The Spectrum of Yoga


The Spectrum of Yoga


2017 | May 26-28
Time: every day two sessions 2-4pm & 5-7.30pm

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Friday: "The Meaning and Ethical Foundation of Yoga”
Session One:
In this session we’ll provide an overview of what “yoga” really means and review the components of a complete yogic lifestyle according to the classic Sanskrit texts of the tradition: the Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Bhagavad Gita.

Session Two:
An in-depth survey of the foundations of yoga: ethical living as guided by the restraints (yamas) and the commitments (niyamas); how karma works and the karmic consequences of particular acts; and the method for engaging in the selfless, spontaneous, and compassionate action that leads to liberation.

Saturday:  “The Yoga of the Heart: The Role of Devotion”
Devotion to a “higher power” has traditionally been an integral part of the practice of yoga.  In this session, we’ll cover the teachings on the importance of devotion (bhakti) and practice heart-opening activities such as kirtan and storytelling.   We’ll also discuss the benefits and pitfalls of devoting oneself to the manifestation of the divine in the form of the guru, and we’ll explore the quick and powerful tantric method of embodying the divine known as “deity yoga.”

Sunday:  “Royal (raja) Yoga: Dispelling Ignorance and Cultivating Wisdom”
All forms of yoga are ultimately meant to engender and develop wisdom in the practitioner.  “Royal” (raja) yoga is the name often given to the philosophical and meditative dimensions of yoga, the path for breaking through illusion and ignorance about the true nature of the self and reality.

And for the “Yoga of Sound” component at the end of the second session each day:
According to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the yoga of sound (nada yoga) is the most effective, and perhaps the easiest, method for reaching the goal of yoga: realizing one’s true nature and achieving freedom from suffering.  It is, according to the text, “a practice agreeable even to the dull ones unable to understand reality” –   and it’s fun too! We’ll practice this form of yoga by reciting mantras, chanting and singing (kirtan), and following sound into silence.


Lama Marut
Lama Marut once joked that he has had many previous lives. He has been a surfer, a biker, a Buddhist monk, a husband, a father, a professor and an academic with a PH.D in comparative religions. He has authored two award winning books ‘A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life ‘ and ‘Be Nobody’ and is the Spiritual Director of eight “Middle Way Centers” located in North America, Australia, and Singapore. Above all else he is extensively trained in the spiritual traditions of India and Tibetan Buddhism.  

Lama Marut’s hallmark is a unique mixture of erudition and earthiness, intensity and humor, conviction and openness. His message is easily accessible and life changing. If you want to discover how yoga really works then this is for you. 

Sanna Kokkonen 
Sanna has been a dedicated student of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga for more than 20 years and has been teaching the past 10 years in Singapore, France, Germany and Finland. Her practice with Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore India was a life changing experience. When she is not on the mat, find her in Kirtan and studying Buddhism. 

May 26-28, 2017
Time: every day two sessions 2-4pm & 5-7.30pm
Every day will end for 30min 'Nada Yoga' (the Yoga of Sound) inc. a flavour of kirtan

Price: 150 USD / (3 days) 
Early Bird: 120 USD (by May 20)
Drop in for one day session of 4,5hrs: 50 USD

*Indonesians 50% discount, Balinese per donation!