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    Light on Hatha Yoga

    Orientation: Nov 7 ; Course: Nov 12 - Dec 17, 2022.
    A textual study of Upadeśa (Chapter) 1 and 2 of Svātmārāmas Haṭha Pradīpikā, a 15th Century Yoga Text on Haṭha Yoga.  Join Harsh, a scholar and practitioner of yoga from Kaivalyadhama, for this opportunity to study the Sanskrit text and explore Haṭha Yogas most celebrated scripture.
    About the text:
    The Haṭha Pradīpikā is one of the classical and most famous Haṭha texts that sheds light on the practice and discipline of the Haṭha tradition. The author Yogin Svātmārāma Sūri describes Caturaṅga Yoga (Yoga of 4 Limbs) viz. Āsana, Kumbhaka, Mudrā & Nādānusandhāna as well as engages teachings on Ṣatkriyas (six purificatory processes), an appropriate diet, lifestyle recommendations and other practical guidelines for yoga sādhakas.
    “Kevalam rājayogāya haṭha vidyā upadiśyate” 
    The compassionate Svātmārāma expounds the lore of Haṭha for those who strive for the peak of Rāja Yoga!

     

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    Pranayama Intensive: 2023

    Jun 5 -16, 2023. A 10-day Pranayama Intensive honing in on certain practices that will increase in duration during the course of the week. This course is oriented towards intermediate and advanced practitioners, and will include kumbhakas and bandhas. 40-45 minutes of practice each day, followed by a short talk on yoga philosophy and science, and time for questions and answers. This course is geared towards intermediate or advanced pranayama practitioners.

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    Pranayama Teacher Training. Level 1: 2022

    Completed. Pranayama is a foundational practice of both the Ashtanga and Hatha schools of Yoga that prepares the body, nervous system, and mind for one-pointed concentration, leading to deeper levels of realizations about oneself. In the majority of yoga classes that one currently encounters in the West, there is typically more emphasis on asana and less on pranayama, and so we miss out on one of the most important, transformative practices of Yoga. This training will give you a grounding in practicing and teaching traditional pranayamas, kriyas, and mudras. It will be conducted on Zoom, can be attended in-person in NYC, and will be available by replay for those in different time zones. Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Pranayama Teacher Certification from the Yoga Education Collective.

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    Pranayama Teacher Training. Level 1: 2023

    Jan 21 - Mar 11, 2023. Pranayama is a foundational practice of both the Ashtanga and Hatha schools of Yoga that prepares the body, nervous system, and mind for one-pointed concentration, leading to deeper levels of realization about oneself. In the majority of yoga classes that one currently encounters in the West, there is typically more emphasis on asana and less on pranayama, and so we miss out on one of the most important, transformative practices of Yoga. This training will give you a grounding in practicing and teaching traditional pranayamas, kriyas, and mudras. It will be conducted on Zoom, and will be available by replay for those in different time zones. Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Pranayama Teacher Certification from the Yoga Education Collective.

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    Pranayama Teacher Training. Level 2: 2023

    Nov 4 - Dec 23, 2023. In this six-week course you will learn the second level of practices that include introduction of breath retentions, and deeper explorations of Hatha Yoga texts and the physiological mechanisms of breath. Completing Level 1 Pranayama Teacher Training is a requisite for attending this course. These practices can be used in your teaching after your students have learned the level 1 protocol to your satisfaction (and theirs) and are ready and desirous to deepen their pranayama practice.

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  • 9 Lessons

    The Om Sadhana Course. 2022

    SELF-STUDY: A nine-day experiential immersion into OM  • Bhakti Yoga is considered one of the most easy and effective ways of yoga sādhanā. Inviting yoga practitioners, teachers, scholars and all spiritual seekers to an inquiry into Īśvara and Praṇava (Vācya - Vācaka Saṃbandha) as described by Patañjali in the Samādhi Pāda. •  We will study the relevant sūtras and practice praṇava japa daily to assimilate the teachings and continue our svādhyāya.  • Each session will begin with the study of the scripture followed by Om chanting. We will increase one round of chanting daily till we reach 108 chants on the final day (one round consisting of 12 repetitions).  • Chanting Om is a form of praise of the Almighty and when done collectively in a devotional way, our journey towards integration of the personality and Self realization is expedited immensely. NOTE: This course has been completed and is now available as a recorded course.
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    The Serpent Power. 2022

    SELF-STUDY: THE SERPENT POWER The Sanskrit work SatcakranirupanaDescription of the Six Cakras — deals with a particular form of yoga often called Kundalini Yoga. The translation of Satcakranirupana by Sir John Woodroffe is known as The Serpent Power. We will go through the essential verses, using slides, to try to understand the philosophical foundations of the practices and the purpose of Hatha Yoga.

    9 VIDEO RECORDINGS OF THE CLASSES which took place during August-October 2021. One-hour discussions, based on readings and commentary of the text, a Keynote presentation of the text, notes, illustrations, diagrams of the main chakras and Bija mantras and much more of interest about the subject. If you wish to explore Kundalini Yoga in depth, then these classes will help. Sir John George Woodroffe (1865 – 1936), also known by his pseudonym Arthur Avalon, was a British Orientalist whose extensive and complex published works on the Tantras and other Hindu traditions stimulated a wide-ranging interest in Hindu philosophy and yoga. He was appointed Standing Counsel to the Government of India in 1902 and in 1904 was raised to the High Court Bench. He served there for eighteen years, becoming Chief Justice in 1915. Alongside his judicial duties he studied Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy and was especially interested in Hindu Tantra. He translated some twenty original Sanskrit texts and, under his pseudonym Arthur Avalon, published and lectured prolifically on Indian philosophy and a wide range of Yoga and Tantra topics. After retiring to England he served as Reader in Indian Law to the University of Oxford.

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