A 12 Hour Advanced Yoga Philosophy Weekend
HOW EXACTLY ARE WE ALL ONE?
It’s a common phrase in yoga, but one that needs work and some interactive philosophy to fully comprehend.
In yogic thought, there’s actually differing understandings of what oneness means. Do we mean that deep down we’re all united?
Or perhaps everything we experience is simply one vibration?
In this weekend, get to grips with Classical Tantrik philosophy - a cosmology of empowerment, embodiment and oneness
(and historically not much about sex!)
Learn powerful meditation techniques, playfully presented theory, key texts and how a worldview of oneness may fit your yoga practice better than the Yoga Sutras.
TANTRIK MEDITATION TECHNIQUES
How can we experience Oneness?
Learn how to entrain various Classical Tantrik elements into your mediation classes.
We’ll practice Tantrik meditation with examples from the Vijñānabhairava Tantra.
VIBRATIONS OF ŚAKTI
We talk physics, synthesisers and music videos as we get to grips with the concept of Śakti or the vibration that manifests our existence. How does manifestation work, and how much control do we have over it?
THE TATTVA SYSTEM
Sāṅkhya philosophers divided existence into 25 categories, then Tantrikas added 11 more and entirely flipped the script on what it means to be living.
We work through this complex system with a fun interactive game to see how you fit into all these categories. Most students say this is the first time they’ve actually understood this advanced piece of philosophy!
ASPECTS OF THE MIND
Get to know the three characters inside your head - manas, ahaṃkāra and buddhi.
See how they process information from the world, and cause us an awful lot of problems.
There’s more than 7 chakras!
Learn how classically you would install a chakra system of 5,9,12,21 or more.
Includes an interactive exploration of emotional and spiritual energy points in the body as a way to map our chakral points.
How do we get out of suffering if everything is one? The Yoga Sutras suggest transcending it completely, The Bhagavad Gītā suggests devoting all our actions to Krishna, but how about fully redefining our worldly problems? We look at the Tantrik approach to suffering -
a significant shift in how we view the world.
THE NATURE OF ILLUSION
Take part in an interactive reenactment of a dancing Shiva statue and an explanation of its message: the Five Acts of Śiva. Then spend every visit to a yoga studio telling your friends what those 4-armed statues are about!
YOUR CONDITIONED MIND
Get to know about your hidden saṃskāras, the conditioned ways your mind responds, by competing for candy using your powers of intuition…
IT’S FOR EVERYONE
Although I’d recommend taking the Essential Yoga Philosophy training first, it’s not a requisite to join this advanced course!
For those unfamiliar with the history of yoga and the different schools of philosophy from the Essential course, (such as Advaita Vedānta, Tantra and Sāṅkhya), we’ll cover a short recap of the important knowledge needed for this course.
Includes a 40-page comprehensive illustrated manual on Tantrik philosophy
It has sparked so many thoughts and I love how playful and available you teach these super intense, mind-blowing thoughts
I can’t think of a more essential course for yogis and soon-to-become yogis today
I no longer feel like this is some huge academic lesson that feels like a daunting, gargantuan task, but in fact something to be lived and experienced and that is so beautiful
I really resonated with your way of teaching. Your light-hearted and interactive approach certainly made the concepts more simple to grasp!