Classes & Events


iRest Yoga Nidra at Wild Heart Yoga

Saturdays, October 14, December 9, 2017

Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice that supports physical and mental relaxation, which prepares the mind for deeper yogic and meditative practices.

Research shows that a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice is equivalent to about 4 hours of deep sleep.  It has also been shown that Yoga Nidra can be used as a therapeutic technique to alleviate anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

We’ll be exploring the fundamentals of iRest Yoga Nidra through discussion, gentle movement, and a long iRest practice, which is most often done in a reclined position.

When: Saturdays, October 14, December 9, 2017
Time: 1:30-3:30pm 
Where:  Wild Heart Yoga, 5604 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX 78746
What to bring: Yoga mat; blanket & eye pillow, if available.  Wear comfortable clothing.
Cost: $30/$25 for WHY members. 

Register online to ensure a spot.


Getting Clear and Getting Free 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

We’re all looking for ways to be happy.  In this day-long gathering, discussion will be focused around two Dharma Essentials courses, originally taught by our teacher, Lama Marut.
The first course explores Buddhist cosmology and getting clear on the realities of life.  
The second course focuses on lojong/Generating the Good Heart.  These are practices that are designed to break down our self-cherishing and open us to the reality of interconnection.

 

 

When:  Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 11:00am-4pm

11-1:  Lecture & Discussion
1-2:   Lunch Break  (Please bring a gluten-free dish or drink to share with the group.)
2-4:  Lecture & Discussion

Where:  Dripping Springs, TX  Please RSVP to Denise 
What to bring: Notebook, pen, cushion if you have one.  Bring a gluten-free dish or drink to share for lunch.
Suggested Donation: $25

 

**Required preparation:  Please listen to both audios of Lama Marut’s teachings on the topics. We will also be using the PDFs in class.  Since the basis of our gathering is discussion, please keep a list of thoughts, questions, insights to share with the group.

Access both courses via Dropbox:
DE8:  Death and the Realms of Existence  
DE14:  Lojong/Developing the Good Heart 

iRest Yoga Nidra with Denise at Eastside Yoga

Fridays:   October 6, November 3, Dec 1, 2017

Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice that supports physical and mental relaxation, which prepares the mind for deeper yogic and meditative practices.

Research shows that a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice is equivalent to about 4 hours of deep sleep.  It has also been shown that Yoga Nidra can be used as a therapeutic technique to alleviate anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Come practice Yoga Nidra to experience greater levels of relaxation, energy, and contentment.

When: Fridays:  October 6, November 4, December 1, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:15pm 
Where:  Eastside Yoga, 1050 E 11th St, Suite 150, 78702/  512.779.8543
What to bring: Yoga mat; blanket & eye pillow, if available.  Wear comfortable clothing.
Cost: $20.  

Space is limited.  Register online to ensure a spot.

 


 Past Events:

 

The Union of Tonglen Breath Meditation & FullSizeRenderAsana

with Denise Deniger & Katherine Winge

February 28 & March 6, 2016

How can your breath expand your heart and change your world?
Join Denise & Katherine for an exploration of your heart through Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, breath, and movement.   Learn how to access your ever-present love through these ancient practices and let it flow from your mat into your daily life.
Each workshop will include:
  • Philosophy talk on the Six Perfections/Practices of the Bodhisattva
  • Guided Tonglen breath meditation
  • Tibetan-influenced asana class with hands-on assists
  •  iRest yoga nidra relaxation
  • Time to integrate/journal about the practice

“Freedom, Bondage, and Interdependence”

CatLionMirror Tuesdays, April 29 – May 20, 2014
This is a deep-dive into how you and the world really exist. The course is based on Chapter 26 of Arya Nagarjuna’s Root Verses on the Middle Way.  This chapter covers the 12 Links of Interdependent Arising, which is a fancy way of describing how we create our suffering.   The good news is that knowing the chain gives us power to reverse it – which liberates us into freedom.  See the digital reading.

“Mindful Living”minful-2

Tuesdays, Mar 4 – April 1, 2014
Many traditions and sacred texts enumerate the practices that comprise a mindful or meditative lifestyle. Please note: a mindful life is not a boring life!

Our sources are Lama Marut’s newest translations of:

  • Buddha’s Mahasatipatthana Sutta
  • Kamalashila’s Bhavana Krama
  • Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
  • Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika

See the digital reading.

“The Problem, The Cause, The Goal, and The Solution”

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Tuesdays, Jan 14 – Feb 4, 2014
This course lays out the foundational structure of any authentic spiritual path:
  • recognizing the problems of a non-spiritual life
  • taking responsibility for one’s own well-being
  • the possibility of an alternative to a life of suffering and victimhood
  • the basics of a coherent and efficient method for reaching the goal of true happiness.
See the digital reading.

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