Workshops

Weekend Yoga Nidra Immersion with Michele Loew

Location: The Yoga Space, Big Studio
Dates: Friday, January 31st- February 2nd, $300
Schedule:
Friday, January 31st: 5:30-9:30pm
Saturday, February 1st: 11-8pm Sunday
February 2nd: 11-8pm
 
Cost $300
 
This Transformational Yoga Intensive Training will cover the incredible meditative yoga science of Yoga Nidra, the awakening practice of enlightened sleep. Yoga Nidra is a practice that works on all the layers of the body/mind/heart complex. It also provides a bridge to pure consciousness. This training will provide teachers of yoga and meditation, as well as students and seekers on the path to freedom, enough information to develop a home practice of Yoga Nidra and is an intro to sharing the practice with others.
Michele will share a number of different yoga nidra practices daily, work intimately with the practice of Sankalpa (power of high spiritually guided intentions), study the science behind Yoga Nidra, both neuroscience and yoga science, of how this practice affects our brains, bodies, and all the layers (koshas) of our being.
 
Yoga Nidra helps in regulation of hormones, stabilization of glucose levels, and relief of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It creates a meditative state very quickly that is identified in brain wave analysis and can move people into the yoga state of Turya. A state of bliss or samadhi that is one of the highest states of realization. At the very least it helps people to relax! In today's world where there’s so much static noise constantly coming in,
 
We have forgotten the art of quieting down and letting the mind rest. And for so many people that are unable to easily formulate a sitting practice, this lying down meditation becomes a doorway into meditative form that all can enter.
 
Michele’s yoga nidra practices are unique to others and have quickly become acclaimed as deeply transformational. She works with traditional practices from the Himalayan masters, as well as the science behind Richard Miller’s work, and also uniquely brings in the Tibetan sleep yoga practices learned from her Vajrayana studies and practice.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Michele Loew

Location: The Yoga Space, Big Studio
Dates: Friday, February 14- Wednesday, February 19th

Friday, February 14th 5:30-9:30pm;  Saturday, February 15th 11-8pm;  Sunday, February 16th 11-8pm;  Monday, February 17th (President’s Day) 11-8pm;  Tuesday, February 18th 11-8pm;  Wednesday, February 19th 6-9pm

Cost for 5 day Teaching Intensive 40 hr course: $395/  Cost for Weekend component only: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $225

This Transformational Yoga Intensive Training will cover the incredible meditative yoga science of Yoga Nidra, the awakening practice of enlightened sleep. Yoga Nidra is a practice that works on profoundly healing all the layers of the body/mind/heart complex. It also provides a bridge to pure consciousness. This training will provide teachers of yoga and meditation, as well as students and seekers on the path to freedom, enough information to develop a home practice of Yoga Nidra and begin sharing the practice with others. 
Michele will share a number of different Yoga Nidra practices daily, work intimately with the practice of Sankalpa (power of high spiritually guided intentions), study the science behind Yoga Nidra, both neuroscience and yoga science, of how this practice affects our brains, bodies, and all the layers (koshas) of our being.
 
Yoga Nidra helps in regulation of hormones, stabilization of glucose levels, and alleviation of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It creates a meditative state very quickly that is identified in brain wave analysis and can move people into the yoga state of Turya.. a state of bliss or samadhi that is one of the highest states of realization. At the very least it helps people to relax! In todays world where there’s so much static noise constantly coming in, we have forgotten the art of quietening down and letting the mind rest. And for so many people that are unable to easily formulate a sitting practice, this lying down meditation becomes a doorway into meditative form that all can enter.
 
Michele’s yoga nidra practices are unique to others and have quickly become acclaimed as deeply transformational. She works with traditional practices from the Himalayan masters, as well as the science behind Richard Miller’s work, and also uniquely brings in the Tibetan sleep yoga practices learned from her Vajrayana studies and practice.
**For those 200 hr teachers interested in credit towards a 500 hr. program, completion of this course can be applied towards the 2020 program Michele is teaching which allows students to pick and choose intensives for a total of 300 hrs over a course of 2 years.
 
A sampling of some of the Nidra sessions this course will include:
“Visualizing your Path to Freedom” Utilizing visualization techniques in Yoga Nidra to expand consciousness, liberate one from old templates, create a new paradigm, and clear the path for the power of pure seeing.
“The Power of Sankalpa", How Intentions Work to Manifest; Thought Becomes Form. The practice of yoga nidra is one of the most powerful ways to positively access and shape the unconscious. In this session we will work on some meditation exercises around our individual dharma and what we most desire in life. Using these insights, we can begin using sankalpa within the nidra practice. This session will include meditation practices for greater self awareness, light movement to free joints and wake up subtle body energy, and a sankalpa based powerful yoga nidra practice.
 
“The Koshas", Healing and Empowering the Physical, Energetic, and Mental layers of the body. Yoga science utilizes a 5 layer body framework in order to conceptualize ourselves, the 5 Koshas, or sheaths of the body. This Nidra will focus on the first 3 layers Annamaya (physical sheath), Pranamaya (energetic sheath), Manomaya (mental sheath). The Nidra practice will work with breath awareness, and utilize pairs of opposite sensations and thoughts to access and bring healing within these layers.
 
“The Koshas”, waking up the Wisdom and Bliss layers of the body. This session will focus on yoga, meditaiton, and nidra practices to access and empower the last 2 layers of the body, Vijnamaya Kosha (Wisdom/ intuition body), & Anandamaya Kosha (Bliss Body). This Nidra will work with rotation of consciousness throughout the body, and utilize Shavayatra (61 points) to move into enlightened sleep, awakened being.

BUDDHA & THE YOGIS: THE WHEEL OF TIME AND THE RIVER OF STARS WITH MICHELE LOEW AND ROBERT THURMAN

Location: Pu'u O Hoku Ranch, Molokai, Hawaii
Dates: January 22 - January 29, 2020

This year’s Buddha & Yogis retreat in Molokai, Hawaii will intimately explore the super-subtle sciences of Vajrayana found in Mahayana Buddhist Tantras & the Yogic Tantras of Saivism and Vaishnavism.We will explore these subtle mind yogas intellectually and experientially with daily practices of yoga asana, pranayama, mantra & meditation within the tantric mandala, and with teachings on the Unexcelled Yoga Tantra of the Kalachakra “Wheel of Time” on the Buddhist side, & Sankaracharya’s “Yoga Taravali” (River of Stars) on the Yogis’ Side.

Within an intention of providing us with the experiential wisdom of knowing the nature of reality, the Kalachakra tantra especially is an art of rebuilding the universe over time out of love and compassion knowing that within this context beings could be provided the tools to evolve and find true happiness. Sharing practices which provide students with the wisdom, technical skills and transformative abilities to reshape the universe and intimately know the awakened experiences of the Buddha & the Yogis, this retreat will be powerful to all.  Join us for this immersion in the magic of the forest, ocean, sky, and the tantric mandala.Pu'u O Hoku Ranch is a family-owned biodynamic and organic ranch and farm, rustic retreat center, and sublime getaway on the remote and tranquil east end of Molokai, Hawaii. “Pu'u O Hoku” is surrounded by more than 14,000 acres of protected land, immersed in the transcendent beauty of one of Hawaii’s most amazing islands.  Don’t miss this opportunity to start the New Year & 2020 in beauty and the bliss of these inspired yoga practices and studies with master teachers in this intimate and natural setting. 

Only 11 rooms available, so please book soon!

For more information about Pu'u O Hoku Ranch, click here to visit their website 

 

Tuition:$1025 - Tuition for All Classes

Accommodations:  $2079 - Single Queen Room Private Bath, All Meals, Lodging & Food Tax

$1554 - Double Room Private Bath, All Meals, Lodging & Food Tax

$1323 - Double Room Shared Bath, All Meals, Lodging & Food Tax

Rates do not include Menla registration fee of 4.75% 

Photo by @allie_oop


Sample ScheduleArrival Day

  • 3 - 8pm  Check-in
  • 5 - 6pm  Yoga 
  • 6:30 - 7:30pm  Dinner
  • 7:30pm  Opening teaching & meditation/ Welcome & Opening Discussion (All Faculty)

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 6:30 - 7am  Sunrise Meditation
  • 7 - 9am  Pranayama & Yoga Asana
  • 9 - 10am  Breakfast
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm  Philosophy study, mantra, chanting, meditation
  • 12:30 - 4pm  Free time, ocean, hiking, relaxing, touring
  • 4 - 6pm  Lecture & Experiential study with Professor Thurman
  • 6:30 - 7:30  dinner
  • 7:30 -  8:30pm  Yoga Nidra or mantra practice

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 7 nights lodging, 3 organic meals daily on the Lanai sourced from the farm, classes with Professor Thurman and Michele Loew 
  • Special guided sunrise meditation walk to the very east end of Molokai to watch the sunrise and the whales
  • Guided hike to the amazing Halawa waterfalls
  • Free time in the afternoons to meditate or play on the secluded beaches

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel expenses. Note: if you want to rent a car, secure much in advance, as they are limited on the island (about 30 miles)

 

 

REGISTER HERE

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sound Bath and Restorative Yoga

Location: The Yoga Space, Big Studio
Dates: Saturday 4/18, 1-3pm $40

Enjoy a Restorative Yoga practice and relax in a peaceful atmosphere filled with
calming sounds that resonate in harmony with your mind, body and spirit.
Emily Light is a certified yoga therapist dedicated to helping others on their path. She
weaves Ayurveda, neurobiology and practical application of yoga philosophy into her
teachings for a truly holistic and powerful approach to the art of yoga. Her intention
is to create a safe and nurturing place for students to learn about themselves,
connect, heal and thrive.
 
Joshua performs each sound bath with the intention of providing a grounding
experience to leave you feeling centered and recharged. His angelic soundscapes are
created through a stream of consciousness process using guitar, voice, and quartz
crystal sound bowls. Joshua combines his passion and over 20 years of experience as
a musician, with his love to provide a space of peace and healing for others.

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