Highlights for Week 2 - Spring 2022 Virtual Workshop

Dear Friend

Today we are happy to share upcoming highlights for week two of the Spring 2022, 20-hour HYT-TTP Virtual Workshop: Meditative Mind, Mantra and Voice.

If you have not yet registered for this workshop, you can still do so! Even if you are unable to attend all live sessions, recordings will be available to registered participants through the end of June 2022, so you will not miss any of the content of the workshop. 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 03/05/2022 - 03/20/2022.

The sessions will be on Friday evenings at 7:30 PM EST, and Saturday & Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM EST, until our session on 03/13, after which sessions will begin at 8:30 PM EDT and 10:00 AM EDT, respectively, due to Daylight Savings ending in the North American region on 03/13. The sessions' timings remains the same throughout the entire workshop duration in all the other regions.  
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 this week's highlights!
Week 2 Highlights: 
03/11, 07:30 PM EST: Philosophy of Mantra Meditation - Swami Ma Tripurashakti Bharati
In many Traditions the sincere student is linked to a sacred vibration that will gradually blossom into the student's best friend, guide, and bridge. The vibration of mantra can lead the student from the current identification into the depth of Being, Silence and Love, where all is One.
How and why this is such a powerful connection will be explored in our session by diving into the philosophy behind mantra science. The sacred journey of mantra is a path gifted to us by the sages… Ooh, let the heart long for that embrace of full surrender into mantra. 
Swami Ma Tripurashakti Bharati: Born in the Netherlands, she, like many others all over the globe, had a whispering longing in her heart that guided her from early age to search for an indescribable something. When she entered Swami Rama's Ashram, Sadhana Mandir, for the first time, the whisper told her that she finally found the place that could answer her longing. Within a week the decision was made to leave her previous life behind and fully dedicate it to sadhana only. Lovingly trained, guided and initiated in 2012 into sannyasa by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati, she currently lives at Swami Rama's ashram Sadhana Mandir to deepen her practice and facilitate monthly retreats.
03/12, 09:00 AM EST: Mind and Mindfield - Michael Kissener
We will take a look into the fundamental yogic understanding about mind, mindfield, its functions, formation of habits - and how to create conducive tendencies that help us in reshaping and refining our personality on the path towards deeper understanding, integration and realization.
Michael Kissener
Michael Kissener: Michael Kissener is a part time hermit, a lifetime student of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition, a disciple of Swami Rāma of the Himalayas and student of Swami Veda Bhāratī. He is also a student of Tulku Kyabje Dzogchen Pema Kalzang Rinpoche - Kham, Tibet. He served as director of Yoga-Zentrum Innsbruck (Austria), director of EYU-500 Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Teacher Training and as the chairperson of Yoga Austria - BYO (professional association of yoga teachers in Austria). He was also the Austrian representative for the European Yoga Union (EYU) for over ten years. Michael is a Mantra initiator in the Himalayan Tradition and a member of the Adhyātma Samiti (spiritual committee) of AHYMSIN.
03/13, 10:00 AM EDT: Mantra as Word and Vehicle of Consciousness - Swami Ritavan Bharati with Pierre Lefebvre “Pt. Priyadarshana”
This session continues to explore mantra as revealed sound, sacred word, and vehicle of consciousness through Vyasa’s commentary on Om in the Yoga Sutras along with insights on Advaita Vedanta revealing Atman in mantra-smarana and manasa-japa. Experience the refinements in the practice of the Ganesha-gayatri, the new sangha mantra, with reference to the use of mala, and the process of manana.
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.
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 and is now traveling throughout the world to share the teachings of the Tradition. Pierre is certified by both the Fédération Francophone de Yoga and Yoga Alliance and is a member of AHYMSIN’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, as well as the HYT-TTP Manager. In 2014, Swami Veda granted Pierre the title of pandit, naming him Priyadarshana. 
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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