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UPCOMING
EVENTS

The Foundations of Yoga

Available now, start anytime
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The Foundations of Meditation

Starting February 1st
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The Foundations of Asana

Starting February 1st

A functional anatomy informed presentation of 84 foundational postures, variations, potential benefits, concerns, functional alignment, subtle energy alignment and use of props. This self-paced course includes photos and video instruction for each posture and variation. 

 

In this course you will:

- find an optimal expression of each posture that fits your unique physiology

- adopt functional alignment techniques that helps to increase stability, balance, and ease

- learn the accurate Sanskrit pronunciation of each posture

- receive an email that covers 3 postures a day for 28 days

The Foundations of Pranayama

Starting February 1st

This 4-week course covers 15 powerful techniques with daily emails that include: a brief guided practice video, a written PDF commentary, links to scientific research regarding benefits and concerns, daily email support, and resources for further study. Anyone who completes all 28-days of practice receives a certificate of completion good for 15 hours of YACEUs.

 

In this course you will:

- learn how to practice 15 different techniques 

- gradually develop greater impulse control

- develop an inner calmness that stays with you

- learn the accurate Sanskrit pronunciation for each technique

 

15 Techniques:

अग्निप्राण agniprāṇa ≈ Breath of Fire
कपालभाति kapālabhāti ≈ Skull Shining
भस्त्रिका bhastrikā ≈ Bellows
सूर्यभेदन sūryabhedana ≈ Piercing the Sun
उज्जायी ujjāyī ≈ Victorious
चन्द्रभेदन candrabhedana ≈ Piercing the Moon
दीर्घसूक्ष्म dīrghasūkṣma ≈ Long and Gentle 
भ्रमरी bhrāmarī ≈ Queen Bee
सीत्करी sītkārī ≈ Hissing
शीतली śītalī ≈ Cooling 
विलोम अनुलोम viloma anuloma ≈ 3-part inhale, natural exhale
अनुलोम विलोम anuloma viloma ≈ natural inhale, 3-part exhale
विलोम विलोम viloma viloma ≈ 3-part inhale, 3-part exhale
नाडीशोधन nāḍīśodhana ≈ Channel Cleansing (Both Nostrils)
नाडीशोधन nāḍīśodhana ≈ Channel Cleansing (Alternate Nostril)

The Foundations of Yoga Philosophy

Starting February 1st

A 4-week beginner friendly course. Beginning Jan 1st, you will receive an email with a 5-min video, a written PDF and an illustration of each of the following topics:

What is Yoga?
Īśvara Praṇidhāna (Devotion to Sovereignty)
Roots of Yoga
Saṃyama (Self-control)
Interpretation vs. Explication
Decolonizing  
Sanskāras (Impressions)
The 8-Limbs
Trauma & Recovery
Ahiṃsā (Non-violence)
Satya (Truthfulness)
Asteya (Non-stealing)
Brahmacarya (Respecting Boundaries)
Aparigraha (Non-possessiveness)
Śauca (Cleanliness)
Santoṣa (Acceptance)
Tapas (Heat)
Svādhyāya (Self Governance)
Īśvara vs. Iṣṭa Devatā (Universal vs. Personal Ideals)
Āsana (Posture)
Prāṇāyāma (Energy Regulation)
Pratyāhāra (Mastery of the Senses)
Dhāraṇā (One-pointed Concentration)
Dhyāna (Meditation)
Samādhi (Integration)
Qualified vs. Unqualified Non-dualism
Dharmamegha Samādhi (Cloud of Profound Truth Meditation)
Kaivalya (Independence)

 

This course includes daily email support, as well as access to a private Facebook group for friendly discussions. Certificate of Completion is worth 15 hours of YACEUs. Tuition $108 (scholarship applications available upon request)