Go deeper into your practice as you work at your own pace. Intermediate-Advanced Yoga is recommended for individuals who practice Hatha yoga regularly and are interested in physical conditioning as a part of their yoga practice. Depending on the capacity of the group, Intermediate-Advanced Hatha Yoga gradually becomes a challenging and energizing course that increases flexibility, strength and stamina, and includes warm-ups for aerobic and technically more difficult Hatha yoga postures and breathing practices. This course cultivates a meditative awareness of on-going internal experience while focusing on structural alignment and form.
If you know the Beginners routines and are interested in fitness, consider learning a meditative series that advances through core alignment poses, standing and balancing poses, and in-depth breathing practices. Course content will vary depending on the capacities of the group.
Dates and times To Be Decided** for a course open to the general public
or Organized by you at your location*** (Dates, Time, and Location negotiable if organized by you)
4 weekly sessions
Group size: (Minimum) 8 - 15 (Max)
* If the course is via Zoom, you can be at home and only need your computer or phone to be present for the class session. About a week before the program begins, you will receive an email containing both the class materials, as well as the you code need to enter the portal for the session.
** Don’t miss out on the class you want! Let us know what days and times would work best for you. (401) 369-8115
*** If the course meets at your location, that means that this will be a private program. You and Lakshyan will set the dates, and you take responsibility for the location (home, business, studio, or digitally) and for gathering the other students. The program you organize can be taught taught in-person by Lakshyan at your physical location, or via his Zoom system, so the friends you gather can be in their own locations when they attend. Would you like to know more? Please contact Lakshyan here. (Contact@bodymindri.com & (401) 369-8115).
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The techniques of posture do not promote yoga. Though called essentials, they all retard one's progress." – Garuda Purana (tenth century Hindu text)
"Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow." – Aesop (620-560 BC)
Success: "To laugh and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The quotes on the adjacent pages call attention to a proper understanding that physical practice has in the general yoga system. Hatha yoga offers one of the most comprehensive approaches to wellness and body development. Those who are capable of these practices should learn them. If you want extreme strength training or extreme flexibility, there are yoga studios/methods that will teach you. On the other hand, if you want a ‘six-pack’, please go to the gym, and if you really want to learn pretzel poses, please join the circus!
Being an encyclopedia or contortionist, is no guarantee of greater knowledge than what can be learned from the most basic of practices.
My approach has a balanced focus, on wellness, body development, and health. The difficult Asana (hatha yoga posture) is not the one with the fancy technique, the pretty looking one, or the fashionable one. The difficult Asana is to be with yourself with complete honesty, to be with your strength and weakness, to be with your pain, and at the same time doing no harm. The difficult task in Yoga is to face the truth of your self.