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Mysore Yoga Traditions Conference

 February 6-16 2022 

Live in Mysore and Broadcasted throughout the world!

SAMSKRITI FOUNDATION

AND

ASHTANGA YOGA STUDIO

ARE COLLABORATING TO CREATE A VERY SPECIAL EVENT!

MYSORE YOGA TRADITIONS CONFERENCE IS A SINCERE CONVERSATION BETWEEN CULTURES. IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA  FROM THE BRILLIANT SANSKRIT SCHOLARS AND YOGIS OF MYSORE. EVEN IF YOU HAVE STUDIED ASANA FOR DECADES IN MYSORE, THIS CONFERENCE WILL OPEN A WHOLE NEW DIMENSION AND GIVE A DEEPER INSIGHT INTO THE COMMUNITY THAT GAVE US ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA. 

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THE FOURTH ANNUAL MYSORE YOGA CONFERENCE WILL BE BROADCASTED FROM MYSORE AND ACCESSIBLE TO THE WHOLE WORLD! SO IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT TO INDIA THIS YEAR YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE AND HAVE THIS AMAZING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE!

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Andrew Eppler is the Director and Producer of the film Mysore Yoga Traditions and a well known Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Andrew will be working together with Dr. MA Alwar and Dr. Lakshmi Thathachar of the Samskriti Foundation in Mysore  to create this unique yoga experience.

THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A CONFERENCE

IT’S A CONVERSATION BETWEEN CULTURES AS TOP SCHOLARS FROM INDIA TEACH THE WORLD DEEP YOGA PHILOSOPHY

No one knows the history and philosophy of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga better than the Sanskrit community of Mysore!

From the origin of the Ashtanga sequences that have had a huge impact on yoga world wide, to the philosophical foundations of this global practice, all questions can be answered.

Senior Sanskrit scholars from the Maharaja's Sanskrit College and around Mysore are collaborating to create a unique experience for the international yoga community.  This retreat will provide an authentic, authoritative, behind the scenes look into the fabric of yoga culture in Mysore. The scholars of Mysore are not selling a brand of yoga or anything else. They simply share their views about what yoga means to them, and what foreign people can do to move further into yoga practice, especially in our attitude and behavior. This is an opportunity for us to mature our yoga practice beyond simply practicing postures.

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MYSORE HOLDS MANY SECRETS! EXPERIENCE THE RICHNESS AND BEAUTY OF MYSORE'S YOGA COMMUNITY FIRST HAND.

CONNECT WITH THE WISDOM OF MYSORE

In today's yoga world many foreign yoga practitioners would like to feel connected with an ancient tradition through Yoga. We believe that learning the philosophy of yoga directly from the elders of Mysore can help us come closer to this tradition.

The Yoga of Mysore has been debated about for decades. What is traditional? What isn't?

How can we participate in this tradition or Parampara?

The compassion, sincerity, academic brilliance, and deep reverence for yoga and all spiritual practice among the scholars of Mysore will leave you stunned. 

THE SCHOLARS OF MYSORE HAVE VAST KNOWLEDGE OF ALL PHILOSOPHY BOTH EASTERN AND WESTERN. THEIR MESSAGES CAN TRULY INSPIRE US AND EVOLVE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE YOGA WE LOVE TO PRACTICE.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The main theme of this year's conference is "History of Yoga in Mysore".  The history of modern yoga has been  debated for decades. Let's consult the people who were actually there! Other topics will include Ayurveda, Sankhya Philosophy, Maṇḍalabrāhmaṇopaniṣad - a Yogic Upaniṣad., Svādhīna-sañjīvanam - a modern text on Yoga, and an in depth discussion of the life and teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya by the head of the Mysore Yoga Mandiram in Chennai.  We will be constantly referring to the Bhagavad Gita and Pattanjali Sutras as we explore Indian Philosophy as a whole. Join us as we honor some of the last living students of Sri Krishnamacharya!

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This retreat aims to give a true understanding of yoga by direct transmission from senior teachers with a lifetime of experience. Learn about the real Mysore Yoga Parampara which does not rest on any one person but comes from a whole community.

MEET THE TEACHERS

Collectively these great scholars, yogis, and spiritual leaders in the community truly carry the spirit of yoga in Mysore. They have memorized more scripture than most western yoga students will ever read. There is nothing about the history and philosophy of yoga in Mysore that they do not know. By studying with them we can gain  deep insight and a clear understanding of the yoga that made a positive impact on so many lives!

19:30 India 

16:00 Eastern Europe

15:00 Western Europe

14:00 England

8:00 am Oklahoma (Central Standard time USA)

DAILY SCHEDULE

Our conferences will be held from 19:30-22:30

India time.

There will be  two lectures each day for one hour each followed by a period of questions and answers.

We will finish with a group discussion.

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Asana Schedule

Daily Asana Classes with Top Teachers

Each day we will have an Asana Session which is inspired by the yoga of Mysore!​ We have chosen teachers from all around the world who have spent decades teaching yoga. Let's have a multicultural, international conversation with the elders of Mysore about just what authentic yoga really is!

The Asana Classes will be held right after the lectures.

Timing 

Oklahoma (CST USA) 11:30am -1:30pm

London 17:30 -19:30

Western Europe 18:30 - 20:30

Eastern Europe19:30 - 21-30

India 23:00 - 1:00

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TEACHERS AND CLASSES

SPEAKER SCHEDULE

Monday January 18

Dr. MA Alwar - Introduction and Meaning of Traditional Yoga

 

Tuesday Jan. 19

Dr. Lakshmi Thathachar - Mysore Yoga Parampara

 

Wednesday Jan. 20

Dr. MA Jayashree - Mantra Chanting

Dr. MA Narasimhan - History of Yoga in Mysore Thursday Jan 21 

 

Thursday Jan. 21

Dr. Jayaraman Mahadevan

Importance of Traditional Commentary in Patanjali Yoga Sutras- A few Insights  

Introduction to the Yoga Yajnavalkya Samhita

Friday Jan. 22

Dr. V. Prakash - Food/Health and Yoga/Wellness

 


Saturday Jan. 23

Dr. Nagaraj Rao - The Passion of Yoga Philosophy

 

Sunday Jan 24

Dr. Darshan Shankar - History, Epistemology and Ontology of Ayurveda

The Essence of Yoga Shastra

Monday Jan. 25

Dr. GG Gangadharan - Fundamentals of Ayurveda and its Relevance Today

Sri Tapan Raj - Vinyasa Krama

 

Tuesday Jan. 26

Dr. KS Kannan - Maṇḍalabrāhmaṇopaniṣad - a Yogic Upaniṣad

Dr. S Sridharan - Life and Teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya

 

 

Wednesday Jan. 27

Dr. KS Kannan - Svādhīna-sañjīvanam - a modern text on Yoga

Dr. S Sridharan - Life and Teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya

 

Thursday Jan. 28

Dr. Laxmithathachar - Essence of Bhagavad Gita and closing thoughts for the conference

ASANA SCHEDULE

Monday Jan. 18

Andrew Eppler Raja Vinyasa Yoga 

 

Tuesday Jan. 19

Joey Paz Sri BNS Iyengar's Primary Series 

 

Wednesday Jan. 20

 Anton Boehler Intermediate Ashtanga Series

 

Thursday Jan. 21

 Dr. Ronald Steiner Traditional Ashtanga and Movement Therapy

Friday Jan. 22

Bryce Delbridge Yoga Therapy

 

Saturday Jan. 23

Dalibor Stedronsky Breath Bandha Asana

Sunday Jan 24

Gilli and Miri Harouvi Ashtanga Love Story

 

Monday Jan 25

Tapan Raj Vinyasa Krama

 

Tuesday Jan. 26

Mila Rybakova Eppler Hatha Yoga

Wednesday Jan 27

Petros Haffenrichter Tapas, Bandha, Breath Vayu and Bhakti Yoga

Thursday Jan. 28

Andrew Eppler Mudra Bandha Pranayama

your investment and what's included 

Entire Conference (11 days, 22 lectures, 11 asana classes) $399.95 USD 

You will have access to downloadable recordings of all lectures!

 

5 Day Pass $218

 

3 Day Pass $130

 

1 Day Pass $54

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For the first time ever, you can experience the deep wisdom of the yogis of mysore from wherever you are in the world. Don't miss this special opportunity!!

Certificates of attendance will be given digitally

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FOR QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT ANDREW EPPLER

01 405 503 7779

OKIEBABA@GMAIL.COM

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