Experience the wisdom of a classic, reinterpreted for modern life and practice!

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is one of the most influential surviving texts on hatha yoga. Focusing on prana, the innate vital life force, the Pradipika is a tantric text that bridges the gap between the familiar yoga asana class and the deeper dimensions of practice.

This text reveals the purpose and potential of asana, pranayama, bandhas, and mudras to purify and train the various aspects of prana and create balance and harmony in the body, mind, and personality. In the context of the oral tradition and other tantric teachings, we will learn how to refine our practice to awaken the spiritual power buried deep within the nervous system and mind.

All sessions will include discussion and asana, pranayama, meditation, and specific practices drawn directly from this classic text.

Topics include:
  • Overview and context
  • Asana—fifteen classic asanas
  • Shatkarma and pranayama—six cleansing practices and essential pranayamas
  • Mudra and bandha—directing and focusing prana
  • Uniting and stabilizing the mind and prana