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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Native Ways and Teachings

With Manuraj Speece
Saturday, May 5 10:00 AM-12:00PM

We will look through a window to the past, where a people unquestioned by European contact see a world that is totally alive. Where the individual is not distinct from everything else. Where all is one. Personal achievement or winning acceptance is not the goal of life but rather living in accord with how to be. In the words of Black Elk, "It is the story of all life that is holy and is good to tell, and of us two-leggeds sharing it with the four-leggeds and the wings of the air and all green things. For these are the children of one Mother and their Father is One Spirit."

 

Cost: $30, $25 with pre-registration

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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: Lake Elmo Park Reserve (details of exact location at Lake Elmo park reserve will be updated soon)

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.

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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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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