It began in the Spring of 2018.
A seven year cycle of retreats:
THE EIGHTFOLD PATH
An immersive journey into Patanjali’s eight limbs of Yoga.
One limb at a time.
One year at a time.
The Eightfold Path is a place for the sincere practitioner to go deeper.
To explore the technology, knowledge and wisdom
alive at the heart of the yoga tradition.
Slowly over the course of time.
As it was intended.
Each year a return.
The Eightfold Path launched last spring in Nosara, Costa Rica
with the teachings of YAMA: The yoga of relationship.
YAMA embodied is kindness, truthfulness, generosity, and care for vital energy.
YAMA in its quintessance is a coherent state of love.
In the Spring of 2019 THE EIGHTFOLD PATH continues with NIYAMA: The yoga of purification.
Tucked away in the mountains of Colorado,
we’ll enter into deep inquiry through the wisdom of the second limb of yoga.
The art of self-study
The yoga of contentment
Cleanliness (internal and external)
A practical path to surrender and receptivity to grace
Cultivation of internal heat for healing, transformation and illumination
Set in the truly majestic backdrop of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains
Blazing Mountain Retreat Center is a longtime refuge for Tibetan Buddhist spiritual study.
The accomodations are simple and clean.
Stunning mountains to the east.
Vast vistas and open plains to the west.
Daily Tantric Hatha Yoga
Daily Meditation and Pranayama
Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga
Philosophical lecture and discourse | 5 sessions (one for each limb)
Individual contemplative INSIGHT exercises
Interpersonal group work
2 5Rhythms® movement meditation sessions with Amber Ryan
1 Gong Sound Meditation with Richard Gentile, HC, AADP
Your experience also includes down time for rest, meals together, the option to go to local
hot springs, get bodywork, receive acupuncture, or hike in the surrounding mountains.
NIYAMA is open to all levels of practitioner.
The common denominator will be our intent for meaningful and rich self-study.
To be clear.
NIYAMA is not a yoga vacation
It is an experience designed to ignite an initiatory fire.
To bring you deeply inward.
Toward inner sight.
To awaken presence, illuminate awareness
and stoke your felt sense of vitality, clarity and luminosity.
The circle is open.
If you feel the call.
Please join us.
NIYAMA IS A TECHNOLOGY FREE RETREAT
NO PHONES | NO COMPUTERS | ALL NATURAL
WHAT IS TANTRIC HATHA YOGA
Tantric Hatha Yoga is an embodiment technology used to purify and strengthen the body, stabilize the heart/mind, and in time give rise to the dawning of higher awareness.
It is a practice of coming to see the unseen. To feel, sense and experience how energy moves through the body. As this texture becomes known, a path to intuitive knowing is revealed and insight into the nature of mind emerges.
From the conscious to the subconscious, the subconscious to the unconscious, and the unconscious to the sublime.
The tradition seeks to illuminate a path of exploration into the fabric of psyche and enable awareness to penetrate the substance of spirit and soul.
The practices leverage the body to awaken, refine and manage vital energetic intelligence through yoga postures, bandhas, mantra, meditation and breath work. The body’s energy is collected and directed in ways to create purposeful and specific states of consciousness.
To calm and stabilize the mind.
To awaken and vitalize the body.
To restore peace to the spirit.
The practices are designed to meet you where you are and are accessible to all levels.