Churning the Heart
with Yoganand Michael Carroll
February 14-16, 2014
Saturday & Sunday 9-5pm
cost: $290 early bird by Feb. 1, $325 after.
Friday only : $50 early bird by 2/1, $60 after.
For everyone with at least six months of yoga experience.
The tantric hatha yoga tradition assumes that we do not know who we really are—that we developed a persona to fit into the world and then forgot that we were anything but that persona. The practice of tantric hatha yoga involves techniques that energetically disturb this persona. In Sanskrit, this consciously induced disturbance is called chalana, or churning. Each time the persona is churned, there is the possibility that it will reform a little closer to who we really are. When the difference between the persona and our true self grows small enough, we can let go of the persona and take refuge in the ultimate truth of our being.
This retreat will include:
Intermediate and advanced asana, pranayama (yogic breathing), and meditation
An exploration of yogic goals and ideals to see what is appropriate for contemporary practitioners.
Immersion in the tantric hatha yoga lifestyle and transformation experiences
A safe environment to share and connect with a community of practitioners.
Yoganand Michael Carroll has been recognized as a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of the Kripalu approach to yoga, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distil and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques. After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Radiant Well-being Yoga Center in North Augusta, South Carolina, where he leads Pranakriya Yoga 200 hour Basic and 500 Hour professional Level Yoga Teacher Training and a variety of other programs. Yoganand is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 level teacher and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists -IAYT.
Move forward toward truth in a weekend that will encourage you to let go of your old identity.