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Courses & events of Traditional Yoga include Free Public Workshops, Teacher Training Courses(RYT-200 & RYT-500) and D...

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RYT 200, RYT 500

Yoga Healing Foundation announces Teacher Training Courses – Beginners (RYT200) / Advanced (RYT500) under the auspices of Mr. A.L.V.Kumar as...

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Prana Samyama weekend meditation course in Texas

Mar 3, 2018 10AM to 6PM at Holiday Inn Express, Bonham, Texas

1101 GK Reddy Ave, Bonham, TX 75418

Learn how to observe the natural breath in order to experience inner peace and change the habit patterns of the mind.

Meditating on the natural breath has the power to bring balance and harmony to the mind.

This technique, referred to by Patanjali as Prana Samyama is central to Yoga and Buddhist systems.

The teaching is supported by audio recordings by Dr Kumar.

A home practice recording is available to all students who complete the course.

Suitable for beginners and as a refresher for those who have already learned 

Regular practice of this technique will cultivate

  • The release of deep stress
  • Mindfulness in the present moment
  • Greater concentration and focus
  • An increasingly balanced, positive and contented mind
  • Increased will power, independence and compassion
  • Transformation of unhelpful tendencies of the mind (e.g. negative rumination, anxiety and anger)
  • Subtler awareness of self and others

 Feedback from previous weekend courses

“My practice has made a big difference in my life and relationships with others.  I’m calmer, have better concentration and my perception is greater”

“I find the weekend courses invaluable. The content of the course and explanations, life changing.”

“Through practicing this meditation on a regular basis I feel that my anxiety is becoming less and less an issue and that I deal with my anxiety in a more positive way.”  

Course Outline

10am to 5pm with morning and afternoon breaks.

The course involves a sequential series of meditation sessions that introduce the technique. Between each session there will be an opportunity to ask questions, have a short break and stretch. We will have a morning and afternoon tea break, serving herbal tea and an hour lunch break. There will be a ‘yoga nidra’ relaxation session after lunch. Theory will be covered through introductory talks and group discussions about the meditation practice will take place throughout the weekend.

The course teaches the progressive steps of the technique that can be continued as a daily practice or used as a basis for working with the mind more deeply on a residential course.

What to Bring

  • A meditation cushion if you have one. Otherwise, two ordinary cushions or pillows.
  • A Yoga mat or rug or blanket to lie down on for the ‘Yoga nidra’ relaxation session.
  • A blanket to cover yourself during the Yoga nidra session, as the body temperature tends to cool down.
  • A bottle of water.
  • Please bring a packed lunch, alternatively you can buy food from the hotel or restaurants nearby.

How to Book

The Course Fee covers the basic costs of running the courses. All Traditional Yoga teachers are volunteers. The Donation recognizes the value of the teaching and supports our charitable work in the US, UK and India. For more information about the charity please click here.

Suggested Minimum Donation: $100
Please click the donate button below and make a payment to save your spot for the course. Walkins are welcome!

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RYT 200 Course in India

Starting on Feb 7th, 2018 | 05:00 AM to 7:00 AM

Eligibility – Whoever is interested in learning yoga deeper and properly either for fitness or for curing the diseases.

Certification – Though the purpose of the course is to make one a Yogi, an international certification of RYT 200 for the first timers and RYT 500 for past students of Traditional Yoga will be given.
Course Objective – The Present course is aimed to know about detailed and deeper aspects of Yogabhyasa in the traditions of Kurantaka, Charanadasa.
Course Curriculum – The course curriculum contains all aspects of Ahara, Vihara, Vyavahara, Vichara, Achara and Grahachara for total transformation to be a yogi. In addition to this, Vedic Astrology, Depth of Ayurveda will be taught apart from learning to chant mantras. Mantra yoga will be taught for this batch specially.

Contact: 9866507766, 9346934633

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2017 Winter Meditation Retreat in South India with Dr Kumar

Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Discover the universe within through the wisdom of observation.


Dr Kumar brings us the transformative teachings of Yoga Darshana through fifteen days of guided meditation in noble silence. Drawing on thousands of years of profound teaching from the great dharma lineage, Dr Kumar opens our hearts and minds to experience peace, compassion and connectedness.

Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner, this course will take you through the advanced stages of practice as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras.

The course structure is based on progressive practice and is dynamic and responsive to the student group.

In the Yoga tradition, the absorption of pure knowledge from a teacher who embodies and lives the values of yoga, is vital for an aspirant’s development. Dr Kumar brings the transformative teachings of Yoga Darshana in their most undiluted form and direct from source.


The resort is a  peaceful four star resort within the grounds of Ramoji film city,  just outside of Hyderabad and easy to reach from the airport. There is a large soundproof air conditioned meditation hall with plenty of space for each student and the option of an outdoor meditation space. There is a lawn for practicing yoga. Organic vegetables are grown on site. Dr Kumar has described the resort as ‘silent and serene’.

Rooms are single en-suite.

We also have a limited number of twin room options at a lower cost available by application.

The resort is within easy reach of Hyderabad International Airport. Direct flights go daily from Heathrow to Hyderabad.

Daily Schedule

The meditation is practiced in a group and guided by Dr Kumar. Each meditation lasts around one hour and is followed by half an hour of relaxation and a herbal tea break before the next session begins. We begin early in the morning and practice our first meditation as the sun is rising. Chairs and meditation cushions are available.Gentle hatha yoga is practiced throughout the course.

After lunch there is a period for rest before the afternoon meditations begin. After the evening meal Dr Kumar gives a discourse clarifying the theory behind the meditation techniques, discussing the path and illustrating with stories, anecdotes and analogies, how we can apply these teachings to daily life.

Noble Silence & Yama

For the duration of the course all students maintain ‘noble silence’. The aim of this is to allow focus and awareness to stay within, rather than in the outside world. The silence allows us to sink into a deeply peaceful state of mind and most people find that being in silence comes vary naturally once the meditation begins. The process is delicate and powerful and the retreat offers the rare opportunity to skillfully work with the mind to bring about transformation. So, for this process to be as smooth and fruitful as possible we need to carefully maintain the right conditions throughout the course. For this reason we respect a strict code of conduct that has been handed down in traditional systems for centuries. During the retreat we live a monastic life and follow the guidelines that were given by Buddha and Patanjali to enable their students to draw the maximum benefit from the teaching.

The Five Yama

Patanjali, a great Yogi who lived in India around 100BC is the author of the Yoga Sutras that teach the path to unbind the mind from suffering. Patanjali teaches an eightfold path to achieve this goal, based closely on the noble eightfold path of Buddha, his predecessor by 300 years. During the course we practice all eight limbs of Patanjali’s Noble Eightfold Path as outlined in the Yoga Sutras. The first step is the Five Yama as outlined below.

Ahimsa– nonviolence (to remove anger or hatred from the mind)

Asteya-non stealing (to remove greed from the mind)

Satya– truthfulness (to remove fear from the mind)

Brahmacharya-non sexual misconduct (to remove lust from the mind)

Apaarigraha-non intoxication/ addiction (to prevent slavery of the mind)

Arrival and Departure Times

The course arrival day is 28th December. Please arrive no later than 2pm. The course will begin at 6pm. The course ends on the evening of 12th January. If you would like to stay extra nights before or after the course, please contact us.


We recommend that where possible you book a single room as this is preferable from the point of view of meditation and being in silence. However, we also have a limited number of twin room places available at a lower cost, for those on a limited budget.

Total cost for retreat including single en-suite accommodation and donation: £2015.00 

Total cost for retreat including twin room accommodation and donation: £1400.00

Donation: The prices above include a minimum suggested donation of £750 to fund the charitable programs of Traditional Yoga in India. These programs  make high quality teaching of yoga, meditation and dietary advice available to thousands of people for free or at a very low cost, who would otherwise not have access. The donation is an expression of generosity and gratitude. Dr Kumar offers the teaching on the retreat as ‘seva’, translated as voluntary selfless service.


In order to book for the course or to express an interest in attending please contact us. We are very happy to answer any questions that you may have. You are also welcome to speak directly to an experienced student of Dr Kumar about the meditation practice that will be taught on the course.

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Free Introductory Talk for RYT 300 and RYT 500 certification course

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Contact: 9866507766, 9346934633

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