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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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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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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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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)

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 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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