Legendary yoga master Dharma Mittra, now 74, founded one of the first schools of yoga, in New York City in 1975. Known as "The Teacher's Teacher" and "The Rock of Yoga," he has taught hundreds of thousands of students over a half century. He has created more than 300 popular yoga postures and variations, and is the author of The Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures, Asanas: 608 Yoga Poses, and the Maha Sadhana DVD series. He continues to disseminate the complete traditional science of yoga through daily classes, worldwide workshops, and his Life of a Yogi teacher certification programs at the Dharma Yoga Center. Learn more at dharmayogacenter.com.
Dharma Yoga: Update Your Compassion in All Action to Bring a Shortcut to Enlightenment Instructor:Dharma Mittra
Compassion is learning how to place oneself in others' situations, and thereby recognize their feelings. Learn the divine foundation of the Dharma Yoga Method, which has evolved after a half century of intensive practice. The morning program incorporates spiritual discourses and practice of Dharma Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa with Dharma's Deep Healing Relaxation Method. The afternoon continues with purification practices and lectures. Throughout the day, we'll experience deeply inspiring lessons, which when fully observed, enables us to see everyone and everything as one's "loved ones."
Course ID: ALMITT -- Level: Mixed Levels
Thursday, September 26 — 9:00am - 4:30pm All-Day Intensives
Maha Shakti The Illumined Path of Dharma Yoga Instructor:Dharma Mittra
Dharma Mittra shares a lifetime of experience within his Dharma II–III Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa Asana series for all practitioners. These powerful yet subtle practices help bring radiant health, fitness, and self-knowledge quickly to all students. This regenerative and invigorating graceful practice purifies the physical and causal bodies of toxic impurities, evoking sattvic thoughts and leading to higher states of health.
Course ID: M1MITT -- Level: Mixed Levels
Friday, September 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am Main Conference
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Maha Pranayama and Meditation: The Higher Practices of Dharma Yoga Instructor:Dharma Mittra
Come discover two of the most important practices in yoga: pranayama and meditation. Pranayama is considered to be the most important practice in hatha yoga because it deals directly with the prana, the life force. Each breathing practice has a specific purpose, from calming the mind to increasing positivity. We'll also delve into the practical application of meditation techniques, including mantras and mental exercises, which calm the mind and eventually bring it almost to complete silence.
Maha Sadhana: The Great Divine Whole and Complete Eternal Practices Instructor:Dharma Mittra
The Dharma III–IV Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa practice is a challenging yet meditative sequence designed to unfold complete movement of the spine and unleash prana throughout the body. Learn how to establish proper placement, alignment, and the deep spiritual intention behind each pose. Restore radiant health, bring clarity to the mind, and put power behind your thoughts. Discover spiritual discourses that will illuminate the path of the laws of karma and reincarnation. The joyous Devotional Asana Satsang Jam will instill compassion, dedication, and freedom.
Maha Raja: A Shortcut to Undying Bliss Instructor:Dharma Mittra
A powerful course that will reveal yogic secrets to remove the root cause of all pain and suffering. Once these secrets are revealed, there is nothing else to know. We'll cover yoga's ethical rules (yama) and observances (niyama), the five sheaths (koshas), the eight limbs of yoga, and the obstacles (kleshas). Through these teachings, you'll gain clarity that leads to freedom (vairagya), remove toxins from the body, open the chakra centers, and clear blocks to the flow of prana--the life-giving force that links breath, body, and mind.