Workshops & Classes
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
March 9 ~ It’s Prop-tastic: Explore innovative and incredibly effective uses of props to enhance your practice.
March 30 ~ Resolution in Action: Bandha practice is a yogic science in itself and deserves a well rounded investigation as a way to master physical and mental energy to cleanse, empower and calm.
March 31 ~ Accessing the Light of the Heart: A uniquely crafted backbend practice and meditation that takes you deep into your spiritual center (the heart) while enlivening the spine.
Tantra Shakti – A Parayoga® Master Training
The Roots & Wings of Hatha Yoga
March 15-17, April 5-7
Discover how hatha yoga is the theory and application of Tantra, and take your practice, and life, to the next level. Explore key concepts, philosophy and practices, including the pivotal roles of Prana, Shakti and Kundalini. Activate and utilize your life force to gain mastery over your world. In addition to studying the Tantric world view and philosophy, you’ll explore the theory and application of advanced hatha practices such as bandha, mudra, kriya, pranayama and powerful meditations.
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
April 26 – 28, 2019
Whether we wish to admit it or not, overstimulation, anxiety, exhaustion and their attendant symptoms are a toxic pandemic in our society. Individuals have supplanted restful leisure time with an ever expanding to do list and the ‘off’ button seems further out of reach. This systemic depletion sabotages our health and desire to thrive. The drive to do and be more cannot be supported unless we understand and engage in activities that deeply relax and nourish our depleted minds and bodies.
Enter Restorative Yoga: a compendium of practices that can provide just what we need to feed, cherish, revivify and rejuvenate, but done haphazardly or without a deep understanding, its effectiveness is diminished. Yoga Vidya offers a carefully researched, comprehensive program that examines not just the ‘how’, but the ‘why’ of this deeply rejuvenative branch of hatha yoga. If you are a teacher, therapist or health worker who wishes to serve in a more healing and profound way, or if you just want to learn more about how to serve yourself, this program is for you!
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
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.
Marma Vigyan – Wisdom of Karma Points in Yoga
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.
Shavasana – The Vast Ocean of Rest
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.