Fall is a Season of inner transformation. Fall is the time when nature pulls its energy inwards and encourages us to cultivate grounding and inner focus. Fall is associated with physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation and is a time for letting go and releasing what no longer serves us.
According to the sister science of Yoga, known as Ayurveda (Science of Long Life) fundamental elements that make up the Universe – space (akasha), air (vayu), fire (tejas), earth (prithvi) and water (apah)—also make up the human physiology. Ayurveda looks at the elements from the point of what they do in the physiology rather than what they are and describes three psychophysiological energies called Doshas. There are three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each is mainly a combination of two elements. Vata Dosha is made up of air and space. Pitta Dosha is made up of fire and water and Kapha Dosha is made up of water and earth. For good health and well-being, the three Doshas need to be in balance, otherwise ill health will manifest.
In this yoga class, you will learn and yoga practice a thoughtfully-designed sequence of poses (asana), breathwork (pranayama), energy seals (mudra), and energy locks (bandha) to bring about balance through use of the physical body (Hatha Yoga). This will be an active yoga practice with some lecture. Information will be shared as to what physical, mental and emotional imbalances can occur if the focused Dosha is “out of whack,” and the Practice will open your eyes as to how to bring yourself back into balance through a Yoga Therapy regimen.
(Qualifies for 2 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance. Recommended for TTP300)
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.
(Required for registered 300 TTP students. Open to general public.)
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.
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.
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.