SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2017


Applied Yoga Sutras - Transforming Our Lives and Our World

Friday,  September 22, 2017    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Rama Jyoti has developed a system for healing the individual as well as nations that demonstrates how individual and international conflicts can be overcome through our own inner transformation. She will share stories from her vast background in citizen diplomacy. She will also speak on spiritual principles grounded in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, for resolving conflict in our lives and in our world. This session will include mantra and movement.

Integrating Yoga Philosophy within Asana- Bringing the Yoga Sutras into Your Practice

Saturday,  September 23, 2017    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Rama Jyoti’s approach to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali integrates these ancient teachings into asana practice. She weaves the philosophical system of yoga into everyday life through asana and self-observation. Her unique teaching style emphasizes opening the body by extending and breathing into each pose as a deeply spiritual offering, assimilating breath, energy, philosophy and one’s own appropriate structural alignment within each posture. The focus will be on finding the stillness within physical practice that can be carried into life's actions and interactions.

Integrating Yoga Philosophy within Asana- Bringing the Yoga Sutras into Your Practice

Saturday, September 23, 2017    2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Yoga is a far more than a physical fitness modality, it is a spiritual science. Yoga is something you live. It is the study of the deepest psychology of our own inner nature.  In Yoga it is believed that every conscious experience becomes a subconscious impression, or what is known as samskara. Yoga is sometimes called ‘compressed evolution,’ because when postures combine with the breath, samskaras can be brought to the surface of the conscious mind. When this occurs, latent memories can be released gently through the practice. Yoga asanas along with the breath lengthen the spine, strengthen the nervous system, and release habitually contracted muscles that affect cellular memories in all the tissues. The beauty of yoga is that yoga brings up those stored emotions so the practitioner can process and release on their own, allowing the mind/body to come into a state of deep relaxation.

Alignment of the Meditative Seat & Chants for Awakening and Balancing the Chakras

Sunday September 24, 2017   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Rama Jyoti will discuss Chapter 3 of Patanjali’s yoga sutras, which begins by presenting the last three of the eight limbs of yoga. She will explore the study of the practices of dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (meditative absorption). She will lead students through a simple method for finding the meditative seat, emphasizing the use of breath. Then, through call and response, all will be introduced to sound through Sanskrit vowels, the vibrational quality of diphthongs and bija mantras in relation to the chakras. Through these sounds vibrational attunement to the Universal is created.

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