NOTE ON CURRENT PROGRAMS AND WEBINARS
We will be offering webinars, videos and audios, including with related organizations that we work with. Live webinars are all available in recorded form after the initial live date event.
Webinars are usually two to three hours in length with questions and answers.
We will restart public programs again later in the year.
We have other additional webinars that we post on our Facebook accounts, including various conferences we attend. @drdavidfrawley or @yogini.shambhavi
The Essence of the Yoga Sutras: The First Sixteen Sutras
MAY 30, 10 PM UT, 2:30 AM MAY 31 INDIA TIME
Many people talk about the Yoga Sutras and several modern versions have come out. Yet the deeper meditation aspects of the Yoga Sutras are rarely explained on a practical level, or the yogic view of mind and consciousness, though these form the foundation of the teachings.
We will examine first sixteen sutras of the Yoga Sutras from the original Sanskrit according to respected commentators and gurus, ancient and modern. Topics: The Yoga Tradition, Role of Patanjali, Yoga as Samadhi, Abiding in the Purusha, Nature and Functions of the Mind (Chitta), Nature of Yoga Practice (Abhyasa, Yoga Sadhana), Discrimination and Detachment (Viveka and Vairagya).
Students are not required to know Sanskrit and we will explain the meaning of terms in detail.
We will explore the inner teachings of Kundalini and the Chakras from a traditional Yoga background relative to prana, the subtle body, and the centrality of mantra and primal sound, which are seldom explained in depth. Topics extend to Ayurveda and the subtle aspects of Vata, Pitta and Kapha as Prana, Tejas and Ojas. We will outline traditional sadhanas for awakening the Kundalini and experiencing the Chakras in meditation, and the preparations and practices required relative to all eight limbs of Yoga.
Essentially Kundalini is the Yoga Shakti that provides the higher energy necessary to sustain a higher awareness beyond the body and mind. The Chakras awakened by the Kundalini are cosmic energy centers, not merely centers of personal healing, which is but their outer function. For this we will follow the teachings of Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni, chief disciple of Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, who explains these topics in detail in his profound mantric teachings.
Kundalini and the Chakras are rooted in Tantric Shaivite and Shakta traditions of Hatha and Siddha Yoga as holding the keys to all yogic transformation. They are common in Kriya Yoga and Raja Yoga, extending to Yoga and Vedanta since the most ancient period under various names. Yet Kundalini and the Chakras have gained new modern meanings and applications that can be different or bring in more physical concerns that may not reveal all the yogic secrets involved.
We will present Kundalini and the Chakras relative my examination of traditional Sanskrit texts and association with major Yoga and Vedanta gurus in India over the last forty years, as well as my several books on the subject like Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses, Inner Tantric Yoga, and Shiva, the Lord of Yoga. https://www.yogaopenspace.com/vamadeva
SECRETS OF KARMA IN YOGA AND VEDANTA – RECORDED WEBINAR, FEBRUARY 12
Our special webinar will examine the deeper teachings on karma in Yoga, Vedanta and Vedic astrology, including how karma is created and how we can neutralize or transcend it through Yoga, mantra and meditation. We will look into individual, social and global karma, and the karmic influences through health, prosperity, creativity and Self-realization.
We will examine our daily lifestyle and sadhana (spiritual practice) as the main force behind our karma and its development. We will teach you how to assume Karmic Responsibility in life to use your karma in the best possible manner for the benefit of all, and free yourself from karmic entanglements. We are co-creators of the entire universe as well of our individual nature.
We will examine how the paths of yoga, mantra and meditation can be used to purify and transcend karma, including our connection to the Divine within. https://www.yogaopenspace.com/vamadeva
SOMA IN YOGA AND AYURVEDA – RECORDED WEBINAR
Soma is the energy of Ananda, peace, wellbeing and bliss on all levels of the universe and in the human being. From the healing powers of plants, the healing prana, natural sensory impressions, mantra and contemplation in the mind, to devotion and the yogic state of Samadhi or deep absorption, unity consciousness,
Soma can be found in many forms and energies, yet following the same laws and ways of manifestation. We will explore the many layers of Soma in a practical way as Soma Ayurveda and Soma Yoga, from healing herbs to pranayama, mantra and meditation, for health, rejuvenation of body and mind, and connection with the universal forces of immortality. Recorded on Dec 6, 2020.
AGNI IN YOGA AND AYURVEDA – RECORDED WEBINAR
Agni is the fire and light energy on all levels of the universe and the individual human being, embracing the Sun and the stars and the light behind the mind. From the digestive fire to the pranic fire, the fire of seeing, fire of the mind and fire of Universal Consciousness, Agni is the key to all healing, purification, enlightenment and illumination.
Yet few know how to access the higher Agnis within us.
We will explore the many layers of Agni in a practical manner as Agni Ayurveda and Agni Yoga, including how to balance our Agnis and unfold the higher Agnis within us on all levels of body, prana, senses, mind and inner Self. Recorded on Jan 3, 2021. Two hour duration.
LIGHTING THE SACRED FLAME OF THE DIYA – RECORDED WEBINAR
THE ROLE OF AGNI IN RITUAL, DEVOTION AND MEDITATION
SANKALPA SHAKTI: THE POWER OF SACRED INTENT with Yogini Shambhavi, RECORDED WEBINAR FROM JANUARY 28, 2021
Join Yogini Shambhavi in exploring the traditional role of Sankalpa in Yoga practice and Integral healing.
Discover and follow your highest motivation in life to fulfill your deepest wishes.
Learn how to develop your inmost aspiration to manifest your yogic potential.
Understand the role of sankalpa and motivation for all aspects of Yoga. It is not just a question of what you do, but how and why you do it.
Your Yoga Sankalpa creates the focus and determination for your Yoga to become transformative.Awakening our Sankalpa Shakti, our inner sacred wish is an intrinsic part of Shakti Yoga sadhana.
Satya Sankalpa is the beginning and end of Yoga.
Please Register: https://www.yogaopenspace.com/yoginishambhav
RITUALIZING SHAKTI IN OUR DAILY LIVES WITH YOGINI SHAMBHAVI – RECORDED WEBINAR
Every moment in life must awaken an inner awareness where we are conscious of the forces and divine grace of Shakti around us. Shakti stirs an inner sadhana, honing and fine tuning the subtle nuances of everything life touches, inspiring our spiritual aspirations, expression both spoken and written, outlook to life, connectivity to Mother Earth and Nature.
Life for me is a prayer which lingers on my lips as an expression of gratitude for my sheer existence. Yoga Shakti is a beautiful understanding of learning to balance life, embracing the highs and lows, envisioning the positive from the negative and drawing the knowledge from the mind into the heart as wisdom. Learning awakens the thinking power within us, yet experiencing the knowledge creates an inner search for truth. Recorded on Nov 11, 2020
THE TRANSFORMATIVE SHAKTI OF INNER SELF-AWARENESS WITH YOGINI SHAMBHAVI – RECORDED WEBINAR
Discerning the Light of Consciousness behind all that we see and do. Receptive awareness unfolds our highest potentials, creating the boundless space for them to manifest, spontaneously releasing negative thoughts and emotions without resistance or conflict. Mantra and Meditation is a way of being and seeing, not merely a technique or practice.
Self-awareness is expanding the sense of oneself beyond the boundaries of the mind. Learn the Yogic secrets of Inner Self Awareness to creatively empower your yoga sadhana.
Recorded on Dec 17, 2020
For affiliated schools offering our courses in different classroom settings, including in different countries and languages.
Ayurveda and Yoga Trainings: Certification and Teacher Trainings, Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda and Integral Ayurveda/ Yoga therapy.
Includes training based upon Vamadeva’s Ayurvedic Healing Course and Vedic Counseling course.
Directed by Ed Zadlo, who has studied with Vamadeva for more than twenty-five years and is one of our Yogacharyas.
Ayurvedic Training in Canada using our Ayurvedic Healing course as part of a longer program of instruction in the Toronto area.
The training is part of a center run by Yogesh (Greg) and Shankari (Jackie Van Acker), who are among our advanced students.
Yoga according to Ayurveda, including teaching our Ayurvedic Healing course, as part of Yoga training with Mary Bastien in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Offers webinars of our teachings and online Yoga trainings and events.
Spanish version of our Ayurvedic Healing distance learning program for those who want to take the course in Spanish.
In addition, advanced Ayurvedic training in Spanish, offered in Spain and Latin America with Dr. Arcangelo Lubrano, who is a trained psychiatrist as well as an Ayurvedic practitioner and student of Vamadeva.
We are continuing our work with the Chopra Center in terms of the Primordial Sound Advanced Mantra and Meditation Teacher training and its new on-line program.
We have been working with the Chopra Center since their opening twenty years ago.