Tibetan Yoga Teacher Training
“Through neglect, our senses have toughened like an elephant’s hide, diminishing the fullness of our sensory capacity. Until we gently soften this ‘toughness’ by developing the natural energies of our feelings and sensations, we cannot open to the full field of experience. When we really know this, we can participate in the natural flow of the universe, for we understand that we depend on nature, and nature, indeed the whole universe, depends on us. The world will be balanced when we are balanced.” Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga, 7-8
The Kum Nye Teacher Training program is both for those who would teach Kum Nye and/or for those who want to explore it thoroughly, integrating active relaxation and healing into their lives.
In September 2020 the Nyingma Institute will launch a year-long intensive teacher training program centered on Tarthang Tulku’s first Kum Nye book, Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga. Through this program, the Nyingma Institute joins the international Kum Nye community and draws on over four decades of teachings introduced to the West by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku in the 1970’s in Berkeley, California.
A yogic and meditative system that works with energy, Kum Nye heals body and mind, relieving stress and opening deep relaxation. It is a means to meditation and self-knowledge. By inviting the mind into the body, through poses, movements, breathing practices and visualizations, inner experience comes alive. Kum Nye includes breathing, massage, postures, and movement exercises that release blockages and allow energy to flow unobstructed through body and mind, restoring the wholeness of being.
Tibetan Yoga Intensive 1: Introduction to Kum Nye Teacher Training (KNR430)
Sunday, March 22, 10 AM – 5 PM
This is the first of three “preview” events — day-long intensives that introduce foundational elements of Kum Nye and that can count toward a teaching certificate.
Cost: $80. Instructor(s): Abbe Blum, Santosh Philip. 10 AM—5 PM. Please bring your own lunch. Prerequisites: For those interested in teaching or those who wish for a thorough and intensive education in Kum Nye.