This course on Hatha Yoga will be based on two Medieval Texts:
Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Pradipika.
Students will study these texts in conjunction with learning some of the traditional practices explained within.
This course is taught over 2 weekends, and will cover the study and application of Hatha Yoga.
Areas of Study:
- Traditional Yoga Postures belong to no system or particular school.
They have their own benefits and each will be studied on an individual
basis, and this knowledge can be applied to any style of practice.
Pranayama – We practice and teach pranayama in the linage of Swami Kaivalyanada and Sri O.P Tiwari, who is one of the few true Yoga Masters still teaching abroad today. These practices come from a long established tradition, the origin of which can be traced back to Patanjali’s classical Eight-Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga).
Each student will be guided and closely instructed in the discipline of building and maintaining a personal pranayama practice.
- There are six cleansing practices taught in traditional schools of
Yoga. These practices are described in several classical texts. This
course will give detailed explanation of these six cleansing practices,
and students will have direct experience of practicing five of the six
Mudra - We will look and study several of the 25 specific mudras set out in the Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Pradipika.
Mudras mark a transition from the physical to the psychological, and
many Mudras are said to have the power of destroying disease in the
Concentration & Meditation Techniques
– Throughout this course there will be periods where we will explore
different techniques for concentrating and directing the mind towards
one-pointed awareness. These practices will involve direct practices
that work with focusing the mind on a single point, as well as some
exercises of introspection and self-reflection.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Taking Applications Now
Course to be held in Beautiful Victoria, BC.