The path of yoga is one that is increasingly moving in the direction of asana as exercise and meditation for stress management. Often the critical step of purifying and clarifying your emotions so that the mind can calm down enough to really become still gets lost because people don't want to think about it. The good news is that the process can be full of joy and can be child's play rather than some grim task.
Prepay by Jan 6: $55; After Jan 6: $65
Recommended for 200 and 300 TTP. (Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
Sanskrit is an ancient language that is the language of Hinduism and the Vedas, and it is the classical literary language of India. This workshop will guide you through the correct Sanskrit pronunciation of many asanas that we use in our yoga practice. The class will be a benefit to teachers as well as students.
Prepay by Jan 27: $35; after Jan 27: $45
(Required for 200 & 300 TTP.) (Qualifies 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 step.
(Required for 300 TTP.) (Qualifies for 4 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
The position of hands while practicing a meditation technique is important. At first it may seem to be an insignificant aspect of meditation practice, yet it has been found by the rishis throughout the ages that wrong position of the hands can severely curtail successful meditative practice. The word bandha means “to hold”, or “lock” and this describes the physical action necessary to perform these practices. Bandhas are a small but very important group of yogic practices. They are an essential part of kriya yoga, where they are combined with various other yogic techniques. This workshop will introduce those mudras that have been helpful for meditational practices, and bandhas that are a preliminary for kriya practice. Dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat.
Prepay by Feb 17: $25; After Feb 17: $35
(Required for 200 and 300 TTP.) (Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
The neck and shoulders can be a troublesome area for many of us. During cold months tension increases as we shrug the shoulders to keep the neck warm. Lifestyle patterns contribute to pain and tension as we hunch over our screens and lean forward into our busy lives. Residing below the neck is the shoulder girdle, which is the foundation of the cervical spine. Correct alignment, flexibility, and strength need to be balanced in the neck and shoulders in order to keep the head lifted upright. Learn basic anatomy, and therapeutic yoga poses to bring relief to the pain and tightness experienced in the neck and shoulders.
Prepay by Feb 24: $40; After Feb 24: $50
Ayurveda, the science of life and self-healing, is the sister science of Yoga. In this workshop, we will explore the ayurvedic method of modifying our asana and pranayama practice according to time, season and individual need. Topics covered besides asana and pranayama will include recognizing our primary dosha (constitutional tendency), the sub-doshas, and body mapping. All are welcome!
Prepay by March 3: $45; After March 3: $55
Each of us is on a spiritual journey. Some are moving towards the center, while others are going around the center, or even moving away from the center. For those of us who are earnestly engaged in practices and life style which bring about spiritual growth leading to enlightenment, the time seems short, and journey seems long. As we become more aware of our spiritual progress, we are motivated to do more, to energize our practice. Come and learn about the signs of spiritual progress which help us understand where we are and how far we have come. During the workshop each student will also receive a copy of Swami Veda’s CD with the same title.
(Required for 300 TTP.) (Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
Yoga psychology has much to offer in preventing and healing the mental/emotional effects of severe trauma. Yoga techniques can be a useful adjunct to traditional therapy techniques.
Prepay by March 24: $$35; After March 24: $45
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.