Master Training in Subtle Body (Part Two): November 2016
Location: Yogaworks, Santa Monica Training Center
Address: 2215 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Dates: November 7 – 11, 2016
Just as the body has to be soothed to work with the poses, the inner layers need to be soothed to work with what’s underneath. Only when the activities of the mind are tranquil can we start to move through the gateway towards the soul.
The body is a materialization of what’s happening
on an energetic and mental level.
This is a Training in the Subtle Realm of Yoga which includes the Pranic Life-Force Body, the Mental Layer’s vibrations that affect how the rest of the body operates, and Buddhi, the higher intelligence within each of us.
This training is for Yoga Teachers and Devoted Yogis who are looking to take their practice to the next level. Students should have steady asana experience that permits them to turn their attention away from general alignment and towards inner transformation.
Part Two: Buddhi
I Am Not My Thoughts, I Am THAT Which Observes Those Thoughts
…”The Sadhanka is asked to fix his mind on an object so that he remains focused in the present…Gradually the three; time, space and object, merge into one another and there is an explosive experience at the nucleus, or bindu, of the psychic centers where they meet.” (Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra)
Thoughts are forms of vibrations that affect our breathing and thus our body’s condition, and they affect our words and actions, which ripple into our destiny. Controlling thoughts is one of the most difficult forms of practice and also, the most powerful. Tantrics believe in using thoughts as a vehicle for higher transformation.
This training will teach the Yogi to:
Work with Mantra as a form of Praktipaksha Bhavanam, bringing positivity through vibrations;
Work with Kriyas as a form of changing energy and thought to access higher realms of awareness;
Practice the art of Prana Dharana, a Tantric practice of harnessing energy into a force of focus that can eventually lead to healing and creation;
Appreciate the power of Maha Mudra as a practice that burns our past karmas and lights up the dormant power dwelling within each of us.
“The mind is not a psychological construct, nor is it a thought process. The mind is energy. Anger, passion, greed, ambition, and so on are waves of that energy. Through Kriya yoga you try to harness the energies of the mind, but you don’t suppress them.” (Kriya & Tantra book…)
Prerequisite: Completion of Subtle Body Master Training Level 1, Shakti.