Retreats

  • The Subtle Body and the Vajra Rosary Tantra - An Introduction to Buddhist Yoga

    Location: Menla
    Dates: July 22nd - July 24th, 2022
    Details:

    David Kittay and Robert Thurman will provide expert instruction in the philosophical and psychological underpinnings of Buddhist yoga, while advanced yogini Michele Loew will offer practical instruction and daily yoga. This course is designed for those wanting a comprehensive introduction to the subject matter, though the course is useful for people at all levels of familiarity with Buddhism and yoga.

     

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    Register for Online HERE.

    Buddhist Yoga is the science and practice of learning and mastering the energy-winds of the subtle body and the use of mantra to create the conditions for enlightenment. Most of us will not undertake the advanced practices described in the Vajra Rosary Tantra in this life, but knowing a little about this path may be useful in deciding where to go in one's spiritual practice. We'll take an intensive look at this system over three days and combine this with some introductory yogas and meditation. Though practice of this tantric advanced system must always be under the supervision of an authentic guru, we will begin to learn about this system of yoga, one of the treasures of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism.

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  • 2 Week Yoga Asana Intensive wtih Michele Loew

    Location: Blue Spirit - Nosara, Costa Rica
    Dates: July 30th - August 13th, 2022
    Details:

    Take A Deeply Embodied Spiritual Journey in Paradise with inspirational & transformational yogini Michele Loew. This 2 week yoga asana intensive will transform your practice, bring deep insight, and plant seeds that will manifest in the most beautiful ways ongoing.

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    This course will include 2 sessions of asana daily with hands on assists and Michele’s eyes and expert therapeutic assists. We will work with alignment of physical form, but through the understanding of how energy moves and flows within our channels, winds and drops. Along our intensive yoga asana practices, we will study philosophy, chant, meditate, and enjoy the beautiful beach and energy of this sacred land in Costa Rica. The teachings will be inspired by the Buddha and the inner traditions of yoga that have shined a light on our luminous infinite perfect nature. Join us for 14 days and nights of shared practice in community inspired by the power of the great Pacific Ocean, the joy & kindness of the Costa Rican people, the nurturing of an extraordinary retreat center, and daily physical practice combined with mindfulness teachings in the beauty nature.

    Prices include 14 nights accommodations, meals, and daily practices with Michele

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  • Vajra Yoga 300hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification Course

    Location: Menla / Online
    Dates: October 20th - 26th, 2022
    Details:

    This course is a deeply contemplative & embodied investigation into the yogas of Vajrayana & Hatha Yoga practices with Michele Loew in person, and online livestreams and recordings with guest teachers, including Richard Freeman, Dr. Nida Chenagtsang & Mary Taylor, John Campbell & professor Emeritus, Padma Shri Robert “Tenzin” Thurman.

    The 300 hr course will run from October 20-May 2023.  Students can take the course entirely online, but attending the in-person course immersion events is highly recommended if your intention is to teach yoga or gather assistance in your personal practice.

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    Vajra Yoga explores the philosophical and experiential interface between Hatha Yoga and Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Vajra Yoga traditions.  If you are looking for a Yoga Teacher Training course that is non-sectarian and brings in yoga & the meditative sciences from both traditions, this is the course.  The journey is deeply educational and spiritually transformational while giving you the practical skills to support other students on their path.

    Tuition options

    1. $3500 for full 300 hr course & In-Person Menla tuition (early bird pricing before June 15).

    2. $1400 for 1 Week In person at Menla Tuition and Fall Term.

    3. $2500 for Online Course 3 terms. Does not include the 7 day course at Menla.

    Payment Plans Available

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