Hatha Yoga Wisdom Continuing Education Sri O. P. Tiwari and Paul
Sri O. P. Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan
accompanied by live music with Daphne Tse
This program is not for students new to pranayama. If new it is best to take the course with Paul on July 3-16, which is more technical and will explain how to practice.
Type of Event
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day. The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
Single superior room 87,780 per person
Semi-Private room 79,380 per person
Share two bedroom loft 70,980 per person
*Please note if you book 2 consecutive CET courses in 2016 you will not be charged for the additional day in between.
We have two deluxe one bedroom suites located in our most private building closest to the sea.
This is a unique opportunity to learn direct with Tiwariji, the world’s leading authority and practitioner on pranayama.
Gorakhnath is considered the preeminent hatha yogi, supposed to have lived about 1,000 years ago, the famed disciple of the great yogi master Matsyendranath. A few texts are attributed to Gorakhnath. This current rendition of his classic on the body and its secrets is recently published in English by Kaivalyadham philosophico-literary department. It is considered to be the only English translation available. This text goes into great detail on events and happenings in the body, seen esoterically, but sure to fascinate anyone with a modern understanding of physiology.
The text is more of a manual than a work of philosophy. It helps the student, through the teacher, navigate the way and understand practice, its process, and eventual transformations resulting from practice. The Hatha approach has tantric origins but exists as a method appropriate for both those of us living in the world with jobs and families as well as for someone secluded and devoted to practice in an ashram or monastery. Many of the descriptions are relevant to an advanced practitioner and this is why a teacher is needed to explain what is meant by each verse so it can be better understood by you, the student, at different levels of development.
In the tradition of the yogi, Swami Kuvalyananda to Tiwariji, the work of Patanjali and this Hatha text are key. Patanjali’s yoga sutras can be seen as a psychological explanation on life and how to deal with it, especially through the mental level. Hatha and the body, explained well here, is a practical approach, initially using the body but ultimately the mental faculties, to experiencing growth and development into the realm of meditation and eventual liberation. The steps of hatha are offered as the method to develop awareness and experience true meditation. Work on the body and breath are integral to this through asanas, kriyas (cleansing techniques), kumbhakas (the various pranayama techniques) and mudras (a combination of asana and kumbhaka). At their culmination comes a change, a shift, so unique that the individual is transformed. This is the passing of kundalini, as it is termed, into the inner yoga, as Patanjali described it, to the experience of withdrawn, absorbed meditation and beyond.
Tiwariji has been considered an expert in both this entire method through direct experience as well as scholarly knowledge of the actual text. As such, it is a rare opportunity today to experience a clear and practical explanation of such often obscure and esoteric lines by an experienced yogi for us in real and practical language to enhance both our practice and learning. In short, Tiwariji won’t be around forever so make the most to learn.