Pranayama Sadhana


SEPT 1—28TH, 2019 | BALI




Dedicated to all who seek personal libration, we are honoured to host the worlds most prestige pranayama teacher training program. Reflecting over two decades of personal experience, Engel has personally designed the curriculum of this training to operate over the course of twenty-eight days, as it centres around evolving the mind through the proper use and methodology of thought and action, practitioner and character development, leadership skillsets and teaching ethics. The reason for this is that everything begins and ends in the mind. And only by cultivating the proper use of the mind, can we bring about a newness life.




SEPT 1—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 action) through the ageless educational methodology of Satsang and Sadhana. Satsang is a process of interactive discussion, where enlightening conversations play out over various topics concerning personal liberation. Think of satsang as an outer-light that arouses your inner-personal intelligence with personal 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.



9:00am—11am: 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 ones mental channels, so that Life can be better understood and can be more easily identified with.

11:00am—11:30am: 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.

11:30am—12:30pm: 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.

12:30pm—1:00pm: 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.

1:00pm—2:30pm: 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.

2:30pm—3:00pm: 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.



This teacher training is for anyone willing to have fun, open themselves up to a newness of life, and to genuinly 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. Our focus and goal for you in this training, is to educate you on how to best use and perfect the four components of pranayama: breathing, perception, comprehension, and action. And to also educate you on the five necessary traits personal success: 1.) Personal empowerment, so that you can feel confident, raise up, and know that you’re capable of so much more. 2.) Self initiation, so that you can personally set in motion the necessary work ethic for becoming the greatest version of yourself. 3.) Personal development, so that you can employ the correct use of your mind and become an expert at anything you do, improving your craft, your knowledge, your character, your mindset, skillsets, communication, value, economical position, and overall ability to operate effectively in the market place. 4.) Personal transformation, so that you can continue the developmental process of leadership, becoming more efficient, more effective, more professional, and more alive. 5.) Personal liberation, so that you can take the well-crafted intellect that you’ve become and elevate it to the highest stages of living; freeing the mind of all impressions, conditions, beliefs, and tendencies that keep you bond to a looping cycle of repetitive history.


Study Material



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.

PS. 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.









A non-refundable deposit of $500usd 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.





  • 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 of your choice. (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 f your choice. (credit has no expiry).

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








SEPT 1ST - 28TH, 2019

Morning Sadhana | 9:00am - 11:00pm
Afternoon Break | 11:00am - 11:30am
Sadhana Overview | 11:30am - 12:30pm
Practice Teaching | 12:30 - 1:00pm
Afternoon Satsang | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Afternoon Sadhana | 2:30pm - 3:00pm




In regards to housing, we do not offer onsite accommodations, as we prefer students to enjoy their privacy and downtime outside of class, so as to integrate the days while they study and deepen into their own personal development.

However, there are beautiful villas & bungalows available in the area. We recommend arriving a few days early to check out places or to check out AirB&B to see what is available as well as checking out the facebook groups, Ubud, Bali - Housing & Rental and Ubud Rentals. The location of the training will be shared upon registration.



The teacher training is a 28-day intensive, so you will require a 60-day Social Tourist Visa just so you don't over-stay on your visa. You can apply for a 60-Day Social Tourist Visa at your local Indonesian Consulate where you live. When asked for your reason of travel, just mention tourism, as well as markdown tourism for reason of travel in application form.

  • Original passport valid for more than 6 (six) months beyond the intended length of stay.

  • Visa Application Form completed, dated and signed. (available at consulate.)

  • 1 passport photo dated, not older than 6 months.

  • Copy of round trip Flight Itinerary/Electronic Airline tickets to and from Indonesia.

  • Copy of recent Bank statement. $2000 balance is required for 60 day stay.

  • Visa fee $65.00 in the form of Money Order/Bank Draft only, payable to Consulate General of Indonesia


If you’d like to be picked up from the airport, our driver, Made, who is a dear friend of ours, would love to help. From the airport to ubud, it is 300.000Rp and about an hour drive. Contact us and we will put you in touch with Made.

Renting a scooter is highly recommended in Bali, if you feel comfortable driving. Its simple and easy as riding a bike! It will give you much more freedom than taking taxis or hiring a driver. There are many scooter rental spots all over Ubud, and the average cost is between $60 - $90.




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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Registration is only open to 10 students per training. To register, please fill out the application form below and we will follow up shortly.


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