October 11th - November 22nd & 1 year free access to all the learning resources

With Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo and Fabio Andrico

Through this ancient practice, integrate body, energy and mind with the rhythm of today’s life. The healing art of Tibetan yoga and medicine comes to you in this exceptional course, led by two internationally renowned teachers. Learn to breathe better, experience authentic relaxation and improve your health: Breathe to Wellness.

About this course

This course will be focused on the Lungsang, or the 8 Movements for Purifying the Prana. It is a fundamental part of the Yantra Yoga practice; where breathing, movement and rhythm are synchronized. You will also learn the 9 Purification Breathings and the Rhythmic Breathing, two powerful and beneficial breathing exercises to include in your daily life. For those who might find difficulties in some of the movements and want to try a softer way to practice, you will learn about the ‘On the Chair’ variation of these exercises. It is also ideal for practicing in the office!

All this will be accompanied by the vast ancient knowledge of Tibetan Medicine, which explains how each exercise works, not only at the level of the body, but also at the level of the subtle energy and why these practices are so beneficial for your health, both for prevention and supporting the healing treatments of diseases.

Join Us in this Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing

Experience authentic relaxation of body, energy and mind through ancient Tibetan knowledge.

  • Authentic Methods by Great teachers

    One of the oldest recorded systems of Yoga that exists in the world taught by Fabio Andrico and Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, two knowledgeable teachers with more than 40 years of experience in the Tibetan healing arts.

  • Continuous Support & Interaction

    You will be guided weekly during the Q&A and practice live sessions on Zoom by your teachers and assistant instructors. They will also be available to answer all your questions anytime during the 6 weeks of the course directly on the platform.

  • Flexible Learning

    You can find the study rhythm that best suits your needs and desires, thanks to the blend of self-paced and guided learning course format. Join whenever and wherever you want! And access all the material of the course for 1 year!

Watch Intro Video

“Yantra Yoga is a particularly effective means for using our breathing to tonify, rebalance and heal. Originally a secret practice of yogic adepts, this ancient system has much to offer as a method of healing and development that we can all use in daily life. Each exercise is associated with specific beneficial effects relating either to concrete aspects of the body or the three humors and five elements.” Healing with Yantra Yoga, p.28

Yantra Yoga

The Tibetan Yoga of Breath, Rhythm and Movement

A unique yoga experience. When we synchronize every movement with conscious breathing we find ourselves in a perfectly relaxed state. Each sequence performed in Yantra Yoga aims to guide the breath into a natural harmony with the mind and body. It is one of the oldest recorded systems of Yoga that exists in the world, and it was first introduced to the West in the 1970s by one of the foremost Dzogchen masters of our time, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, when he understood the immense benefit it holds for everyone.

The main focus of this course is on the Lungsang, or the 8 Movements for Purifying the Prana, in these exercises we use breathing, movement and rhythm together to help us understand how to master all the aspects of breathing, how to inhale and exhale correctly, especially how to hold the breath, and particularly, how to guide the hold. Each of the eight Lungsang is named after the fundamental aspects of breathing it trains: slow inhalation, open hold, directed hold, quick exhalation, closed hold, contracted hold, and slow exhalation. 

Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo

International Director, Shang Shung School of Tibetan Medicine

Fabio Andrico

Yantra Yoga Instructor & Founder of RESPIRA

  • Dr. Phungtsog Wangmo

    Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo has more than 30 years of experience teaching and practicing Tibetan Medicine. She has studied and worked with many celebrated teachers and masters of Tibetan medicine, astrology, and Buddhist dharma studies. Proficient in multiple languages, Menpa Wangmo has taught all around the world and has offered keynote presentations at many international conferences and events pertaining to Tibetan medicine and health care. Menpa Wangmo is passionate about educating children and the general public about Tibetan language and cultural studies. She received her advanced degree in Tibetan medicine from Lhasa Tibetan Medicine College (Men-Tsee-Khang) and trained with two of Tibet’s foremost doctors, Khenpos Troru Tsenam and Gyaltsen. Menpa Wangmo had the exceptional opportunity of engaging in extensive clinical training under Khenpo Troru Tsenam for four years. Since 1996 she has dedicated many years to working as a doctor in Eastern Tibet, where she collaborated in and directed the implementation of A.S.I.A (Association for International Solidarity in Asia), a nonprofit organization founded by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and dedicated to serving the Tibetan people in the sectors of education, health, training, disaster relief, and sustainable economic development. In 2007 she co-founded the American Tibetan Medical Association (ATMA), a national organization representing the Tibetan medical profession within the United States. She is currently in residence at the international seat of the School of Tibetan Medicine, where she continues in her leadership as Director and International Director of the Institute’s national and international programs in U.S.A., Russia and Tenerife, Spain.

  • Fabio Andrico

    Fabio Andrico has been teaching Yoga internationally for over 40 years. He is famous for using great skill, clear precision, and delightful humor to help students deepen their practice and understanding of yoga, specifically the breathing aspect. Fabio began his yoga journey in the mid-seventies, when he studied Sivananda Yoga during a trip to India. In the following years, Fabio was exposed to many different yoga traditions. He ultimately met his teacher, Dzogchen Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and had the rare opportunity to learn the Tibetan tradition of Yantra Yoga directly from this lineage holder. Fabio graduated in Oriental studies at University of Naples “L’Orientale,” has been learning, practicing, teaching, and writing about Yantra Yoga since the late 1970s. Fabio is both a Hatha Yoga and Yantra Yoga instructor, as well as an authorized trainer of Yantra Yoga teachers. He has been teaching courses, workshops, and teacher trainings around the world in many different centers of DC and other well known venues including Kripalu, Esalen, and Yoga Tree in the USA and Yoga Federation in Russia, to groups of up to 700 participants. Drawing on decades of experience, he developed RESPIRA, a comprehensive method for learning how to breathe smoothly and consciously for health and wellbeing. Fabio compiles this method in the book Breathe As You Are in 2017. He teaches it internationally with the support of a growing team of accredited instructors. Andrico has appeared in videos such as BreAthe -The Perfect Harmony of Breathing-, The Eight Movements of Yantra Yoga, and Tibetan Yoga of Movement, Levels 1 and 2, collaborated on the book Yantra Yoga: The Tibetan Yoga of Movement and also co-authored with Chögyal Nakhai Norbu the book Tibetan Yoga of Movement, The Art and Practice of Yantra Yoga.

Practice the 8 Movements of Yantra Yoga also on a chair!

The exercises are taught also in the variations 'on the chair' for those who might find difficulties in some of the movements and want to try a softer way to practice, it is also ideal to practice in the office!

Breathe to Wellness

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to 'Breathe to Wellness'

    • The structure of the course in this platform

    • Timeline of the course

    • How to post a question on the platform

    • How to connect on Zoom for the live sessions

    • Intro survey. Please spend a few minutes to help us to improve promotion of this program.

  • 2

    Getting Started: Rediscover your Breath and Relax

    • Exploring the smooth & fluid breathing

  • 3

    Week 1: What is Yantra Yoga and how we start the practice?

    • Zoom Session 11.10.21

    • Understanding and rediscovering our breath

    • Warm ups for the body and the breath: preparation for the movements.

    • Breathing in Yantra Yoga. Nine Purification Breathings

    • Introduction to the theory of the 5 elements that is the base of Tibetan Medicine

    • Explanation of the Nine Purification Breathings according to Tibetan Medicine

  • 4

    Week 2: What is Lung and what are the Lungsang or 8 Movements? Discovering the 1st and 2nd Lungsang

    • Zoom session 18.10.21

    • Explanation of Lung energy in Tibetan Medicine

    • 1st Lungsang: Explanation of the 1st Movement for Inhaling Slowly (standing and on the chair)

    • 1st Lungsang: Demonstration and Practice

    • 1st Lungsang: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

    • 2nd Lungsang: Explanation of the 2nd Movement for Open Hold

    • 2nd Lungsang: Demonstration and Practice

    • 2nd Lungsang: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

  • 5

    Week 3: Discovering the 3rd and 4th Lungsang

    • Importance of the breath holds in Yantra Yoga

    • Warm ups to prepare for the 3rd and 4th Lungsang

    • 3rd Lungsang: Explanation of the 3rd Movement for Directed Hold

    • 3rd Lungsang: Demonstration and Practice

    • 3rd Lungsang: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

    • 4th Lungsang: Explanation of the 4th Movement for Fast Exhalation

    • 4th Lungsang: Demonstration and Practice

    • 4th Lungsang: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

  • 6

    Week 4: Discovering the 5th and 6th Lungsang

    • Warm ups session for 5th and 6th movements and explanation about the holdings

    • 5th Lungsang: Explanation of the 5th Movement for Fast Inhalation

    • 5th Lungsang: Demonstration and Practice

    • 5th Lungsang: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

    • 6th Lungsang: Explanation of the 6th Movement for Closed Hold

    • 6th Lungsang: Demonstration and Practice

    • Overcoming the obstacles: how we finish a Yantra Yoga session

    • 6th Lungsang: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

  • 7

    Week 5: Discovering the 7th and 8th Lungsang

    • Warm ups session for 7th movements

    • 7th Lungsang: Explanation of the 7th Movement for Contracted Hold

    • 7th Lungsang: Demonstration and Practice

    • 7th Lungsang: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

    • 8th Lungsang: Explanation of the 8th Movement for Slow Exhalation

    • 8th Lungsang: Demonstration and Practice

    • 8th Lungsang: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

  • 8

    Week 6: Lungsang on the Chair & The Rhythmic Breathing

    • Warm ups on the chair

    • 3rd Lungsang on the Chair

    • 4th Lungsang on the Chair

    • 5th Lungsang on the Chair

    • 6th Lungsang on the Chair

    • 7th Lungsang on the Chair

    • 8th Lungsang on the Chair

    • The Explanation of the Rhythmic Breathing Practice

    • Silent Practice: The Sequence of The 8 Movements.

    • How to finish the Yantra Yoga session: final exhalations and guided relaxation.

    • Silent Practice (male and female): 9 Purification Breathings, Lungsang, Final Exhalations and Relaxation

“Under the category of treatment through behavioral modifications, one of the most effective ways of dealing with imbalances is to control the breath. Aside from our diet, the breath is one of the main factors for regenerating the five elements in our body” Healing with Yantra Yoga, p. 28

A blend of self-paced and guided format course

A weekly regular training is the way to progress in your practice. We recommend you dedicate around 5 hours a week for your practice and study during the 6 weeks of the course. But you can take longer, and access all the resources for 1 year, including the recordings of the live sessions.

What are the benefits of the Yantra Yoga practice?

  • At the level of your body

    Yantra Yoga practice can help you deeply relax your body, ease pain and discomfort caused by stiffness and tension, relieve headaches and improve sleep quality. Your body becomes lighter and flexible and therefore circulation, articular health and general mobility is improved.

  • At the level of your breathing

    Your breathing will be deeper, calmer and your lung capacity will increase. Yantra Yoga practice helps to speed up the recovery after a period of illness. You will also become more aware of the way you breathe, and access breathing techniques whenever you need to induce relaxation.

  • At the level of your mind

    Find a deep sense of relaxation, reduce anxiety and elevate your emotional state. Increase calmness and a sense of peace and tranquility. The practice can also reduce mental burn out, fogginess, and have a recharging and energizing effect, making your mind sharper and more focused; with more presence and awareness.

Tibetan Medicine

A traditional & complete holistic health system

Traditional Tibetan Medicine is an ancient system of healing that represents the base and the context that informed Yantra Yoga. This is why a general overview of the principles of Tibetan Medicine will make it easier to better understand why this ancient Yoga system is more than a temporary healing practice since it can also lead to long term health.

Tibetan Medicine is based on the theory of the Five Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The first four elements are like the material basis and the Space element is like empty energy providing room for the other elements to develop. According to Tibetan medicine this is how our body is composed. To maintain a healthy body these five elements need to work together.

The Wind element and its various functions is particularly important for understanding the physical, energetic and mental benefits of a correct breathing practice since it represents the moving energy of our body deeply connected to the breath, nervous system and to our mental activity. In traditional Tibetan medicine, Yantra Yoga has been used as an effective method to heal and prevent the disturbances of the Wind element.

Traditional Tibetan medicine, with its precious medical knowledge of almost 4,000 years of history, offers a clear understanding of how this ancient Tibetan Yoga of breath, rhythm and movement works in the healing context as an effective tool to increase the general level of well-being and to prevent from chronic health conditions that affect our body, our emotions and our mind. 

 

Breathing is the door to our energy, the bridge that connects the mind and the body. If our body and energy are relaxed, our mind, too, can have little or no tension and really relax. Conscious, mindful breathing, mindful movements of our body, and a correctly and naturally aligned position allows our inner harmony to manifest. 

RESPIRA, is one of the most simple and effective breathing methods that teaches us how to rediscover fluid, complete respiration and integrate it in our lives. It helps you deconstruct old breathing patterns, let go of the tension. It allows you to rediscover and enjoy your breathing. To liberate your breathing from unhealthy habits, and just let it be, in the clear presence of all its movements.⁠ 

As research consistently shows, breathing well is vitally important to all of us. It is the key to a positive, relaxed state of mind, sound sleep, good digestion, stabilized blood pressure, and has countless other health benefits.

Start today!

Get 45 instructional videos and practices (12 hours of teaching), 4 sessions of Q&A, 4 sessions of live guided practices, 2 downloadable practice videos, and one full year of access to all the resources!

Who is this course for?

This course welcomes everyone - seasoned yoga and wellness practitioners or beginners, people that didn’t practice any form of movement practice. No previous experience is necessary! You will want to join this fantastic online training course if :

  • You want to understand the important role your breath plays in your well-being and you want to learn how to breathe better.

  • You want to explore stress and anxiety management by changing your breathing patterns and improving your presence and awareness.

  • You are looking for an authentic traditional yoga practice that can help you maintain good health and relax your mind.

  • You enjoy movement and you would like to integrate a movement and breathing routine into your daily life, that makes you feel better.

  • You are interested in traditional healing systems and in understanding what are the specific health benefits of the Yantra Yoga practice.

  • As a Yantra Yoga teacher, you are interested in deepening your understanding of how Yantra Yoga works according to the Tibetan medicine principles.

Live Sessions Schedule

Live Q&A with your main teachers and Yantra Yoga practice sessions with assistant teachers every Monday.

Sessions will be on Mondays at 19.00 Eastern European Time (UTC+2) on the Zoom Platform, they will be also recorded in case you cannot attend the live sessions. 


October 11th | Q&A Session


October 18th | Practice Session


October 25th | Q&A Session


November 1st | Practice Session


November 8th | Q&A Session


November 15th | Practice Session


November 22nd | Q&A Session & Practice

Testimonials

Read what our students say about our teachers and programs

Really impressed us a lot!

Philip, Yantra Yoga course participant

“Day by day Fabio gave very detailed instructions regarding every movement in Lungsang with correct breathing, and on how to understand the principles and benefit by practicing. His broad knowledge on different Yoga schools, on scientific research and studies, the clear differences and their relation to Yantra Yoga really impressed us a lot.”

Dr. Wangmo's compassion and strength are always shining brightly.

Adam, Tibetan Medicine Student

I knew the moment I met Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo that I wanted to study Tibetan Medicine with her. Dr. Wangmo's compassion and strength are always shining brightly. I have been her student for many years, doing exciting projects in various countries and places. I feel truly fortunate to have her as a teacher and trusted mentor. She continues to amaze and inspire me with the depth of her knowledge, clarity, and dedication.

Integration of breath and body as well as mind.

Participant of Yantra Yoga Course

The highlight of the course was the many extra goodies that Fabio was able to impart to us, like specific warm ups for each of the movements in Yantras as well as the warm ups for opening us to the intricacies of the preliminaries, which are in themselves a cornucopia of the different ways of experiencing the breathing and its mechanisms. All of this allowed us to deepen our practice and to feel the importance of the integration of breath and body as well as mind.

The learning process is both very precise and very pleasant for the group of students.

Thierry, Tibetan Medicine Course Participant

Taking the courses on Tibetan Medicine opened my eyes to a very extensive medical system. The high standard of teaching and the supervised practice sessions made the learning process both very precise and very pleasant for the group of students.

The competence and experience of Fabio Andrico

Paolo Roberti di Sarsina

The competence and experience of Fabio Andrico, together with his clarity and simplicity in explaining and teaching, as well as his warmth and empathy, made the Course on “Mindful Breathing and Wellbeing”, held on 7-8 September in Bologna at the Foundation for the Salutogenesi ONLUS, a highly engaging and motivating event.

Downloadable Yantra Yoga Lead Practice Videos. Practice together at any time.

Apart from the instructional videos of the course, the Q&A live sessions and the live Yantra Yoga practice sessions, you will be able to download videos where Fabio Andrico leads the practice for you. There will be also a video where you can just follow the instructors and practice together at any time. This materials are going to be accesible once the course begins.

Join us!

Register now and start your journey right away. Upon registration, you will receive the video of your first lesson and discount codes for the e-books.

  • €290,00

    "Breathe to Wellness" online course + 1 year access to materials

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  • 3 x €97.00

    Monthly payment plan

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What will you walk away with?

A deeper understanding of the mind-energy/breathing-body connection, specifically:

  • How to breathe better and harmonise your elements, according to Tibetan Medicine.

  • How to improve your health and wellbeing through the Yantra Yoga practice.

  • How to strengthen your energy and find deep relaxation and presence in your everyday life.

Watch Intro Video

Fabio Andrico

Find your wellbeing through Yantra Yoga

Bonus Material

These resources are a great support for your Yantra Yoga practice and Tibetan Medicine study. Upon registration, you will be able to get the discount when purchasing these three gems.

  • 20% discount for “Tibetan Yoga of Movement: The Art and Practice of Yantra Yoga” E-book

    By Chögyal Namkhai Norbu & Fabio Andrico. Your guide to the complete Yantra Yoga practice, it provides detailed instructions accompanied by over 400 instructional photos, the book describes the sequences of movements, methods of breathing, and the concrete health benefits of the practice. A book for a life of practice!

  • 20% discount for "Healing with Yantra Yoga: From Tibetan Medicine to the Subtle Body"

    By Elio Guarisco & Phuntsog Wangmo. This book aims to convey an understanding of the workings of the specific health benefits of the practice. Following an overview of the basic principles of traditional Tibetan medicine, this book examines the positive health effects attributed to each of the 108 movements of Yantra Yoga.

  • 20% discount for "Breathe as you are" By Fabio Andrico

    Breathe As You Are is a comprehensive, full-color guide to RESPIRA, with easy-to-follow exercises for anyone. This breathing method allows you to rediscover and enjoy your breathing through simple exercises. Developed by seasoned yoga teacher and breath expert Fabio Andrico, RESPIRA is taught internationally by certified teachers.

Take your place!

Register now and start your journey right away. Upon registration, you will receive the video of your first lesson and discount codes for the e-books.

  • €290,00

    "Breathe to Wellness" online course + 1 year access to materials

    Register now
  • 3 x €97.00

    Monthly payment plan

    Register now

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