Pranayama is composed of two Sanskrit words: “Prāna”, life force or vital energy; and “āyāma”, to extend, draw out, restrain, or control. It is the fourth limb of both Hatha Yoga & Raja Yoga, and one of the most critical elements of any yoga students practice. It serves as an important bridge between the outward practices of yoga (like asanas) and the internal practices that lead us into meditation and samadhi.

Dr. Rao will be teaching this workshop with the goal to leave students with a complete understanding of what Pranayama is, why we should do it, and how we should do it. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced yoga students.

Schedule:
10:00 – 11:15: Pranayama  Principles & Techniques I
11:15: 11:45: Break
11:45- 1:00: Pranayama Principles & Techniques II

Cost: $35 suggested offering. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. YSA is a 501(c)3 organization, and offerings are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Register: Please email yogsadhanashramusa@gmail.com to reserve a spot at the workshop!

This very practical workshop will start from the ground up explaining the anatomy of the back and common types of pain experienced in this region of the body. Yoga has been known as an effective technique for bringing relief to back pain, as well as providing strength and flexibility to prevent pain from occurring. Neeta Mohanty, an advanced asana teacher at the Ashram, will provide guidance about specific asanas that can be used to ensure out backs stay healthy throughout our life.

Schedule:
10:00 – 11:15: Anatomy of the Back and Common Problems
11:15: 11:45: Break
11:45- 1:00: Asanas for Back Care

Cost: $35 suggested offering. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. YSA is a 501(c)3 organization, and offerings are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Register: Please email yogsadhanashramusa@gmail.com to reserve your spot in the workshop

2 Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental & emotional relaxation. In Yoga Nidra, the state of relaxation is reached by turning inward, away from outer experiences. If the consciousness can be separated from external awareness and from sleep, it becomes very powerful and can be applied in many ways, for example, to develop memory, increase knowledge and creativity, or to transform one’s nature.

Learning first hand from a teacher is the best way to learn Yoga Nidra. The goal of this workshop is to leave students with a complete understanding of what Yoga Nidra is, why we should do it, and how we should do it. Students will actually practice Yoga Nidra in the workshop. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced yoga students.

Schedule:
10:00 – 11:15pm: Yoga Nidra Part I
11:15 – 11:45: Break
11:45 – 1:00: Yoga Nidra Part II

Cost: $35 suggested offering. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. YSA is a 501(c)3 organization, and offerings are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Register: Please email yogsadhanashramusa@gmail.com to register

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a week of Hatha and Raja Yoga training amidst the Ashram’s peaceful acreage of rolling hills and majestic trees. Acharya Hersh Khetarpal, along with other senior teachers at the Ashram, will provide in-depth teachings of Yoga philosophy and the practices. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and advanced Yoga students.

Schedule:

August 4th August 5th August 6th August 7th August 8th
9:00-10:30 Hatha Yoga Class Hatha Yoga Class Hatha Yoga Class Hatha Yoga Class Hatha Yoga Class
10:30-11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00-12:30 Harmony in Relationships Yoga Nidra Five Yoga Niyamas Yoga Tips for Parenting Yoga Applications in Daily Life
12:30–1:30 Lunch & Cooking Demo Lunch & Cooking Demo Lunch & Cooking Demo Lunch & Cooking Demo Lunch & Cooking Demo
1:30–3:00 Yoga Visistha discourse Yoga Visistha discourse Yoga Visistha discourse Yoga Visistha discourse Yoga Visistha discourse
3:00–3:30 Break Break Break Break Break
3:30–5:00 Yoga Visistha discourse Yoga Visistha discourse Yoga Visistha discourse Yoga Visistha discourse Yoga Visistha discourse

 

 

Important Details:

  • You may attend the full workshop or select specific days.
  • Suggested Offering of $50 per day. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. YSA is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
  • Sessions will start on time. Please arrive 5 minutes early to all sessions.

 

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Pratyahar is one the least talked about and least understood elements of the eight part Ashtanga Yoga, yet it is a must to completely comprehend it for a serious student as well as a casual Yoga follower. The technical definition of Pratyahar is “withdrawal of the senses” and it is the bridge between the Physical and Non-physical aspect of complete Yoga.

 

The workshop will present this critical element in a new light so that it becomes easy to understand for a new student as well as advanced student of Yoga. The attendee will be able to implement its features in daily life in a practical manner.

 

The presentation is divided in four parts: Introduction, Definitions, Features, and Practice with Q&A throughout the day. Light vegetarian lunch and take home handouts will be provided.

 

Schedule:
10:00am – 10:45: Introduction
10:45 – 11:00: Break
11:00 – 11:45: Definitions
11:45 – 12:15: Light vegetarian lunch
12:15pm – 1:00: Features
1:00 – 1:15: Break
1:15 – 2:00: Practice

Cost: $35 suggested offering. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. YSA is a 501(c)3 organization, and offerings are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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“These Shatkarmas which effect purification of the body are secret. They have manifold, wondrous results and are held in high esteem by eminent yogis.” Hatha Yoga Pradipika (chapter 2 verse 23)

Shatkarmas are the six yogic cleansing techniques that are used by yoga practitioners for purification of the body from the toxins (excess mucus, acid and gas) and for preventing and eradicating disease. They are also used to increase one’s vital energy and to prepare for deeper yogic practices. While neti is the most widely know in the U.S., Yog Sadhan Ashram teaches all the shatkarmas that should be practiced regularly by serious yoga practitioners. Many describe shatkarmas as “secret” because they must be learned and practiced under the guidance of an experienced teacher.

Marina Lisjonok, a senior yoga teacher at the Ashram, will be teaching this workshop. Please come on an empty stomach to take a full advantage of this workshop and learn how to effectively cleanse your body with simple application of air, light, water and salt.

Schedule:

8:00 – 9:00: Introduction to Shatkarmas (purpose, benefits, contraindications, etc.)

9:00 – 10:00: Demonstrations and opportunity to practice

10:00 – 10:15: Break

10:15 – 11:00: Q&A

Cost: $35 suggested offering. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. YSA is a 501(c)3 organization, and offerings are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Therapeutic yoga is particularly effective for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. It blends restorative yoga (supported postures), breathwork, hands-on-adjustments, and guided meditation techniques. It is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress.

Due to popular demand for this type of asana class, we will once again offer a therapeutic yoga class series taught by Neeta Mohanty. Class will be held for 6 Saturdays beginning April 5th from 10:15am to 11:30am with a suggested offering of $75. Due to the hands-on nature of the class, it is limited to 12 students, and enrollment is required.

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Hatha Yoga is a science that unites the body and soul of human beings. The type of food and how we eat food is an essential part of this science, as outlined in yogic texts. For example, the Yoga Sutras prescribe aspiring yogis to eat sattvic food.

Vade Sankar, a dedicated volunteer teacher the Ashram, will teach this hands on workshop on Spiritual Nutrition. The workshop will include lecture as well as cooking and juicing demonstrations. Topics covered include qualities of sattvic food, prana in foods, fasting, and juicing.

Schedule:
1:00 – 3:00pm: Spiritual Nutrition Part I
3:00 – 3:30: Break
3:30 – 5:00: Spiritual Nutrition Part II

Cost: $35 suggested offering. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. YSA is a 501(c)3 organization, and offerings are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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humanrace The Human Race is a fun and healthy way to support YSA! It is very accessible to all levels of fitness as they offer a 5K run or a 2 mile walk. Strollers are allowed so bring your kids and grandkids with you! Last year YSA had over 60 runners and raised over $1,000!

Register here and make sure to select Yog Sadhan Ashram when asked which non-profit you choose to support (60% of your registration fee will be donated to the Ashram).