In this in-depth 14 week intensive, you'll learn how to meditate and how to practice the yoga postures in the way they were originally intended: as a priceless aid to inner unfoldment.
The practical wisdom of Raja Yoga includes working with the subconscious mind to change habits and using breath work for release of tension and emotional blocks. The secrets of success, personal magnetism, right attitude, creativity, and energy, form an integral part of the yoga science. This course features the modern, now "classic" textbook by Swami Kriyananda, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga. There are no prerequisites. The course is open to all, whether new to these practices and concepts or wanting to deepen your practice and understanding, and to be with others who share your interest.
Taught by Bhima and Bhakti Breckenridge
Class meets on 14 Tuesdays, January 23 - April 24, 6-9 pm at East West Bookshop
14 Thursdays, January 25 - April 26, 6-9 pm at the Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Hatha Yoga segment (6-7:15 pm) includes: yoga postures(asanas), pranayama, affirmations, healing, diet, and yoga routines.
Raja Yoga segment (7:30-9 pm) includes: meditation practices using breath, mantra, pranayama, affirmation, chanting, visualization, and chakra exercises; philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali's 8-Fold Path of Ashtanga Yoga; and the philosophy of Karma, Kundalini, astral and causal planes, cosmology, reincarnation, and much more.
Costs: Tuition for the Raja Intensive is $475.00. If the yoga and meditation ("raja") segments are taken separately, the cost is $200 for the yoga (6 p.m. to 7:15 pm) or $300 for the raja (meditation/philosophy) segment (7:30 to 9 pm). Text is purchased separately. (Note: Course & text integrate yoga and meditation and most students take both segments.)