An Introduction to Meditation Workshop with Wes Tudor
Monday, June 11th
Wes Tudor has been practicing yoga since 1992 and became a Himalayan Institute trained yoga teacher in 2006. Prior to that, he studied meditation and biofeedback in San Francisco, while also completing a masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. Wes founded Raja Yoga and Meditation Center in 2010, and transformed it into a non-profit organization in 2015.
Foundations of Flow
An Introduction to Vinyasa with Cassidy Noonen
Sunday, July 1st
In this workshop we will discuss critical matters for developing or deepening a Vinyasa-style asana practice. This workshop will be both practice in the style and discussion. Topics will include:
Finding Steadiness and Ease in Your Asana Practice
A workshop with master instructor Luke Ketterhagen, from the Himalayan Institute.
Friday, July 13th
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A steady and grounded asana practice is a gateway to freedom. Freedom from stiffness. Freedom from resistance. Freedom from a habit pattern that is deep and can be very ‘sticky’. Enjoy a systematic program for undoing any tension, tightness and fatigue we may have collected by working, commuting, or simple living. Learn the fundamentals behind many of the very basic and advanced poses. Begin to safely do the poses so you can continue the path to wholeness and freedom in your time, in your unique way. Each of our lives will give us a different opportunity to practice so we must know and understand the fundamental principles that make this practice practical, pragmatic, systematic and an integral component on the journey of life.
This workshop is dedicated to outline postures and sequences designed to free the body, open energy channels, increase physical awareness and ultimately see why the scriptures talk about asana as a gateway to steadiness and ease – on all levels.
Here are some of the topics we will discuss and cover this weekend:
- What is the foundation for all poses
- What are the purposes and qualities of the different classifications of postures
- Where is the source of steadiness
- Where is the source of ease
- How is it possible to combine steadiness and ease in practice
Luke Ketterhagen graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biomedical sciences from Marquette University. Then, he immersed himself in the study and practice of yoga, meditation and natural health for over seven years while in residence at the Himalayan Institute. After that intensive, Luke began teaching classes, workshops and teacher training programs specializing in hatha, meditation, and lifestyle. Luke’s teacher, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, has always inspired him to share the knowledge of yoga – breathing, relaxation, meditation, health and wellness – in a practical way that will help bring equanimity and balance to people’s lives. Luke lives in New York, leads excursions to India and teaches nationally and internationally.