The Art Of


with Rebecca Drake

Saturday Date TBA


$20 pre-registration, $25 drop-in

Pre-register online here, or call 919-933-9642


a deep dive into your breath 

Investigations into the breath provide fertile ground for self discovery. From the anatomy of the breath and common breathing practices taught during an asana class we will move to explore other ways we can work with our breath to support us as we experience the full spectrum of our lives. 

This mini workshop will refresh your inspiration and appreciation of your breath and give you some practical tools to continue exploring on your own.

What is Pranayama?

Pranayama is a Sanskrit word that includes ayama and prana. Pranayama can be defined through various techniques as control and expansion of prana. In a manner that is simple, we might say which pranayama is a combination of inhalation and exhalation. Pranayama is among Yoga’s vital Elements which indirectly or directly affects the functioning of systems of the body. If you exercise pranayama it shows impacts upon system, circulatory system, digestion and system. Pranayama good for hearts and ensures oxygen.

Health Benefits of Pranayama

  • Pranayama tones up kidneys and nervous system’s functions; adrenal glands, heart rate, respiration, digestion and blood pressure.

What is difference between

Breathing and Pranayama

There is a difference between breathing and pranayama process.

Pranayama isn’t a simple breathing process, it’s a lot more than exhalation and inhalation. Breathing provides advantages while pranayama (deliberately moving the breath) involves mental, physical and spiritual advantages.

Where to do Pranayama

Pranayama might be practiced to any place that’s well ventilated from external disturbances. Spring and fall seasons are the best times to practice pranayama as these seasons are favorable to the mind and body to keep them Synergistic with the outside environment. To be healthy and fit, fifteen minutes of pranayama is good. Pranayama should be practiced in a place which is free of dust, pollutants, smoke and filthy things. The suitable time to perform pranayama is early in the morning on empty stomach. To have the proper advantages, one should practiced pranayama regularly. Pranayama facilitates better blood circulation within the body when it’s done after bath.



Rebecca Drake,Vinyasa Flow Teacher and YogaWorks certified, began practicing yoga with Tracy Bogart while attending the American Dance Festival in 1999. Rebecca has had the privilege of studying with many master teachers, and has been deeply influenced by Sarah Powers, Shiva Rea, Andrey Lappa, and Erich Schiffmann. She is committed to everyone in her classes, and aspires to create a safe and supportive environment  for her students. She has a sweet sense of humor, and encourages a playful approach to practice,  while gently and lovingly challenging her students.

Rebecca was the first Aerial Dance and Aerial Yoga teacher in North Carolina. She currently is the teacher trainer for her MomentOm Arts Aerial Yoga Teacher Training program at Triangle Yoga, and continues to teach Aerial fabric techniques to students of all levels at Triangle Yoga. She specializes in Aerial Dance choreography, having had her work performed by varied artists such as Archipelago Theatre, Playmakers Repertory Company, and the Carolina Friends School dance program. She has also performed at the NC Museum of Art, Fletcher Opera Theater, National Music Festivals and teaches the only  Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Program in North Carolina.