Guy Powiecki

Guy discovered pranayama through Paul Dallaghan and is now a dedicated and senior student of, classical pranayama master, Sri O.P. Tiwari having been authorized to teach pranayama by him. Guy has studied Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar and Traditional Hatha. In learning meditation, he spent time with a number of Buddhist teachers, from both Tibetan and Theravadan traditions, but more recently with a focus on Vipassana. Guy’s knowledge of the breath has been broadened by his interest in free diving. 

Guy first encountered spirituality studying for a Theology degree specializing in Indian religions and Buddhism. Before working with yoga he was a personal trainer and nutritional adviser. In his learning journey, Guy lived on and off for many years in India and South East Asia. Spending time in monasteries and institutions. As a practitioner, he sees the importance of practicing asana, pranayama, and meditation as mutually supporting forms for spiritual growth.  His classes do just this, and the aim is to use the body as a tool for psychological, energetic and spiritual development.  He hopes the classes will truly benefit those who take them.

Guy shares a website with his wife Sara Granström.

Guy Powiecki

4 Programs

8 weeks
pranayama

Pranayama Program Level 1

Pranayama is a profound practice. It has a whole host of health benefits and is probably one of the most effective tools there is for holistic health. It works primarily on the nervous system, and through that, it has an influence on pretty much every other system in the body. It can improve your digestion, give you a slower and more even heartbeat, bring greater mental calm, give you more energy, help you deal with the effects of stress, improve your cardiovascular fitness, improve the health of all your organs and much more.


Pranayama needs regular practice and commitment to start being internalized and genuinely felt. This eight-week program is the perfect place to begin your relationship with pranayama. Helping you develop a regular practice and introducing different techniques at the appropriate times. There is a new class for each week. Ideally, you would do this class every day of the week, but indeed as many days as you can. There is also an introductory video for the start of each week, where we will go over new techniques and themes.

3 weeks
Updog in nature Uppsala Pranayama breathing

Yoga Therapy

Accessible for everyone.  Designed to alleviate suffering from postural problems, neck and back pain, or life on the computer.  The course can also be a good place for beginners to start or for anyone wishing to dive into the foundation of their practice.


We use a lot of simple spinal twists and bends.  The aim is to work on spinal mobility and to start to correct postural imbalances, allowing free movement and spinal health.


Core strengthening exercises are introduced.  Often posture problems manifest due to a weakness in the core.  Your core will be strengthened in the appropriate places.


2 weeks

Two Week Meditation Program

Guided meditation suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike.  Begin a meditation practice or deepen an existing one.


Meditation or mindfulness practice can help you improve pretty much every aspect of your life.  By connecting to the present we bring great benefit to our mind and body.


We begin right now, and right where you are.  


1 week
pranayama

Weekly Pranayama Program

Are you interested in learning pranayama? Looking to deepen an existing practice?  Wanting to get more regular with your practice?  Heard of all the great effects of working with your breath?


All of these and more are great reasons to try this program.  You can do any day of the week as an individual class, or you can cycle through the whole week.  Each class is designed to support the day it is on.


Discover all the benefits, both mental and physical of working with your breath and finding time to relax.


1 Challenge

3 weeks
Yogi Guy Powiecki in easy pose

21 Day Meditation

This 21-day meditation is the perfect challenge to give yourself. Accessible and no experience needed. We start right at the beginning and gradually develop it. Ever thought about meditating, now is the time. Be kind to yourself, meditate for ten minutes a day.


Meditation can help you to concentrate, be present, calm your mind, sleep better, feel better, basically improve every function of how your brain operates. If the brain and the nervous system are happier, this is also great news for the body!


10 min guided meditation per day to form a healthier lifestyle!


32 Classes

15 min

Kumbhaka Pranayama Class

If your exhale is good and you are feeling ready to start working with kumbhaka, this class gives a good start.


Designed for those already familiar with pranayama we introduce breath holding. We will work with the first stage of holding the breath in pranayama so that you can become familiar with it.


5 min

Kumbhaka Pranayama Tutorial

Once we have become familiar with working with our breath and have got used to doing a double length exhale, the next step is to hold our breath.


In pranayama there is a specific way of doing this, to be done with the bandhas.


This short tutorial outlines the basic fundamental points.


15 min
Pranayama in practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki

Nadi Shodana Beginner Class

Nadi Shodana translates as nerve cleansing. Another name for it is Anuloma Viloma. In English, we might describe as alternate nostril breathing.


Fundamental pranayama designed to bring the energy channels, the brain, and the nervous system into balance.


The foundation of pranayama.


10 min
Meditation in practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki

10 Min Meditation

An excellent meditation class for those not used to sitting.  We work on relaxing tension in the face and the body, connecting to the breath and practicing mindfulness.


Simple and beneficial for everyone.  Begin your relationship to the present moment!


45 min
down dog yoga

The Real Yoga Class

In traditional yoga in pre-modern India.  One did postures as a preparation for pranayama while pranayama was seen as the best preparation for meditation.


We follow this ancient set up in this class.  Starting with slow sun salutes, moving into simple pranayama and finishing with a short meditation.


Go deeper and deeper.


5 min
Pranayama  with guy

What is Pranayama?

A short five minute talk about what pranayama is and how does it work.


70 min
hatha yoga guy powiecki at yogateket

Hatha Yoga Complete

This class is designed to both strengthen and increase suppleness.  The traditional Hatha approach is slower and we take a resting pose between the more demanding poses.


The slowness and time to digest the poses creates a more meditative environment and we try to do some of the poses with our eyes closed.


You will work your body in all the directions that it needs, while at the same time nourishing your energy and soothing your nervous system.


50 min
yoga therapy

Yoga For Runners

Specially designed to help runners. It will increase your suppleness, stretching overworked muscles, decompressing the spine and relieving tension in sore trouble spots.


Greater range of motion and awareness in your body will help your recovery time and your performance when you continue running.  


We work through the hamstrings, calves, quads, hips, spine, and ankles.


10 min
Breathing exercises

Simple Breathing Practice

Suitable for everyone. Use this class to begin your relationship with your breath.

We are going to start with laying down for simple pranayama breathing. Before the closing of this pranayama class with a seated practice.

15 min
21 day meditation challenge

15 Minute intermediate Yoga Breathing class

This short pranayama class packs a lot in. The first exercises focus on the health of the digestive system and the free flow of energy, letting go of tension in the abdomen.  


We will practice different kriyas and breathing techniques like Uddiyana bandha Kriya, Agni Sara, Anuloma viloma or alternate nostril breathing, one of the most fundamental pranayamas for bringing the system and the brain into balance. The class will finish with a very calming Brahmari pranayama.

 

Easy and very beneficial for your physical and mental health.


20 min
Pranayama

Let Your Breath Free

Inspired by Free Diving, great health benefits for anyone.  Simple stretches are done with the breath held. Increase the elasticity of your rib cage and the expansion of your chest. Improve your breath holding ability.


60 min
cobra pose hatha yoga

Asana Based Hatha Class

This class is designed to both strengthen and increase suppleness.  The traditional Hatha approach is slower and we take a resting pose between the more demanding poses.


The slowness and time to digest the poses create a more meditative environment and we try to do some of the poses with our eyes closed.