Sun 14 January: Introduction to Pranayam | Laura

Interested in Pranayam and deepening your own practice?!

Join Laura for a serene and enriching morning, as she guides you on a journey to explore the profound traditions of Pranayama. Together, we’ll delve deeper into the sacred art of breathwork, unlocking its transformative power and nurturing a harmonious mind, body, and spirit.

Pranayam (The practice of breath regulation) is one of the most renowned ancient and popular practices of yoga. Its existence dates back to Patanjali’s yoga sutras written in
200 BC and is known as step 4 in Ashtanga yoga.

Practising pranayam improves overall physical and mental health. The ancient texts name experiences as slimness of the body, lustrous face, clarity of voice, brightness of eyes, freedom from diseases like asthma, sinitus, hypertension, indigestion and many more.
It has the power to boost the immune system and increases the blood supply to the cortex in the brain, improving brain health.

This workshop offers an introduction to kriyas (specific sets of exercises, breathing techniques and sound mantras used to unlock energy channels or chakras in the body) and pranayam supported by traditional and scientific approach following the lineage of
Kaivalyadhama (

What will you learn?

  • Theory of pranayam, effects and benefits
  • Introduction to preparatory exercises like Uddiyana
    Bandha, Simhasana, Jivha Bandha and Brahma Mudra
  • Introduction to 3 types of pranayam
  • Mantra chanting

This workshop is suitable for any level. In case of medical conditions, please make email contact beforehand.

Teacher: Laura Bliek
Date: Sunday 14 January
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Cost: Glow members 40 euro | non-members 45 euro.

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*Additional info
For an optimal workshop experience, we kindly advise avoiding a heavy breakfast, a light breakfast is recommended and there after no food or coffee. It is best to have an empty stomach come 13:00. During a short break, we will offer light snacks to keep you energized and focused throughout the session. Your well-being is our priority, and we want you to make the most of this enriching workshop.

Cancellation policy
If you find yourself unable to attend, please alert us as soon as possible. 
– Cancellations 28 or more days prior to start of an event will receive a full refund.
– Cancellations 27-15 days prior to start of an event can receive a partial refund or credit (25% cancellation fee).
– Cancellations 14-8 days prior to start of an event can receive a partial refund or credit (50% cancellation fee). 
– No refunds or transfers are available for no shows or cancellations within 7 days of the start of the event. 
– Please contact us at to initiate a cancellation.

About Laura Bliek

My yoga journey started in 2008 when I was modeling in Cape Town. I was looking for a way to tone my body and become more balanced in my head, as I had a ‘fast’ and intense job, which involved lots of travelling and quite a demanding standard.
I got introduced to yoga, started practising on a regular basis and noticed that my body got leaner and my head more quiet. Wow! This new experience blew my mind!

So in 2012, I decided to travel to Samahita Thailand and study for a month with Paul Dallaghan. That’s when it really started. I received my first 200 hour certificate as a Ashtanga yoga teacher and from then onwards I studied with various International teachers, like Shiva Rea, Simon Park and Sri Suddhir Tiwari. 

In 2018 I specialized in Trauma Sensitive Yoga and started a project at De Regenbooggroep. A team of yoga teachers provided yoga classes on a weekly basis in Amsterdam Noord for anyone interested, free of charge.
When I moved to Haarlem I continued Trauma Sensitive Yoga at a ‘Blijf van mijn lijf huis’, teaching yoga to women who are hiding from their ex partners.

In August 2022, I graduated in Pranayama, yogic breathing, in the lineage of Kaivalyadama (, the oldest scientific yoga research institute of the world. Recently, I travelled to India to learn even more about this sacred practice.