Highlights for Week 1 - Fall 2021 Virtual Workshop

Dear Friend

Today, we are happy to share highlights for the first week of the Fall 2021, 20-hour HYT-TTP Virtual Workshop: Meditation - The Core Practice of the Himalayan Tradition.

If you have not yet registered for this workshop, there is still time! Please click "Register Now!" at the bottom of this email to do so. If you have already registered for the workshop, you will receive a Zoom passcode a few days before the inaugural session.

Virtual Workshop Details: The Virtual Workshop runs from 11/06/2021 - 11/21/2021.

The sessions will be on Friday evenings at 7:30 PM EST, and Saturday & Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM EST, with the exception of our opening session on 11/06, which will begin at 10:00 AM EDT, due to Daylight Savings ending in the North American region on 11/07. 
 
This 20-hour Virtual Workshop is designed for all HYT-TTP Students, Graduates and Mentors; as well as any current Yoga Teachers or serious practitioners. We will provide Yoga Alliance CEUs for all sessions. The HYT-TTP Faculty will provide approximately 2 1/2-hour sessions, including live Q&As. 

Read on for details of the first week's highlights!
Week 1 Highlights: 
 
11/06, 10:00 AM EDT: Swami Ritavan Bharati, with Adhikari Bhoi and Ramprakash Das -
Opening and Basic Elements of Meditation in the Himalayan Tradition

To experience the deeper levels of ourselves, we need to explore and know the different aspects of our being. In this age of fast and instant results with so many temptations, how can we relax and calm our restless mind? How do we learn to live a purposeful life and find a balance between the internal and external worlds?
This session will focus on the foundations and pre-requisites to the practice of meditation and begin the in-depth 20-hour study of meditation in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.
Swamiji, Adhikari and Ramprakash will open our Virtual Workshop, welcoming us with messages and teachings on the Basics of Meditation in the Himalayan Tradition, given from the Guru's Seat at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama.
Swami Ritavan, MS, E-RYT-500, Ashram Pramukha and Spiritual Guide: has lived a life dedicated to serving Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati since 1970. After having been initiated at the age of 20, he transited through all the three Ashrams of Vedic life (Brahmacharya, Grihastha, and Vanaprastha) under the direct guidance of Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati. He was then initiated into Sanyasa in 2007. He has guided numerous silence and meditation retreats throughout the world and has been instrumental in guiding the International HYT-TTP. He is also a Mantra Initiator within the Tradition of the Himalayan Masters.

Adhikari Bhoi: had a long-time yearning to know more about the Himalayan Masters. Being well versed in many scriptures like the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and Srimad Bhagavad, he was always committed to sharing the ancient teachings and is one of the most dedicated teachers at SRSG. He is a mantra initiator in the Himalayan Tradition, and a member of the AHYMSIN Spiritual Committee and the AHYMSIN Executive Committee.

Ramprakash Das: Born in Nepal, Ramprakash Das was inspired and mentored throughout his early life by his grandfather, who was a Vaishnava monk. He studied Sanskrit grammar and literature extensively for 5 years in Rishikesh, before joining the Dhyana Gurukulam at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in 2006. In 2007, he undertook a five year vow of Brahmacharya from Swami Veda Bharati. Upon completion of his Gurukulam studies, he became a permanent faculty member at the ashram. Ramprakash is recognized by many as a very loving, caring and dedicated teacher.

11/07, 9:00 AM EST: Pt. Ashutosh Sharma - Hatha Yoga as a Gateway to Meditation

The practice of hatha yoga leading to meditation is a mindful journey from stillness into the deeper stillness of "Silence". It is a form of meditation in motion, an inward journey into the depth of "Stillness and Silence".
This session will explore the practice of Hatha Yoga Asanas as a training of the mind through the body and as a training of the body from a calm, clear, awake, rested and joyful mind.
Pandit Ashutosh Sharma: Pandit Ashutosh Sharma is an expert hatha yoga instructor, who can teach both beginners and advanced students. From an early age, he studied asanas, pranayama, and subtle-body relaxation techniques. In 1992, he met Swami Rama, who sent him to Swami Veda Bharati to learn meditation and to intensify his practices. Since 1996, he has been traveling and teaching worldwide. He serves as a senior Hatha Instructor for the Himalayan Yoga Tradition - Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP) and has trained hundreds of teachers all over the world in the Prana Vidya Hatha Yoga Style of the Himalayan Tradition.


Cost of the Virtual Workshop
 
To help sustain the Ashram during this difficult time, all the proceeds from this workshop will be donated to SRSG. We are recommending a donation of US$180.00 for those that live in High-Income Countries, US$140.00 for those in Middle-Income Countries, and US$90.00 for those in Low-Income Countries. If you cannot attend, an option of sponsoring a low-income student is provided. Of course, any additional donations will be appreciated. The registration site is on Constant Contact and will allow you to pay using your credit card or your PayPal account.  
 
In Loving Service,
HYT-TTP Administration
If you have any questions, please email: info@hyt-ttp.com
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