AHYMSIN newsletter, issue - June 2011  

Himalayan Yoga Tradition Teacher Training Programs (HYT-TTP)

An Integrated Program of Self-Transformation

July Yoga Congress 2011

In keeping with the 2011 Summer Congress theme, Swami Veda’s Himalayan Yoga Tradition Academy will be offering four events for those wishing to deepen their knowledge and skill in the Art and Science of Yoga. The first two retreats are an integral part of our Yoga Alliance (YA) certified Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP). The next two retreats offer YA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for registered Yoga Teachers.

We invite you to immerse yourself in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition (HYT) for up to two weeks by registering for full accommodations in one of the five concurrent retreats.

July Yoga Congress 2011
Himalayan Yoga Tradition Teacher Training Programs (HYT-TTP)
Programs and Accommodations at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

July 17 - 31:  200-Hour & 600-Hour, Level One HYT-TTP
July 17 - 31:  600-Hour Level Two HYT-TTP
July 17 - 22:  Prana Vidya I
July 24 - 29:  Prana Vidya II (New this year!)
July 17 - 29:  Prana Vidya I & II (New this year!)

Level One HYT-TTP students – become Yoga Alliance certified

HYT-TTP students who have attended a Level One retreat in the past may now complete requirements for Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification this summer. Please send an email to  and let us know the best way to reach you to map out a plan for certification.

What is Prana Vidya?

Prana Vidya is the meditative style of performing Hatha Yoga asanas and Subtle Body practices taught in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition. This style utilizes a process of gradual relaxation of effort and breath awareness as the practitioner's flow of attention gently moves from physical to pranic to meditative. The practitioner uncovers a new depth of self-knowledge, vitality and self-purification. 

All yoga teachers, active HYT-TTP students, mentors and graduates, are invited to attend the Prana Vidya Retreats.

Prana Vidya I

This weeklong workshop, beginning Monday morning (July 18) and ending Friday afternoon (July 22), will explore the theory, practice and teaching of the Prana Vidya style of Hatha Yoga. Additionally, an in-depth study of the anatomy & physiology of the physical and subtle body will be included. Participants will have an opportunity to practice teach at least three classes based on the HYT introductory courses (Joints & Glands, Hatha-Level 1, and Integrated Practice-Level 1) in a small group setting and receive individual feedback from Senior HYT Faculty and Mentors. This workshop is recommended for those wishing to enhance their yoga teaching skills. It provides Yoga Alliance continuing education units (CEUs) and credits for the Yoga Alliance Registered HYT Teacher Training Programs.  We encourage those currently enrolled in HYT-TTP and those wishing to become HYT-TTP Mentors to attend. 

Prana Vidya II – new this year

Join Dr. Stoma Parker, Swami Ma Radha, Swami Nityamuktananda, Mary Bowman-Cline and Barbara Aschettino for this weeklong retreat. Prana Vidya II provides instruction to deepen your Sadhana with advanced practices and provides 3-days of Silence to allow time to uncover a new depth of self-knowledge, vitality and self-purification.

This weeklong retreat, beginning on Sunday evening (July 24) and ending Friday after lunch (July 29), will take the participants on a journey inwards utilizing the ancient wisdom practices of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition. This experiential workshop will provide an opportunity for Yoga Teachers to deepen their personal practice, be guided to a deeper state, and learn how to support their students from this deeper state. The program, based on Swami Veda Bharati's books, The Song of Silence and Daily Schedule of a Sadhaka, will highlight HYT Level 2 Practices: Silence, Intermediate Hatha, Surya Namaskar with Bija Mantra Concentration, Intermediate Pranayama (Kapalabhati, Bastrika, Bhramari, Sitali, Sitkari, 108 Nadi Shodhanam), the 4 Primary Bandhas, Nauli, Shat Kriyas including Kunjar Kriya (upper wash), Subtle Body Practices (31 Point, 61 Point, Om Kriya), Intermediate Meditation, Inner Dialogue, Contemplation Practices (Mahavakya), and Sankalpa Shakti Practices. Requirements: Participant should be teaching Yoga or Meditation in any tradition.

All retreats follow a daily Ashram schedule (Swami Veda’s Indian Ashram schedule) including daily silent meditations, hatha yoga, pranayama, contemplative walks, morning and evening prayers, and more.

Whether you are aiming to deepen your Yoga practice, further your education, or planning a spiritual journey, you will be delighted with the opportunities awaiting you at the 2011 Himalayan Yoga Tradition Congress.

Please visit for more information and to register now!