, mantra chanting and talk
8:15 amAsana and pranayama class: Dissolving tensions through deep breathing
9:45 amLight breakfast
10:45 amKarma yoga
12:00 pmVegetarian lunch
1:30 pmWorkshop: Pranayama, revitalize your life energy
4:00 pmAsana and pranayama class
6:00 pmSilent meditation, mantra chanting and talk
7:30 pmVegetarian dinner


Study book

The workshop is based on the book The Science of Pranayama by Swami Sivananda.


Workshop only£25
Shared room£195
Double room£235
Single room£275



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Swami Jyotirmayananda

The workshop and satsangs will be given by Swami Jyotirmayananda, the director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in London. She is a natural teacher and shares the teachings of yoga with insight and devotion.


Arrival and departure

The retreat starts with a welcome at 4pm and a pranayama class at 6pm on Friday 14 June. The retreat ends around 3.30pm at the end of the workshop on Sunday 16 June 2024.


Course venue

The Sivananda Centre in London is a spiritual oasis amid the pressures of city life. Situated in a quiet residential area, the centre’s welcoming reception area, spacious studios and beautiful peace garden provide an ideal setting for practising yoga, meditation and relaxation. You are welcome to stay in the centre for the length of the course, accommodation is in shared, double or single room.

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