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Hatha Yoga Pradipika I:

Beating Death to Death


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7 weeks of videos, articles & graphics to enrich your understanding of Hatha Yoga to prepare for the full course.

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The Warm Up Course will prepare you for Hatha Yoga Pradipika 1: Beating Death to Death.

Journey into the Hatha Yoga lineage through stories, tips + tricks, illustrative guides and community.
This warm up course provides methods, tips and insights from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, an ancient yogic text. All yoga practitioners will find something valuable here.

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You will get:

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.

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 27th

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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