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The Yoga International Fall Retreat: Deepen Your Practice

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Panel Discussion [clear filter]
Friday, August 31
 

7:30pm

Welcome and Opening Symposium
Yoga Culture and Media
Over the past few decades, many students and teachers have expressed their concerns about the commodification of yoga, which does not seem to be abating. How can we maintain the integrity of yoga in the face of commercialization?

Speakers
avatar for Doug Keller

Doug Keller

Doug Keller has a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University. His yoga journey includes 14 years of practicing in Siddha Yoga ashrams, intensive training in the Iyengar and Anusara methods, and nearly a decade of teaching in the U.S. and abroad. Asana instruction, essays... Read More →
avatar for Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton is one of today’s most authentic spiritual teachers. She teaches devotional contemplative tantra—an approach to practice that creates a fusion of knowing and loving. Known for her ability to transmit inner experience through transformative practices and contemplation... Read More →
avatar for Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 40 years and is known as a leading expert in Yoga Therapy. He began his study of yoga and yoga therapy in India with T.K.V. Desikachar, in 1974 and received a Viniyoga... Read More →
avatar for Cyndi Lee

Cyndi Lee

Cyndi Lee is the founder of OM yoga and the author of Yoga Body, Buddha Mind and May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind. A practitioner of both hatha yoga and Tibetan Buddhism, she has been a columnist for Yoga Journal and Shambhala Sun for many years.
avatar for Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, tantra, and meditation. Rod’s teaching... Read More →


Friday August 31, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium Himalayan Institute
 
Saturday, September 1
 

7:30pm

Integration Discussion
Asana and the Body
As our understanding of biomechanics expands, it seems to naturally affect, and perhaps sometimes dramatically shift, the way we approach alignment. When teaching asana, how does a teacher find the balance between tradition (what they were taught) and the new things we’re learning about how the body works?


Speakers
avatar for Doug Keller

Doug Keller

Doug Keller has a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University. His yoga journey includes 14 years of practicing in Siddha Yoga ashrams, intensive training in the Iyengar and Anusara methods, and nearly a decade of teaching in the U.S. and abroad. Asana instruction, essays... Read More →
avatar for Cyndi Lee

Cyndi Lee

Cyndi Lee is the founder of OM yoga and the author of Yoga Body, Buddha Mind and May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind. A practitioner of both hatha yoga and Tibetan Buddhism, she has been a columnist for Yoga Journal and Shambhala Sun for many years.
avatar for Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, tantra, and meditation. Rod’s teaching... Read More →


Saturday September 1, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Auditorium Himalayan Institute
 
Sunday, September 2
 

7:30pm

Integration Discussion
Beyond the Physical: Philosophy and Personal Practice
As meditation and mindfulness practices become more mainstream (promoted in our workplaces, for example, and by media that’s not specifically yoga/spiritual in nature), is there anything important that’s being lost? What is most important to preserve?

Speakers
avatar for Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton is one of today’s most authentic spiritual teachers. She teaches devotional contemplative tantra—an approach to practice that creates a fusion of knowing and loving. Known for her ability to transmit inner experience through transformative practices and contemplation... Read More →
avatar for Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 40 years and is known as a leading expert in Yoga Therapy. He began his study of yoga and yoga therapy in India with T.K.V. Desikachar, in 1974 and received a Viniyoga... Read More →
avatar for Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, tantra, and meditation. Rod’s teaching... Read More →


Sunday September 2, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Auditorium Himalayan Institute
 
Monday, September 3
 

11:30am

Closing Symposium
Speakers
avatar for Doug Keller

Doug Keller

Doug Keller has a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University. His yoga journey includes 14 years of practicing in Siddha Yoga ashrams, intensive training in the Iyengar and Anusara methods, and nearly a decade of teaching in the U.S. and abroad. Asana instruction, essays... Read More →
avatar for Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton is one of today’s most authentic spiritual teachers. She teaches devotional contemplative tantra—an approach to practice that creates a fusion of knowing and loving. Known for her ability to transmit inner experience through transformative practices and contemplation... Read More →
avatar for Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 40 years and is known as a leading expert in Yoga Therapy. He began his study of yoga and yoga therapy in India with T.K.V. Desikachar, in 1974 and received a Viniyoga... Read More →
avatar for Cyndi Lee

Cyndi Lee

Cyndi Lee is the founder of OM yoga and the author of Yoga Body, Buddha Mind and May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind. A practitioner of both hatha yoga and Tibetan Buddhism, she has been a columnist for Yoga Journal and Shambhala Sun for many years.
avatar for Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, tantra, and meditation. Rod’s teaching... Read More →


Monday September 3, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Auditorium Himalayan Institute