This sequence provides balanced opening and strengthening for the whole body. Beginning with warmups for the arms, chest, and shoulders, it includes forward, side, and back bending postures, hip openers, twisting and balancing postures, and abdominal squeeze. There is also a short, vigorous pranayama practice and, at the end, a self-directed relaxation.
ABOUT Greg Capitolo Greg Capitolo began practicing hatha yoga and meditation in 1994. He studied with several experienced yoga teachers while working in accounting, finance, and IT. After completing the Himalayan Institute’s teacher training program in 2005, Greg began teaching yoga classes at corporations such as Oracle and Sybase. In 2006, Greg took residence at HI where he currently serves as the Director of Finance and Information.
Ayurveda, "the science of life" helps you better understand your true nature. Learn how to identify your "Ayurvedic Constitution", and explore guidelines on food, sleep, movement, routine, and relationships to bring the greatest balance and joy forth in your life. Our session will close with a grounding asana practice. READ MORE
This unit begins where our AYS training left off in the process of nutrition, digestion and assimilation. We’ll begin with new ideas about agni. READ MORE
In this session we weave together and apply concepts about tissue, digestion and imbalances using case studies. Our work will introduce us to basic healing herbs and the use of rasayana to support right action of the body’s own healing wisdom. We will continue to build on our knowledge of anatomy and physiology from both the western and eastern perspectives to recognize dosha imbalances and identify digestion issues. READ MORE
This course expands our relationship with Sanskrit—the language of ayurveda and yoga; and with asana—the language of the body. READ MORE
Dive deeply into ayurvedic anatomy and physiology and lay the foundation for understanding how the dhatus, malas, margas and srotras function in the disease process. We will thread together a more practical understanding of these concepts to facilitate the healing process from the ayurvedic point of view. READ MORE
Cultivate the natural arising of your meditative mind! Develop a sitting posture, a breathing practice, and techniques to dispel sloth and settle the mind. READ MORE
This 3-day intensive is designed to share with you fully digested knowledge of everything we studied in the Living Tantra course and the Sage Program. READ MORE
Learn to work with your brain using cutting-edge Western nutritional neuroscience, and master your mind with yogic and ayurvedic techniques for enhancing concentration and memory. READ MORE
Conventional medicine gives the impression that bones are cement that is slowly crumbling. This is not so! The bones and joints are live tissue that responds to stressors—and to support. READ MORE
Explore the hidden dynamics of Raja Yoga –the Royal Path which is the foundation of all yoga practices. READ MORE
Explore the five prana vayus—aspects of prana shakti which govern all mental and physical functions. READ MORE