Understanding the Roles of Breath Training, Asana, Relaxation, Pranayama, and Meditation
Practice, practice, practice is the path of yoga; the path to freedom and fulfillment, as the scriptures say. However, sometimes there are so many practices we have learned that we may not know what to choose when. Or we choose those we like the most, or those we are the most confident in, regardless of whether they are the right thing for us right now. As we know, not everything that feels good is right, and not everything that is right feels good.
This is where we turn to the yoga sutras and explore an essential principle of practice: yukta—that which enables us to connect with our inner self. Learning to refine the practices and expanding our understanding of their benefits will enable us to continue the fulfilling journey toward health, happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.
In this workshop we’ll take a deep look at some of the major themes and building blocks of any yoga practice, including breath training, asana, relaxation, pranayama, and meditation. Through our work and study we will find understanding in the role of effective timing, technical details, and the specific combinations of practices that can create something extraordinarily powerful.
Yoga says your greatest Self is within reach, and it is your birthright to experience and live this truth. Please join Luke and the company of like-minded seekers of joy and happiness for an afternoon of immersion, relaxation, and growth. Practice, practice, practice…
Recommended Props: yoga blanket, two blocks, a "breath pillow" (such as a weighted cushion or bag of rice), and a meditation cushion or chair.
A recording will be made available to participants for one week following the workshop.
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The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants automatically in the registration confirmation upon receipt of payment.
Please ensure you have the link well before the start of the workshop—check your junk/spam folder! We cannot guarantee technical/administrative help on the day of the workshop.
As a young boy, Luke Ketterhagen had a very strong desire to help other and live a healthy lifestyle. After graduating magna cum laude from Marquette University with a degree in biomedical sciences, Luke immersed himself in the studies and practices of the Himalayan Tradition through residential programs at the Himalayan Institute. His stay of over seven years in residence and study with his teacher, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, fueled Luke's passion to share this knowledge with others. He has opened yoga studios and launched programs at centers are retreats across the United States, including in the Hudson Valley, as well as internationally from the Grand Cayman Islands, to the Dominican Republic and India, among locations. Luke and his family live in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he specializes in Hatha, meditation, and the yogic lifestyle. In addition to teaching retreats and certification programs at the Himalayan Institute, Luke teaches locally, nationally, and internationally and leads spiritual excursions.