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Pranayama Level 2 Course with Gregor Maehle

Online Course
16th April – 29th April 2021

Pranayama Level 2 course – With Gregor Maehle

Course Details

Online Course
starts Friday 16th April 2021, 15:30 Sydney time, 6:30am London time, 7:30am continental-Europe
Mon- Fri , last class Thursday 29th April 2021

Pranayama Level 2 Course

Pranayama Level 1 Course (you can access this course on-demand here)

Total Hours
~10 Lesson Course
~each lesson 45-60 minutes

Course Overview

This is our Pranayama Level 2 course, consisting of 10 lessons with each lesson approximately 45- 60 minutes long. During the LIVE version, questions can be asked. The recorded version is available after LIVE/webinar is completed. In order to qualify this course you need to have done our online Pranayama Level 1 course (you can access this course on-demand here) or you need to have completed one of our teacher trainings or an in-person Pranayama Module with Gregor. While there will be a recap of the Level 1 course in the first one or two lessons of this course, you will not be able to follow this course unless you have completed our Pranayama Level 1.


  • Capacity to sit comfortably in a meditation posture
  • An empty stomach, i.e. practice before food and not after food
  • Pranayama Level 1 course

What you don’t need

  • An intermediate or advanced asana practice


  • Untreated high blood pressure, uterus inflammation, glaucoma, heart disease, pneumonia, bronchitis, hernia, dizziness
  • Pregnancy

Among other things covered will be:

Prerequistes and contraindications

Recap fundamentals in Nadi Shuddhi

  • Breath wave, mantra, visualization, digital count, Jihva Bandha, Shambhavi Mudra, divine image,

Why we are not doing Bhastrika yet

  • Granthi breakers Stage 1 and 2

Why kumbhaka?

  • Contraindications
  • Types: Internal vs external 2 :1 thus importance of Nauli
  • Pranayama defined as kumbhaka
  • Disambiguation between kumbhaka and holding one’s breath
  • Purpose of kumbhaka
  • Heat, sweat, purification of agni and burning karma

Introducing Jalandhara Bandha

  • Importance of and rationale
  • Difference between the bandha and the position
  • Only once mastered proceed to kumbhaka, do not let vayu enter the head

Integrate internal kumbhaka with Jalandhara Bandha

–       Ujjayi with kumbhaka (not for Ashtangis)

–       Goraksha’s Nadi Shodhana

1 : 1 : 1 ratio

  • Always start with sama vrtti (even component length, exceptions)
  • How to split from 1 : 2 ratio
  • During Nadi Shodana one lunar/ one solar kumbhaka

Holding Mahabandha during kumbhaka

  • Importance of Mula Bandha for kumbhaka

Further ratios

  • 1 : 1 : 2
  • 1 : 2 : 2
  • 1 : 4 : 2

Importance of Divine Image for 1 : 4 : 2 ratio

  • Necessity to increase Nauli to balance long internal kumbhakas
  • Shitali
  • Sitkari

Chandra and Surya Bhedana with internal kumbhakas

Technology Notes
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  • If the video does not start, try refreshing your browser.
  • Please check your audio output before class starts. This can be done via the sound settings in your system preferences.

Price in Australian Dollars: AU$249
At the time of writing in foreign currency, this was US$190, €161, £140
Students who have previously completed one of our Teacher Trainings Level 2 can register at a 50% discount. Please email us for a discount code.

Event Information


16th – 29th April 2021
Bookings are open for this event until 29th April at 2.30pm UTC+10
Students can buy a ticket via Online Events.*
Students may watch recorded videos they may have missed.*

After 29th April 2021
Students have to buy via On-Demand.*

*The videos are available indefinitely. All video-footage copyright 8 Limbs Ashtanga Yoga Pty Ltd 2021.

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April 16, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
April 29, 2021 @ 4:15 pm
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Gregor Maehle


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Gregor is a life-long yogi and has over 40 years of experience of yoga study and practice!



Gregor and Monica are genuinely amazing people, I felt engaged and energised from the first minute to the last minute of this incredible experience. Even though they have a lot more Yoga experience than me I felt they treated me as an equal and taught from a place of love and authenticity throughout.

– Lincoln. Perth, Australia


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