Dysfunctional Breathing: How to Spot It, How to Fix It 3-Week Course

Dysfunctional Breathing: How to Spot It, How to Fix It 3-Week Course with Dr. Timothy McCall

October 9, 2021 – October 23, 2021

Breath is the nexus that connects body, mind and prana in our yoga practice. Yet many yoga practitioners, including many yoga teachers, don’t breathe as well as they might. In this 3-part training, we’ll review the physiology and anatomy of breathing, then apply that information to understanding more than a dozen different types of dysfunctional breathing. These include mouth breathing, hyperventilation, paradoxical (reverse) breathing, and dysfunctional patterns related to emotions.
Yoga therapy is strong medicine, but it’s usually slow medicine. But when you can repattern the breath in a more functional manner, it can be life-changing within days. This training will include lectures, experiential exercises, Q+A sessions, and practices that will include breath-based asana practices, along with a number of breathing exercises. Appropriate for yoga students and teachers, yoga therapists and those with breathing issues.
Participants will receive links to recordings of the sessions. Session recordings will be available to participants for streamable viewing for one week following each session.
This is an online program. You’ll need to download Zoom to attend. Please see your purchase confirmation for the Zoom link.


$150 until Sept. 18; $180 after

Timothy McCall, M.D., is a board-certified internist, Yoga Journal’s medical editor since 2002, and the author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing. He practiced medicine in the Boston area for a dozen years before devoting himself full-time in the late 1990s to yoga therapy. He has studied with many of the world’s leading yoga teachers including BKS Iyengar and TKV Desikachar, as well as Patricia Walden, Rod Stryker, and Donald Moyer. In 2005, Timothy began his studies with a traditional Ayurvedic doctor, Chandukutty Vaidyar, and spent more than a year at his clinic in Kerala, India. He serves on the editorial board of The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and co-edited and contributed to the 2016 medical textbook, The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care. His latest book is Saving My Neck: A Doctor’s East/West Journey through Cancer. Most recently, Timothy has introduced an approach to yoga, which he calls Vinyasa of Breath. See DrMcCall.com