Vinyasa from A Tantric Perspective

Skillful Transformation Through Dynamic Sequencing

with Jim Bennitt

February 19-23, 2018 | 10am–5:30pm

Tantric yoga emphasizes the skillful use of energy to create transformation from the inside out. Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic sequence of postures that seamlessly flow from one to the other.

In this 5-day module we will focus on how to practice and teach a multi-layered, dynamic yoga class to awaken the spirit. You will learn how to incorporate more subtle practices within a classroom or private setting using the breath from the inside to help improve alignment, deepen the pose, direct energy, and slow down the mind. This training will also place emphasis on maintaining physical integrity while cultivating the mental clarity that defines yoga.

This module has 30 CEC. These CEC may be applied to a 300-hour or 500-hour accreditation through Tejas Yoga.

This training is limited to 15 students.

Technique Training/Practice: 7.5 hours

Morning practice will emphasize:

  • Practice of asana, pranayama, bandha/mudra, and kriya
  • Asana with an intelligent flow
  • Shatkarma (physical purification techniques)
  • Pranayama to build energy and calm the nervous system
  • Practice of bandha/mudra for internal support and directing energy
  • Demonstration and application of advanced vinyasas
  • Kriya (visualization techniques to open the channels)
  • Samyama (deep concentration and meditation)

Theory/Philosophy: 7.5 hours

Topics will include:

  • The history of hatha yoga and the vinyasa approach
  • Tantric Philosophy
  • Components of an intelligent sequence
  • Appropriate use of pranayama in a vinyasa practice
  • Application of bandha/mudra to direct energy
  • The Gheranda Samhita (an Indian text on hatha yoga)
  • “Weaving” it all together

Methodology/Practicum: 15 hours

Afternoon session will include:

  • Practice of asana, pranayama, bandha/mudra, and kriya
  • Building an intelligent flow
  • Techniques to assist in progression
  • Identifying limitations in yourself and others
  • Incorporating what we have learned by teaching a short sequence

Additional Hours will include:

  • Discussion
  • Assignments
  • Reading
  • Homework

Cost

$500 early bird (paid in full 30 days before start date)

$600 within 30 days of start date

A $100 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space. Call 312-386-9642 or register online.