Teaching Pranayama for Emotional Wellness, Athletic Performance and Expansion 25-hour YTT (Virtual)

About This Event

Are you a Yoga teacher, coach or counselor wanting to bring more transformative and empowering breathwork into your sessions with clients? Pranayama is so often neglected in movement-based classes though it has huge benefits for health, mood, athletics and spiritual growth. Become confident to help you and your clients living their radiant potential alongside breathwork specialist Yogrishi Vishvketu.

Yogrishi has been exploring the powers of breath for 40 years and has guided thousands of teachers in bringing pranayama into their Yoga classes. He also helps students use breath to support sleep difficulties, low mood, anxiety and feeling stuck. Having a unique Bachelor’s degree in Yoga for Athletic Performance from a national Sports College in India, he has coached athletes from runners to free divers. Finally, he uses breath as a key tool for yogic expansion and spiritual development.

Join Yogrishi for this one-of-a-kind training to teach breathwork for:

Emotional wellness

Easing stress, anxiety and insomnia

Uplifting low mood

Moving past stuckness

Athletic performance

Increasing lung capacity and stamina

Stockpiling prana and breathing efficiently

Increase focus for success and decrease stress


Stabilizing and magnifying your life force energy

Expanding your capacity and field of positive awareness

Aligning the five forces and vibrate with higher energy

Accessible Format

Enjoy three manageable half-day weekends Live with Yogrishi Vishvketu and special guests Prem Robin Campbell (Respected Somatic Counsellor and Yoga Therapist) and Anand Alison Francis (Senior Yoga Teacher and Sleepology Trainer). Study in an engaging online format accessible to many time zones around the world!

Yoga Teachers can also complete a practicum and get a certificate in teaching Pranayama for specific purposes that can be used as Continuing Education via Yogrishi’s YACEP profile.


Oct. 3-4

Oct. 17-18

Oct. 31-Nov. 1

Time Investment

 A well-paced six days that will be broken down into two 1.5 hour sessions per day.


Pacific Time

Eastern Time

London Time

Session 1

8 – 9:30 am PST

11 – 12:30pm EST

4 – 5:30pm

Session 2

11:00 – 12:30am PST

2:00 – 3:30pm EST

7:00 – 8:30pm


$300 USD

Program Outline

Conditions for Practice ~ Special lifestyle tips for supporting Pranayama practice

Accessibility ~ Pranayama for those with limiting conditions

Pranic Exploration ~ Learn to feel and direct the flow of prana in your body

Expanding Your Capacity ~ Techniques to increase your continence and mastery of prana

Pranayama for Anxiety and Insomnia ~ Learn to teach special techniques for balance and to ease specific conditions such as anxiety, stress and insomnia

Pranayama for Low mood and Feeling stuck ~ Learn to teach special techniques to uplift and move through personal road blocks

Pranayama for Athletic Performance ~ Learn to train athletes in techniques for various aspects of athletic performance

Prana Vayus ~ Learn to activate the five pranas for personal development and expansion

Bandhas ~ Use and teach locks to take the mastery of energy to the next level

Art of Sequencing ~ Learn to design and teach specialized pranayama sequences

Practicum ~ Teach one specialized pranayama sequence and get feedback


Pre-Course Reading 

 Breathe Better, Sleep Better by Anandi the Sleep Guru

 Included Materials

Pranayama course manual

Venue Highlights

Visit us in Rishikesh – City of Yoga! Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the north end of Rishikesh Village is a special place for Yoga and Meditation. Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram hosts the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training programs with three to four YTT 200, one YTT 300 and several advanced 100-hour modules each year. The Ashram has ongoing self-styled retreats available all year when spots are available.


We have shared double occupancy rooms with two single beds, an attached bathroom and shelves and night tables for your convenience. All guests have access to two yoga classes a day, morning fire puja and evening kirtan 2 - 3 times a week. We also have bright common spaces, a garden, rooftop terrace and two sofa sitting rooms for your use.


  • Free Wifi
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Breakfast may be oatmeal, apple samosa or parantha with apple, banana, papaya and other seasonal fruits. Herbal tea is also served and there is the option of milk. Lunch and dinner consist of rice and/or chapatti, dal (moong, kidney beans, chick peas or pinto) and vegetable stew (pumpkin, cauliflower, carrot and pea, okra or mixed vegetables).


You can get to the Ashram most easily by flying into Dehradun Airport. The Ashram can arrange for a car to pick you up, or just take a taxi.

Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Kelly Anne Butera   June 13, 2020

      Pranic Healing Workshop

    This was a great workshop. I really enjoyed the online format and the use of the breakout rooms to meet and have discussion of the experiential techniques with other attendees. Yogrishi Vishvketu is such a brilliant teacher! I love his easy nature, sense of humor and his openness to answering questions. The various breathing practices ( pranayama ) that he presented during this class serve as excellent tools to promote overall better health and a peaceful, calm receptive mind. Looking forward to attending more offerings this summer and fall.

  • Géraldine Soares   January 03, 2020

      My second home, a place to nourish myself

    I came 3 times at Anand Prakash Ashram and each time i could feel i just came back home. The energy of this place is amazing, the community of teachers, students and the ashram office is so supportive and welcoming. You can practice a daily routine from 5.20am with meditation, yoga, fire puja, until a delicioux breakfast. It is just the perfect way to start any day. Then i came back to experience the yoga teacher training, (200 hours and 300 hours) in 2017 and 2019. They are the most powerful experiences i have ever had. Yogrishi Vishvketu and the teachers team guide us into deep teachings of vedic wisdom, anatomy, technical asanas and pranayama... But for me this more than a training, this is a transformational experience that helps me to know more about my true nature, to bring more consciousness on my samskaras, to heal my mind and release my body, to share intense moment with people from all over the world and to be just surrounded by so much joy, so much love, so much support. I am so grateful to life that she brought me there, at the Anand Prakash Ashram and made me meet the one i now call Guruji. Thank so much to every person of the Akhanda Family !

  • Jaana Kokkonen   November 10, 2019

      Beautiful prenatal YTT100

    One of the best course i’v ever done. Teachers who know what they are talking about and teach from their heart. Loving, accepting and nurturing athmosphere trough out the course. Time to integrate, time to rest, time to learn. Rest, digest, reproduce.

  • Elizabeth Leenheer   June 10, 2019

      Incredible Experience

    This retreat was the very best “vacation” I have ever had. Everything about is was perfect; beautiful and serene location, charming rooms, helpful staff and remarkable food all aligned for transformation! I have never felt so whole, welcome and accepted. Vishva’s presence is so powerful; he left me feeling inspired, empowered and motivated to be my optimal self, every moment. His intention landed, the simple instructions he gave have changed my life; still glowing two weeks later. I did not know it was possible to love yoga more, after this retreat I am more determined to practice, share and honour this ancient and sacred medicine. Grateful for the experience and for my Guru. So much love. Namaste.

  • Adam Herdman   June 05, 2019

      Sanctum Retreat Alberta

    Another amazing year!! As Yoga is a practice so are yoga retreats. I feel like I am getting better and better at understanding what I need to get out of this retreat and how to do that. Prior to the retreat I was suffering a malaise I couldn't shake, simple tasks were difficult and, at the pace I was going, true contentedness seemed achievable only through the course of many lives. Post the retreat my battery feels charged and most things in my daily life as a common "householder" feel quite effortless. I walked down a street on the Monday after the retreat that I always walk after work. I was simply amazed by the amount of things I was observing, smelling and feeling, my senses were uniquely alive and my head was, for once, quiet. I was seeing everything, observing the world, I felt like a part of it. I saw every bike on every balcony of the apartment buildings. I noticed beautiful painting jobs on houses that I have never noticed before and I gave and received as many smiles as I have in the past 11 months combined. I was resting in my true nature!! It was really nice. I eagerly look forward to next years retreat and will earnestly continue on with the progress I made this year. Namaste!

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