“You cannot enter the door of yoga
-Changkya, Who Swam in the Diamond Sea
(Yoga Teacher to the Emperor of China and His Holiness the 7th Dalai Lama)
Heart Yoga is a system of asana and meditation drawn from teachings by masters in the Gelukpa Tibetan Buddhist tradition of the Dalai Lamas; a lineage created by the Indian yogi Naropa who lived about 1000 CE. It brings powerful wisdom teachings from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition into daily asana and meditation practices.
It is a unique style of practicing yoga that works from the inside-out and the outside-in. We work from the inside through our meditative exploration; we work from the outside with our asana poses and breath. Learning how to practice yoga in this way on the mat, we perfect yoga off the mat.
Inspired by and firmly rooted in the direct teachings of our lineage Gurus, arising from our deep retreat experience, and at the repeated request of a small group of fiercely dedicated and enthusiastic practitioners, we offer Padmanjali Sadhana.
The Sanskrit word sadhana - साधन - means a method, instrument or means to an end - like "practice." It comes from the root √sidh meaning to reach an intended goal.
Padmanjali Sadhana weaves together the powerful and transformative outer methods of our Hatha Yoga Pradipika lineage with the exquisite inner methods of wisdom and love of our Tibetan Heart Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism lineages in a potent blend of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation and philosophy. Choose from Wednesday evenings or early Saturday mornings, or come to both.
When? Wednesday's and Saturday's starting September 9th
What time? Wednesdays, 6-9pm
Where? Padmanjali Yoga
906 - 189 Keefer Street,Vancouver.
How much? By donation. ($21 suggested, passes are available)
Register? 778-998-7252 or online link here.
Space is limited to allow for maximum individual attention.