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SCHOOL OF PRANA offers Yoga and Breathwork practices that help us connect with our inner peace, and joy in the present moment. Prana is sanskrit for life force or energy. Asanas, Pranayamas, and Healing Breathwork help us move stuck energy and take us out of the worries of the past or future and into the power of the now.


What kind of Yoga and Breathwork


Our Yoga is traditional Hatha, from the line of Swami Sivananda and Swami Satyananda. It includes postures, yogic breathing, deep relaxation, and meditation. The Healing Breathwork we guide comes from a few western teachers and combines scientific and shamanic knowledge of breath medicine. All sessions are suitable for beginners.


Where are we


We are residents at a creative hub in Lisbon, the base of Live Content, Luvin, and other agencies right by Santos Train Stop. We are on Number 78, R. da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, 1200-109 Lisboa.

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About your teacher, Rio Otoya

Rio Otoya is a Breathwork Facilitator, Holistic Coach, and Yoga Teacher. His diverse background includes Indian Pranayama, Modern Mindfulness, Shamanic Healing, and Transformational Coaching. 


His Shamanic breathwork session offers a somatic energy or emotional release. His one-to-one work spiritual cochin processes focus on helping people navigate big life challenges like divorces, burnout, and career changes. 


Rio has a background as a community builder and facilitating innovation programs. He worked at Google, leading community, startup, and corporate mindfulness programs in London. More on his experience here.

Class details and registration

What people say

Some 5 Star Reviews from the web and DMs from happy clients:

"Awesome healing breathwork experience with Rio. You can feel his deep experience in healing/yoga. He makes you feel comfortable and the setup with music and incense is great. Also the integration at the end was well conducted. Highly recommended."

"I felt a lot of energy moving in my body, a tingling sensation all over and finally I traveled to a place that I can't describe yet. Maybe it was my subconscious, maybe it was a meeting with my higher self. I like Rio's approach, the instructions were clear and he created a beautiful safe space where to experience the unexpected. The music he put together was also amazing and it really shaped the overall experience. Thank you Rio!"

"My boyfriend and I had a wonderful breathing session with Rio. Although we have prior experience in breathing techniques, we came into the breathing session with Rio with a lot of curiosity. Rio managed to more than satisfy our curiosity and bring us to the next level. When sharing our experiences at the end of the session, Rio offered a little impromptu partner exercise. This exercise was an additionally interesting and enriching experience for us. Summarizing, I really recommend a private session with your partner as a very special partner activity."

"Amazing breathwork experience with Rio! I can't even describe how intense the session was. The only thing I can say is that I felt way lighter and positive after the session. I recommend it to anyone with anxiety, depression, PTSD or someone that is carrying negative emotional baggage from the past and is still being bothered by it in the present. Great cleaning work."


Breathwork Facilitator Training

September 2023

This comprehensive training program empowers individuals to share the healing power of breathwork. Gain the confidence to guide others to release trauma and stuck emotions. Breathwork is a great way to access a higher state of consciousness and clarify our path. You will learn the skills to guide impactful private and group breathwork sessions.

In this immersive training, you will dive into the art and science of breathwork. Healing Breathwork is energy work. There will be an emphasis on the energetical and intuitive aspects of the practice. We will cover some aspects of breath biology but this is not a theoretical training. We will be working with energy, intuition, and holding space for emotional release.


This is ideal for anyone with a call to do healing work. As a transformational life coach, I welcome other coaches, psychologists, and therapists. Healing Breathwork accelerates talk therapy by bringing out information stored inside the body.


There are 2 modules of 2 days each. This is a Group training and there is a One-to-one option as well. No experience is required. Any previous healing modalities will be beneficial : )


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