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.
(Required for registered 300 TTP students. Open to general public.)
Olga Miech-Wiszniewski, MA Psych., MSA, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner Lisa Rude, MA Speech, Black Belt Nia Teacher
This unique workshop offers an empowering experience for your body, mind, emotions and spirit. After a welcome and introduction, enter into a sacred and safe space of learning and reconnect with your body and soul. Next, get moving! Lisa will be your guide through Nia, a soulful blend of the martial arts, dance and mindfulness. Then take it to the mat. Olga will invite you to enter into a deep relaxation with Crystal Bowls healing frequencies that have potential to help balance the energy field around the body.
Enjoy the unique benefits of this two hour offering: a ritual of empowerment, enhanced clarity, balance and self-expression, improved attention and memory, body energizing and calming of the mind. The first in a series, this workshop’s intention is to provide you with guidance and support to begin, develop or add value to your wellness practice.
Please come well hydrated and eat lightly. Dress comfortably. Bring your favorite pillow and a warm blanket.
Yoga mats & additional blankets (if needed) will be provided.
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.