Stanford Zen Society presents Introduction to Yantra Yoga

With Luke Karamol, Sunday, February 17th, 1:30-5 PM
Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
at CIRCLE (Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences), Old Union, 3rd Floor

Discover Yantra Yoga, the Tibetan Yoga of Movement, an authentic and living tradition of working with the three gates of body, speech, and mind. Yantra Yoga is an ancient system based on the text The Union of the Sun and the Moon, written in the 8th century by the master and translator Vairocana, and transmitted to the West in the 1970’s by the Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Yantra Yoga offers a unique series of yoga movements for optimal health, relaxation, and harmony. Synchronizing every movement with conscious breathing, we find ourselves in a perfectly relaxed state. Each yoga sequence performed in Yantra Yoga aims to guide the breath into a natural harmony with the mind and body. Designed to harmonize and expand our breathing capacity, loosen our joints, and optimize our energy channels, Yantra Yoga helps to reawaken our natural state of balance. These are perfect take-home practices for physical and mental well-being, and serve as a support for mindfulness in everyday life. For more information, look for yantra yoga on Facebook or visit http://www.yantrayoga.net/

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Luke has been studying and practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaches Tibetan yantra yoga and hatha yoga. He was authorized to teach yantra yoga by his teacher Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 2013. Luke is also a Ayurveda Health Counselor and California licensed massage therapist; he is currently studying at Shubham Ayurveda. Luke lives in Oakland, California