Inward Diving: An Introduction to Pranayama and the Journey Within
Micah Mortali teaches yoga in a variety of programs at Kripalu. For the past decade, he has been a yoga educator in public schools, college programs, and alternative, outdoor settings with diverse populations. An avid…
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For all levels; no prior yoga experience required.
Pranayama, the art of breath control, is a yoga practitioner’s most potent tool for mastering the mind and senses. In this weekend intensive, we explore this often misunderstood and underutilized limb of yoga.
A modern take on an ancient practice, Inward Diving uses yoga postures, dancing, relaxation, concentration practices, music, and blindfolds to quiet the monkey mind and draw the senses inward. You learn to
- Quiet the mind with your breath
- Incorporate pranayama into asana practice
- Access deep states of introversion and inner knowing
- Gain a deeper understanding of the eight limbs of classical yoga
- Discover how pranayama and inward focus affect the brain
- Use darkness as a tool for self-inquiry, and investigate how prayer and visualization relate to pranayama.
Join Micah Mortali for an in-depth exploration of breath and sensory withdrawal, integrated with movement and yoga philosophy.
- 8.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $20 additional charge
- 8.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More