WE RISE Guided by Prana

Next Round: September 12th - October 9th

What is WE RISE?

WE RISE is a 28-day Guided Group Meditation Practice with an international community of meditators dedicated to receiving the promises of Vishoka Meditation®.

Imagine a life free from pain and sorrow—infused with joy and tranquility.

The ancient yogis called this state vishoka, and insisted that we all can reach it. The key is a precise set of meditative techniques designed to unite mind and breath, and turn them inward.

Our relationship with our breath, and specifically with Prana, the intelligence which governs and guides our breath (and much more) is the key to a meaningful experience of Vishoka Meditation®, and - one could argue - all Tantric Yoga methodologies. 

Vishoka Meditation® is a living practice supported by a rich body of wisdom, refined over countless generations for thousands of years. It is a technique that is spiritually-grounded, yet highly systematic and experiential. This system helps us to train our breath, then refine the experience of our breath to develop sensitivity to the more subtle, yet potent, element of the breath, Prana. 

Through Prana we gain direct experience of our truest self and the Divine.

The Himalayan Tradition

The meditation techniques shared in WE RISE are both preparatory and the full experience of Vishoka Meditation® They have been preserved and passed down through the Himalayan Tradition and made accessible to this generation through the writing and teaching of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. I practice and study Vishoka Meditation® with Pandit Tigunait, Ishan Tigunait, and the senior teachers of the Himalayan Institute. Simultaneously simple and profound, Vishoka Meditation® is accessible for all levels of practitioner. Its impact, effectiveness, and depth develop exponentially with devotion to practice. 

Natalie Backman, Certified Vishoka Meditation® Teacher

Devoted to the Divine Mother, Natalie shares yoga and meditation through her own direct experience. Endeavoring to represent the Tradition with integrity, she also brings her own unique humanity to her teaching. Natalie guides experiences of yoga asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, Vishoka Meditation®, and Yoga Sutra based practices of contemplation and self-inquiry – all with the aim of facilitating a life of greater fulfillment and freedom.

Natalie offers mentorship to those craving a one-on-one source of nourishment and support, particularly around deepening the intimacy of one's practice, personalizing one's approach to teaching, and applying the wisdom of yoga to one's 'normal daily life'. 

Imperfect as it may be, Natalie's life is an offering to the Divine. May it be received in the spirit with which it is offered.

Jai Maa

Certified Vishoka Meditation Teacher

32 Lessons

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32 Lessons in WE RISE Guided by Prana:

Welcome to WE RISE

Welcome to WE RISE

How to Prepare


Books, Props and more

Zoom Details

Zoom Login Details

Adopting a Yogic Lifestyle

Engaging with life 'properly'

Sadhana Sankalpa

Bringing Reverence and Resolve to our Practice

The Mantras of WE RISE

Prayers of the Tradition

Prayers of the Himalayan Tradition

The Gāyatrī Mantra

Mother of the Vedas

The Mahāmṛtyuñjaya Mantra

The Great Death-Conquering Mantra

Viśve Deva Sūkta

...be my constant protector day by day

All the Prayers in One Place

For ease in daily recitation...

Week One



WE RISE Day Three

WE RISE Day Four

WE RISE Day Five


WE RISE Day Seven

Week Two

WE RISE Day Eight

WE RISE Day Nine


WE RISE Day Eleven

WE RISE Day Twelve

WE RISE Day Thirteen

WE RISE Day Fourteen

Week Three

WE RISE Day Fifteen

WE RISE Day Sixteen

How to practice Pranayama according to Sutra 2:50

WE RISE Day Seventeen

WE RISE Day Eighteen

WE RISE Day Nineteen

WE RISE Day Twenty

WE RISE Day Twenty-One

Week Four

WE RISE Day Twenty-Two