Harnessing the Sun: Morning Salutation Yoga Immersion

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The live immersion is complete but you can still join the class and watch the replays for the entire course.

 

Surya Namaskar is probably the most widespread and well-known yogic practice in the world. Moving through this sequence on a daily basis can offer great benefits for our physical and emotional wellness while lending support to us in our wider yoga practice and daily life.

The focus of this immersion is to come into a deeper understanding of this sequence - building stamina and strength in the asana themselves while growing comfortable practicing Surya Namaskar as a regular routine.

Join us for 6 LIVE sessions from Jan. 28 - Feb. 11, 2022 plus bonus recorded sessions and a LIVE yoga Q&A with Vasant Lad, Founder and Director of The Ayurvedic Institute! The LIVE sessions are 60 minutes long with recordings of each session available for replay through our AyurLearn portal.

Enjoy this preview of the additional recorded videos you will have access to throughout this immersion (and for 6 months after):

Topics we will cover together:

  • History & significance of Surya Namaskar
  • Surya Namaskar within your wider yoga practice
  • Connection to prana
  • Connection to doshas
  • Introducing each asana / pose
  • Variations to explore Intermediate modifications
  • Advanced modifications
  • Surya (sun) Bijas & Mantras
  • Qualities of Surya and how to incorporate them into your life

Learn to Harness the Sun!

Each day, millions of people across the globe greet the sun with a particular yoga flow and sequence called Surya Namaskar / Sun Salutations.

In Sanskrit, Namaskar is the more reverent version of Namaste - both having the same root word, Namas, which most closely equates to “bowing” or “homage.” In this way Surya Namaskar becomes our first greeting of the day, a homage, a bowing to the nourishing force for all life on this planet - the mighty sun.

From the Ayurvedic perspective, we will also look at Surya Namaskar in relation to our health - how this sequence can help in balancing the ida and pingala nadis, help us work with prana, and in shifting our emotional states.

    In this immersion you will begin to deeply understand the history, importance, and benefits of Surya Namaskar while coming into deeper connection with your body and breath.

    You will also begin to develop your own daily practice during this time with us so Surya Namaskar can become a gift you can give yourself each day you wake through 2022 and beyond!

    Whether you see yourself as a beginner in your yoga journey or spend hours on your mat every day, this immersion will allow you to refine and deepen your own personal connection to your body, your life force, and your Surya Namaskar practice!

    Come salute the sun with us!

    The replays of all 6 live sessions including the QA with Vasant Lad are available on demand.

    Included Bonuses:

    Replays Available: Each live session will be recorded with replays available if you cannot make the appointed time.

    Additional Recordings: There will also be 6 recorded sessions that will be made available in your AyurLearn portal once the immersion begins.

    Build Community: There will be a private Facebook group where you can join discussions, post questions, and get to know your instructors and fellow students a little better!

    Individual Advice: Attendees of this immersion can also post videos and photos for our instructors so that you can get alignment / adjustment advice if you like!

    Ongoing Access: You will have access to all recordings and materials for 6 months.

    ABOUT NISHITA SHAH, CAP, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT:

    Nishita is a passionate Ayurvedic practitioner, yoga teacher & trainer, and a certified yoga therapist. While studying at the Ayurvedic Institute (AI), Nishita had the great fortune to learn Ayuryoga with Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, and received her 500-hr AyurYoga certification. Nishita now leads and develops the curriculum for all the Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Ayurvedic Institute for both the 200 & 300-hr programs. Prior to her studies at the Ayurvedic Institute, Nishita attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Nishita loves cooking and her delicious recipes regularly find their way into our cleanses and onto our dinner tables! 

    ABOUT DAVE YOSS, AP, E-RYT 500: 

    Dave is a kind and highly knowledgeable Ayurvedic practitioner, lifestyle consultant, and dedicated yoga teacher and trainer. Dave graduated from the Ayurvedic Institute and the Gurukula program in Pune, India, under Vasant Lad. He began teaching in 2011 and has been an integral part of the Ayurvedic Institute’s faculty ever since. Dave has led over 10 Yoga Teacher Training Programs and is a master teacher at the Tantric Alchemy Institute in Costa Rica, where he helped lead their 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training. Dave is best known for his love of teaching and appreciation for plants of all kinds!

    Testimonials

     

    I want to thank you both for your magnificent teaching and your dedication to our needs, it has been the most wonderful course! After 20 years of doing other styles of Pranayama, I feel such a difference in my practice and the effects in my life - more energy, more connection to Prana, and so much more… amazing! With deep gratitude to you two magnificent beings, you have been an inspiration. 

     

    ~ Raphaël, Pranayama Immersion Graduate

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can attend this class? 

    This immersion is for anyone with an interest in yoga, breathwork, and developing daily habits or rituals that can enrich your daily life. Surya Namaskar is a standing, flowing, yoga sequence that requires a decent range of motion. You do not have to be a regular/experienced yoga practitioner to attend and benefit from this immersion - our practitioners will work with you to help develop your own practice at your own level. Any body type from any age group is welcome in this immersion!

    Please reach out to us if you would like to discuss physical accommodations - especially if you are differently abled and want to understand how we can adapt this practice for you.

    Can I ask the instructor questions during the live sessions? 

    Yes! The live component of any class is interactive. We have a state-of-the-art setup for the speaker to have a life-size view of the audience, so it is as if you are sitting together. There will be designated opportunities to ask questions you have related to the content. We also have bonus sessions on Facebook or YouTube live where you can ask questions via the chat box. 

    What if I have questions around the recorded content?

    We will have a dedicated Facebook group for this immersion - where our practitioners Nishita and Dave will be dropping in daily to answer questions and help you out. Any question, at any time, on any of the content can be posed in this group and either Nishita or Dave will get back to you within a matter of hours.

    What if I have no background in medicine or Ayurveda? Do I need any background to understand the content in the immersion? 

    No problem! These webinars are designed so that someone completely new can understand the material and has enough depth for someone with a background in the sciences to be fully engaged. The speaker may become more technical or less technical based on the audience and topic, but he always brings it back to the basics. 

    How will I view the sessions in this immersion? 

    For live sessions, we will utilize the Zoom platform. You will receive clear instructions on how to join. All you need is good internet access; a laptop, tablet, or phone with video and audio capabilities; and a fresh and open mind!  Recorded classes or webinar replays will be accessed through the AyurLearn Portal. Instructions to access your AyurLearn Portal will be emailed to you shortly after purchase. 

    What if I can’t join the webinar at the live broadcast time? Can I watch the session later? 

    Absolutely. You will have full access to the recorded webinar for at least 60 days after the live broadcast. 

    What is your refund and cancellation policy? 

    Webinars may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to the start date of the webinar. Please contact info@liveayurprana.com to submit a request for cancellation. 

    What if I am having technical problems during the live sessions!? 

    We have you covered! You can reach us immediately by utilizing the chat feature in Zoom or emailing info@liveayurprana.com . We will be continuously checking these so that we can respond to you promptly. 

    Any additional questions? 

    Feel free to contact us at info@liveayurprana.com