Sanskrit is an ancient language and the primary language of all Hindu scriptures like the Vedas and the Upanishads. it is also the classical literary language of India. This workshop will guide you through Sanskrit alphabet, its pronunciation, the correct Sanskrit pronunciation of various words and names of asanas that we use. Included is a guided practice of Gayatri and Maha-Mrityunjaya mantras as well as Himalayan praygers.
(Required for 200 and 300 TTP. Qualified for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the classical and foundational text of yoga. In 196 verses, called sutras, the sage Patanjali has codified the yoga philosophy and methodology leading to the state of Samadhi. The word Sutra means “thread”, and each verse leads to a continuum of knowledge that the sutra introduces. For more than two thousand years, serious students of yoga have studied it and adepts have commented on it. This workshop is for those wanting to take their studies of yoga to the next level.
(Required for 300 TTP. Qualifies for 4 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
Methods of narrowing the focus to key aspects of anahata cakra will be taught. Associated flows, connections, textures, and guides will be explored. Listening for the un-struck sound will also be taught. Balancing the pranas at ajna cakra and accessing the gateway of trikuti cakra will be taught. Clearing the prana associated with samskaras will be addressed, as will loosening the restriction of access to the upper cakras.
(Recommended for 200 and 300 TTP. Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
Through the use of acupressure and massage, students will learn how to tone the muscles that keep the face smooth and youthful. The practice when followed for 3 months can have results much like that of a surgical face lift. The class will include a brief lecture on how we can best care for our skin both internally and externally. Handouts will be given for the pressure points plus a description on how to do the massage on one’s self. This is an experiential class. Supplies will be provided. Please bring a small towel and no makeup on your face.
Relaxation and meditation do not come easily for most people in our modern world. Restorative yoga provides an antidote as no other yoga class. Participants will find this workshop very deeply relaxing. Yoga Sutras II.46-47 guides our understanding: “The posture is perfected, made steady and comfortable through relaxing (not forcing) the effort and by fixing the consciousness on the infinite,” p. 57, Philosophy of Hatha Yoga, Usharbudh Arya. In this restorative yoga workshop, participants will be guided through approximately 7-10 poses, each held for 5-15 minutes. Ample use of strategically placed props brings steadiness and comfort, allowing deep release of the body and greater stillness. Meditation comes easily after a session of restorative yoga. Please bring three large towels and any yoga props that you own.
(Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance. Required for 200 and 300TTP students.)
More than relaxation and more than asana, these exercises generate body-mind cognizance and review the nervous system. Their nuances might easily be dismissed as simplistic, but therein lays their brilliance. This series is excellent for those recovering from illness or injury. (One is required to be able to lie on the floor for an extended period.) This very relaxing class is slow moving, offering subtle realization. An experienced yogi will awaken to a deeper inner connection and enjoy the distinct difference from a regular asana class. Bring a journal to write about experiences after the exercises.
(Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
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Our MISSION is to help individuals realize their full potential, lead a healthy and balanced life with mindfulness through teaching of yoga, meditation, and philosophy as taught by Himalayan masters.
Our VISION is to alleviate human suffering.