Yoga Bali Pranayama & Meditation Immersion II - moving beyond the ordinary - Online with Beate

Online stream
Yoga Bali
Starts on Monday, 06/06/2022 - 5 units
Price: from 12.00 €


12.00 €Ticket for Tu. 07/06/2022, 06:00 - 06:45  
12.00 €Ticket for We. 08/06/2022, 06:00 - 06:45  
12.00 €Ticket for Th. 09/06/2022, 06:00 - 06:45  
12.00 €Ticket for Fr. 10/06/2022, 06:00 - 06:45  
30.00 €All inclusive ticket for members  
50.00 €All inclusive ticket  


Pranayama Immersion

June 6th-10th, 2022

6.00 am - 6:45am Vienna Time 3 hours 45 minutes over 5 classes

€ 65, members € 30

Welcome to our 2nd Pranayama Immersion of the year!

This immersion is suitable for students with previous experience in Pranayama.

Props will be used - 4-5 yoga blankets - 1-2 bolsters, 3-4 yoga blocks, yoga belt, head wrap.

If sitting on the floor is difficult, then a yoga chair can be used.

The practice of Prāṇāyāma develops a steady mind, strong will-power and sound judgement.

What is Prāṇāyāma?

The two words broken down 'Prāṇā' and 'Ayāma' mean the following; 'Prāṇā' is the subtle life force. It also means breath, respiration, vitality and energy. 'Ayāma' is control. Or restraint. Extension. To stretch, regulate, expand or prolong.

The word 'Prāṇāyama' itself simply means the expansion of this subtle life force. It means prolongation of breath and its restraint.

Prāṇā is not like a gross physical energy - it is a subtle energy. Prāṇā or prāṇā-sakti is a life principle or life force. This life force expresses itself in the breath. B.K.S Iyengar (2005) says; 'Prāṇā is usually translated as breath, yet breath is just one of the many manifestations of Prāṇā within the human body'. Iyengar adds that it is as difficult to explain Prāṇā as it is to explain God. According to Jaideva Singh (1979); 'Prāṇā is subtle biological energy which catches the breath and transmits this to the physical body'. So Prāṇā is the transportation system that carries oxygen into your body. Both are intwined. Swami Vivekananda (1947) says; 'Prāṇā is the driving power of the world, and can be seen in every manifestation of life.'

Other commentators have referred to Prāṇā as the breath, rather than the energy that carries the breath. As always there are different interpretations. Rajneesh (2012) says; 'Breathing is the mechanism of life, and life is deeply related with breathing. That is why in India we call it Prāṇā . We have given one word for both – Prāṇā means the vitality, the aliveness. Your life is your breath.' The Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra (the birth of Yoga) says it takes mastery of breathing to experience Prāṇā. It takes years to become so sensitive to the subtle sensations of breathing, you must experience the breath in like 'a touch', this is the moment the breath is known. Then, says Tantra, you will have known Prāṇā – the vitality. Prāṇā is experienced upon mastery of the breath.

B.K.S Iyengar in Light on Life (2006) says the following on Prāṇā - 'All vibrating energies are Prāṇā. We give many names to God, even though He is One. The same is true of energy. There is nuclear energy, electrical energy, muscular energy, and mental energy. All of these are vital energy or life energy, called in Sanskrit, pranic energy or simply Prāṇā. Prāṇā is called Chi in China and Ki in Japan. Some suggest that the nearest traditional concept of Prāṇā in the West is the Holy Spirit of Christianity, a sacred power that is both immanent and transcendent. Prāṇā is also often called wind, vital air. The Bible begins its description of Creation with the sentence, “God’s breath moved upon the waters.” Prāṇā is God’s breath. Prāṇā is the energy permeating the universe at all levels. It is physical, mental, intellectual, sexual, spiritual, and cosmic energy.'

B.K.S Iyengar on Light on Pranayama (2005) - Prāṇāyāma is a conscious prolongation of inhalation, retention and exhalation. Inhalation os the act of receiving the primeval energy in the form of the breath, retention is when the breath is held in order to savour that energy. In exhalation all thoughts and emotions are emptied with breath: then, while the lungs are empty, one surrenders the individual energy, 'I', to the primeval energy, the Ātma (soul). The practice of Prāṇāyāma develops a steady mind, strong will-power and sound judgement.

Many ask me whether pranayama ... postpones old age. Why worry about it? Death is certain. Let it come when it comes. Just keep working. The soul has no age. It doesn't die. Only the body decays. And yet, we must never forget the body, since it is the garden we must cherish and cultivate.

B.K.S. Iyengar

Yet Prana is not merely the ordinary breath, it is the energy behind the breath. Pranayama practice is not simply breath work but moving to a deeper level of energy and awareness, accessing Prana at a level through, behind and beyond the breath.

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Online stream

There is an online stream available for this activity. To participate, take the following steps:

  • This studio uses Zoom as their online streaming provider. Download the according app to your laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Access to the online livestream is available 15 minutes before the start of the activity. Simply go to "My bookings" and click on "Join online stream now" to be redirected to the corresponding page
  • With some streaming providers (e.g. Zoom) it is possible for participants to see each other. However, it is theoretically possible to deactivate the camera function. The name you enter when entering the online meeting room is displayed to other participants. However, you can always change your name (e.g. only the initials). Please note: Individual rules for online participation may apply for each class or venue.


Born in the 60’s in Innsbruck, Austria, as Beate, my friends quickly re-named me Billy. I find that two names actually go well with a multi-faceted Gemini. At 18 a full athletic tennis scholarship opened up my court to study in Florida and New York for four years, which happened to be just a natural extension of my sporty childhood dreams and a strong urge to travel since the age of three. When a pure coincidence dropped me at The Plaza Hotel after graduation from Pace University, while pounding the Manhattan pavement for interviews, I emerged working for the Trumps. Exciting times and yes, me and the city never slept. Back in Vienna, a head hunter decided, that politics was my new bee-hive, buzzing around the offices of Dr. Thomas Klestil. The moment he became president of Austria, a series of very fortunate events and the “bestest” girlfriend brought me to Bali. Ah, did I deserve a holiday and did I instantly fall in love with the smells, the faces and the feeling of this magical island. Destiny was written. I had arrived … home. The “Island of the Gods” blessed me with a family and the deepest loves of my life, Chiana and Davina, were born. Mother Bali awakened a palette of lush and colourful passions in me: interior design, villa construction & management, holistic health & well-being, alternative healing modalities, vital nutrition, study of ancient languages and of course and above all … Yoga! Temuku, Bali’s first health food shop, was my first enterprise, together with my husband from New Zealand, followed by the real estate venture Bali Villa Management. My third business, Bali Yoga & Wellness was Indonesia’s first legal yoga company, created in 2005 with the mission to bring yoga and the healing arts into private homes, villas and hotels in Bali. After 22 years of Bali Magic, I moved with my daughter Chiana to Vienna, Austria, in 2013. Bali Yoga Wien sprouted out of the middle-aged cobblestone of this picturesque city – a flourishing yoga studio in the heart of Vienna on the legendary Schwarzenbergplatz. The studio was the center of daily yoga practices for a thriving heartfelt yoga community, seeking more than a handstand and a trendy outfit. Bali Yoga Wien bridged the East and the West, bringing the Asian heart to the European mind, with an array of yoga practices, free weekly community classes, workshops, regular mantra chanting evenings and yoga teacher trainings & retreats in Vienna and Bali. During periods of worldwide lockdowns, Bali Yoga Wien morphed into an international online yoga platform featuring daily live practices and workshops with Beate empowering herself and students worldwide to find stability and balance during times of isolation and uncertainty until today! The studio sold to Alkemy Yoga & Healing in September 2021 as Beate moved back home to Bali and rebranded Bali Yoga Wien under Yoga Bali in September 2021.


1.06/06/202206:00 - 06:45Jalan Subak Sari 13, 80361 CangguBeate
2.07/06/202206:00 - 06:45Jalan Subak Sari 13, 80361 CangguBeate
3.08/06/202206:00 - 06:45Jalan Subak Sari 13, 80361 CangguBeate
4.09/06/202206:00 - 06:45Jalan Subak Sari 13, 80361 CangguBeate
5.10/06/202206:00 - 06:45Jalan Subak Sari 13, 80361 CangguBeate

Cancellation conditions

Absage eine Woche vor dem Kurs 50 Prozent des Gesamtbetrages und ab 2 Tage vorher 100% Cancellation one week before course 50% and 2 days before 100%