An overview of pranic body. Study of pranic body, primary and secondary pranas, chakras, nadis, sushumna. Application of sushumna. Sheethal-ikarana practice.
(Required for registered 300 TTP students. Open to general public.)
Art therapy will guide one to reconnect with one’s senses and escape into one’s imagination. The therapeutic part of art has a healing process that will benefit one by releasing stress and anxiety, giving one confidence, exploring one’s creative side, revealing one’s inner-self, and encouraging social life…color and enjoy your life with love.
How are good health, medical treatment and spiritual fulfillment related? Come join us for a discussion that weaves together healthy living habits, a medical model involving self awareness, and a practical approach to life and health.
(Qualifies for 2 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
A role of Shakti when awakened in practices from the tantric traditions is to illuminate and energize the twelve cakras (7 major and 5 others). This workshop will focus on practices involving the seed mantras of these twelve cakras.
It will be helpful if students are familiar with the patterns of prana in the 7 major cakras before attending this workshop. (The book, Practical Samaya Tantra, or other sources would useful preparation for this workshop.)
(Recommended for 200 & 300 TTP students.) (Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
Review of Bhramari, Sheetali, and Ujjayi pranayamas, teaching special groups Seniors and Handicapped, how to use props.
(Required for registered 200 TTP students, Not open to general public)
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 is the first workshop in a series of workshops titled, “The Inner Landscape of Jung’s Legacy”.
“Introduction to Jungian Model of Human Psyche” is designed to present a summary of the Jungian Model, basic Jungian terminology, and to encourage inner exploration.
Participants will be introduced to gentle relaxation (relaxation helps with inner exploration). There will be an option to sit on achair or on ayoga mat. Please wear comfortable clothes.
The Mundaka Upanishad belongs to the Atharva Veda and has three chapters, each of which has two sections. The name is derived from the root “mund” (to shave) as he that comprehends the teaching of the Upanishad is liberated from error and ignorance. The Upanishad clearly states the distinction between the higher knowledge of the Supreme Brahman and the lower knowledge of the empirical world.
The Mandukya Upanishad belongs to the Atharva Veda and is an exposition of the principle of Aum as consisting of three elements, a,u,m, which may be used to experience the soul itself. It contains twelve verses that delineate four levels of consciousness: waking, dreaming, deep sleep, and a fourth mystical state of being with the soul.
(Required for 200 & 300 registered students.) (Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
Review of Shat Kriyas, and Children's Yoga.
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.
In the 1980's, Swami Veda Bharati held a retreat with the subject being "Gayatri". I will attempt to share his insights regarding translation and practice of the different forms of Gayatri mantra.
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.
This module will teach the students principles of Ayurveda. It will discuss the three types of doshas, Vata, Pitta, Kapha and their effects on individuals. It will review the signs and management of dominant doshas.
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.
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.
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.