a group study of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
Join our community for an ongoing study of the Yoga Sutras through Pandit Rajmani Tigunait's translation and commentary. Beginning with Chapter One, Samadhi Pada, we will unlock the secret of the Yoga Sutra by reading the sutras one by one and engaging in lively conversation around how they pertain to us as individuals and as a collective in real life.
Mondays 9am Pacific, 12pm Eastern
Suggested donation of $20/month
Option to Renew Monthly
The Yoga Sutra is the living source wisdom of the Yoga tradition. Using it as a guide, we can unlock the hidden power and experience the promise of Yoga in our life. The Yoga Sutra is as fresh today as it was 2,200 years ago when it was discovered by the sage Patanjali. By applying its living wisdom in our practice, we can achieve the purpose of life - lasting fulfillment and ultimate freedom.
Every time I read Patanjali's Yoga Sutras I am astounded by the wisdom they contain. They are an intricate, in depth manual for maximizing our experience of humanity. Many of us in the west begin our foray into yoga outside of the context of the Yoga sutras, and so miss out on the profound possibility yoga contains.
In Patanjali's first chapter of the Yoga Sutra, he dives deeply into the nature of the human mind - its promises and its pitfalls. He explores the nature of suffering, as well as revealing what is known as the 'secret' of the yoga sutra, the true nature of the self, divine, radiant, self-luminous joy beyond the reach of all suffering.
For this satsanga we will use Pandit Rajmani Tigunait's commentary on the Yoga Sutras as our guide. Panditji's commentary is practitioner oriented, fully grounded in a living tradition. It shares the essence of Pandit Tigunait's rigorous scholarly understanding of the Yoga Sutra through the filter of experiential knowledge gained through decades of advanced yogic practices and enriched by the gift of living wisdom he received from the masters of the Himalayan Tradition.
soften into sacred remembrance
28-Day Yoga Nidra Sadhana
November 21st - December 21st, 2022
6-7am Pacific, 9-10am Eastern
$200 for First Time Meditators
$50 for Dedicated Practitioners
we meet virtually daily via Zoom
all practices recorded and made available day of
Uncover a sacred space where you can take refuge and receive deep healing in the form of nurturance, guidance, and grace. Through the time honored practice of Yoga Nidra this rest will soften you to the sacred truth of who you are internally and externally.
A deeply nourishing experience for body, mind and soul, we will explore traditional means for bring beauty, trust, and devotion to our practice and our life. Offered as a guided group practice we will gather virtually every day as a supportive sangha.
Through daily practice we will softly, and systematically release long held patterns of tension associated to anger, resentment, sorrow, and fear. This release creates space for greater sensitivity to prana, the loving touch of the divine.
I invite you to explore the power of surrender and experience the depth of remembrance available to you.
The techniques guided in WE REST are oriented toward Vishoka Meditation®
They have been preserved and passed down through the Himalayan Tradition and made accessible to this generation through the writing and teaching of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Simultaneously simple and profound, its impact, effectiveness, and depth develop exponentially with trustful surrender.
VISHOKA MEDITATION® COURSE
in cooperation with the Himalayan Institute
October 17th-28th, 2022
5:00-8:30am Pacific / 8:00-10:30am Eastern / 1:00-3:30pm UK / 2:00-4:30pm EU+ West Africa
offered live virtually via Zoom
all practices + lectures are recorded and shared daily
This course fulfills the pre-requisite for the Vishoka Meditation®Teacher Training offered through the Himalayan Institute
Imagine a life free from pain and sorrow—infused with joy and tranquility.
The ancient yogis called this state vishoka, and insisted that we all can reach it. The key is a precise set of meditative techniques designed to unite mind and breath, and turn them inward.
Inherit the Wisdom of a Living Tradition
Vishoka Meditation® is grounded in the authentic wisdom of ancient, yet living, tradition embodied by luminaries including Buddha, Patanjali, and a long line of Siddha masters.
Drawing upon both yoga and tantra, Vishoka Meditation® shares the essence of ancient source texts including the Yoga Sutra, Lotus Sutra and Shiva Sutra.
Experience Vishoka Meditation®
The heart of Vishoka Meditation is a technique that is spiritually-grounded, yet highly systematic and experiential. But Vishoka Meditation is more than technique—it is a living practice supported by a rich body of wisdom, refined over countless generations.
This Course fulfills the pre-requisite for the Vishoka Meditation® Teacher Training!
a group experience
created to foster intimate
relationship with the Divine
through sacred sound
Offered live via Zoom
Wednesdays at 12pm Eastern
All course content is recorded, so the course can also be experienced individually at your own pace.
Embodiment through Mantra
Embodiment is a buzz word in the yoga world these days. But what does it really mean? It means transitioning your engagement with yoga from a primarily intellectual endeavor to one of direct experience. The intellect is subject to doubt. Direct experience is undeniable.
Embodiment means that you are a living, breathing expression of your practice in day to day life. It means that all of life is an experience of the sacred, even the most mundane moments like folding laundry, checking email or driving your car.
How do we transition from the intellect to direct experience? For me, Mantra has been the key. Mantra invites the thinking mind to rest, held in a nurturing cocoon by the sacred Sanskrit sounds received by the Rshis thousands of years ago. These Mantras are living and breathing vibratory expressions of various aspects of the Divine. They live and breathe in creation, they live and breathe within us.
Mantra recitation and internal repetition awaken us to the presence of these energies. They do so in a way which protects and expands the mind, and accelerates the process of enlightenment.