the art of sudden self-realization:
practical techniques from the vijnana-bhairava sunday, december 8th,
12:30 to 2:15
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lecture, breathing techniques, movement - no asana please wear loose, comfortable clothing and be prepared to move.
"my dear, you're really nothing but the nectar of freedom, bliss, and consciouness everywhere:
self-immersion is your sacred bath." --vijnana-bhairava 152
the ancient book vijnana-bhairava ("knowledge of the true self") teaches 112 yoga techniques for plunging into the bath of one's deepest nature. practice of even 1 of these techniques is said to result in self-realization. in this workshop we will explore a handful of the 112, giving everyone options for practices that best suit them.
"yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory." --sri k. pattabhi jois
christopher hildebrandt began his sanskrit and yoga studies at brown university in 1986. he continued studying sanskrit and yoga in mysore, india, in the summer from 1996 to 2007 with sri k. pattabhi jois, sri narayana acharya, dr. m. a. jayashree, nagaraja rao, and lakshmish bhatt.
chris has taught yoga almost daily since 1997. he teaches the yoga sutra regularly, including by skype, as well as the bhagavad gita. his on-going course in yoga philosophy has recently worked on the mula-madhyamika-karika, the agama shastra, the atma bodha,, the short works of vasubandhu, and the avadhuta gita.
chris has taught in teacher trainings for yoga yama, the shala yoga house, the little yoga house, new york yoga, yoga sutra, and the jivamukti yoga school. he has also taught at karma yoga, the new york ashtanga yoga shala, tapovana, land yoga, anthea yoga, and pranavah yoga.
chris views his teaching as a way to work toward the peace and happiness of all beings.