Building on the experience of Module 1, the Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 2 allows students the opportunity to delve even more profoundly into the teachings of traditional hatha yoga and the beauty of the Consciousness of Oneness.

Curriculum of Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 2

The course program of the Module 2 includes:

Asana

  • Deep hatha yoga sessions that feature a comprehensive explanation of 10 additional asanas

Meditation

  • An initiation in Nada Yoga, the Yoga of Subtle Sounds, and the practice of nada yoga meditation with a mantra
  • The practice of trataka, a yogic technique for concentrating and purifying the mind
  • An additional technique for Yoga Nidra, the Yoga of Lucid Sleep

Pranayama

A thorough introduction to prana and pranayama, including:

  • Complete yogic breathing
  • Rhythmic breathing exercises for lucid dreaming and psychic purification
  • Alternate nostril breathing

Yogic Theory

Lectures on important topics, including: Yogic Healing, the Witness Consciousness, the 14 Hridaya Attitudes, Sublimation, Detachment, and the kleshas (the afflictions of ignorance, egoism, attachment, aversion, and fear of death).

3-day Juice Fast

In addition to practical and theoretical class sessions, students may choose to join a guided 3-day juice fast.

Supplementary Materials

The course program of Module 2 is supplemented by a textbook of over 270 pages that provides a wealth of additional information to support the understanding of each day’s teachings.

Schedule

Module 2 consists of 13 days of instruction that span a month’s course cycle. Each day includes a 2-hour and 45-minute hatha yoga class that is followed by a lecture. Daily morning meditations and a weekly discussion group round out the program.

Module 2 students may also choose to participate in other events at the Hridaya Yoga Center:

  • One-hour daily morning meditations led by Sahajananda or another senior Hridaya teacher
  • The Hridaya Tapas Program, designed to help students build up and refine their individual hatha yoga practice
  • Monthly 3- or 10-day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats (which begin directly after the end of the Module 2 course)
  • Additional events, including movie nights, devotional singing evenings, lectures, etc.

Requirements

Participation in Module 2 is limited to graduates of Module 1. The course may not be taken on a drop-in basis but only by enrollment.
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