Special Continuing Education Training: Philosophy and Pranayama
Pranayama and the Yogic Text of Bhaartahari Shatak (Part One)
Limited to Returning Students Only
February 19 - March 4, 2011
with Sri O. P. Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan
Sri O. P. Tiwari is one of the most recognized and accomplished masters of yoga, its practice, and its meaning. He comes to us humbly, not trying to prove anything but only to pass on the thought and practice as it has been done by adepts over the centuries, and done so with integrity, where the practice bears fruit. He is a part of this living tradition and carries this energy with him as he lives and practices it.
* This course is a 100-hour continuing education credit towards Yoga Alliance 500 and the Centered Yoga 1100-hour Training standards. A 100-hour certificate is issued upon completion.
To keep the focus on advancing the practice we are limiting the number of students on this program and will only accept students who have studied Pranayama with Paul and/or Tiwariji before. If you are new and have a desire to attend this please reserve on another course to learn Pranayama, continue to practice and then this course will benefit you most. Tiwariji comes to us twice a year and another opportunity will come in September 2011.
About the Training
If you are reading this you are already familiar with Pranayama and the teachings of Tiwariji. You may have never heard of the classic text of Hatha Yoga entitled Bhartahaari Shatak. Over these two weeks Tiwariji intends to offer wisdom on life devoted to yogic practices and life involved in family and work. This is the focus of this text. Bhartahaari was a disciple of the great hatha yogi master Gorakhnath and left us this work. He devotes one section to life in yoga practices and the other to life in family and offers us the wisdom he has learnt from both and how they both are part of the path to internal enlightenment.
This course will touch a new level of study and practice, and will be an intensive internalizing period. The primary focus will be Pranayama practice with in-depth pulse reading of each student, varying as necessary. Mantra recitation will also be practiced. Some evenings will include tratak practice.
Daily asana practice will be overseen by Paul and assistants. We will cater for all practices under a mysore room, those in classical ashtanga and other approaches.
All questions on practice and philosophy are welcome. Satsang with Tiwariji will be in line with traditional ongoing and deeper study with the teacher- practices and discussion, awareness on the use of personal energy, with particular attention to food taken. Tiwariji will only teach for a few more years and this is a prime opportunity to invest your time and energy wisely.
Advance preparation by students should be to improve their practice of kapalabhati.
About the Teacher
Sri O.P. Tiwari (Tiwariji) has dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of yoga. For the past forty years he has been head of The Kaivalyadham, a yogic research institute near Bombay, India. Established by his master, Swami Kuvalayananda, in 1924, the institute has been a pioneer in scientific research related to yoga.
Tiwariji was taught in depth by his master, and he accomplished all the practices. This puts him in the rare position of having practical experience as well as deep philosophical and scientific understanding. He is one of the few remaining masters of Pranayama in the world today.
He wears no badge, waves no flag, and is not interested in propagating his name. He joins us here to pass on the teachings to those sincerely interested. Besides these sessions, he remains in private practice in India, quiet and humble.
Paul is one of three senior students of Tiwariji. He is honored to host his teacher every year, and as a result share this knowledge and experience with many others. Paul will lead the asana portion and assist Tiwariji in all the Pranayama practices and pulse observations.
The Daily Schedule
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|6 am||Fire ceremony|
|6:30 am||Pranayama and pulse taking with Tiwariji|
|8:15 am||Asana Practice: Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style or your self practice|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3:30 pm||Satsang with Tiwariji - covering the teachings from Bhartahari Shatak and Tiwariji's unique wisdom, followed by Mantra and Pranayama|
|5 pm||Pranayama with Tiwariji|
|6 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 7:30 pm||Steam room available|
|7:30 pm||Evening program - video, tratak, meditation, free time|
|9:30 pm||Quiet personal time|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.yoga-thailand.com/yoga-holidays.html
Sunday will be a half day and Saturday free after morning Pranayama practice.
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga program
- Fully equipped accommodation with AC
- Full brunch and dinner buffets
- Mineral drinking water
- Herbal steam room
- Salt water swimming pool
- Wi Fi internet
- Service charge
- VAT government tax
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.