Are you ready for the deeper teachings of yoga?
Experience the transformational power of deep inner work intended to help unlock and tap your innate power, strengthen your will and determination, and ultimately realize and actualize your highest potential.
All Wisdom Traditions of the world offer paths through which practitioners may experience deep personal transformation on their journey through life. For those who practice with faith, those paths represent an ongoing stream of the Living Tradition that gives direction, purpose, and meaning to their lives. In these traditions, both the landmarks along the path of life and the destination are contained in and revealed by Symbol Systems.
The next Heart-Mind Retreat will take place in 2019. Interested? Fill out the “Stay Connected” form at the bottom of this page!
Previous themes include:
- 2016 – Hṛdaya-Granthi Bhedanam
Cutting the Knot of the Heart
Exploration 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, making use of 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. Towards this end, we explored the theory of Laya Yoga, and worked with the methods of Bhūta Śuddhi, Cakra Sādhana, and Devatā Yoga.
- 2015 – Deepening the Journey
Surface and Transform Patterns of Thought, Feelings & Action
Exploration and transformation of our patterns of thought, emotions, and behavior, drawing on the teachings of yoga and tantra, utilizing the cakra model as a navigation system, and working with the the meditation methods of svādhyāya (self-reflection), pratipakṣa bhāvanam (cognitive reframing), and saṅkalpa (intention, determination, and commitment).
- 2013 – Making Saṁskāra-s Conscious
Discover and Transform Deep Patterns
Our saṁskāra-s are at the root of our thoughts and desires, and propel us into our actions. Making our saṁskāra-s fully conscious is the first step to transforming them.
The Ancient Yoga Center, a beautiful, serene and inviting retreat center, just a short drive from Austin’s airport, is the setting for this deep inner experience and study of the inner practices of yoga. This center for spiritual nourishment is the ideal location to support you in this inner work and renewal as a practitioner, yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist. We have been invited to enjoy the beautiful landscaped gardens, find quiet places for personal retreat, walk the grounds (200 acres), enjoy nutritious vegetarian cuisine and enjoy saṅgha in communal areas.