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.
Prepay by November 16: $25, After November 16: $30
You are invited to RELAX while immersed in sounds & vibrations of Crystal Bowls, Himalayan Singing Bowls & Koshi Bells.
Relaxation is a state of being liberated from tension & stress. During deep relaxation breathing & heart rate start to slow down. Muscles start to relax & arteries expand giving rise to the feeling of warmth. Stress hormone levels start to drop while immune system is at its best when we are relaxed. Deep relaxation is a great entry point to meditation, contemplation, inner exploration, & creativity.
Please come well hydrated & eat lightly. Please dress comfortably. Yoga mats & blankets are provided, but you may bring your own if you wish.
Come and join us for THANKSGIVING day Gratitude Yoga and Meditation. It is an opportunity to shift our focus with embodied practice so that we might see the world through the lens of gratitude each and every day.
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.
(Required for registered 300 TTP students. Open to general public.)
Join the festivities and share friendship, food, and fun!
You are welcome to bring a dish to share!
With gratitude and in service,HYMC Staff
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.