Highlights for Week 2 - Fall 2021 Virtual Workshop

Dear Friend

Today we are happy to share upcoming highlights for week two 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, you can still do so! Recordings of Week 1 and all sessions will be available for registered participants into February of 2022. Please click "Register Now!" at the bottom of this email to register.
If you have already registered for the workshop, we hope you continue to enjoy, and we look forward to being with you in the upcoming weeks.

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

Friday sessions begin at 7:30 PM EST / 12:30 AM GMT / 6:00 AM IDT (Saturday morning).
Saturday and Sunday sessions begin at 9:00 AM EST / 2:00 PM GMT / 7:30 PM IDT (same day).
 
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 on the upcoming sessions for Week Two!
Week 2 Highlights: 
 
11/12, 07:30 PM EST: Meditative Practices in the Himalayan Tradition - Swami Ma Radha Bharati

The Himalayan Tradition is vast: "The principles and tenets of all the known systems of meditation are included in [it] ... " (Swami Veda Bharati, "The Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation", Nightbirds, 11).
Our focus is on the system of practices brought to us through Swami Rama and then systematically taught primarily by Swami Veda, who guided hundreds of practices. This session will start with an overview of the main categories of practices and then identify the subcategories or types of practices within each. We will examine the sequencing and progression within and between all the subcategories.
What distinguishes one sequence from the next, and what constitutes progress - what makes one sequence more advanced than the last? This will provide students with a framework to see where they are in a progression of practices and what to work on next.
Swami Ma Radha Bharati: A disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas since 1970, Swami Ma Radha Bharati was initiated into Sanyasa from Swami Veda in 2007. She joined the faculty at SRSG in India when it opened in 2003 and later served as Academic Director there for ten years. She is one of the Initiators in the Himalayan Tradition and a member of the AHYMSIN spiritual committee, as well as one of the international teaching faculty.
Currently, she serves through The Meditation Center in the USA with online guided meditations and silence retreats that reach initiates in AHYMSIN centers worldwide, in addition to other programming in the US. Formerly, she lectured on philosophy and ethics at the University of Hawaii and also colleges in Minnesota.
11/13, 9:00 AM EST: Deepening Meditation Practice through Emotional Purification - Stoma Parker

Getting the mind to settle down in meditation is a struggle for most practitioners. It is our emotional conflicts that constantly unbalance our attention and create the openings for random thoughts to enter.
This session will focus on the outer limbs of yoga, the bahir-angas. The five outer limbs can be seen as specialized applications of mindful awareness that prepare each layer of our mind-body to be able to settle into the meditation - that is the core of yoga.
Stephen (Stoma) Parker Psy. D., E-RYT 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).
11/14, 9:00 AM EST: Breath, Mind, and Meditation - Carol and Charles Crenshaw

How is the breath a gateway to entering the subtler levels of our being - leading the mind to the deepest state of meditation? In this session we will begin to explore, for some, and more deeply explore for others, the theory and practice of using the breath to hone awareness and quiet the mind on the way to our desired goal - samadhi.
The goal in this session, heavy on practicum, will be to cultivate the principles laid out in the Yoga Sutras, specifically YS II.49-51. Some scientific research will be presented that further validates the ancient truths the yogis revealed about the breath.
This session will include practice of breathing exercises; kindly come prepared with comfortable clothing and space to sit either on the floor or in a chair.
Carol Crenshaw, M.S., Ed.M., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Certified Therapist, received her Master's in Eastern Studies/Comparative Psychology/Holistic Health. She served as a yoga therapist and biofeedback trainer in the Combined Therapy Program at the Himalayan Institute Headquarters in Pennsylvania, USA, and the Center for Holistic Medicine in NYC. Carol has taught yoga and meditation for over 30 years, has trained yoga teachers since the 1980s, and is an initiator in the Himalayan Tradition.
Carol is a Certified Clinical EFT Practitioner, co-author of EFT For Meditation, contributing author to Clinical EFT Handbook, Consulting Hypnotist and Certified Hypnosis Instructor, and Certified NLP Practitioner. She presently teaches at Inner Peace Yoga Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, and worldwide.
Charles B Crenshaw Jr., M.S., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist: Charles is a graduate of the Eastern Studies Program created by Swami Rama presented in an ashram (gurukulum) setting. He was trained directly by Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati among other notables in our Himalayan Tradition. He is the Author of Pathless Path: God, Grace, Guru, and co-author of EFT for Meditation.
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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