Chanting, Mysore Classes & 2 day Introduction to Pranayama
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Pranayama & Chanting – 8am Mysore Style Classes (led by Tara Mitra) – start times TBA depending on number of participants An Introduction to Pranayama (led by Tara Mitra & Dr. Rob, DC) TBA Mysore Style Practice, Pranayama, Anatomy, & Chanting with led by Tara Mitra & Dr. Rob, DC Pranayama: experience the breath at a more subtle level.
We will review… The Importance of The Breath How to Effectively Practice Pranayama The 5 Fundamental Pranayama Techniques & Their Benefits Chanting as a Pranayama and of course, We Will Practice Together
On the auspicious day of Ganesha Chaturthi we invite you to celebrate with us. We will start with 108 rounds of japa, chant a stotra and mantras and end with a bhajan in celebration of the remover of obstacle and overcomer of difficulties.
Gaṇapati or Gaṇeśa is traditionally known as the the Remover of Obstacles and God of Beginnings
Prārthana refers to prayer
This is a prayer for Gaṇeśa who is usually honoured at the beginning of rituals and invoked as the patron of letters as it is told that Gaṇeśa wrote the Mahābharata from the dictation of Sage Vyāsa.
Class 1 ~ September 8 – We will start with a discussion and review the Ganapati Prārthana thoroughly, word by word, line by line. Class 2 ~ September 10 ~ Review the Maha Ganesha Pancharatnam, learn a Ganapati Bhajan
This course is a preparation for Gaṇeśa Chaturthī (September 14) and to bring in more peace to the world.
Gaṇapati or Gaṇeśa is traditionally known as the the Remover of Obstacles and God of Beginnings. Prārthana refers to prayer This is a prayer for Gaṇeśa who is usually honoured at the beginning of rituals and invoked as the patron of letters as it is told that Gaṇeśa wrote the Mahābharata from the dictation of Sage Vyāsa.
We will review this chant thoroughly, word by word, line by line in preparation for Gaṇeśa Chaturthī (September 14) and for the world.
Māheśvara Sūtrās, also known as The Shiva Sutras, is the most ancient known Sanskrit alphabet sequence. The fourteen verses that organise the phonemes of Sanskrit in Panini’s (famous grammarian) Ashtadhyayi, the foundational text of Sanskrit grammar where they are known as the Akṣarasamāmnāya, or the “recitation of phonemes,” but they are popularly known as the Shiva Sutras because they are said to have been revealed to Pāṇini by Lord Shiva himself.
Sharing 42 years of combined yoga experience. kpjayi authorized, yoga therapy and chanting in the Krishnamacharya tradition,pranayama in the lineage of Master Teacher, Sri. O.P. Tiwariji and both are longtime Vipassana meditators.
We will help guide you to refresh your practice while personalizing it incorporating elements of yoga therapy & chiropractic, ensuring your practice is safe and the most beneficial for you.
The retreat location is surrounded by so many beautiful areas. 20 mins from the beach, 45 mins to Taormina and Isola Bella, Mt. Etna and so much more.
Accommodation & local organic, seasonal breakfast are on a quaint farm surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, cherry & fig trees.
Arrival Thursday, September 9 ~ Departure on September 16 or stay longer to explore.
Your deposit will hold your place, balance paid by the 30th of August.
We are keeping this a small group (8-10ppl) to ensure personal attention available.
Ayurveda is a unique health system which is thousands of years old and still relevant today. Base on the Atharva Veda and Rig Veda, it gives knowledge of life and how to maintain health and diseases. It’s entire system is based on the theory that the five elements or panchamahabhutas; pṛthvī~earth, jala~water, tejas~fire, vāyu~wind ākāśa~space, comprise the universe and the human body. The system of yoga is also based on this theory.
This is further simplified into the science of the 3 Doshas (tridoshas); Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. At a subtle level they are energy and gradually become gross to form the body. Ārogya or good health is to balance these tridoshas with proper eating habits, and lifestyle. A basic knowledge of Ayurveda puts us on the path towards understanding these concepts while complementing yoga practices by giving a Vedic perspective of the body and mind.
I am greatly honoured to have Dr. Padmini lead you through this course. She carries deep traditional knowledge, is a dear friend, was a doctor in our Mysore clinic with who I still work with my yoga therapy students. I have experienced her depth of knowledge first hand with my own health over the years and have seen her help may people come back to balance using the sister science to yoga, Ayurveda.
Padmini has been a practicing doctor of Ayurveda for over 15 years, trained in Tamil Nadu and lives in Mysore, India. She grew up around wellness as she is the daughter of a very senior Yoga Teacher in the T. Krishnamacharya Tradition.
The topics covered in the this 12 hour course
Session 1 – Overview of Ayurveda
Session 2 – Doshas, Dhatus, and Agni
Session 3 – Agni and it’s importance
Session 4 – Healthy Eating Practices
Session 5 – Doshas; their Locations & Relationship to Time
Session 6 – Prakriti or Constitution. Difference between Constitution & Imbalances
Session 7 – Dinacharya or Healthy Daily Practices
Session 8 – Philosophical View of Health
This Course Introduces Basic Ayurveda Fundamentals which help us understand the Science of the Tridoshas and it’s role in maintaining Health & Treating Diseases.
This course introduces Ancient Philosophical Methodology. with a focus on the practical implementation of the deep-rooted philosophy and value systems that have been the underlying foundation of these ten-thousand-year-old Vedic and Yogic Practices.
The Vedas are the earliest literary record of Indo-Aryan civilization and the most sacred texts of India. They are the original scriptures of Hindu teachings containing spiritual knowledge encompassing all aspects of life. The philosophical maxims of Vedic literature have stood the test of time, and the Vedas form the highest religious authority for all aspects of Hinduism and are a respected source of wisdom for mankind in general.
The word Veda means wisdom, knowledge or vision, and it serves to manifest the language of the gods in human speech. The laws of the Vedas have regulated the social, legal, domestic and customs of mankind up to the present day.
Introduction to following subjects will be covered during the course.