Nalanda Institute is pleased to announce that our 2020 Yoga, Mind & Spirit Training, taught by Mary Reilly Nichols and esteemed guest teachers, begins on January 24th!
If you’d like to take your yoga practice to a deeper level of understanding and share your knowledge with others, this program should be on your list going into the new year. Join Mary along with her guest teachers: Joe Loizzo, Kristen Rae Stevens, Jacob Kyle, and Sonia Sequeira for a 6-month immersion into: 6 basic areas of study that span the yogic cannon The psychology behind the teachings How neuroscience explains the benefits of yoga practice Textual study and chanting Integration of learned concepts with asana A deepening of your pranayama and meditation practice Acquiring the confidence to deliver an integrated asana practice with others Each weekend module, offered once a month from January through June, will delve into the main areas of yoga with Friday evening lecture, Saturday afternoon context and science study, and Sunday deep practice with embodied integration.
Here’s what our most recent students have said about this training:
Mary was a revelation and so incredibly generous with her time and energy. I feel grateful to have had the chance to work with her for 6 months and feel like she planted some seeds in me for the future.
I love, love, love Mary. She is quite a very knowledgeable and fantastic human being.
Mary is wonderful. She is great at synthesizing — I love how she brings in a variety of faiths to illustrate the same truth about a given area. She is warm, funny, very human. I appreciate the transmission that she shares — I found it to be powerful and I was deeply honored for this opportunity. appreciate her approach to asana and will continue to bring in how to utilize Raja Yoga and other aspects of the texts on to the mat.
Wonderful — real, wise, loving.
Great. I wanted to study these texts and enjoyed them.
To go that deep into the dwellings of yoga, for me, was educational and I have incorporated some of the teachings in my yoga class.
I think this course addresses a real need and opportunity to reconnect yoga with its philosophical and spiritual origins.
Amazing!! It was wonderful to have the grounding and joining of science and spirit.
I loved the Svadhyaya that Mary brought and I also started to incorporate more retention into my own personal Pranayama. I had some wonderful meditations and it has helped my meditation practice overall.