Felicia Schmid, E-RYT 500,Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Integrative Yoga Therapy
According to a sister science of Yoga, known as Ayurveda (Science of Knowledge), the five fundamental elements that make up the Universe-- fire (tejas), air (vayu), space (akasha), earth (prithvi), and water (apah)--also make up the human physiology. Ayurveda looks at the elements from the point of what they do in the physiology rather than what they are, and describes three psychophysiological energies called Doshas. There are three Doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. For Good health and well being, the three Doshas need to be in balance; otherwise ill health will manifest.
This will be an active, strong practice with a short discussion. Backbends, Inversions and Twists will be incorporated to stoke the Fire of the sluggish (depressed) mind and digestion of an imbalanced Kapha Dosha. A skillfully designed sequence will be taught that may include breathwork (pranayama), cleansing techniques (kriya), energy seals (mudra), repeated word vibrations (mantra), and energy locks (bandha) to bring about balance through use of physical postures (asana) and practice (Hatha Yoga).
(Recommended for 200 and 300 TTP.) (Qualifies for 2.5 CEU with Yoga Alliance.)
Diane McDonald, E-RYT 500, LMT Diane is Director of HYMC, Director of the HYMC Teachers Training Program, and instructor of yoga, meditation, and yoga practices.
Although wisdom traditions differ, they share the same ethical and spiritual goal: to help individuals live and die well. Many of the world’s troubles arise when we forget the basic oneness of our wisdom traditions. In this workshop we will discuss yoga ethics values that we can practice to behave ethically.
(Required for 200 & 300 TTP students.) (Qualifies for 2.5 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
Anil Saigal, RYT-500, Swami Veda Bharati’s 600 Hr Level Anil is President of HYMC and a teacher of meditation, yoga philosophy, and yoga practices.
The practice of a mantra is to take on a single word or phrase and continually focus so it can take you to your core. A mantra has great vibrational energy. The word mantra means to liberate the mind. We will explore how to practice and discuss its tradition.
(Required for 200 & 300TTP students.) (Qualified for 2 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
Dale Buegel, MD, Phd., E-RYT 500
This first of a three part prana series will begin with the study of the pranas in asana and breath practices. Mastery of techniques of the preliminary practices of yoga is important for both poses and breathing exercises. Understanding the practices from the perspective of prana dharana, concentration or focus on the shifts and flows of the pranas, facilitates achieving the goal of yoga, namely the union of the right and left pranas, ‘’ha’’ (right or solar), ‘’tha’’ (left or lunar) ‘’yoga’’ (union).
(Recommended for 200 TTP. Required for 300 TTP.) (Qualifies for 3 CEU with Yoga Alliance.)
Exercise Without Movement: A Series Taughtby Swami Rama
Cynthia Gran, E-RYT 500, DAy.
More than relaxation and more than asana, these exercises generate body-mind cognizance and revive the nervous system. Their nuances might easily be dismissed as simplistic, but therein lays their brilliance. This series is excellent for those recovering from an 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 revitalization. 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.)
Anil Saigal, RYT-500,Swami Veda Bharati’s 600 Hr. LevelAnil is President of HYMC and a teacher ofmeditation, yoga philosophy, and yoga practices.
Come and learn about the sacred texts of Yoga. Upanishad means “to sit nearby and listen”. It also means “secret teachings”. Compiled by sages during their deep meditative states, the Upanishads contain the eternal truths about the divinity in us. Swami Rama has written commentaries on several Upanishads.
(Required for 200 & 300 TTP.) (Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
Dale Buegel, MD, Phd., E-RYT 500
This workshop is designed for those who have an interest in learning to locate the bindus of each cakra.
Learning to establish sushumna awareness at each of the cakras allows entry through the gateways of those cakras. As swami Rama taught, the cakras are not simply energetic aspects of oneself, but also embody consciousness capable of illuminating knowledge of our subtle self and beyond.
(Recommended for 200 TTP. Required for 300 TTP.) (Qualifies for 3 CEU Credits with Yoga Alliance.)
Understanding how to establish sushumna awareness is key to becoming familiar with expanded states of consciousness. This workshop will provide the skills necessary for bringing the dance between ida and pingala to stillness and understanding the difference between the ascending and descending flows of the central channel of sushumna and the innermost channel that activates with sushumna awareness.
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.