Pranayama Practice

By Steven Libowitz   |   February 13, 2020

White Lotus Yoga Center hosts its second weekend event of the year, a respiratory relief retreat called The Pranayama Conspiracy. The heart centered yoga retreat weekend workshop taking place February 14-16 is all about consciously honoring breath, which enlightened yogis have practiced and perfected for centuries. Co-leaders Ganga White and Tracey Rich will show participants how to fully utilize your respiratory system with proper breathing techniques, ways to experience the complete breath, bandhas and breath, breathing to balance energy, reduce stress and/or recharge, Pranayama for health, spiritual development and psychic sensitivity, how breath effects and balances the emotional body, the relationship between breath and meditation, and more.

White, the founder of the White Lotus Foundation who counts more than 50 years of experience, has been called one of the “architects of American yoga” by the Yoga Journal for contributions serving as one of the early developers of Flow Yoga, creator of Partner Yoga in the 1970s, and co-creator with his wife, Tracey Rich, of the No. 1 internationally best-selling Total Yoga videos with sales over 1.8 million copies. Rich is also a director of the White Lotus Foundation who worked on the design and development of the Santa Barbara Retreat Center since its inception in 1983.

Asana classes and magnificent vegan or vegetarian meals will also sustain the weekend retreat, dubbed a “conspiracy” for the breathing definition of the word. All levels are welcome. Admission is by a $700 donation. Call 805-964-1944 or visit


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