October Prana-Vidya Workshop

by Randall Krause (Mokshadeva)

Himalayan Yoga Tradition (HYT) Prana-Vidya I Workshop: October 25-29, 2017.  Location: The Rancho Meditation Sanctuary, Encino, California, USA. Workshop Faculty: Randall Krause (Mokshadeva), Peter Fabian, and Chuck Linke.

This five-day (40-CEUs) workshop, beginning Wednesday morning and ending Sunday afternoon, will explore the theory, practice and teaching of the Prana-Vidya style of Hatha Yoga. Additionally, an in-depth study of the anatomy and 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 Contact Hour credits for the 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Registered HYT Teacher Training Programs (TTP.) We encourage those currently enrolled in HYT-TTP and those wishing to become HYT-TTP Mentors to attend.

Requirements: Participant should be teaching Yoga or Meditation (in any tradition.)

Retreat Location

Situated in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, at foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. The Rancho Meditation Sanctuary provides a retreat from the ceaseless activity and noise of the world. It is a place where Himalayan Yoga meditation and supportive techniques for spiritual living may be learned and practiced. Visitors are welcomed to a lovely home and meditation garden.

The Rancho Meditation Sanctuary is a project of Hym-La (Himalayan Yoga Meditation Society of Los Angeles), and home to Hym-La’s administrative offices and teaching activities. A non-profit charitable organization, Hym-la is a member of the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International.

Retreat Meals

The program includes a light breakfast, a full vegetarian lunch each day, afternoon snacks, and a light dinner except the last day which will end after lunch.

Faculty Biographies

Randall Krause (Mokshadeva), ERYT-500, was initiated in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition by Swami Veda Bharati in 1988. Since then, he has studied, practiced, and taught under Swami Veda Bharati's guidance. Randall has spent extensive time in residence at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), Swami Veda's spiritual center in Rishikesh, India, where he completed a 40-day personal silence retreat. He is a Senior Teacher in the HYT-TTP teacher-training program and has taught in the USA, India, East Asia (Thailand and Taiwan), and Europe. Randall is an Experienced Yoga and Meditation Teacher (E-RYT-500). He is also a Senior Mentor in the HYT Program. He guides people in how to practice and live their yoga.

Peter Fabian, P.T., CFP, ERYT-500 has been a student of Swami Rama and Swami Veda since 1978, taking mantra diksha in 1980. For many years he traveled in Asia and North America in support of Swami Veda Bharati’s Mission as one of the Lead Teachers in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition – Teacher Training Program. His degrees include Psychology and Physical Therapy (1973 and 1979) and he is a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. He maintains a private practice in Physical Therapy in California.

Chuck Linke, RYT-500, received initiation from Swami Rama into the Himalayan Tradition in 1970. He then spent twenty years travelling the globe studying and practicing meditation with monastics. Chuck has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International (India) and the Los Angeles branch and is the Director of the Teachers Training Program (HYT-TTP). He currently resides in Portland, Oregon, working as an Engineering Manager, teaching hatha, meditation and Heart Math programs at the Raphael House, a safe-house for victims of domestic violence. Weekends often find him on the slopes of Mt. Hood volunteering for the Portland Mountain Rescue.

Prana Vidya Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga in the Himalayan Tradition is taught as an integrated practice, which includes: centering, basic relaxations, correct breathing, breath-awareness, stretching sequences using the Joints & Glands movements, asana refinement, subtle-body relaxations, pranayamas, and meditation.

Hatha Yoga is defined as the “forcing” of the subtle energies and also as “the balancing of solar and lunar energies.” In the Prana Vidya Hatha Yoga style of doing asanas, one’s concentration is not only on positioning the body correctly, but also on experiencing what is happening within and how the prana body expresses itself. There is reverence and gentleness in one’s hatha practice and one’s hatha teaching.

There is subtle observation in the mind, moving from inside out, and the ability to totally relax non-active parts of the body and move prana into tense areas by means of concentration and the breath. Also, Hatha Yoga, as taught by Swami Veda, is understood as “a continuum” involving all the angas of Raja Yoga, especially Ahimsa.

“Let the breath steam and the awareness stream flow as one stream, and let not the stream break anywhere … let it be an awareness of the oceanic current that is sending forth its rhythm through your embodied form.” — Swami Veda Bharati

For more information

For more information: http://www.hyt-ttp.com/userfiles/file/PV1%202017%20Detail5.pdf



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