April 10th - May 22nd, 2019
Wednesdays 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
A seven-week course designed to give you the tools you need to develop your own meditation practice, demystify yoga and alleviate suffering in your life.
HAVE YOU EVER:
Felt the pull to go deeper in your yoga practice?
Wondered if there was more to yoga than holding handstand?
Considered a yoga teacher training or are a yoga teacher and need a refresher?
Felt like you needed a spiritual reset in life?
THEN THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!
Even if you’ve tried meditating and struggled or you think you’re not “advanced enough”, this course will give you a foundation to apply this ancient wisdom in a tangible real-world way for your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
CAROLINE, YOGA STUDENT
Urban Sadhana was a great introduction to the deeper spiritual practice of yoga. Nuria was a very inspiring guide, and her knowledge of meditation techniques, breath work, and yoga philosophy helped to encourage growth and curiosity in all of her students. Urban Sadhana was a very worthwhile experience, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to expand their meditation practice and knowledge of yoga.
WEEK ONE: HISTORY OF YOGA THOUGHT AND PRACTICES
Explanation of the origins of modern postural yoga
Applying ancient practices to modern life
How to sit comfortably for extended periods.
WEEK TWO: AYURVEDA + SPECIFIC PRACTICES FOR THE DOSHAS
Basics of Ayurveda: Yoga’s “Sister Science”
Learn your “dosha” (unique constitution)
How to use the yoga practices for self-healing
WEEK THREE: THE IMPORTANCE OF ETHICS FOR ENLIGHTENMENT
The famous Yamas and Niyamas from the Yoga Sutras and other less well-known codes of conduct
Modern life application of these ancient value systems
Clear your blocks and walk with integrity
WEEK FOUR: SUBTLE BODY SYSTEM
The main energy systems of the body, the Nadis, and the Chakras
How to harness the power of these systems for healing and growth
Bandhas (locks) and how we use them in breathwork
WEEK FIVE: TOOLS OF TANTRA
The learn Mantra (chanting), Mudra (yoga poses for the hands), Yantra (visualizations)
Understand the real meaning of Tantra
Create your own personal practice
WEEK SIX: SELF KNOWLEDGE
Advaita Vedanta and Buddhist Philosophy
Get to know the true nature of yourself
How to alleviate suffering in your own life through self-knowledge
WEEK SEVEN: CLOSING MEDITATION + TANTRIC RITUAL
MILES, YOGA STUDENT
Urban Sadhana is a platform for expansion.
With layers of wisdom woven and weaving into the bodies of a circle of breathers and be-ers, space for the delicacy and abundance of breath is held throughout Urban Sadhana.
The composition and structure of the Urban Sadhana classes allowed me to merge from them, into a more independent practice while still being supported by the teachings of Urban Sadhana. Not only was my understanding of pranayama and my meditation practice fostered during Urban Sadhana, my knowledge of Ayurveda, body systems such as nadis and chakras, mudras, tantra, ethics as well as the evolution of yoga expanded immensely.
These topics beyond meditation cushioned the simple yet powerful breath practice with a purpose.
Each of the rich bits of wisdom I have harvested from Urban Sadhana has a distinct and essential flavor and when accompanying each other, make for a satiated, still, present and grateful me.
Space is limited to 12 students to encourage maximum learning.
This is a rare opportunity to deepen your practice with an experienced teacher in an intimate setting.
This course has sold out every time it has been offered.
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Gentle Stretching + Check in
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Meditation + Pranayama Practice
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Ayurvedic Tea + Special Topic Lecture + Discussion
Price includes all course instruction, course materials, a one on one with Nuria, ayurvedic refrehsments and some beautiful surprises.
Contact Nuria to reserve your spot.
By the end of this 7-week course, you will be able to confidently find stillness within yourself regardless of where you are in life. You will have the tools to manipulate your body to achieve certain goals such as increased energy or a more relaxed state of mind. You will have an understanding of basic pranayama, history of yoga thought and practices, the subtle body systems and how to create a lifestyle that best suits your individual constitution and alleviates suffering in your life.
This is a rigorous program! You will be tested mentally and physically during meditation. You are expected to attend every class, arrive on time and meditate daily. Make-up classes will be offered on a case by case basis. No refunds - credit can be used towards privates, coaching or reiki.
PREREQUESITE: CONSISTENT YOGA PRACTICE