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 13th August 14th August 15th August 16th August 17th
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 Prayer: Purpose & Practice Theory & Practice of Mudras Detachment: What Does It Really Mean & How Do I Achieve It? How to Live a Stress Free Life Meditative Walking
12:30–1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30–3:00 Mundak Upanishad discourse Mundak Upanishad discourse Mundak Upanishad discourse Mundak Upanishad discourse Mundak Upanishad discourse
3:00–3:30 Break & Chanting Break & Chanting Break & Chanting Break & Chanting Break & Chanting
3:30–5:00 Mundak Upanishad discourse Mundak Upanishad discourse Mundak Upanishad discourse Mundak Upanishad discourse

Mundak Upanishad discourse

 

Session Descriptions

Hatha Yoga Class: We will begin each morning with a Hatha Yoga class that includes asanas, pranayama, meditation. Class will be held outdoors on the Ashram’s beautiful property (weather permitting).

Prayer: Purpose & Practice: Prayer is a tool used in all religious and spiritual practices due to its simplicity and effectiveness. We will learn about the purpose of prayer in addition to techniques to incorporate it into our daily lives.

Theory & Practice of Mudras: In this session, we will learn the theory and practice of mudras, the third step in hatha yoga.

Detachment: What Does It Really Mean & How Do I Achieve It: Detachment is frequently associated with yoga, yet few have a complete understanding of what it means, why it’s important, and how to achieve it. These topics will be addressed in this session.

How to Live a Stress Free Life: Eliminating stress, which is a sign of attachment in our lives, is essential to one’s yoga practice. We will learn the yogic approach to eliminating it once and for all.

Meditative Walking: Meditative walking is a form of meditation in action. Through its practice we learn to be more aware of the body, breath, and mind. In this session, we will learn the how & why of meditative walking, as well as practice as a group.

Mundak Upanishad: We will study the entire Mundak Upanishad over the course of 5 days. Acharyaji will recite, translate, and explaining the meaning behind each line of this great scripture that is the dialogue between Brahma and his son Atharva.

Lunch: A home cooked vegetarian meal will be provided each day.

 

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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7 Responses to “7th Annual Hatha & Raja Yoga Retreat: August 13th – 17th, 2012”

  1. Suzanne Colton Says:

    I will be attending except for Thursday.

  2. Suzanne Colton Says:

    I will be attending most of the days.

  3. Melanie Camp Says:

    Looking forward to joining you again.

  4. Melanie Camp Says:

    Looking forward

  5. Melanie Camp Says:

    So happy!

  6. kris metoyer Says:

    I would like to try and attend. I have never been.

  7. Vade Sankar Says:

    Looking forward to learning about the Mundak Upanishad.

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