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Tantra Shakti: The Power and Radiant Soul of Yoga – A ParaYoga Master Training with Lauren Toolin

Lauren Jay Toolin | March 15 - March 17

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Please note that this training takes place during two weekends: March 15-17 and April 5-7. It counts fully toward the ParaYoga Master Training program.

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At least 5,000 years ago tantric visionaries, inspired by the deepest reverence and passion for unveiling the sacred beauty and mysteries of life, developed what we know as the practice of Hatha Yoga.

As described in the various tantric texts, Hatha Yoga includes the following practices: asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, mudra, mantra, meditation as well as practices pertaining to kundalini awakening, along with a seemingly endless array of other techniques and knowledge.

Tantra, by providing infinite ways to expand the reach and power yoga, is its most complete and sublime approach. Incorporating the wisdom of Ayurveda and the whole of Brahma Vidya (“supreme science”) or knowledge of the underlying reality, tantra provides a direct and accelerated path to achieving life’s ultimate aims.

Tantra’s core principle asserts that through self-knowledge and the cultivation of our innate power, we can unfold our fullest potential and thus achieve both worldly and spiritual prosperity.

Lauren Jay ToolinThis training is open to practitioners and teachers of all levels. ParaYoga® Level III Master teacher and guide, Lauren Toolin, will lead students, through theory and practice, on a journey of self-empowerment and discovery. The training will demystify the tantric approach to yoga and explore its key touchstones of practice and wisdom that open the doorway to thriving: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

This Master Training is open to all interested students: dedicated practitioners, aspiring teachers, or those already teaching. Using the traditional tools of Hatha as our foundation we explore, through practice and theory, Tantra as the full flowering of yoga, as well as, its uniquely profound approaches to meditation.

Practices will weave together dynamic vinyasa flow, asana, bandhas, and mudra in combination with breath work, meditation, and visualization techniques.

Topics Covered

  • The Prana of Asana
  • Yoga and the Meridian System
  • Spirituality and the Subtle Body
  • Pranayama – The Bridge to Clear Perception
  • Awakening the Spirit (Shakti) of Practice
  • Ayurveda and Yoga
  • Kundalini – the Power of Evolution
  • Meditation in the Tantric tradition
  • The Science and Application of Mantra
  • Awakening the Spirit (Shakti) of Practice
  • Laya Yoga––the science of the chakras
  • Meditation in the Tantric tradition
  • Yoga Nidra
  • The Meaning and Purpose of Life according to Tantra

Recommended Reading

TANTRA UNVEILED by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

It is recommended that you read it before the workshop begins. For those of you interested in receiving course credit for your Level I or II Certification with ParaYoga and/or the Yoga Alliance RYT program, the reading and its corresponding book report is mandatory.

In order to receive future credit toward RYT and/or ParaYoga® certification, your book report for this training needs to be submitted to Tanya within six weeks after the completion of the training.  You will not receive credit for submissions after the deadline; there are no make-up assignments.

Venue

Heartspace Yoga
Albany, NY United States
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