So excited to be offering this to you, especially Yoga Teachers! You will be glad you took this course. There is a lot of new translations and research done on early Hatha Yoga beginnings. We will discuss Dattatreyashastra ( early Ascetic ), Hatha Yoga Pradipka, Shri Tattva Nidhi and Yoga Karuntika ( Mysore Lineage), Gorakshanath and Nath lineages from Bengal and how these early documents of Hatha Yoga influenced what streams of yoga came to the West including Calcutta Lineage, Krishnamacharya ( Mysore School ), Sivananda of Rikkikesh and his students who came to the West. What postures/asanas came from where and how they have evolved. Wouldn’t you like to know where some of your favorite postures originated?
BACK TO YOGA SCHOOL with Melissa Abbott featuring a Slideshow illustrating the Roots of Tantra and Classical Hatha Yoga to present day Contemporary Hatha Yoga in North America. Have you ever wondered How did Yoga begin? We will explore the how, when, where, and why of Hatha Yoga and its Tantric connections and then we will trace the various streams of how Hatha Yoga came to the West during the last 120 years. We will include a Guided Tantric Yoga Meditation from the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, a thousand year old compendium of Meditation Instructions from Kashmir Shaivism which influenced in may ways what we know now as Hatha Yoga. You will leave the Workshop with a sense of History and Connection to your own present Practice.