Yantra Yoga: The Tibetan Yoga of Movement with Lynn Sutherland
May 7–9, 2010
Yantra Yoga, or the Yoga of Movement, is an ancient system of Tibetan yoga based on the text, The Union of the Sun and the Moon, written in the 8th century by the Tibetan Dzogchen master and translator Vairochana. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche wrote a detailed commentary on the root text and began transmitting this teaching in the West in the early 1970’s.
Yantra Yoga is a fundamental method to integrate the profound essence of the Dzogchen teaching in the body, voice and mind of the practitioner. Through positions and movements combined with breathing, one’s energy is coordinated and harmonized, enhancing physical health and allowing the mind to relax and find the authentic balance that is the basis for contemplation.
This retreat focuses on Complete Breathing and the Preliminary Practices of Exhaling the Stale Air, Loosening the Joints, Purifying the Prana and the Vajra Wave. Emphasis will be on cultivating presence and awareness while developing and deepening our understanding and experience of the breath, both within the yantras (movements) and the pranayamas (breathing methods). This course is the foundation for further study and practice of Yantra Yoga. It is open to both new and experienced practitioners.
Recommended Reading: Yantra Yoga: The Tibetan Yoga of Movement by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. Also, The Crystal and the Way of Light and Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State, both by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
Lynn Sutherland is a senior student of Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, a member of the International Dzogchen Community and an authorized teacher of Yantra Yoga. She teaches Yantra Yoga in retreats and public courses throughout the United States and Mexico and worked extensively on the book Yantra Yoga: The Tibetan Yoga of Movement, authored by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu (Snow Lion). For the past twenty five years, she has also taught and practiced the Feldenkrais Method®. Lynn lives in Chicago.
Financial aid is available for this program.