Guy Powiecki

Guy first encountered spirituality studying for a Theology degree specialising 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 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 shares a website with his wife Sara Granström.

Guy Powiecki

1 Program

8 weeks

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.

17 Classes

30 min

Deep Relaxation

The purpose of this class is real, deep relaxation.  Nourishing your nervous system and replenishing your energy.


We use a mixture of simple meditation and hatha yoga techniques, including some kriyas (which are defined as cleansing exercises - cleansing to the nervous system).


By working with our bodies with an intelligence and understanding of the nervous system we can all bring ourselves to deep relaxation.

20 min

Back to Balance - With Breathing

A mixture of breathing techniques to balance your nervous system, your brain and your energy. Accessible to all.


We start with some grounding breath exercises lying on your back. Then we introduce Nadi Shodana or the Alternate Nostril Breath. This is one of the most fundamental and balancing pranayama techniques.


The class ends with Brahmari (the bee) pranayama, soothing and calming.

10 min

Pick Me Up Kapalabhati

Invigorate your system and switch on your energy.


A short energizing pranayama class that starts with Simha mudra (Lion pose) continuing with Jivha bandha before finishing off this short class with Kapalabathi. Perfect to do first thing in the morning. 


Contraindication: Do not do this class while pregnant or during your menstrual cycle.

45 min

Traditional Hatha Class

This is a very traditional Hatha Class. The poses are more static, we hold them for longer. Rather than flowing between poses, we rest between each posture. The purpose is to become more meditative and work on allowing the best flow of energy. Less instruction on the breath and more about observing sensations.

Very relaxing, very calming for the body, brain, and nervous system.
10 min

Anuloma Viloma or Nadi Shodana

The most appropriate description in English would be alternate nostril breathing. 

Nadi Shodana translates as nerve cleansing, and this gives you an idea of the effects.

This is one of the most classical pranayamas and is used to bring the hemispheres of the brain, the nervous system and the major energy channels (nadis) into balance.

A foundational practice for pranayama.

5 min

Chandra Bhedana Pranayama

Chandra means moon, and this is the moon channel activating pranayama. One of the most nourishing, most calming pranayamas there is.


Excellent practice for pregnant women or women on their cycle (done instead of Surya Bhedana).

5 min

Brahma Mudra Tutorial

This is a simple practice to relieve tension around the neck, jaw and upper back. It also affects the nerves and muscles of the eyes.

The practice should not be done just mechanically but with full awareness, in this was it also becomes a meditation exercise.

Accessible and therapeutic.
5 min

Sitali Tutorial

The name Sitali means the one that cools. Air is drawn in through the tongue and exhaled out of the nostrils, and this gives a cooling effect.

It is said to remove excess acidity, inflammation, and heat from the body. For those familiar with Ayurveda, it removes excess pita.

It helps with the control of hunger and thirst, bringing a fine calm to the mind.
10 min

Ujjayi Tutorial

Ujjayi translates as victorious. The chief characteristic of this pranayama is the slight hissing noise created by partially closing the glottis of the throat. Familiar to many yoga practitioners.

However, full Ujjayi is more than just the sound, involving a further technique. Helpful for vata imbalance and very calming to the nervous system.

Skill in Ujjayi is helpful for all other pranayamas.
10 min

Office Breathing Break

This is a short ten-minute breathing exercise designed to be easily done in the office. But you don’t have to be in the office to benefit from doing it! It’s simple and accessible to anyone.

We work with breathing into the stomach, developing the belly breath. Then moving onto the three-part breath, finding space and expansion throughout the breathing mechanism.

Calming and at the same time energizing. Let go of bad breathing habits and find your best breath.

45 min

Spine Therapy

Do you suffer from pain in the neck, shoulders or back? Do you want to care for your spine, your posture, and your well being? Or maybe you want to relax? This could be the class for you. We do simple twists and spinal movements that are of great benefit to everyone.


Release tension in the neck, shoulders, back, and pelvis while at the same time deeply relaxing. This class brings together therapeutic movements and simple stretches from hatha yoga and physiotherapy. It’s easy to do and very soft, but its effects are powerful.


Small movements, big benefits.

15 min

Bandhas Tutorial

Bandhas are one of the most important things in hatha yoga, however they are difficult to master. Bandha translates as lock or seal. There are three main bandhas – mula, uddiyana and jalandhara.  We use bandhas to channelize and direct energy.


In this tutorial we learn how to begin developing control of mula bandha and uddiyana bandha. They are situated around the pelvic floor, and we will discover how to connect with them. To grow in pranayama and yoga you must develop control of these muscular locks. 


The core of hatha yoga.