Classes, Seminars & Workshops

Come and discover the joy of being in touch with yourself on all levels; body, mind and spirit. We offer a variety of workshops, conferences, retreats, and professional trainings in hatha yoga, meditation, wellness, philosophy of life, and personal growth.

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A Tantra Yoga Intensive Weekend

with Yogi Raj Prem Prakash

Friday, June 8 - Sunday June 10

Friday, June 8, 7:00 pm: Discussion, Location: IHT

“Tantra” literally means, “to weave.” Tantra yoga is the art and science of weaving all aspects of life into a wholistic, spiritual undertaking. We will explore the nature of divinity in dual aspects -- as transcendent and imminent -- and how these poles manifest in the human experience. In tantra yoga, all aspects of human life, from the most sublime to the most ridiculous, are to be woven into a tapestry of spiritual love, harmony, and beauty.

Saturday, June 9, 1:00-3:30 pm Fire Yajna , Location: Barb Streifel's home (1783 Eleanor Avenue, St. Paul)

A yogic fire ceremony is a practice of invocation and evocation. We invoke the presence of beings of higher consciousness, and we evoke that same higher consciousness that resides within us in potential. It is a means of clarifying intention and purifying karma. The ceremony is quite simple, effective, and very beautiful. Through mantra repetition, we generate enormous positive, healing energy which radiates within us and throughout the surrounding environment.

Moved to 1783 Eleanor Avenue - St. Paul, due to rain in Lake Elmo...

Details of Lake Elmo Park Reserve location: Coming from St. Paul, head East on 94 to Woodbury Drive exit. Take the Woodbury Drive exit and head North / take a left. Drive approximately .5 miles to Lake Elmo Park Reserve (2nd stop sign). You will need a day parking pass which can be purchased for $7 at the Park building on your right. Enter the Reserve and follow route for about .3 miles to the Nordic Center Trailhead. Park in the parking lot and walk towards the building. You will signs for many hiking trails. Follow the hiking trail labeled Bur Oak Trail Loop, the Orange trail. As you walk on the trail, stay right on the path. You will pass two black lamp posts, the third lamp post is Primitive Site 5. Go up the wooden stairway leading you to fire pit. Please bring something to sit on, layers in case it's windy, and bug spray if you need it.

Saturday, June 9, 7:00-8:00 pm Kirtan, Location: IHT

Kirtan is the yoga practice of using music as a means of transforming consciousness. It is a tribal experience of cultivating bhava samadhi, communion through emotions. It creates a doorway between worlds, invoking beings of higher consciousness and evoking our own divinity. In kirtan there is a circle of connection with no authoritarian leader. Without performer or audience, we are free to join in samadhi and realize our shared divine identity. Bring your non-electrical musical instruments.

Sunday, June 10 11:00 am -12:15 pm Pranayama & Asana class, Location: IHT

Hatha yoga is the yoga of physical postures, breath regulation, and mental focus. In America, most people think of hatha yoga as the practice of asanas, often translated as “postures.” The Sanskrit term, asana, though, literally means “seat.” In hatha yoga, we use the asanas as vehicles of meditation and learn how to sit comfortably, or abide harmoniously, in our bodies. Advancement in hatha yoga is not bending and twisting into extravagant positions, rather, it it learning how to have a healthy relationship with your own body. This class will focus on postures that will be accessible to healthy individuals of all levels of fitness.

Cost: Donations are gratefully accepted. Yogi Raj Prem Prakash has donated time once again to IHT. Thank you!

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POSTPONED TO THE FALL - Date TBD
/ Mapping Medieval Mysticism: Dogen, Rumi, and Teresa of Avila

With Martin Warren
Saturday, June 23 10:00 AM-12:00PM

Mystics matter.  Pioneers who explore the frontiers and limits of being human, mystics rarely abandon words.  They are a talkative lot, thank goodness!  A very gifted group of talkers who have charted the knots, mazes and dangers within the human heart, mystics expose the human knack for self-deception. As apprentices of the mystical way, we will explore the thoughts of three medieval mystics, (a Zen Buddhist, a Sufi, and a Christian) who have left us their maps to guide us on our own way.

Cost: $30, $25 with pre-registration

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Mahabharata Retold - Three Parts

With Manuraj Speece
Three Saturdays, July 14, August 4, Sept 22 / 10:00 AM-12:00PM

The longest poem/story ever written, the great epic of mankind. “What is written here can be found elsewhere, what is not written here cannot be found anywhere”. Our story will unfold over 3 consecutive seminars. Enduring questions will be answered such as; what is the great vow? What is the greatest wonder in the world? What is the pond that asks questions and kills for the wrong answer? Why did a woman blind herself? Why did the only person on earth who could not tell a lie, tell one? Why and how did a woman become a man to slay the only man who could not be killed? It is said that “If you listen closely you will become a different person.” All this and more awaits you in a relaxed, casual atmosphere told by an actual, more or less direct descendant of Vyasa.

Participants are encouraged to bring their sense of humor, their sense of wonder, imagination, along with favorite snacks and beverages. An epic story deserves epic fun foods!

Cost: Each seminar $25, $60 for all 3 seminars

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Guru Purnima

The Commemoration of the Himalayan Tradition
Friday Evening, July 27, 6:00-8:30 PM.

This day we celebrate the presence in our lives of the Himalayan Sages. We honor them for bringing the wisdom that reminds us who we are. These men and women guide us to the realization of the pure teacher within. All students of the Himalayan Tradition are invited to attend a pot-luck picnic followed by a service and meditation.

 

All donations are gratefully accepted.

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Brain Balance with Yoga

With Dr. Dan Stasiak, DC
Saturday, Aug 25 10:00 AM-12:00PM

Learn more about how you can monitor and improve your health with Yoga. Dr. Dan Stasiak DC will present easy evaluations you can on your own to observe your health. You will then learn how yoga can improve your health with hands on activities and practices. When you leave, you will surely have more tools in your tool box to improve your quality of health!

Cost: $30, $25 with pre-registration

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