Breath Training 3: Prānāyāma Advanced

Breath Training 3: Prānāyāma Advanced

(offered only for students who have reached this level of practice – 2025 or 26)

Led by Dr. Paul Dallaghan
Ph.D in Biological Anthropology and Yoga&Breath Research (Emory University, USA)
and acknowledged in the traditional Indian lineage as “Master Yogi-Prānācharya” (Breath Expert)


Prānāyāma is the art of yoga practice and requires a matched level of commitment and regularity in doing it. From here it naturally advances and one is properly equipped to teach levels of it. Prānāyāma requires skill to manage the breath and related body areas, especially in advancing techniques and retention. Skillfully guided and explained by Dr. Paul.

This course can be used as one of the 100-hour modules of the Advanced TT 300-hours certification. It also serves as a Yoga Alliance 100-hour Continuing Education Credit. Its real purpose is to serve your practice and understanding of yoga, whether teacher or an interested student of yoga. For those interested to pursue the Prānāyāma Teacher Training certification this is a required module.

Program Detail & Approach:

To be eligible for this level of course all participants have to have completed the required courses prior to this. The emphasis is on advancing your practice of Prānāyāma in a very focused way that only the highly experienced teacher can offer. It is the essential course to reach the Level One Certification of Prānāyāma teaching, with experience in leading and teaching the techniques.

The details will be made available later here and specifically to eligible students.

A Typical Day:

Morning practice begins with a short silent sitting followed by an āsana-for-prānāyāma routine. This leads us into sitting practice of meditation techniques. We continue with the practice of some kriyas and build the breathwork-to-prānāyāma practice, based on the classical method outlined in Psycho-Physical (Hatha-Rāja) Yoga, as taught by Centered Yoga at Samahita. The routine to this point is 3-hours of practice in body, breath, and inner focus. For those that want more and enjoy an active āsana practice we continue with Engaged Dynamic Āsana, alternating between guided class with instruction by the teacher and self-practice, so that the collection of āsanas can be developed in your own time. The afternoon program will be divided between seated energetic center focused meditation, philosophy presentation and discussion, and a day-closing prānāyāma practice session. For those registered or interested in the Prānāyāma Teacher Training there will be practice of guiding certain breath routines one-on-one to complete the certificate at this level.

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Daily Schedule

The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the training with a group welcome. Check out is by 12pm on your last day. The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.

5:45 am Beach sunrise silent watch on outdoor beach sala (optional way to start the day)
6:15 – 6:30 am PULSE /REST: Silent sitting (or savāsana) during pulse analysis (8 students/day)
6:30– 7:40 am KRIYAS /ĀSANA /SIT: Opening kriyas followed by a focused āsana routine that supports prānāyāma and sitting practice that leads into sitting for Centered meditative internal practices into silence.
7:40 – 9:10 am PRĀNĀYĀMA: Focused Detail of Breath, Kriyas and Prānāyāma methods
9:10 – 10:40 am
Or when complete (from 20 to 90 mins)
GUIDED EDA: Engaged Dynamic Asana – Guided sequence options
SELF – Teacher Assisted Self-Practice  or  Restorative Body Breath Practice
10:00 am – 1:30 pm BRUNCH BUFFET
2.30 – 2:50 pm Snack and refreshment
Paul available for 1-to-1 chats where necessary, about 10 min’s each, 2-3 a day
WORKOUT: Bonus Fun Cycle or Core workout class (20 min’s max) or at 6pm
3:00 – 3:45 pm BREATH: Breath regulation to Pranava Japa to silent sitting
3:45 – 5:00 pm LECTURE, DISCUSSION, Q&A: related to Prānāyāma practices:
your questions and comments on both practice and philosophy/science
5:00 – 6:00 pm PRĀNĀYĀMA: Prānāyāma practice into energy center work & silent sitting
6.00 – 8.00 pm Complimentary herbal steam room available – great after class with a swim and a beach walk, just before ……
8.00 pm Your own private time


Dr. Paul Dallaghan

Dr. Paul D. has devoted the last three decades to developing expertise in the field of breath-mind-body lifestyle. He has received a Ph.D. from one of the leading universities in the US, covering both the tradition and science of yoga and breath practices. He has been uniquely acknowledged in the Yoga tradition by the title of “Master Yogi-Prānācharya (expert in breath)”. He has been a dedicated teacher for 25 years and a pioneering entrepreneur establishing the first sustainably-based yoga-breath-meditation retreat center in Asia, Samahita Retreat, in 2003. Paul’s continuous effort is to help people improve their mental and physical health, as a teacher, researcher, and presenter. He is an extremely natural and gifted speaker and has taught and spoken at events all over the world.

See his full bio.

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Rates are in US Dollars, are per person, and are fully inclusive of your chosen room, all buffet meals, use of full facilities, and all training and practices for the duration of the program dates.

“Inhale” Beachfront Rooms
Beachfront Private $4,114
Beachview Private $3,494
Beach Private $3,234
“Exhale” Gardenview Rooms Garden Private $2,714
Garden Semi-Private $2,454
Garden Shared Loft $2,194

If you plan to book two or more ATT courses in a row, please email reservations at to book your room for the full length of your stay.

Want to extend your stay?

Length of Training Rate per Extra Night for YogaCoreCycle
 Private Room  Semi-Private Room Shared Two-Bedroom Loft
2 weeks $118 / night  $98 / night  $78 / night
4 weeks $108 / night  $88 / night  $68 / night
6 weeks $98 / night  $78 / night $58 / night

*These discounts also apply to an extended stay on a wellness program.

  • Offer valid to a max of 7 nights
  • Subject to room availability
  • No refunds, changes, or transfers – based on original program booking of 2, 4 or 6 weeks

Confirm your rate and book all extended stays directly with reservations

Need to bring a friend, partner or family member?

Subject to availability, we have Friends & Family rates for any registered Samahita Retreat guest’s partner, family member or friend, who is not interested in participating in any of the programs but will stay in a room and board capacity. Shared guest rooms, food, and the facilities are open to them. If they prefer to engage in the selection of yoga, breath, meditation, and fitness classes every day then a separate booking under YogaCoreCycle is advised

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The Heart of Samahita is found in its impressive mix of facilities that provide the space for your experience, as well as through the food where tasty and healthy merge powerfully, and in our quality mix of guest rooms, where you can stay in the highest of standards right at the beach or find rooms to suit all budgets from beach to garden. And when here you can also paddle board, kayak and snorkel, amongst other activities. Feel free to take a tour and find out where Samahita is located.