STREAM 10 DAYS OF LIVE TEACHINGS
COME FOR THE TEACHING,
STAY FOR THE COMMUNITY
EMBODY A YOGIC LIFESTYLE
"Many traditions have failed to assist humanity when confronted with the dilemma of its own evolution."
Even with confidence in asana practice, one can not live a completely fulfilled life without clarity on the yogic lifestyle and path.
It's heartbreaking -- you may spend your entire life seeking a goal you may never achieve. Or you do achieve it, but find out it was not actually what you were looking for. You've been playing a game without knowing the rules, and you know there's something more.
Only with a complete practice, done properly, over a long period of time, can one come to a thorough understanding of ultimate reality, “ride the tiger”, and Beat Death to Death!
In this course, you will learn from teachers who have taken this text into 3 year retreat to study & embody this teaching, and join a community of people who live this lifestyle together.
Join YSI & Geshe Michael Roach in the first of four courses with:
HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA I
Beating Death to Death.
Riding the Tiger of Quick & Drastic Methods
Riding the Tiger is a metaphor to describe the power of Hatha Yoga's methods, and its ability to quickly transform the body & mind.
Will your current lifestyle bring you what you want?
Get the clarity you need to transform.
You Will Learn:
Hatha Yoga Origins
Learn the rich history of this well known practice and how it can help you, as its helped people throughout time:
- The author & history of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika - Master Swatmarama
- The Lineage of Mahasiddhas: those who have achieved the goal of Hatha Yoga
- Hatha Yoga as a preparation for Raja Yoga
Yoga of the Sun
Learn a toolkit and lifestyle to overcome the challenges and struggles that hold us back in our day-to-day life:
- Yogic diet tips & recipes and how to fast safely
- What supports and ruins your practice
- Carry a state of meditation with you throughout the day
The 15 Postures of
Learn to purify your body through yoga asana to prepare yourself for higher states of meditation:
- A course of practical methods for sustainable physical health & mental clarity
- Learn the origins, benefits & cues of the traditional Hatha Yoga poses
- Establish a foundation to explore and develop a successful practice
Certificate of Completion
30 CEUs upon completion
10 days of live teachings
HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA I
Jan. 30 - Feb. 10
Daily Live Schedule (Arizona Time, MST)
5:35 - 6:05 am: Live Meditation
6:15 - 7:45 am: Master Class + Q&A
8:00 - 9:00 am: Live Yoga Asana
5:00 - 6:00 pm: In depth Study
6:15 - 6:45 pm: Sanskrit Class
Days off: 2/4 + 2/5
Master Classes + Q&As with
Geshe Michael Roach
Live Asana + Meditation Classes
In-Depth Classes with Earle Birney
Sanskrit Classes with Michael Johnson
Coffeeshop Homework Club + Online Community
Manual with Translations + Course Work
Bonus Warm Up Course + Digital Swag Bag
BONUS: Get immediate access to the Hatha Pradipika I: Warm Up Course
Hit the ground running when the full course begins! Fresh content released each week until January 30th.
4 Mahasiddhas Video Biographies
Narrated by Connie O'Brien
Learn about the life story of the Hatha Yoga lineages most prominent masters those that have achieved the goal of Yoga.
Art Courtesy of: Ben Christian
Consider purchasing a print here to support the artist!
Yogic Diet Recipes + Fasting Tips
Contributors: Edward Sczudlo, Bob Cirino, Chef Flavia
3 articles with photos + recipes for diets. Learn tips and tricks about the yogic approach to eating and fasting.
The 15 Postures of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Illustrations by YSI Design Team & Instructors
Master Swatmatmarma details 15 postures. This illustrated guide outlines the origins, benefits and instructions on how to do the postures.
12 Do’s and Don’ts of Hatha Yoga
Videos + Articles with Bob Cirino & Earle Birney
Earle & Bob reveal the 6 conditions that Master Swatmarama says will bring about “wild success” in our yoga practice; and the 6 which will destroy your practice.
Living Lessons of Hatha Yoga with Swami Muktibodhananda & Earle Birney
Live Webinar December 28th
Enjoy a guided conversation between Swami Muktibodhanda, pre-eminent hatha yoga scholar, and Earle Birney, 3 year retreatant, as they discuss the lessons, translations, and lived experiences of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a 15th century text.
How Hatha Yoga Works // Ascending the Staircase to Perfect Meditation
Live Webinar Mid-January 2023
Join in a conversation between Michael Johnson, scholar and teacher of the HYP, and Earle Birney, 3 year retreatant, as they discuss the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Conversation will touch on the physical practices of Hatha yoga, its benefits, and how hatha yoga leads us to a state of perfect meditation, raja yoga.
Chapter 1 of the Illustrated Hatha Yoga Pradipika Manual
PDF Download of the first chapter
Preview the HYP1 manual. Original verses in Sanskrit with diacritics and translations by Geshe Michael Roach. Homework questions with answer keys are included.
Digital Swag Bag
A collection of gifts from the friends of YSI
1. Device Wallpapers from the YSI Design Team
2. Promotional Videos from YSI's Sister Organizations
3. Glad to Be Here, Wake Up Routine; a quick and effective 5 minute morning yoga from former Navy Blue Angel Lead Pilot, John Foley.
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Learn from Master Teacher Michael Roach
Last time Geshe Michael taught this text, he said, "we don’t plan to teach it again. So I think if you like the subject, then I think it’s important to try learn the whole thing now while you can."
Don't miss this opportunity to join this course!
Michael Roach is the first American to complete the “Geshe” degree after 25 years of study in India. At the same time, he helped found Andin International Diamond Corporation in New York City, where he used yogic principles to help it grow from a small investment to $250 million USD in annual sales. Andin was ultimately purchased in 2009 by super-investor Warren Buffet. Geshe Michael’s profits from the sale were used almost entirely to create and support several charitable organizations, one of which was an input project that has now digitized over 2 million pages of Asia's classic philosophical texts.
Get the essence of the essence of the most essential text in yoga philosophy.
To translate the Hatha yoga pradipika authentically requires one to practice these teachings for many years. And this is best done in deep retreat.
It is from the experience gained from doing these practices in deep solitude that allowed Geshe Michael to translate this text authentically, experientially, like few masters before.
This is how YSI does yoga different.
Why learn with the Yoga Studies Institute?
We do yoga different. If you've taken our other courses and classes, then you already know that! When practice is based in original yogic wisdom, it just feels different.
We source our material from over 2 million pages of classic Asian texts which have been preserved and digitized by our partners at the Asian Legacy Library. Together, our teams have taken painstaking measures to translate, understand, and apply the original yogic texts so that we could share them with you in the most clear and easy-to-apply ways.
Having a lineage of authentic wisdom is important.
we believe this information needs to be integrated through years of practice and meditative contemplation. Many of our instructors have completed over 1000 days of silent meditation retreat practicing yoga and synthesizing this knowledge into experiential wisdom.
Need a scholarship?
We want to you join us! We are a non-profit and are happy to offer discounts to those who need them :)
Dates to apply: Dec. 15th - Jan. 15th
Give the Gift of Sponsorship
Being a sponsor empowers YSI to share teachings with people from around the world. We have opportunities for sponsors to attend these teachings live in-studio with Geshe Michael, to attend yoga and meditation classes in person, and to participate in special Q and A sessions with Geshe Michael and senior teachers. As well, there are sponsorship opportunities for people unable to attend the teachings live by making tax-deductible donations to our 501(C)3.
We appreciate your support!