An Introduction to Vajrayoga: A Pathway to Bliss and Inner Freedom
with Robert A.F. Thurman and Michele Loew
August 31 - September 3, 2023
Vajrayoga works with yoga practices from Hatha and Tibetan Yogas as a way to open the physical and subtle body nervous systems and access our blissful inner essence, innate wisdom and freedom. It explores the philosophical and experiential technologies from Hatha Yoga and Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayoga traditions. It is yoga in a clearlight reality context and shares how to be deeply happy and interact with the world most skillfully.
In this practice retreat, we will have an opportunity to build yoga sequences from the basic level up and learn daily transformational practices we can take back home with us. All levels are welcome, and poses can all be modified to accommodate students with injuries or physical limitations. Each morning we will enjoy meditation, pranayama, and Tibetan healing yoga. We will have a stronger late morning asana practice, and we will end each day with sleep meditations/yoga nidras for deep rest and healing. We will also have dharma talks with Tenzin Bob and Michele and explore the teachings found in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga scriptures, and the sutras and tantras of the Buddha.
This will be a great opportunity to meet Bob and Michele prior to the start of their comprehensive 300 hr teacher certification course which starts this November (online/in-person). The 300 hr course is perfect for those looking to go even deeper into the Buddha’s comprehensive inner science education, study of the Lamrim (stages of the path to enlightenment), meditation, yoga asana, and the comparative non-dual philosophies of India. If you are looking for a Yoga Teacher Training course that brings in yoga and the meditative sciences from Buddhism and Classical Indian Yoga, this is the perfect course to take. The journey is deeply educational and spiritually transformational while giving you the practical skills to support other students on their path.
All levels of experience welcome!
This is the page to register for online/virtual attendance. If you would prefer to attend in-person at Menla, please click here.