Pranayama Sadhana


February 1st - 28th, 2020 | Bali




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 being a 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.

Early bird ends November 15th, 2019




FEbruary 1-28TH, 2020


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 yoga teacher, our goal is for students to become successful at everything they put their minds too. So this is not just a course of valuable, instructive strategies for respiratory development and how to professionally teach that, but equally a process of mental development and lifestyle development. Because when you can establish greater control over how you use your mind — your breath, your body, the way you think, your relations, your work, your health, your finances, and your 24/hour day will transform incredibly. And those days will become the weeks. Those weeks will become the months. And those months will become a powerful year. And it’s this type of trajectory that makes the wealth of yoga known, felt, and personally experienced.

CURRICULUM: This twenty-eight day training is set up in a way so that you are supported and guided as you live the lifestyle of pranayama every single day, 24/hours a day, for 28 days straight. Which is incredibly fun, trust me! Each day is specially designed so as to best help you become a responsible teacher of pranayama, resourceful in how you learn, adaptive to your environment, and incredibly confident in yourself and your abilities so as to best maximize your personal intelligence for improved day to day living. With each day, there will be a very healthy balance between breathing practices and informative discussions and presentations on pranayama and teaching ethics and dynamics. There will also be homework each day that is fun, intelligence provoking, and experiencial. Our goal with each teacher training is to share the right information with you so that you can feel knowledgeable in this field and confident in yourself so that you can be a complete stand out in how you teach breathwork. So that you can positively impact people’s lives, and perhaps even change a few. And above all, possess a great resource of knowledge in regards to breathing and pranayama. You’ll also be thoroughly guided on how to best strategize and decide on your purpose in life, your direction, and your duties, as well as on how to improve your work ethic and characteristics. You’ll find that each day of the training touches extensively and strategically on a set series of progressive topics, all while following each weeks theme. And as each day passes, the accumulated information will carry you into the next series of topics in the coming day, all in all rounding out into a very complete, comprehensive teacher training curriculum that totals 674 in-class hours.

So, whether you plan on becoming a teacher, developing your own personal practice, becoming a mentor or life-coach, 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 pent up stress obstructions from the body, as well as opens one’s 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 for continued education and success.



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 an incredibly transformational experience, and is open to anyone who’s willing to have fun, to open themselves up to a newness of life, and to genuinely learn and trust in the guidance that is being shared. And so on that note, it’s important to know that pranayama is transformational and that transformation is a stressful experience. Why? Well because the minds cognitive performance and the physical body can only ever grow and enhance when a stressing agent is involved. And so in this case, we’re carefully using our breathing in a very intelligent way and constructive, positive mindset practices to literally alter our entire composition for the better. What we’re talking about here is literal, life-enhancing transformation that is fun, personal, healthy.

If you are “only” seeking out a certificate, then this teacher training may not be for you. However, we would love to host you and support you, but know that our main priority is to assist you in succeeding in developing a wholistic, highly impactful lifestyle. And we do this by teaching you how to genuinly empower yourself, initiate yourself, personally develop yourself and your character, transforming yourself, and liberating yourself. With that being said, 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 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 own 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 12th 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.

DETAILS: On the 1st day of the training, all students will receive their text book and manual and will be required to cover the printing costs. It is advised that each student brings a notebook and pen for daily note taking during lectures, discussions, and power points. All discussions will be a digital video recording and made available for study on this Teacher Trainings private Facebook group (only this group and it is entirely private). Morning and afternoon practices and practicums will not be recorded.



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.





  • 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 $500 USD 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). 



Ubud, Bali, Indonesia




FEB 1ST - 28TH, 2020

Morning Sadhana | 9:00am - 11:00pm
Afternoon Break | 11:00am - 11:30am
Sadhana Overview | 11:30am - 12:30pm
Practice Teaching | 12:30 - 1:00pm
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 that they can have their own space to integrate the days while they study and deepen into their own personal practice. However, there are beautiful villas & bungalows available in the area that are very well priced. We recommend checking 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, is roughly $30 and just under 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. It’s 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.



Founder & head facilitator of educational studies.


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.



Space is Limited


Application Form

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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