Weekly public classes at Heartspace Troy
Tuesdays at 5:45pm Tantra Vinyasa is a complete hatha practice weaving philosophy, asana, pranayama, and meditation. More advanced postures and pranayama, bandha and mudra may also be explored. For advanced beginners.
Wednesdays at 9am With Hatha Yoga you will develop flexibility, strength and balance with an emphasis on alignment and energetic balancing. Class offers a broad range of asana, breathing and restorative postures.
9:00 – 11:00 am
November 17 ~ Inner Waves: An exploration of Prana Vayu, the systematic ways our life force moves
December 8 ~ Core Dynamics: Many classes promise to strengthen your core. This one moves you beyond muscle and invites you to source, strengthen and tone your vital energy
January 5 ~ These Hips Don’t Lie: An extraordinary sequence for the lower body. Explore the anatomy and energetics of the hip girdle in this fun, grounding practice
Progressing on Your Path: Aerial Restorative Yoga, Philosophy & Meditation
Good Karma Studio
Sunday December 9
Yoga Therapy Workshops
Mountain Rose Integrated Wellness Center
Saturday December 15
Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
9am – 12pm
This a practice for our times! Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million (about one out of every five) adults, and depression is the leading cause of disability, affecting about 8% of us. The Good News? Yoga can help! This workshop includes a short lecture on the physiology of these conditions and the yogic approach to them, followed by a powerful therapeutic hatha practice for managing these conditions.
$40 before December 1st, $45 after that date
Surfing the Waves: Prana Vayu
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Most yoga classes today offer the merest glimpse of subtle body knowledge. Here, we delve deeply into the heart of why we practice yoga: to discover and manage our life force (prana shakti). A brilliant intersection of ayurveda and Hatha Yoga, we will explore Pancha Vayu: where, why and how prana moves, and how to tap into and manage its inherent potential for strength, health and expansion. Includes an accessible full spectrum practice that incorporates asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha.
$40 before December 1st, $45 after that date
Mudra, Marma and Shavasana
The Language of Body, Breath, Mind
with Acclaimed Master Teacher Indu Arora
Heartspace Yoga, Albany NY
June 7-9, 2019, (Fri 5-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am – 5pm)
Mudra Vigyan – Introduction to Hand Mudras (3 Hours)
Mudra Science has been a sacred secret for ages. It is time to explore subtle ways of healing and integrating all possible tools we can to clear pranic pathways, trigger innate intelligence and allow one to be established in Self. Mudra therapy is primarily rooted in Sankhya Darshana, marma vidya and pancha tattvas. Study the origin and, therapeutic application of mudra, along with ways to combine it with Ayurveda and incorporate a powerful yet simple tool to those who seek better health.
- What is a Mudra
- Psychology of Mudras
- Hand and Brain connection
- Gyana Mudra and Sankhya Darshan
- Mudras for balancing Dosha and digestive fire
- Guidelines for the practice of Mudras
Marma Vigyan – Wisdom of Karma Points in Yoga (Full Day)
Marma points are mini minds. They calibrate the flow of dosha and guna. Learn to integrate Marma Points in asana practice. Give yourself and your students a deeper understanding of the sacred anatomy and geometry of the body.
- Basics of marmani (marma points): definition, nature and location
- Knowledge of the energetic map of the body: doshas (constitution), gunas (psychological tendency) and vayus (movement of prana)
- Discussion of one seated, supine, prone, standing asana with respect of marmani and prana flow
- How to adapt asana (postures) to balance the agni, circulate prana for efficient energy management engaging the Marma points.
Shavasana – The Vast Ocean of Rest (Full Day)
Ayurveda says that there are 3 pillars of health, diet, moderation in sensual pleasures and sleep (as deep rest). In the present times when there are abundant stimuli, shavasana is the practice of pratyahara, a practice to retain the ojas, and to re-direct the energy within. It is a precise, conscious and step-by-step approach in-order to prepare the body and mind for higher states of awareness.
- What is Shavasana
- Breath during Shavasana
- The brain on Shavasana
- 3 methods of Shavasana (theory and practice)
- Shavasana as a preparation for Yoga Nidra
Tools needed: Marma stick, Mudra book (Mudra: The Sacred Secret)- shall be available onsite for purchase.
$225 for Yoga Vidya Grads & Active Heartspace Teachers (Early bird deadline May 7th)
Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for full weekend
Cancellation and refund policy
No refunds. Cancellations received 14 days prior to the start of the session will receive Yogsadhna website credit less $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received within 14 days of the session start date will receive no credit.
Policies for ALL Students:
• Cancellation must be received by the studio via phone or email
• “No shows” will receive no credit and forfeit full payment
• Fees, once paid, can not be refunded