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Yoga Philosophy into Life and Teaching with Carlos Pomeda and Zeyneb Uras


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Yoga Philosophy into Life and Teaching with Carlos Pomeda and Zeyneb Uras

Date: January 16-20, 2019
Hours: 12:00-18:00
Place: Cihangir Yoga, İstinye
Price: 2500 TL (5-day Full Participation); 1500 TL (First 3 Day, Impartible); 1050 TL (Full Weekend); 550 TL (Weekend Per Day) 

With his wisdom and his articulate explanations, the world-renowned yoga master Carlos Pomeda is with us within the scope of our Cihangir Yoga 300-Hour Transformative Yoga Path Program!

In the first three days of this special annual meeting, we will be examining Hatha Yoga Pradipika, one of the most important texts of yoga tradition. In the last two days, Dharma and Sex, Love & Yoga will be presented through the perspective of yoga tradition and we will be finding answers for the most principal everyday problems.

Throughout the program, we will learn how to use these ancient teachings together with our beloved Zeyneb Uras to connect the dots and use them further in our life and yoga sessions.

It will be also a great opportunity to get deeper in the new layers of knowledge, enrich with different perspectives and meet brand new tools for those who have worked with Carlos Pomeda before.

This workshop, which will be definitely a strong support in your life journey, is open to participants from all levels.

* The workshop is among the mandatory modules of the 300-Hour Transformative Yoga Path Program.

Program Details:

The Splendor of Yoga: Hatha Yoga Pradipika

What is the origin of Hatha Yoga? What is the mysterious Kundalini? How can I experience it and how will that help me in my practice? What is unique about the human body? How can yoga help me to understand my body? Above all, how can these teachings help me to deepen my practice? These are some of the questions that we are going to explore in this seminar.

Starting from a Tantric basis, Hatha Yoga represents a radical approach in which the body is not an obstacle for spiritual life, but rather the very vehicle for the refinement of our awareness and the development of the connection with the world and with our own selves, to the deepest possible level. This seminar offers a fascinating journey through the secret “anatomy” revealed by the Tantric masters and will also unveil several potent exercises to power our daily practice.

Don’t miss this valuable seminar.

Dharma

What is right and what is wrong? How can we confront the dilemmas that life often presents to us. Well beyond the theoretical, this workshop explores the traditional wisdom on the topic of dharma, or ethics, and extracts valuable guidance for life. The theoretical understanding is then applied to one or more real-life examples.

Sex, Love and Yoga

Interactive presentation, including meditative practices.

Sexuality occupies a very important part of our lives, yet mature discussions of its connection to yoga are often lacking. Simply put: What happens to sexuality on the path of yoga? What is the role of sexual energy? How can we use sexuality as a way to revitalize body and soul, instead of depleting them? Similarly, the topic of love is everywhere in our culture, yet often treated superficially, or as a matter of gratification. But, what is love, truly? And how can we connect we our heart; how can we fully experience the infinite ocean of love that dweels in every human heart? How can we fill our lives with love and let it grow? These and other questions will be the focal point of our exploration. Drawing amply from the depths of traditional yoga sources, as well as our own modern experience, we will learn to avoid the pitfalls of jealousy, guilt and narcissism, among others, while learning how to nurture the fullness of the heart.

Join us for this vital exploration.

The Program

January 16, 2019
12.00 – 15.00 The Splendor of Yoga: Hatha Yoga Pradipika Part 1 with Carlos Pomeda
15.00 – 16.00 Lunch
16.00 – 18.00 The Practice of The Splendor of Yoga: Hatha Yoga Pradipika Part 1 with Zeyneb Uras

January 17, 2019
12.00 – 15.00 The Splendor of Yoga: Hatha Yoga Pradipika Part 2 with Carlos Pomeda
15.00 – 16.00 Lunch
16.00 – 18.00 The Practice of The Splendor of Yoga: Hatha Yoga Pradipika Part 2 with Zeyneb Uras

January 18, 2019
12.00 – 15.00 The Splendor of Yoga: Hatha Yoga Pradipika Part 3 with Carlos Pomeda
15.00 – 16.00 Lunch
16.00 – 18.00 The Practice of The Splendor of Yoga: Hatha Yoga Pradipika Part 3 with Zeyneb Uras

January 19, 2019
12.00 – 15.00 Dharma with Carlos Pomeda
15.00 – 16.00 Lunch
16.00 – 18.00 The Practice of Dharma with Zeyneb Uras

January 20, 2019
12.00 – 15.00 Sex, Love and Yoga with Carlos Pomeda
15.00 – 16.00 Lunch
16.00 – 18.00 The Practice of Sex, Love and Yoga with Zeyneb Uras

About Carlos Pomeda

Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India. During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as an updated

History of Yoga and a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition. Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.

For information on his DVD series “The Wisdom of Yoga” and other forthcoming titles, visit www.pomeda.com

More about Carlos Pomeda;

“Here’s a man who can be trusted to cut through the usual window- dressing of yoga and give me the real goods… a heavyweight… without being heavy, he has a jaw-dropping range of knowledge.”

Richard Rosen, Senior Reviewer, Yoga Journal

“What impresses me as much as his clarity and depth of knowledge is his embodiment of the teachings. He teaches with a contagious humility and graciousness that encourages learning and draws you into your own process of discovery and love of the tradition.”

Leela Miller, Director of Yoga at Triyoga (London)