Courses & Workshops

Yoga Teacher Training in Western MA

Ganesha Panchayatana. circa 1800. US Public domain

The Upanishads

Offered annually in September.

The earliest philosophical roots of yoga are found in the texts of the classical Upanishads. The Upanishads offer a vision of an interconnected universe with a single, unifying principle behind the apparent diversity found in the cosmos. This is called “Brahman”. “Brahman” is “Pure Consciousness”. Realizing this is the ultimate goal of Classical Yoga. If you are curious about the philosophy of yoga, then take a journey to its source. Study the Upanishads

This 8 session course will meet Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 pm beginning September 20. In Studio or Livestreaming. Course Fee is $200. Scholarships are available. Apply for a scholarship by emailing: Info@DhiraYogaCenter.com

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Study the Bhagavad Gita

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The Bhagavad Gita

Offered annually in January.

All workshops and classes can be taken either In Studio or at home Livestreaming.

The Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between Arjuna, a gifted warrior about to go into battle, and Krishna, his charioteer. In the course of giving Arjuna all manner of spiritual and material advice, Krishna explains karma, dharma, the “Self”, the Supreme Self, the purpose and varieties of yoga, the difference between our “Self” and our mind/body and how to live life in the best possible way.

This 8 session course will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. In Studio or Livestreaming.

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Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Offered annually in April.

An in-depth course exploring Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Eight weekly sessions in a seminar format. The Yoga Sutras are a collection of 196 “sutras” (literally “threads”) on the practice of yoga. Compiled sometime between 500 BCE and 400 CE by the sage Patanjali who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from much older traditions. A practical manual describing the theory and practice of yoga.

This 8 session course will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. In Studio or Livestreaming.

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Relax, Renew, and Restore with Jen

All workshops and classes can be taken either In Studio or from home Livestreaming.

Returning in September, Stay tuned!

Designed for a good nights sleep! Think slower flows, holding forward bends longer, simple relaxing breathing exercises, a guided body scan meditation during shavasana, blankets and Jen’s mellifluous voice to guide you through it all. If livestreaming from home, use blankets and a block or pillow to add to your experience. Choose to join us In Studio or livestream to your home. You will be sent a zoom link to livestream.

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Pranavah (OM) and Pranayama

Please stay tuned for when we offer this jewel again.

Ashleigh will be teaching about “Pranavah”, which is another word for OM.
What is the meaning of this ancient sound and symbol?
Why do we chant it at the beginning and end of asana class?
What is “Japa Mantra” of the “bija” (“seed”) mantra?
Practice chanting OM and experience the “magic” of a “Rolling OM”.

Jen will be teaching various pranayama (breathing) practices, as well as discussing their benefits. Kapalabhati, Kumbhaka, and Nadi Shodhana are some of the pranayama practices that will be explored.