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Prana, Purpose, and Potential with Sandra Anderson from the Himalayan Institute at Yoga Bird

Saturday April 28 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Saturday April 28 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm, and Sunday April 29 9:00 am to 1:00 pm ($170 for all the full intensive or $65 per session)

Study and Practice of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika for Modern Yogis Experience the wisdom of a classic reinterpreted for modern life and practice! The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is arguably one of the most influential surviving texts on hatha yoga—a tantric text focusing on asana, pranayama, and esoteric practices targeting the energetic body. Along with the oral tradition, this text reveals the purpose and potential in working with the body. The focus of the text is prana—the innate vital life force. The purification and training of the various aspects of prana lead to harmony in the mind and personality. We’ll discover the subtle aspects of practice intended to awaken the spiritual power buried deep within the nervous system and mind. All sessions will include discussion and practice of asana, pranayama, meditation and specific practices drawn directly from this classic text. • Overview of the text and its historical context • Chapter 1: Asana--Fifteen classic asanas • Chapter 2: Shatkarma and Pranayama--Six cleansing practices and breath training • Chapter 3: Mudra and Bandha--Directing and focusing prana  • Chapter 4: Samadhi--Uniting and stabilizing the mind and prana We highly recommend taking all three sessions to get the most from your study. A limited number of spaces will be available for individual sign up. Session 1 – Ancient Wisdom in Modern Practice Session 2 – Exploring Prana in the Body Session 3 – Mastering Prana for Spiritual Practice OUT OF TOWN guests - We have secured a special, super-affordable hotel rate and are happy to help with rides to and from the studio. We can't wait to host you at the Bird!

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April 28, 2018


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$170 for all the full intensive or $65 per session

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