The Power of Kriyâ Yoga Practices (Explained Through Functional Anatomy and Prâna Physiology), by Laurier-Pierre Desjardins from Canada, June 14-16 in Lilleoru

14. June, 18.30 to 16. June, 16.00

This course will present information on the knowledge of the living physical body, its construction and how to relate this with Prâna and the proper practice of Yoga.

We will navigate between what we have now and what is possible through the links made between Yoga, its practice and the human being’s potential. We will look at the concept of Prânic flow and how to achieve the best vitality at all levels of being with that practice. All of this will be done interactively with exercises or practices that will illustrate our experience.

Laurier-Pierre Desjardins is an inspiring person and teacher. His teaching method is vivid and interactive, combined with many exciting examples and exercises that illustrate his own personal experience. 

Course is designed for yoga teachers and practitioners. 

Topics covered: 

  • Health, Vitality and Yoga
  • 3 Steps for an Âsana
  • 3 Ages of Practice
  • Yoga and Functional Anatomy
  • Cells and Tissues
  • Importance of Connective Tissue
  • The Living Matrix
  • Secrets of Connective Tissue
  • Vital Importance of Hydration
  • Yoga of Fasting
  • Connective Tissue, Prâna and the Goal of Hatha Yoga
  • Indriyas
  • Muscle Physiology
  • Cocontraction and Bandhas
  • Flexibility, Strength, Power
  • Diaphragm and Diaphragm Release
  • Psoas
  • Questions and Answers

About the instructor:

Laurier-Pierre Desjardins is a yogi and renowned Doctor of Osteopathy. He has been practicing traditional yoga since 1975. His main influence in his practice is the Tantric aspect to the yoga tradition, which constitutes a complete way of living based on recognizing the sacred in all.

In the last 20 years, Pierre has specialized in teaching Functional Anatomy for bodywork students and osteopathy students in Canada, France and Germany. Some years ago he started to teach his unique anatomy concepts also in the yoga world and is now a renowned instructor in teacher trainings or advanced trainings all over United States and Canada.

He has completed a PhD in Health Education at Université de Montréal and published the book "Principles of Yoga Therapy" in 2014.

Course will take place in the following days:

  • Fri, June 14: 18.30-21.00
  • Sat, June 15: 9.00-17.30
  • Sun, June 16: 9.00-16.00

Participants of the first course may also participate in the course on June 21-23: a 3 day intensive entitled Prânâyâma and Pratyâhâra (Springboard to Advanced Personal Practices and Sadhana): 

  • A review of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga (8 limbs), an understanding of Prânâyâma's crucial situation in the 8 limbs, just before Pratyâhâra, the aspect of shutting down the physical senses.
  • So, with learning of some Prânâyâmas, we will also understand and practice Pratyâhâra and experience for ourselves how Prânâyâmas and Pratyâhâra prepare us for the rest of the 8 limbs journey in our personal Sadhana.
Date and place
Venue: Lilleoru, Teadlikkuse Rakendamise Kool, Taevasmaa tee 2, Aruvalla küla, Rae vald, Harjumaa
Payment info

Participation fee 220 € is valid when registering until 31 May. From 1st June the fee is 250 €. The fee includes teaching materials and simple accommodation possibility in Lilleoru.
Vegetarian meals need to be ordered separately after registration.

Please register in advance, as the number of participants is limited! Your place in the group is reserved when making the prepayment of 50 €. Please note that this prepayment is non-refundable if registration is cancelled. When making the payment, please specify „Course, 14-16 June”.

Registration and additional info

Please contact: Anneli Hallik,, +37256616948.