August 6, 2020
August 11, 2020
AddressIntegral Yoga Institute
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We live in perpetual state of identification with and attachment to changing internal conditions and external circumstances, not seeing our true nature. The Ancients said that the cause of this perpetual cycle (saṁsāra) is the bondage of – Avidyā (ignorance), Kāma (desire) and Karma (action) – resulting in the tension and suffering of distorted self-perception, unfulfilled desires, and incessant activity.
The Ancients said that this three-fold bondage forms the framework of our personality, and called it, collectively, the Hṛdaya Granthi: the “knot of the heart”.
Discover of the “knots of the heart-mind” (hṛdaya-granti) in relation to the bondage of desire, action, and ignorance as they manifest through the cakra-s and influence our feelings, thoughts and behavior. We will use the cakra model to explore these knots that form the framework of our personality and bind us in this life. Untying the knots leads to the psycho-energetics of transformation.
We will explore the Brāhma, Viṣṇu, and Rudra Granthi-s, as well as the Laya Yoga methods of Bhūta Śuddhi, Cakra Sādhana, and Devatā Yoga. Each session will include lecture and an integrated practice, using āsana, prāṇāyāma, chanting, mantra, and meditation.
Thursday, Aug. 6: 6:00-8:00pm
Friday, Aug. 7: 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:30pm-5:30pm
Saturday, Aug. 8: 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:30pm-5:30pm
Sunday, Aug 9: 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:30pm-5:30pm
Dattātreya and the 24 Guru-s of Nature
Monday, Aug 10, 2020
Dattātreya was revered as one of the greatest Lords of Yoga. Others consider him to be an Avatāra. According to some traditions, he is a Deity: the union of Brahma, Viṣnu and Śiva in a single ‘triune’ form.
As a Yogi, Dattātreya is known as one who has ‘cut the knot of the heart’ and attained freedom from saṁsāra.
In this session, we will explore Dattātreya’s core teachings with an emphasis on the 24 insights he discovered by observing life in the world: what he calls the 24 Guru-s of Nature.
This session will include a presentation of Dattātreya’s teachings followed by an integrated practice inspired by those teachings.
Yoga Therapy for Structural Conditions – a Yoga Therapist Intensive
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020
Join Gary Kraftsow, named by Yoga Journal as a Lifetime Contributor and “One of America’s Leading Yoga Therapists”, as he demonstrates the Viniyoga Therapist approach to managing structural conditions for the low back and the neck and shoulders.
Yoga Therapy for Low Back
9:30am – 12:30pm
Learn the means and methods for working with chronic and acute structural conditions including: assessment, goals, treatment strategy and application. Explore biomechanics of the low back and the types of problems that can affect this area. We will experience a sequence of adapted asana-s designed to relieve symptoms and strengthen this area of the body.
Yoga Therapy for Neck & Shoulders
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Learn the means and methods for working with chronic and acute structural conditions including: assessment, goals, treatment strategy and application. Explore the biomechanics of the neck and shoulders, and the types of problems that can affect these areas. We will experience a sequence of adapted asana-s designed to relieve symptoms as well as strengthen these areas of the body.