Online Pranayama Yoga Breathwork Instructor Training Course


The Industry’s Leading ONLINE Holistic Exercise Teacher Training Specialist

Director of Union Yoga UK and your tutor, Emma Newham, has been teaching holistic exercise to the public for almost three decades and running internationally accredited teacher training courses and  workshops since 2007.  She is trained in various styles of yoga including: Ashtanga; Hatha; Sivananda; Kundalini; Aerial; Sivananda; Vinyasa and Yin yoga, so you can be assured of expert knowledge in this field.

Emma brings a wealth of personal knowledge and industry experience to this comprehensive online course. This course will not only give you the practical skills required to teach specific yoga breathwork techniques with confidence, but you will gain a broad perspective and understanding of the physiology behind these sacred practices.

Emma is an international presenter for MindBody fitness and has delivered face to face and online training to students all over the globe.  She is a qualified Assessor, as well as an Internal Quality Assurer (Internal Verifier), so she assesses the Assessors doing their assessing.  Her attention to detail is unparalleled.  Therefore, you can be assured of the highest quality training standard and education.

This comprehensive yoga breathwork course has almost six hours of video content alone, covering 30 different breathing techniques, including the classical Kumbhakas as listed in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Taking you from the basics of Conscious Breathing to Pre-Pranayama Exercises up to the classical Pranayama Techniques, with the application of breath retention and yoga bandhas


Sectional Breathing; Mahat Yoga Pranayama; Pranava Aum; Sukha Purvakha Pranayama; Savitri Pranayama; Anuloma Viloma; Nadi Shodhana; Kapalabhati; Bhastrika; Mukha Bhastrika; Surya Bedhana; Chandra Bedhana; Sitali; Sitkari; Ujjayi; Bramhari; Udgeeth; Panch Sahita Pranayama.

Course Overview

There are practices which will energise and fire up the body and others which will have a cooling effect. Many techniques involve cleansing and purifying the system, whilst others involve sound and mantra. Also included are practices which will soothe the mind, reduce stress and anxiety and calm the nervous system. We will explore the effects on the body and mind of the introduction of different rhythms into the breath cycle.

In addition to the techniques described, this course will also cover the anatomy, physiology and mechanics of breathing. Philosophical aspects detail the importance of bandhas in Pranayama, Prana, Nadis and the Five Vayus.  This course will give you a detailed, structured approach to the learning and teaching of Pranayama and how to progress from the basics of conscious breathing, right through to the more advanced practices of of classical pranayama.

For a more detailed overview of the units, please see the FAQ’s at the footer of this page.

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Award Winning Instructor

Over the last decade, Emma has won various local and national industry awards for her exercise studio and fitness services. Industry experts recognise Emma's experience.

Industry Accredited Training

Emma's company, Pilates Union UK, has been offering globally accredited online instructor training courses in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada for over a decade.

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The content of this training has been professionally recognised and endorsed by the awarding body, Active IQ – a CIMSPA Endorsed Awarding Organisation. In addition, this particular online yoga teacher training course has gained international approval for continuing education credits and has been awarded CPD points from the following organisations:


6 CPD Points

Yoga Alliance Professionals

This has been professionally recognised and endorsed by the awarding body, Yoga Alliance Professionals

Active IQ - UK

This has been professionally recognised and endorsed by the awarding body, Active IQ

National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP) - USA

Formerly Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) - 4 CEC’s

Canfitpro - Canada


Course Structure

There are 11 units and you are allowed 160 days access to complete the course. You have instant access upon purchase and you are ready to start immediately. Just log in and go to unit one. On each screen, you will find the video of the exercise and how to teach the breathing technique.

Underneath each video, you will find detailed text and explanation of the exercise being taught. You will work at your own pace and when you have time, just login and go to the appropriate unit and work your way through the material.  Techniques include:

Sectional Breathing; Mahat Yoga Pranayama; Pranava Aum; Sukha Purvakha Pranayama; Savitri Pranayama; Anuloma Viloma; Nadi Shodhana; Kapalabhati; Bhastrika; Mukha Bhastrika; Surya Bedhana; Chandra Bedhana; Sitali; Sitkari; Ujjayi; Bramhari; Udgeeth; Panch Sahita Pranayama.

Assessment Info


Multiple Choice Online theory quiz (70% pass mark

There are no other formal assessments for this course

Upon successful completion of the course, you can download your Certificate of Completion

Student Support

Constant Contact

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To ensure quality of service and consistency, you will deal directly with Emma throughout your training journey. There are no other parties or channels to go through.


Just because your course finishes, it doesn't mean your journey ends. Emma provides guidance with setting up, advice on gaining employment and support on a range of topics

Flexible learning compatible across a wide range of devices

Learn anytime, any place, anywhere.  Emma’s courses are compatible across a range of devices.  Flexible learning means that you can work according to your schedule.  Upon purchase, you have immediate access to the online content, so you can begin learning straight away.  Each time you login, the system will return to the unit and step you last completed.  You can repeat units and steps as many times as you like.

Units may be completed in any order you choose or you can follow the suggested schedule.  Go at your own pace and work your way through the units in your time.  Each course has a specific duration, after which time your course will expire and you will no longer have access to the online content, so your learning must be completed before your course expires.  Course extensions are available for a small charge, so you can re-gain access to the material.

Further Course Information
  • The units are split as follows –

    Unit One  Introduction to Pranayama – 4 Steps, 2 videos (12 minutes)

    Unit Two  Prana, Nadis, Vayus – 7 Steps, No videos

    Unit Three – Anatomy and Physiology of Breathing – 4 Steps, No videos

    Unit Four  Conscious Breathing – 6 Steps, 6 videos (66 minutes)

    Unit Five  Pre-Pranayama Breathing Exercises – 6 Steps, 6 videos (68 minutes)

    Unit Six  Firm Foundations – Introducing Rhythms – 4 Steps, 4 videos (40 minutes)

    Unit Seven – Becoming Aligned – Feeling the Breath – 3 Steps, 3 videos (13 minutes)

    Unit Eight  Cleansing and Purifying Breaths – 12 Steps, 12 videos (81 minutes)

    Unit Nine – Classical Techniques – 3 Steps, 3 videos (24 minutes)

    Unit Ten – Bandhas and Pranayama – 1 Step, 1 video (27 minutes)

    Unit Eleven – Final Quiz

  • Course Duration and Video Breakdown

    There are 30 videos on this course. If you watched one video per day, it would take 30 days to complete the training. It is really dependent upon individual instructors and the time they have available to devote to learning. All learning must be completed before the 160 days are up.

    Total number of videos = 30

    Total Video Playing Time = 320 minutes (5.5 hours)

    Total Quiz Time = 60 minutes

    Total Reading Time = 195 minutes

    Total minutes = 575 minutes (9.5 hours)

  • Course Aims

    For learners to develop a comprehensive understanding and awareness of the mechanics, anatomy and physiology of breathing. To understand the difference between basic conscious breathing, pre-pranayama exercises and full pranayama techniques. To be able to apply this knowledge in developing structured and progressive pranayama sessions for a range of clients of differing needs and abilities

    Course Outcomes:

    Learners will be able to instruct basic to intermediate breathing and pranayama exercises to a variety of clients of different ages and capabilities. Learners will be able to identify relevant breathing exercises which may need to be modified for a particular client group and they will be able to adapt or progress these breathing exercises where necessary.

  • The course costs £135 GBP

    There are no other costs involved

  • Candidate Suitability – Who is this course for?

    Yoga Enthusiasts – If you want to take your yoga practice to the next level or if you are looking to make a career change into teaching these wonderful breathing techniques, then this course is for you. This will allow you to combine your passion for holistic exercise, with a job you will love to do.

    Health Professionals – If you are a physiotherapist or similar health professionals, then you may already teach some form of mindful movement on an informal basis. This course will elevate your existing knowledge and skills to the next level and formalise your certification in order to teach professional classes that incorporate these beneficial techniques.

    Fitness Professionals – If you would like to gain a deeper understanding of the body and a different perspective on breathwork, then why not add to your existing portfolio of skills. By adding another string to your bow, you can increase your income potential and an additional revenue stream to your business.

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