Weekend Yoga Retreat in New England (July 15-17, 2016)
Jun
1
Jun 3

Weekend Yoga Retreat in New England (July 15-17, 2016)

  • DNKL

Weekend Yoga Retreat in New England
July 15-17, 2016

All-Inclusive Yoga Retreat

Join Vivekan in this special Weekend Yoga Retreat in New England themed around Bodhisattva Yoga™, Dharma talks, nature and good times.

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Join Vivekan on this all-inclusive weekend yoga retreat as he presents his system of instruction, Bodhisattva Yoga™, at the heavenly DNKL - Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace - in lovely and tranquil Redding, Connecticut. The resident scholar, monk and teacher of DNKL, Geshe Lobsang Dhargey - a friend of Vivekan's - will be leading his own brand of fun, open and informal Dharma talks.

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This weekend yoga retreat is for all levels - minimum of basic level yoga experience suggested. This will be an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in a weekend of contemplative joy!

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When:

July 15-17, 2016
Friday afternoon - Sunday morning

Accommodations:

- Gender-based yurts: bring your own sleeping bag - limited space
OR
- Bring your own tent, gear and camp on the gorgeous DNKL grounds

Bathroom and shower facilities are available!

All-Inclusive Cost:
$300 to Bodhisattva Yoga


(Bodhisattva Yoga will be donating a portion of all proceeds to DNKL)

What's included in your cost of $300?
 

- Four Bodhisattva Yoga sessions with Vivekan
Led Dharma talks with Geshe Dhargey
- All meals from Friday evening dinner through Sunday morning brunch
- Camping on the gorgeous grounds via Yurt (space limited; need to request upon enrollment for availability) OR Bring Your Own Tent

Retreat Schedule*
 

Friday, July 15th:

2pm - Guests can begin to arrive to check-in, get settled, enjoy the grounds, temple, etc.
4-5:30pm - Bodhisattva Yoga with Vivekan
6-7pm - Dinner
8-9pm - Dharma talk with Geshe Dhargey

Saturday, July 16th:

7:30-9:30am - Bodhisattva Yoga with Vivekan
9:30-10:30am - Breakfast
12-1pm - Dharma talk with Geshe Dhargey
1:30-2:30pm - Lunch
4-5:30pm - Bodhisattva Yoga with Vivekan
6-7pm - Dinner
8-9pm - Dharma talk with Geshe Dhargey

Sunday, July 17th:

7:30-9am - Bodhisattva Yoga with Vivekan
9-9:15am - Closing
9:30-10:30am - Breakfast
Goodbye!

*Retreat Schedule subject to change :)

Bodhisattva Yoga

Getting There
 

Address: Do Ngak Kunphen Ling
30 Putnam Park Road
Redding, CT 06896


Or, take mass transit from NYC: 
Metro-North (New Haven Line) from Grand Central Station to Redding, CT
Click here for Schedule & Fare


Or, fly:
To Westchester County, NY (HPN) Airport and take a taxi to DNKL.

If you need help with directions, or with car service numbers from the airport or train - please call DNKL (Phone: 203-664-1574)

For any other questions, email Info@BodhisattvaYoga.com.

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Weekend Yoga Retreat in New England (Sept. 16-18, 2016)
Jun
1
Jun 2

Weekend Yoga Retreat in New England (Sept. 16-18, 2016)

  • DNKL

Weekend Yoga Retreat in New England
September 16-18, 2016

All-Inclusive Yoga Retreat

Join Vivekan in this special Weekend Yoga Retreat in New England themed around Bodhisattva Yoga™, Dharma talks, nature and good times.

Bodhisattva Yoga | All Rights Reserved

Join Vivekan on this all-inclusive weekend yoga retreat as he presents his system of instruction, Bodhisattva Yoga™, at the heavenly DNKL - Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace - in lovely and tranquil Redding, Connecticut. The resident scholar, monk and teacher of DNKL, Geshe Lobsang Dhargey - a friend of Vivekan's - will be leading his own brand of fun, open and informal Dharma talks.

Bodhisattva Yoga | All Rights Reserved

This weekend yoga retreat is for all levels - minimum of basic level yoga experience suggested. This will be an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in a weekend of contemplative joy!

Bodhisattva Yoga | All Rights Reserved

When:

September 16-18, 2016
Friday afternoon - Sunday morning

Accommodations:

- Gender-based yurts: bring your own sleeping bag - limited space
OR
- Bring your own tent, gear and camp on the gorgeous DNKL grounds

Bathroom and shower facilities are available!

All-Inclusive Cost:
$300
 to Bodhisattva Yoga


(Bodhisattva Yoga will be donating a portion of all proceeds to DNKL)

What's included in your cost of $300?
 

- Four Bodhisattva Yoga sessions with Vivekan
- Led Dharma talks with Geshe Dhargey
All meals from Friday evening dinner through Sunday morning brunch
Camping on the gorgeous grounds via Yurt (space limited; need to request upon enrollment for availability) OR Bring Your Own Tent

Retreat Schedule*
 

Friday, September 16th:

2pm - Guests can begin to arrive to check-in, get settled, enjoy the grounds, temple, etc.
4-5:30pm - Bodhisattva Yoga with Vivekan
6-7pm - Dinner
8-9pm - Dharma talk with Geshe Dhargey

Saturday, September 17th:

7:30-9:30am - Bodhisattva Yoga with Vivekan
9:30-10:30am - Breakfast
12-1pm - Dharma talk with Geshe Dhargey
1:30-2:30pm - Lunch
4-5:30pm - Bodhisattva Yoga with Vivekan
6-7pm - Dinner
8-9pm - Dharma talk with Geshe Dhargey

Sunday, September 18th:

7:30-9am - Bodhisattva Yoga with Vivekan
9-9:15am - Closing
9:30-10:30am - Breakfast
Goodbye!

*Retreat Schedule subject to change :)

Getting There
 

 

Address: Do Ngak Kunphen Ling
30 Putnam Park Road
Redding, CT 06896


Or, take mass transit from NYC: 
Metro-North (New Haven Line) from Grand Central Station to Redding, CT
Click here for Schedule & Fare

Or, fly:
To Westchester County, NY (HPN) Airport and take a taxi to DNKL.

If you need help with directions, or with car service numbers from the airport or train - please call DNKL (Phone: 203-664-1574)

For any other questions, email Info@BodhisattvaYoga.com.

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Awaken Your Inner Warrior Yoga Teacher Training Program
Jun
1
Jun 3

Awaken Your Inner Warrior Yoga Teacher Training Program

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Awaken Your Inner Warrior

200-Hour Yoga Certification/Immersion*

July 2016 - July 2017

One Weekend-Intensive - Every Other Month

In Chelsea, New York City


Vivekan’s Awaken Your Inner Warrior™ Yoga Teacher Training Program is unlike any other 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Program. Vivekan’s unique instruction, perspective and insights developed over 20+ years of personal practice, study and teaching experience has made him one of the most practical, effective and inspiring Yoga Teachers. 

In order to help others on their journey to wellness in body and mind, Vivekan developed Bodhisattva Yoga™ - A comprehensive, modern yogic system for a new generation of yoga practitioners, seekers, and those desiring a complete fitness discipline.

Vivekan’s trainees emerge from the Bodhisattva Yoga Awaken Your Inner Warrior Yoga Teacher Training Program with the knowledge and skills needed to guide and instruct a comprehensive, Level-1 Bodhisattva Yoga Class*, along with the tools for a personal practice. Trainees can participate in the program as an immersion and take the program for their personal enrichment and continuing studies, without seeking Yoga Teacher Certification and having to meet its requisites.

Vivekan’s Awaken Your Inner Warrior Yoga Teacher Training Program is known to accelerate, deepen and/or jumpstart practice progress. It also provides interested practitioners and aspiring teachers with a rare opportunity to study authentic yogic topics and receive insights found nowhere else. By way of his warmth, knowledge, incredible zeal for the practice and exceptional experience as a Senior-Level Yoga Teacher, Vivekan is an out of the ordinary expert who delves into the heart of true yoga.

Many graduates of Vivekan’s Awaken Your Inner Warrior Yoga Teacher Training Program have said that the course’s breadth of material, as well as his personal tips and shares covers above and beyond what other 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Programs include. Many graduates have said that taking the Awaken Your Inner Warrior Yoga Teacher Training Program provided an invaluable edge in their subsequent practice and instruction of yoga, as well as it being one of their most meaningful life experiences.

Vivekan’s spontaneous, enthusiastic and informed instruction of Bodhisattva Yoga inspires practitioners to realize that the art and science of yoga is at once fun and playful, while also being a deeply transformative and profound body of practice.

Join Vivekan for the Bodhisattva Yoga
Awaken Your Inner Warrior
Yoga Teacher Training Program this July 2016!


Apply Now! 

Your application will be emailed to you. It's easy to apply!

Once accepted, application fees will be applied to your program tuition.

Space is limited.


In no particular order, this program includes the study of (but is not limited to):

 

Raja Yoga Philosophy
Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras
Bodhisattva Yoga Level-1 Asanas
Bodhisattva Yoga Level-1 Pranayama
Buddhism 101 - Introduction to Buddhist Dharma
Introduction to Meditation
Fitness & Health Standards
Science-Backed Yogic Diet
Yoga Anatomy
Introduction to Chakras
Bodhisattva Yoga Level-1 Class Structure
Introduction to Kriyas, Mudras, and Bandhas
Introduction to Mantras

And much more…

Including Two All-Inclusive Weekend Yoga Retreats in New England**

July 15-17, 2016
&
September 16-18, 2016


Alumni Graduates of Awaken Your Inner Warrior

 

Alumni are encouraged to enroll for a discounted tuition rate (see details below), and are required to apply. Due to space limitations, acceptance is not guaranteed.


Apply Now! 

Your application will be emailed to you. It's easy to apply!

Once accepted, application fees will be applied to your program tuition.

 Space is limited.


What Happens Once I Submit My Application?

 

Once you submit your application you will receive confirmation of its receipt. If accepted, before you can formally enroll, you are required to sign and return Bodhisattva Yoga’s Teacher Training Program Agreement (a simple waiver sent to you via email once you are accepted). Upon receipt of the completed agreement, you will receive confirmation of enrollment in the Awaken Your Inner Warrior™ Yoga Teacher Training Program and be asked to choose one of the following payment options:


Payment Options***

(Check, PayPal, Square)

Awaken Your Inner Warrior
July 2016-2017 Program Tuition
(All-Inclusive Rates):

Standard Rate
Check
- $3,495
PayPal or Square - $3,595
Program Tuition due in full by June 15, 2016.

Payment Plan
Check
- $3,695
PayPal or Square - $3,795
Half down by June 15, 2016 and the remainder by July 15, 2016.
Program Tuition due in full by July 15, 2016.

Alumni - 20% Off Above Rates


Program Schedule

July 2016 - July 2017

One Weekend-Intensive Every Other Month
Chelsea, New York City
29th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenue)

Saturday & Sunday Schedule

Session One: 9am - 1pm
Lunch Break: 1 - 2pm
Session Two: 2 - 6pm

2016

July 9 & 10
July 15-17 (Weekend Yoga Retreat # 1)
September 10 & 11
September 16-18 (Weekend Yoga Retreat # 2)
November 19 & 20

2017

January 21 & 22
March 18 & 19
May 20 & 21
July 15 & 16

So that trainees can prepare and study for the coming topic(s), the agenda and theme for each of the Weekend-Intensives will be announced approximately 1 month prior.


Testimonials from Awaken Your Inner Warrior Graduates

 

“I have had the good fortune of practicing with Vivekan of Bodhisattva Yoga for nearly six years so far and my life has truly been transformed because of his unique instruction. I graduated from his 2013 Teacher Training Program which I honestly consider the best decision of my life!”
-Morgan, Brooklyn, NY

“I went through BY Teacher Training with Vivekan in 2012, and it was one of the most incredible and transformative experiences of my life. Don't miss out on this opportunity!”
-Julie, Brooklyn, NY

“I definitely had to step out of my comfort zone to take teacher training with Vivekan - but it was one of my best decisions ever. I don't regret it for a minute and I'm a different better person as a result.”
-Deborah, Brooklyn, NY

“No one is like Vivekan. He has a keen awareness of alignment, wealth of knowledge and genuine experience regarding yogic philosophy, along with compassionate skill. My creativity, inner satisfaction, contentment, and love of life have all increased since studying with Vivekan during the teacher training.” 
-Katie, Brooklyn, NY


Notes

 

*Bodhisattva Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School, and Vivekan (E-RYT) is a Yoga Alliance Registered Instructor. Upon successful completion of this 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Program and its criteria, graduates will qualify as 200-Hour Certified Yoga Teachers. Those interested in teaching Level-1 Bodhisattva Yoga Classes subsequent to successfully completing the program, can inquire about Bodhisattva Yoga’s Teacher Agreement.

**These Two All-Inclusive Weekend Yoga Retreats in New England (included in the program tuition) will give trainees a special opportunity to deepen and broaden their personal practice experience. Although attending both weekend yoga retreats is highly encouraged, if you are taking the Awaken Your Inner Warrior Yoga Teacher Training Program as an immersion, these retreats are optional. However, if you seek Yoga Teacher Certification, at least 1 weekend retreat must be attended to graduate. See “Events & Retreats” page for more details regarding the Two All-Inclusive Weekend Yoga Retreats in New England.

***All sales are final, non-refundable, non-transferrable, and no credit can be applied to future programs and/or other Bodhisattva Yoga offerings. Kindly understand that there are no exceptions. Vivekan is seeking serious, committed applicants only.


Questions & Concerns? Email us at Info@BodhisattvaYoga.com

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Bodhisattva Way of Life with Vivekan
Jan
3
Feb 14

Bodhisattva Way of Life with Vivekan

  • Bodhisattva Yoga

Starting Sunday, January 3rd, 2016, Vivekan will be leading us through Chapters 4 through 6 of the 8th Century Indian text Bodhicaryavatara (Bodhisattva Way of Life) from Shantideva.

Vivekan has received the entire transmission of the Bodhicaryavatara from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

This is free and open to the public.*

You are encouraged to bring your own English copy of the Bodhisattva Way of Life.

Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to start.

*Donations/offerings are accepted.

Winter Solstice Seminar with Vivekan
Dec
18
6:30 pm18:30

Winter Solstice Seminar with Vivekan

  • Bodhisattva Yoga

The Winter Solstice is a great time to let go of what isn't serving you and usher in fresh goals of health, happiness and renewal.

In this interactive seminar led by Vivekan, at Bodhisattva Yoga, you'll have a chance to utilize the planet's natural cycles to help you harmonize, let go of what isn't serving you and usher in fresh goals of health, happiness and renewal. Use the power of reflection and intention to abandon what hasn't served you in the past year(s) and to establish what does in the coming year(s).

This seminar will include group share and guided meditation.

Journaling is encouraged but not required.

To make it a retreat day at Bodhisattva Yoga, and further maximize the solstice, join us for the 5pm ANANDA Flow (Challenging) class beforehand.

 

Winter Solstice Seminar with Vivekan

6:30 – 8:30p, Friday, December 18th

Registration: $60

Dharma Talks at Bodhisattva Yoga with Geshe Dhargey - Every Saturday in October
Oct
3
Oct 31

Dharma Talks at Bodhisattva Yoga with Geshe Dhargey - Every Saturday in October

Interested in learning about Buddhism and/or advice for living a happier life?

Dharma Talks with Geshe Dhargey
Every Saturday in October at Bodhisattva Yoga
5-6pm | October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

The scholar monk Geshe Dhargey, Resident Teacher of DNKL Tibetan Buddhist Center in CT, will be giving Dharma talks at Bodhisattva Yoga in Park Slope, Brooklyn every Saturday this October from 5 to 6pm.

He will continue to teach on Atisha's "The Best of the Teachings of the Path".

These are fun, informal, accessible talks that are useful for enjoying a better life.

 

These Dharma talks are free and open to the public.

Death and Dying: Embracing a Positive Relationship with Mortality
Sep
27
2:30 pm14:30

Death and Dying: Embracing a Positive Relationship with Mortality

  • Bodhisattva Yoga

Death and Dying: Embracing a Positive Relationship with Mortality

A Workshop with Bodhisattva Yoga Instructor Morgan


When: Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Where: Bodhisattva Yoga, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Time: 2:30-4pm
Registration fee: $45
 

Death, the dying process, and our own mortality are often challenging subjects to discuss. This 1½ hour workshop is uniquely designed to illuminate the shadows one often confronts as they begin to explore issues around death and dying. As these issues are often associated with fear and worry, this workshop will give the participants an opportunity to openly and honestly challenge common fears and concerns and view mortality in a more enlightened and positive way.

Morgan sees daily how her own practice of relying on mindfulness, presence, and the Bodhisattva Yoga ideal of altruism, empower her to create an environment of peace, love, and ultimately compassionate concern for her patients, their families and her colleagues. In this workshop, Morgan will utilize personal experiences, research and study, Dharma inspired practices, and her own heartfelt passions to expose the truths around care of the dying, and indeed our own deaths. Her aim is to create a supportive setting in which participants may become more comfortable with death and the dying process and perhaps find meaning and life purpose in the very essence of it.


Morgan has been a Registered Nurse for 8-years. She provides patient and family centered care for the catastrophically and terminally ill on the Palliative Care Unit at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. She began her practice at Bodhisattva Yoga 5-years ago and graduated from theAwaken Your Inner Warrior™ Teacher Training program in 2013 under the peerless leadership and guidance of Vivekan. Practicing at Bodhisattva Yoga has been transformative in her life both personally and professionally.

Morgan has attended several conferences, workshops, and lectures pertaining to end of life care, death, and dying. She recently co-authored “When Death is Near”, a published informational booklet that seeks to educate and inspire the reader to understand, embrace, and participate in the dying process.

Katie Costello Live at Bodhisattva Yoga
Sep
26
8:00 pm20:00

Katie Costello Live at Bodhisattva Yoga

Katie Costello Live at Bodhisattva Yoga

Saturday, September 26th | 8pm
Brooklyn | New York

Rebel Pop Singer Songwriter | Katie Costello
Live at Bodhisattva Yoga

Live Recorded Event | Special Solo Performance | Releasing New Material


Katie Costello - Rebel Pop Singer Songwriter + Bodhisattva Yoga-Trained Teacher - will be performing solo - and recorded live - for an intimate audience at Bodhisattva Yoga in Park Slope, Brooklyn to promote her new material. 

At this this special show, Katie's new music will be available for the first time.

$25 | BYOB: Bring Your Own Bliss

Purchase Tickets Here | For more info, email us.

Dharma at Bodhisattva Yoga with Geshe Dargye
Aug
8
5:30 pm17:30

Dharma at Bodhisattva Yoga with Geshe Dargye

  • Bodhisattva Yoga

Dharma at Bodhisattva Yoga with Geshe Dargye

When: Saturday, August 8th
Where: Bodhisattva Yoga
Time: 5:30-6:30pm


This event is free of charge and open to the public. Donations accepted.

Please RSVP by clicking "Sign Up Now!" below.

We are happy to announce that Geshe Dargye will be continuing his Dharma talks at Bodhisattva Yoga on Saturday, August 8th, from 5:30-6:30pm.

The topic is on the Indian master Atisha's "The Best of the Teachings of the Path". Geshela makes his Dharma talks fun and accessible, and bases them on well-reasoned tips on how to live and practice optimally. This talk is great for experienced and newcomers alike.

Geshe Lobsang Dargye is a gifted Buddhist scholar monk who is now the Resident Teacher at Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL) in Redding, CT. He has received the highest monastic degree, that of Geshe Lharampa, and the Ngagrampa degree in Buddhist Tantric Studies from Gyumed Tantric College.

Email us if you have questions.

More about Geshe Dargye…

Geshe Lobsang Dhargye was born in 1969 in the Bomdilla district of the state of Arunachal Pradesh, North East India. At the age of ten, he entered Sera Mey Monastery, which is one of the largest Tibetan monasteries. He then began his long monastic training under the Venerable Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa, his personal tutor and Spiritual Director of DNKL.

Geshe-la received his ordination as a novice monk in 1982 from the late Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, the senior tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the 97th Throne Holder of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He then received the vows of a fully ordained monk, a Bikshu, in 1994 directly from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

After 15 years of study, Geshe-la appeared for the All Gelupga Monastic University examination in 1996 and was awarded the highest monastic degree, that of Geshe Lharampa. For the final part of this examination, Geshe-la had to go to all the three great monastic universities of the Gelugpa tradition, namely Sera, Ganden and Drepung, to engage in philosophical debates with the finest of monk scholars.

As tradition mandates, after successfully completing studies in Buddhist Sutra, Geshe-la went to Gyumed Tantric College in 1999 to study Buddhist tantra. In 2002, he topped the debate examination conducted by those monks who held Geshe Lharampa degrees at Gyumed Tantric College. He received the Ngagrampa degree in Buddhist Tantric Studies. Geshe-la also served in the “Education Development Committee of Sera Mey Monastery” from 1999 to 2001.

The Art of Effortless Relaxation: Savasana & Yogic Sleep
Jul
26
2:30 pm14:30

The Art of Effortless Relaxation: Savasana & Yogic Sleep

  • Bodhisattva Yoga

The Art of Effortless Relaxation:
Savasana & Yogic Sleep

A Workshop with Bodhisattva Yoga founder Vivekan

When: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Where: Bodhisattva Yoga, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Time: 2:30-4pm

Registration fee: $45

 

Yogic adepts have stated that 15 minutes of Yoga Nidra (skt., yogic sleep) can be as restorative as a night’s rest.

In this workshop, we'll explore the profundity of this starting with the basics of Savasana (skt., corpse pose) – with and without supports.

With an attention to detail and adjustments not afforded in class settings, in this workshop, Vivekan will offer the opportunity to directly taste complete release. With the aid of Savasana, and guided meditations, your body and mind will settle into Yoga Nidra – a deeply restorative, blissful and lucid state of peaceful calm.

Walk -- or float -- away deeply rested, with an enriched understanding of the yogic sleep technique to enhance your deep relaxation periods in class, or at home.

Everyone can benefit from profound rest.

Space is limited; register to reserve your spot.