Pranayama Sadhana


May 1st - 28th, 2019 | Qualicum Beach, Canada




As one of the most sought after pranayama teacher trainings, we are pleased to host a twenty-eight day program that provides you with all the elements necessary in becoming an empowered individual and knowledgeable practitioner of pranayam, so that you can be a resourceful, insightful, and relatable teacher. Known for its highly motivating curriculum, this training is accessible to all ages, levels and abilities and is designed to provide you with everything you need in taking your life to the next level.


may 1st - 28TH, 2019


If you’ve been looking to open your mind to new ways of seeing, thinking, and living that dramatically improves your life — then this teacher training is definitely for you. Providing you with all the necessary tools to develop as a knowledgeable practitioner and responsible teacher, our goal is for students to become successful at everything they put their minds too. Thus, this is not just a course of valuable, instructive strategies for respiratory and mental development, but equally a process of learning how to strategize and decide on your life-purpose, your duties, your work ethic, and characteristics. Because when you can establish greater control over the use of your mind, your breath, your body, the way you think, your 24/hour day, and your entire life trajectory... the wealth of transformation becomes less obscure, and more enticing, accessible, and fun.

CURRICULUM: This twenty-eight day training presents the original teachings of pranayama (the perfect use of breathing, perception, comprehension, and expression) through the methodology of Satsang and Sadhana. Satsang is a process of interactive discussion, where thought provoking conversations play out over various topics concerning personal liberation. Think of satsang as an outer-light that arouses your personal intelligence with motivation and self-initiation. Sadhana is an efficient, effective, and sustainable method of self-effort, that intelligently breaks one’s character out of self-imposed limitations with the intent of building the necessary mental aptitude to see oneself and the nature of reality as it truly is.

So, whether you plan on becoming a teacher, developing your own personal practice, or refining your comprehensive knowledge of personal liberation — this teacher training program will provide you with all the tools you need in developing as a strong, self-empowered individual, educator, and/or leader, so that you can properly, safely, responsibly, and skillfully help this world, yourself, and others with confidence.



MORNING SADHANA: 11:30am - 1:30pm: Every morning will begin with a two-hour practice. The intention of morning sadhana, is for students to experience an extended length of practice that releases obstructions in the body and opens one’s mental channels, so that Life can be better understood and can be more easily identified with.

AFTERNOON BREAK: 1:30pm - 2:00pm: After morning sadhana, students will have a little break to journal, eat, and relax. It is advised students bring lunches and proper hydration for the day.

PRACTICE OVERVIEW: 2:00pm - 3:00pm: After a short break, our afternoons together will begin with an integrative discussion on how daily project assignments, course requirements, and home practices are going, followed by an informative and clinical overview of your morning sadhana in the studio.

TEACHING PRACTICUMS: 3:00pm - 3:30pm: After our discussion, students will begin their 1-on-1, 1-on-2, and 1-on-3 teaching practicums, in which they'll be pairing up with each other. These practice teaching practicums are rewarding resources that will assist in developing your personal confidence, which will not only radically affect your teaching abilities, but will also instil greater integrity in how you direct and guide yourself through your own personal practice.

SATSAN: 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Practicums will then be followed by our afternoon satsang, which are inspiring talks that engage students into enlightening discussions that all carry the theme of personal success, personal liberation, personal motivation, personal development, and self-initiation. In these satsangs, students will also be learning extensively about pranayama, its roots, and how it can be utilized to ensure your mastery of living.

EVENING SADHANA: 5:00pm - 5:30pm: To finish off the day, students will be led through one last 30 minute practice. These practices are designed to mimic each students home practice, but in a format that is guided. The intent of these 30 minute practices is to help assist and correct any challenges, all while revealing just how strong and rewarding a 30 minute practice can be.



In week-one, students will be closely examining the fundamentals of breathing, as they evaluate and enhance the quality and capacity of their breath cycle. Through exercises and demonstrations, students will learn how their breathing is an essential process that regulates and opens the body & mind.



In week-two, students will learn about the human nature of ‘experience’, and how to use and enhance their experiential abilities with perceptual management and inquiry skillsets. These teachings will employ students with the power to analyze themselves, people, and the world more efficiently and more precisely.



In week-three, students will closely examine the inherent nature of human learning, how learning actually occurs within the mind, and simple methods to refine and strategically enhance their capacity to personally develop and perpetually evolve their comprehension abilities.



In week-four, students will learn about the complete and comprehensive nature of action, how it is a constant, its residual effects, and how to refine and perfect the use of their expressive capacities, enhancing the work ethic of how they communicate, move, operate, engage, achieve and accomplish.

Further Details

This teacher training is for anyone willing to have fun, open themselves up to a newness of life, and to genuinely learn and trust in the guidance that is being presented. If you’re looking for or only seeking out a “certificate”, then this teacher training may not be for you. With the successful completion of our teacher training program (full attendance, daily participation, completion of assignments, practicum classes, and homework), students will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion. We respectfully do not associate with any and all self-appointed and/or regulatory bodies. This includes Yoga Alliance.


Study Material

Scripture & Training Manual


TRAINING MANUAL: After the completion of each 28 day course, Engel personally revises, rewrites, and extensively adds upon the training manual, in order to correctly reflect the current development of his personal studies and understanding of pranayama. Although incredibly time consuming, it is important to him that the manual reflects the constant progress and elevation of his character and knowledge and how it is transmitted, so as to better serve you and expedite your process of transformation. As of this training, the manual enters its 11th full revision.

Being an incredibly important part of this training, the manual describes, details, and extensively reflects Engel’s personal and direct experience with pranayama, sharing a wonderfully illustrative yet reserved introduction to its more secretive, undocumented, and unspoken tradition. In this manual, you will not find what is commonly cited in contemporary yogic literature. For it more-so reflects the real purport and comprehensive wisdom of the bonafide rishi culture. And due to this, prior to receiving your copy of the training manual, you will be required to personally sign an agreement waiver, thus forfeiting any eligibility of keeping the manual if you are unable to complete the training and participate entirely. All students will receive their training manual (physical copy) on the 1st day of the teacher training and will be required to cover the printing costs of $35.00CAD.

STUDY MATERIAL: On the 1st day of the training, all students will receive their required text book and will be required to cover the printing cost.

P.S. It is advised that each student brings a notebook and pen for daily note taking. Also, satsang from each day of the training will be a digital video recording and made available for study on the Teacher Trainings private Facebook group. Morning and afternoon practices and practicums will not be recorded.


Registration Details

Payments & Scholarships


A non-refundable deposit of $500 USD is required to secure your spot for the training and will be credited to the remainder balance owing. As for the tuition, we currently only accept international payments through PayPal, of which registration will include PayPal’s transaction fee to your tuition. For Canadian students, we do accept direct interac e-transfer as an option.




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  • If written notice of withdrawal from the teacher training is received within 10 days of registration, 100% of your payment will be refunded in full, minus the non-refundable $500usd deposit.

  • If written notice of withdrawal from the teacher training is received 60 days prior to the teacher training start date, upon review, 100% of the tuition received will be credited towards any future training. (credit has no expiry).

  • If written notice of withdrawal from the teacher training is received 30 days or less prior to the teacher training start date, upon review, 50% of the tuition received will be credited towards any future training. (credit has no expiry).

  • In the event of a natural disaster or extremely urgent circumstances on the schools behalf prior to or during the teacher training, 100% of the tuition received will be credited towards any future teacher training. (credit has no expiry). 



Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada


Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada

MAY, 1ST - 28TH, 2019


Morning Sadhana | 11:30am - 1:30pm
Afternoon Break | 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Sadhana Overview | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Practice Teaching | 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Satsanga | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Evening Sadhana | 5:00pm - 5:30pm






In regards to housing, we do not offer onsite accommodations, as we prefer students to enjoy their privacy and downtime outside of class, so that they can have their own space to integrate the days while they study and deepen into their own personal sadhana. However, there are beautiful motels & hotels along the beach as well as rentals available in the little town of Qualicum Beach, all within walking distance to the studio. We recommend checking out Air B & B to see what is available.




The teacher training is a 30-day intensive, so you will require Tourist Visa. A border services officer at the YVR Airport will determine how long you can stay in Canada. Most visitors are allowed a six-month stay from the day they enter Canada. If the officer authorizes a stay of less than six months, they will indicate in your passport the date by which you must leave Canada.




As soon as you arrive at YVR Airport, use the free wifi at the airport to check the ferry sailing times (click here), the bus times (click here), and also the Island Transit Shuttle times, (click here). Once you know the times of the Bus, Ferry Departure, and Island Shuttle times, collect your luggage, leave the baggage claim and proceed to the Skytrain Station.

Once at the Skytrain Station, purchase a ticket from the machines for a 1-Zone trip. The price for the trip is $7.75. Get on the Canada Line Skytrain to Waterfront. Your destination is, City Centre Station.

Get off the Skytrain at City Centre Station and exit the station out unto Granville street. Once outside the station, you should be on the left side of the street. Now proceed by walking up Granville street to Georgia Street (2 minute walk). Once at the intersection of Granville and Georgia Street, take a left at Georgia Street and walk to the bus stop (1 minute walk). Wait at the Bus Stop and board the #257 Horseshoe Bay Express Bus.

Ride Bus #257 all the way to its final stop at Horseshoe Bay, BC. The bus stop is right beside the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. Once you arrive, proceed to the Ferry ticket booth and purchase a ticket ($16 CAD) for Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. Once you arrive at Departure Bay ferry terminal, be sure to check the available transit shuttle times from Departure Bay to Parksville:, or inquire into calling a taxi.



Meet Engel


Engel is the founder and head facilitator of educational studies at Pranayama Sadhana and co-owner of Yoga Grace studio in Qualicum Beach, BC. Canada. Being a longtime student of pranayama, Engel has dedicated his life to its studies and is regarded as a leading authority of its original teachings.

Living between beautiful Qualicum Beach and Ubud Bali, Engel facilitates teacher trainings internationally and has been promoting the transformative healing benefits of breathing with the world for over a decade. Being a unique educator by todays standards, it takes only a few moments of being in his company to quickly notice his passion, warmth, and immense curiosity for living. All of which makes the idea of personal development feel fun, necessary and exciting. Today, he continues to maintain personalized relationships with each of his students, as he models the importance and necessity for how we use our mind.



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