Yoga & Ayurveda - A Foundational Workshop

Schedule

Class begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 30th and ends at Thursday, May 2, at 1:30 pm.

About This Event

Drawing from Patanjali’s Ashtanga (eight-limbed) Yoga System and the practices of Hatha Yoga, you will learn foundational practices of pranayama, mudra, shat karma and meditation as well as basic philosophy and theory of both Yoga and Ayurveda as taught by Baba Hari Dass. This compact introduction is ideal for serious students who want to augment their knowledge and practice. This program is a requirement for anyone whose YTT 200 certificate is not from Mount Madonna and plans to take either the Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300) or the Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy program.

Venue Highlights

The conference and retreat setting offers a wide variety and range of prices for residential housing accommodations, a dining room featuring excellent vegetarian meals, an Ayurvedic Herbal Apothecary, and a Wellness Center offering Ayurvedic consultations, massage and other traditional body work therapies, as well as a hot tub, a small lake for swimming, a large organic garden, many hiking trails, and tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts.

Accommodations

Mount Madonna Center provides on-site housing and meals for Institute students in an environment highly supportive of learning the Institute’s disciplines. Students have a choice from a wide range of housing options. Rooms are in hotel-style buildings (no phones or TVs in rooms). Some rooms include a private bathroom with shower. Others have access to nearby shared (but private while in use) bathrooms and showers.

Cabins are located in a forest grove, and include electricity and heat, but not indoor plumbing. A separate shower house with private shower and dressing rooms, and clean, well-ventilated privies is nearby. Campgrounds are located in secluded redwood groves and have running water, tents provided by the Institute, and tent sites for your own tent.

Once you have made a course booking, we will send details of available accommodation options

Directions

The Institute, which is located on the grounds of Mount Madonna Center, is accessible via all-weather, paved roads, just one hour from San Jose International Airport and less than two hours from San Francisco International Airport. Commercial airporters, as well as Mount Madonna Center drivers, provide transportation from the baggage claim area of each airport directly to the Institute.

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