Saturday, February 1: 1:00 P.M – 3:00 P.M
For both beginners and mi-range Tai Chi Chuan practitioners, this workshop will introduce the concept of what defines Tai Chi and how it may be used for both better health and personal protection. Forms will be demonstrated and explained.
Participation in learning the form is expected.
Rita is a meditative artist who aims to teach participants to express their innermost dreams. She empowers participants to express their desires for well-being and hope. Rita fosters a relaxing environment within which participants create their visual dream on canvas in a lucid manner.
Review of an advanced approach to teaching yoga to members of community with special needs. Teaching yoga to prenatal women, children, persons in chair, and senior population. Teaching yoga to cancer patients and persons with disabilities.
(Required for registered 300 TTP students. Open to general public.)
Relaxation is a state of being liberated from tension. The brain waves start to change from beta to alpha, and possibly delta and theta. Beta brainwaves dominate direction of cognitive tasks. Alpha waves aid overall mental coordination, calm, alert mind/body integration.
Delta brainwaves are slow. They are generated in deepest meditation and dreamless sleep. They are generated in deepest meditation and dreamless sleep. They are the source of empathy. Healing is stimulated in this state. Theta brainwaves are dominant in deep meditation. In theta we are in a dream. Vivid imagery and intuition beyond our conscious awareness is available to us.
Please come well hydrated and eat lightly. Dress comfortably. Yoga mats & blankets are provided.
Like many things in Native American culture, playing the drum is used to bring balance and renewal to all participants. The flute is also one of the fundamental instruments in healing and providing balance. The flute is closest to teaching the discipline of breath, and the drum is closest to teaching the heartbeat. Join Michael in creating an afternoon of music that heals and renews.
Saturday, March 7th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The best of the yoga teachers distinguish themselves by correctly pronouncing the Sanskrit names of the asanas and with their familiarity with the yoga parlance. This workshop will help you learn and practice the Sanskrit sounds and pronunciation of Sanskrit words including the names of asanas.
During the workshop you will also learn how to recite the Gayatri, Mrityunjaya, and other mantras. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon.
(Recommended for 200 & required for 300 TTP students.) (Qualifies for 2 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
A comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers with a review of cellular structure, major tissue types, skeletal system, muscles, physiology, with a review of many topics including major diseases.
The class will review anatomy and physiology as applied to teaching yoga, and will include contra-indications of key asanas.
According to Jung, there is the conscious mind, the personal unconscious, and finally, there is the collective unconscious. Jung states that the ego represents the conscious mind while the personal unconscious contains memories including those that have been suppressed.
The collective unconscious is a unique component in that Jung believed that this part of the psyche served as a form of psychological inheritance. It contained all of the knowledge and experiences we share as a species. In Jungian psychology, the archetypes represent universal patterns and images that are part of the collective unconscious. Jung believed that we inherit these archetypes much the way we inherit instinctive patterns of behavior.
Join Olga as she explores Jung’s Legacy of archetypes and the manner in which the ego manifests our archetypes.
Our weekend on Yoga Philosophy will cover a comprehensive and wide range of topics including the metaphysical basis of yoga in Sānkhya philosophy, the basic structure of the yoga philosophy (and some small differences with Sānkhya), the neurobiology of meditation, brain waves and biofeedback, the five pillars of sādhana, vegetarian diet and the qualities of a teacher.
Given the breadth of the subjects, we will shape the discussion to the needs of the class.
The classical text of Yoga Sutras by Patanjali is the most authoritative, universal and a secular text on yoga philosophy. Composed about two thousand years ago, it contains the philosophy and methodology of spiritual progress leading to liberation. In this module we would study the Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the text to understand the concepts like Yoga, Chitta, Nirodha, Abhyasa, Vairagya, types of Samadhi, Kleshas, and too many others to mention here. The format of the module will be based upon study of sutras one by one as well as developing a top level understanding of the processes and the methodologies.
This comprehensive class will review the six systems of Indian philosophy which form the mosaic of the philosophy of spiritual growth with emphasis on Samkhya, Yoga, and Vedanta philosophies. The class will review Shaivism, the tantric system. The major upanishads will be reviewed. Finally, the great scripture Bhagavadgita will be reviewed.
Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center109 W Slade St, Palatine, IL 60067 Tel: 847.221.5250
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.