Nepal Retreat: Journey into Spirituality
Mar
19
to Mar 26

Nepal Retreat: Journey into Spirituality

The weaving of Hinduism and Buddhism in Nepal brings a spiritually powerful culture of yoga to everyday life.

Take a journey with Yoga for Life and Raj Patra to witness ancient traditions and practices of yoga on this rare adventure through Kathmandu where you will touch the sky of spirituality, encounter sadhus, yogis and lamas, visit World Heritage Sites, and witness life inside the Vajrayana monasteries and simple villages which preserve this ancient way of life.

Hike up Himalayan trails above the clouds to ancient caves, and sit on the same boulder where Buddha himself once sat.

Discover why Nepal is a constant source of inspiration for curious globetrotters and yogis, and stay at serene resort of Hotel Vajra, with organic garden and farm-to-table food.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights at Trip Advisor 4.5 star rated hotel

  • Transportation to and from airport

  • All yoga classes and lectures

  • All entrance fees and tickets

  • All transportation to sites in air-conditioned coach

  • Fees for all guided tours

  • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at farm to table restaurant

  • All-inclusive price: $2595. ($500 deposit; $100 discount if paid in full before Jan 5)

  • Additional $280 for single occupancy room

YOUR GUIDE: RAJ PATRA

Born in Kolkata, India in a spiritual family, Raj was soaked in Hinduism and yoga traditions at a very young age. Practiced in Swami Yogananda lineage, his current teacher is the father of Universal Yoga lineage, Dorje Andre Lappa, a Vajrayana Buddhist. Raj has traveled to Nepal many times.

“My goal is to educate others on the essence of yoga traditions. On this adventure you will touch the sky of spirituality and the heart of adventure. You’ll visit known and hidden holy sites, witness peaceful ancient culture, and meet yogis — this trip will remain unforgettable.”

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Yomassage with Steph O'Donnell-Peters
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Yomassage with Steph O'Donnell-Peters

Details:
This workshop combines the benefits of restorative yoga with hands-on massage for the ultimate self care and relaxation experience.

Yomassage™️
 includes hands on massage from a licensed massage therapist (me!), guided self massage with lacrosse and tennis balls, and hands on adjustments.

Each workshops is 75-90 minutes long and has a limit of 5 students per class, so you will have plenty of hands on massage time. 

Limited spaces available! Sign up today online to reserve your spot!
Workshop Price: $45

Purchase tickets here.
See more event details on Massage & Yoga Portland's Facebook.

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Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Muscle Energy Techniques & MyoFascial Release for a Healthy Upper Back & Shoulders

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Muscle Energy Techniques & MyoFascial Release for a Healthy Upper Back & Shoulders

In this workshop we will take a look at the various structures that make up the shoulders and upper back. You’ll learn different yoga poses that strengthen and stretch to help with shoulder tightness, combat poor posture, and that will help relieve pain in your upper back, neck, and shoulder blades.

In addition to yoga poses, we will also be using tennis balls, lacrosse balls, and foam rollers to help with self massage for different parts of the shoulder girdle and upper back.

Make this a 2 part series workshop with Yoga Poses for a Healthy Low Back (February 24th).

Workshop Price: $30
Purchase tickets here.
See more event details and updates on Massage & Yoga Portland’s Facebook.


Come in comfortable clothing, ready to move around. You’ll also want to bring a yoga mat and a sock. Space is super limited, so be sure to sign up fast!

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Yomassage with Steph O'Donnell-Peters
Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

Yomassage with Steph O'Donnell-Peters

Details:
This workshop combines the benefits of restorative yoga with hands-on massage for the ultimate self care and relaxation experience.

Yomassage™️
 includes hands on massage from a licensed massage therapist (me!), guided self massage with lacrosse and tennis balls, and hands on adjustments.

Each workshops is 75-90 minutes long and has a limit of 5 students per class, so you will have plenty of hands on massage time. 

Limited spaces available! Sign up today online to reserve your spot!
Workshop Price: $45

Purchase tickets here.
See more event details on Massage & Yoga Portland's Facebook.

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Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Muscle Energy Techniques & MyoFascial Release for a Healthy Lower Back & Hips

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Muscle Energy Techniques & MyoFascial Release for a Healthy Low Back & Hips

In this workshop we will take a look at the various structures that make up the low back and hips. You’ll learn different yoga poses that strengthen and stretch to help with hip and low back tightness, combat sciatic nerve issues, SI joint pain, and that will help relieve pain in your low back, hips, and glutes.

In addition to yoga poses, we will also be using tennis balls, lacrosse balls, and foam rollers to help with self massage for different parts of the hips, glutes, and upper legs.

Make this a 2 part series workshop with Yoga Poses for a Healthy Upper Back and Shoulders (February 10th).

Workshop Price: $30
Purchase tickets here.
See more event details and updates on Massage & Yoga Portland’s Facebook.


Come in comfortable clothing, ready to move around. You’ll also want to bring a yoga mat and a sock. Space is super limited, so be sure to sign up fast!

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Yomassage with Steph O'Donnell-Peters
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Yomassage with Steph O'Donnell-Peters

Details:
This workshop combines the benefits of restorative yoga with hands-on massage for the ultimate self care and relaxation experience.

Yomassage™️
 includes hands on massage from a licensed massage therapist (me!), guided self massage with lacrosse and tennis balls, and hands on adjustments.

Each workshops is 75-90 minutes long and has a limit of 5 students per class, so you will have plenty of hands on massage time. 

Limited spaces available! Sign up today online to reserve your spot!
Workshop Price: $45

Purchase tickets here.
See more event details on Massage & Yoga Portland's Facebook.

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The Art of Achieving Your #YogaGoals
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Achieving Your #YogaGoals

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The Art of Achieving Your #YogaGoals

April 28, 2019, 1-2:30 pm

$35 beforehand; $40 day of

Yoga goals. We all have them. Whether that means mastering a gravity-defying pose you saw on Instagram or making your yoga practice a consistent part of your everyday life, your goals are achievable. You have everything you need to succeed—you just don’t know it yet. To tap into this power, join Samantha Higgins and Karli Petrovic for this 90-minute workshop.

In it, you’ll learn:

·       How to break down seemingly impossible poses

·       Everything you need to know to advance your current practice

·       Precise techniques that enable you to work toward deeper goals

·       Tips for how to integrate yoga practice and training into your already busy life

Ready to get started? Reserve your spot by sending a PayPal or Venmo payment to Samantha Higgins or Karli Petrovic. If you don't have an account, please email Karli.a.petrovic@gmail.com. We will have Square card reader for credit card payments on the day of the workshop. If you email ahead of time to secure your spot, we will waive the $5 day-of registration fee.

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Thailand Retreat: A Yoga Vacation
Jul
6
to Jul 14

Thailand Retreat: A Yoga Vacation

To evolve is our nature. Join us to evolve in the magical natural setting of Koh Samui at Vikasa Retreat.

You work hard, constantly, juggling the many responsibilities of life -- rain or shine. You deserve to escape the ordinary for a few days and recharge your soul on an eight-day, all-inclusive yoga retreat this summer. Beach: check. Thailand: check. Chef’s table: check. Wellness: check.

Vikasa Yoga Retreat is owned and operated by a student of Guruji Andrey Lappa, who is the founder of Universal Yoga. Vikasa yoga retreat is set on a spectacular ocean cliff. With breathtaking sea-views from yoga shalas, private rooms, infinity pool, and restaurant, soak in nature with all creature comfort. You might make discoveries here that can be the beginning of a major shift in your lifestyle. And you will definitely meet some amazing people and make some new friends for life. Rest well in the rooms of Coral Cliff Beach Resort.

Experience Universal Yoga in Mandala classes, along with meditations, partner energetic practices, dharma teachings, and time for introspection with international yoga teachers, Raj Patra and Tommasina Lash.

July 6, 7 PM to July 14, 7 PM, 2019

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation for 8 nights at Coral Cliff Beach Resort

  • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at Vikasa Retreat center

  • Two organized outings on Koh Samui island

  • All yoga classes and activities at retreat center

  • Transportation to and from airport

COST:
All inclusive price
$1950 - single
$1525 - each person if shared

Purchase tickets here.

EXCLUDED FROM COST: Airfare, Visa ($25 upon arrival in Kathmandu), travel insurance, personal & shopping expenses, hotel & trip staff gratuity, alcoholic beverages.

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500 hr RYT Module 2 Training
Oct
11
to Nov 17

500 hr RYT Module 2 Training

You will learn:

  • Single and Double mat Mandala Vinyasa Sequencing

  • Teaching Pranayamas and Bandhas within a yoga class, according to Universal Yoga

  • Single and multisector posture creation and alignment techniques and practicum

  • Advanced Yoga philosophy and decoding cornerstone Yoga texts

  • Cultivation of Tantrayana, Mantrayana, and Yantrayana practices

  • Meditation for teaching and personal practices

2019 Program Dates:
Five weekends of Friday 5 - 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/12

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019

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500 hr RYT Module 1 Training
Jan
10
to Feb 14

500 hr RYT Module 1 Training

The majority of time spent in this module is designed to educate you on Universal Yoga lineage and principles that will also prepare you for training with Dorje Andrey Lappa. Whether you choose to do so or not, your yoga knowledge will dramatically increase and you will be eligible to move forward towards Yoga Alliance certifications in the future.

You will learn:

  • Segmentation and categorization of yoga asanas, including reconstruction of complex asanas with anatomical understanding

  • Advanced Vinyasa sequencing principles based on complexity of postures and logical progression

  • Deep Stretching asanas based on ranges of mobility as described in Universal Yoga

  • Foundations of Universal Yoga and sub-styles of asanas

  • Principles and applications of adjustments based on alignments and energetics

  • Sequencing techniques based on orientation on mat and developing psychic-energetic states in practitioners

  • Pranayamas and breath techniques based on Himalayan Yoga

2020 Program Dates:
Five weekends of Friday 5 - 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14

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Yomassage with Steph O'Donnell-Peters
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Yomassage with Steph O'Donnell-Peters

Details:
This workshop combines the benefits of restorative yoga with hands-on massage for the ultimate self care and relaxation experience.

Yomassage™️
 includes hands on massage from a licensed massage therapist (me!), guided self massage with lacrosse and tennis balls, and hands on adjustments.

Each workshops is 75-90 minutes long and has a limit of 5 students per class, so you will have plenty of hands on massage time. 

Limited spaces available! Sign up today online to reserve your spot!
Workshop Price: $45

Purchase tickets here.
See more event details on Massage & Yoga Portland's Facebook.

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Member Appreciation Night Potluck + Movie
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Member Appreciation Night Potluck + Movie

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MOVIE + POTLUCK

Join us for a fun evening to fill your belly with fresh, home cooked food, your soul with good company, and your brain with yogic wisdom.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 6:30 PM

  • Free and open to the YFL community.

  • The film is family friendly so all are welcome!

  • Bring a dish of your choice to share, or show up and be taken care of. We've got you covered.

Email info@yogaforlifepdx.com with any questions.

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Open Yoga Lab
Mar
9
3:00 PM15:00

Open Yoga Lab

Open Yoga Lab

Have questions about specific yoga poses? Want to know how to progress your own practice but not sure how?

Join us on Saturdays from 3-4:30 for our "Open Lab" where you can receive one-on-one adjustments and advice from our knowledgeable teachers. This will include personalized adjustments and alignment cues, short sequences you can take with you for your home practice, and help getting into that pose you've always wanted to get into.

This class is non-heated.

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Intention Setting Ceremony with Karli Janine Erickson
Mar
7
8:45 PM20:45

Intention Setting Ceremony with Karli Janine Erickson

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Harness the power of yesterday's new moon to realign with self, each other and the cyclical nature of the universe. 🌒🌑🌘

✨Take our Deep Stretch class with Campbell beforehand to ground yourself down before Karli @pranaroseyoga guides you through a #moongathering of like-minded souls to propel you forward.✨

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Universal Yoga Mandala Class with Alexandra Rosenblum
Mar
3
8:30 AM08:30

Universal Yoga Mandala Class with Alexandra Rosenblum

Join fellow Universal Yogi from Seattle, Alexandra Rosenblum, for a special mandala practice on Sunday, March 3rd from 8:30-11:30 am. Sign up online here to have your very own experience of Universal Yoga.

Description:

Discover the full effects of dynamic, intelligent asana sequencing combined with pranayama , mudra, mantra and visualizations. Deepen your practice in the most profound of of ways as you experience the post effect that a truly balanced practice can create- in the mind, body and spirit. 


*Please Note: Suitable for anyone with at least 6 months yoga experience. Bring two mats. This will be a double mat class and will be held @ Yoga Shala of Portland. 3808 N Williams Ave Suite B, Portland, OR 97227

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Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Yomassage with Steph O'Donnell-Peters

Details:
This workshop combines the benefits of restorative yoga with hands-on massage for the ultimate self care and relaxation experience.

Yomassage™️
 includes hands on massage from a licensed massage therapist (me!), guided self massage with lacrosse and tennis balls, and hands on adjustments.

Each workshops is 75-90 minutes long and has a limit of 5 students per class, so you will have plenty of hands on massage time. 

Limited spaces available! Sign up today online to reserve your spot!
Workshop Price: $40

Purchase tickets here.
See more event details on Massage & Yoga Portland's Facebook.

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Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga Poses & MyoFascial Release for a Healthy Lower Back & Hips

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Yoga Poses & MyoFascial Release for a Healthy Low Back & Hips

In this workshop we will take a look at the various structures that make up the low back and hips. You’ll learn different yoga poses that strengthen and stretch to help with hip and low back tightness, combat sciatic nerve issues, SI joint pain, and that will help relieve pain in your low back, hips, and glutes.

In addition to yoga poses, we will also be using tennis balls, lacrosse balls, and foam rollers to help with self massage for different parts of the hips, glutes, and upper legs.

Make this a 2 part series workshop with Yoga Poses for a Healthy Upper Back and Shoulders (February 10th).

Workshop Price: $40
Purchase tickets here.
See more event details and updates on Massage & Yoga Portland’s Facebook.


Come in comfortable clothing, ready to move around. You’ll also want to bring a yoga mat and a sock. Space is super limited, so be sure to sign up fast!

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Feb
16
12:30 PM12:30

Infant Massage Class with Steph O'Donnell-Peters

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This is a 2 hour workshop to learn how to massage your infant. You will learn how to soothe gas, colic, ear aches, and so much more!

There will be time to have open discussions and conversations, without judgement, about early childhood behaviors, parenting, and more. This workshop is open to any and all moods of baby and parent or caregiver. Crying is a natural and common state for infants and is always welcome and encouraged in each class. There will be plenty of breaks during the workshop to help with comforting your infant, feeding times, changing diapers and anything else that may come up within the 2hrs. A large part of this workshop is about relaxation and centering yourself to respond to your infant's individual needs.

Each parent/caregiver will get a bottle of olive oil to use for massage during the course and at home.

Not a parent yet, but expecting?? You are also welcome! Just bring a plush body doll to practice on for classes.

Price is $40 per family

Sign Up Online here.

If you have any questions, please call: 541-979-0315. You can also email me at: massageandyogaportland@gmail.com

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Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Yomassage with Steph O'Donnell-Peters

Details:
This workshop combines the benefits of restorative yoga with hands-on massage for the ultimate self care and relaxation experience.

Yomassage™️
 includes hands on massage from a licensed massage therapist (me!), guided self massage with lacrosse and tennis balls, and hands on adjustments.

Each workshops is 75-90 minutes long and has a limit of 5 students per class, so you will have plenty of hands on massage time. 

Limited spaces available! Sign up today online to reserve your spot!
Workshop Price: $40

Purchase tickets here.
See more event details on Massage & Yoga Portland's Facebook.

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Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga Poses & MyoFascial Release for a Healthy Upper Back & Shoulders

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Yoga Poses & MyoFascial Release for a Healthy Upper Back & Shoulders

In this workshop we will take a look at the various structures that make up the shoulders and upper back. You’ll learn different yoga poses that strengthen and stretch to help with shoulder tightness, combat poor posture, and that will help relieve pain in your upper back, neck, and shoulder blades.

In addition to yoga poses, we will also be using tennis balls, lacrosse balls, and foam rollers to help with self massage for different parts of the shoulder girdle and upper back.

Make this a 2 part series workshop with Yoga Poses for a Healthy Low Back (February 24th).

Workshop Price: $40
Purchase tickets here.
See more event details and updates on Massage & Yoga Portland’s Facebook.


Come in comfortable clothing, ready to move around. You’ll also want to bring a yoga mat and a sock. Space is super limited, so be sure to sign up fast!

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Ask A Guru: Dharma Teaching with Guruji Andrey Lappa
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

Ask A Guru: Dharma Teaching with Guruji Andrey Lappa

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“Quiet mind, and open heart, that is the secret to human evolution,” says world-renowned Guruji Andrey Lappa, who is the founder of Universal Yoga, and a scholar of Hinduism and Buddhism at Karma Leksheyling Monastery in Nepal.

It is not every day that you get to meet and ask questions to a Vajrayana Lama and self-realized Master from the Himalayan mountains at your backyard yoga studio.  Why are we here?  What is the future of mankind?  How did yoga begin? 

Here is your opportunity to be part of an effort to evolve our minds and open our hearts through our understanding of yoga and spirituality in an hour-long Dharma Teaching at Yoga for Life. Join us Sunday, February 3rd, from 4-5 pm where you can learn answers to the questions you are searching for from a self-realized Master, Guruji Andrey Lappa.

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Universal Yoga Level II Training with Andrey Lappa & Raj Patra
Jan
25
to Feb 5

Universal Yoga Level II Training with Andrey Lappa & Raj Patra

The Level 2 training is a 10-day intensive will teach you to master Mandala Sequencing techniques, along with incredible personal practices and Kriyas. Guruji Lappa’s Universal Yoga program is a Yoga Alliance Accredited 300-hour advanced program and successful participants (who already have a 200-hour credential) can receive a 500-hour certification. The coursework will be co-taught with Raj Patra.

You will learn:

  • Static Passive-Active restorative and Active-Active Partner yoga

  • Mandala Sequencing techniques

  • Tantrik Hatha Yoga (Asanas as Mudras)

  • Self-teaching techniques

  • Level 2 Shiva Nata, the Dance of Shiva

PREREQUISITE: Level 1 coursework completion, or equivalent education from senior Universal Yoga teachers. TUITION: $1,800. An additional $100 is required for examination, grading, and certification process for each level.

PROGRAM DATES:
January 25 - February 3 • 8 AM to 6:30 PM
February 4 - 5 • 8 AM to Noon
Exam for certification: February 5, 3-6 PM, cannot be rescheduled

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Universal Yoga Master Yoga Class with Raj Patra (Mandala Cross Mat)
Jan
13
8:30 AM08:30

Universal Yoga Master Yoga Class with Raj Patra (Mandala Cross Mat)

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Have you ever experienced Universal Yoga? Join Raj Patra for a unique cross-mat practice designed to make an impression on the physical, energetic, and mental body. Experience a cross-mat practice featuring new poses (complex asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayamas) followed by meditation. Designed to unify the mind, body, and spirit this workshop will help you deepen your yoga practice.

Purchase tickets here:
Monthly Members $35
Non-monthly members: $40

*Please Note: This will be held @ Yoga Shala of Portland. 3808 N Williams Ave Suite B, Portland, OR 97227

This class is paired with our Level 2 preparatory sessions with Raj Patra. Dive deeper into yoga philosophy, asana creation, sequencing, and more over the course of two weekends. More information here.

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Universal Yoga Master Yoga Class with Raj Patra (Mandala Cross Mat)
Jan
6
7:30 AM07:30

Universal Yoga Master Yoga Class with Raj Patra (Mandala Cross Mat)

Image by  Scott Friedman

Have you ever experienced Universal Yoga? Join Raj Patra for a unique cross-mat practice designed to make an impression on the physical, energetic, and mental body. Experience a cross-mat practice featuring new poses (complex asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayamas) followed by meditation. Designed to unify the mind, body, and spirit this workshop will help you deepen your yoga practice.

Purchase tickets here:
Monthly Members $35
Non-monthly members: $40

*Please Note: This will be a single mat class and will be held @ Yoga Shala of Portland. 3808 N Williams Ave Suite B, Portland, OR 97227

This class is paired with our Level 2 preparatory sessions with Raj Patra. Dive deeper into yoga philosophy, asana creation, sequencing, and more over the course of two weekends. More information here.

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[CANCELLED] UY Level 2 Preparatory Weekends with Raj Patra
Jan
5
to Jan 13

[CANCELLED] UY Level 2 Preparatory Weekends with Raj Patra

Image by  Scott Friedman

If you have an interest in learning more about Universal Yoga these two weekends are the perfect introduction to this comprehensive system of Yoga. Join Raj Patra for two Saturdays and Sundays where you will learn:

  • Ancient Yoga philosophy

  • Pranayamas, bandhas, and energetics

  • Master Yoga Asana sequencing principles

  • Shiva Nata Level 1 (an introduction to)

  • and more….

Join us!

Weekend One

Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, January 6, 2019 7:30 am - 10:30 am (UY Master Yoga class) & 11:30 am - 4:30 pm (lecture)

Weekend Two

Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:30 am - 10:30 am (UY Master Yoga class) & 11:30 am - 4:30 pm (lecture)

The cost is $280 for all 4 sessions or $90 per session.

Purchase all 4 sessions for $280 here.
Purchase a single session
here.

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