Update on 2021 Virtual Workshop

Dear Friend

Today, we are pleased to share highlights for the third week of the 2021, 40-hour HYT-TTP Virtual Workshop.
If you have already registered, we hope you are enjoying the Workshop. For those that have not yet registered, even though the workshop has begun, you can still register and gain access to sessions that you have missed through our replay library.    

Virtual Workshop: 3/20 to 4/17/21, Sat & Sun,10 AM EDT; Wed & Friday at 7 PM EDT.
This 40-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. Although, it will not be possible to have all the live sessions during your time zone; we will allow replays for 3 months so that you can schedule a time that works best for you. The HYT-TTP Faculty will provide approximately 2 1/2-hour sessions, including live Q&As. 
Week 3 Highlights: 

4/3,10 AM EDT: Ashutosh Sharma – The Prana-Vidya Approach to Hatha Yoga practice
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 travelling 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

The process of Hatha Yoga in the Himalayan Tradition is called Prana-Vidya, as    one’s concentration is not only on positioning the body correctly, but also on experiencing what is happening within and how the prana body expresses itself.
In this session, Ashu will explore: the philosophy of Ha-Tha yoga, what is Asana, how the Prana-Vidya approach will guide your hatha yoga practice to a meditative state (a quiet, content, and joyful mind), and how to create an integrated session in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition. 
4/7, 7 PM EDT: Gary & Cynthia Gran – Practical Principles of Ayurveda

Gary Gran, CYT, DAy. & Cynthia Gran, E-RYT 500, YACEP, DAy.:  Gary & Cynthia Gran have been treading the Himalayan path since the late 1970s. They met at the old Glenview Center in Illinois and have served the Tradition in various capacities over the years. They are both certified yoga teachers and Ayurvedic practitioners. They have published more than eighty articles on yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. They are currently enjoying desert gardening, cooking and hiking at their home in Tucson, Arizona.
Ayurveda, a sister science to Yoga, is the science of life and longevity. It teaches us how to live in harmony with nature - within and without.
In this session, Gary and Cynthia will explain the guiding principles of Ayurveda for yoga students. You will learn:
  • To recognize your ayurvedic constitutional type and tendencies
  • To balance your constitutional tendencies
  • To use diet, cleansing techniques, and lifestyle practices

4/9, 7 PM EDT: Pierre Lefebvre (Pt. Priyadarshana) – Important texts of the Tradition

Pierre Lefebvre, M.A., E-RYT-500, YACEP, Yogacharya FFY: his passion for yoga brought Pierre to India in 2005, where he joined the Gurukulam at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama. He studied with Swami Veda Bharati and many other teachers of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition for over fifteen years. He is now travelling throughout the world sharing the teachings of the Tradition. Pierre, certified by both the Fédération Francophone de Yoga and Yoga Alliance, is a member of AHYMSIN’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, as well as the HYT-TTP Manager. In 2014, Swami Veda granted him the title of pandit, naming him Priyadarshana.  

Indian philosophies are an amazingly wide subject and their essence is contained in a vast body of classical texts. By studying some of these texts, one can see Yoga as a unifying model providing the power to understand the discoveries of modern science and also the world’s great religions and spiritual paths.
In this session, Pierre will navigate through this great ocean and give a brief overview of the teachings found in some of the texts most often referred to in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.  He will discuss the Vedic and Upanishadic literature, as well as the main texts on Yoga Philosophy. 
4/10,10 AM EDT: Stoma Parker – Swami Rama’s principles of Yoga Psychology 

Stephen (Stoma) Parker Psy. D., ERYT-500: Stoma is a Sanskrit scholar and a leading teacher of yoga and meditation under Swami Ritavan. He is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is an adjunct assistant professor at Saint Mary's University and at the University of St. Thomas School of Professional Psychology. Stoma has lectured throughout the world on yoga and he serves as a senior Instructor for the Himalayan Yoga Tradition - Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP).

Swami Rama's principles of yoga psychology focus on looking at how the mind functions and how to have a constructive dialogue with the mind.
In this session, Stoma, will examine ways to observe: one's thoughts, the relationship of thoughts to emotions, the relationship of instinctive desires to our emotions, and the bondage created in our pursuit of pleasure.
He will also discuss achieving a joyful mind through the mindful practice of austerity. Enjoyment, through concentration, offers both a greater enjoyment of life and the promise of liberation from the bondage of pleasure. 
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$250.00 for those that live in High-Income Countries, US$190.00 for those in Middle-Income Countries, and US$125.00 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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