Explore multiple learning opportunities in the areas of Ayurveda, Tantra and Universal Yoga with BALARAMA CHANDRA DAS, a very special teacher we are so excited to introduce you to.
Balarama Chandra Das, a teacher of expert quality and passion will share with us his amazing grasp of the ancient knowledge in absolutely practical and useful ways for your life right now.
A workshop plus classes in the dynamic practices of Shiva Nata (Himalayan Tantric Sadhana of Bodily Movement) and Universal Yoga.
Ayurveda and Tantra- What, Why and Healing.
Thursday - Sunday June 2nd through the 5th.
with the very special Balarama Chandra Das
Friday June 3rd 6:00-8:00pm
A Practical Explanation of Ayurvedic Elemental theory, Ayurvedic Mind, and
Swastha- Complete Health:
Pragya·Aparadha / praj·na·pa·ra·dha - Deliberate, willful indulgence in unhealthy practices that leads to unbalanced body functions and disease.
In this lecture we will reference a traditional Ayuredic text, Charaka Samhita, to define pragya-aparadha as the lack of coordination of dhi(discernment), dhriti(patience) and smriti(memory). Pragya-aparadha will be revealed as the source of all disease, since disease originates when the heart, mind or body loses it’s connection with natural intelligence and willfully or ignorantly makes unsupportive mistakes.
This lecture content is broad enough to support those completely new to Ayurveda and those who are seasoned practitioners. There will be a practical explanation of Ayurvedic Elemental theory, Ayurvedic Mind, and Swastha- Complete Health.
Saturday June 4th 9:00-11:00pm:
ParamAyu: A Supremely Vibrant Life
A life well lived, well experienced, is a truly healthy life. A full attempt should be made to find one's true nature; truly living in an active conscious spectrum is to know one's limitations and abilities on all levels of self. The art of Ayurveda and it's use of traditional Yoga techniques reveals and assists in establishing a strong character attuned to one's life needs and goals.
Saturday June 4th 1:30-3:30pm:
Ayurvedic Movement Theory and Practice
Harmony can be explained as the effective, timely use of Solar and Lunar energies. Properly performed yoga asana, vinyasa, and pranayama can be used to open gross and subtle channels and permit solar and lunar energies to be used efficiently and effectively for health and goal achievement. In this workshop we will earn how to use the body to to efficiently affect elemental imbalances, and stimulate all directional personal development.
Sunday June 5th 9:00-11:00pm:
Pranayama Theory and Technique
Therapeutic Pranayama for self care and professional therapeutic application.
Prana is one of the most easily available means for self transformation on the subtle and gross levels of one’s self. Proper technique and knowledge of the why and how- according to time, place and special circumstance will make self transformation towards health more easily observable, and long lasting. All major pranayama will be addressed and taught from a Ayurvedic yoga perspective.
Sunday June 5th 1:30-3:30pm:
Ayurvedic Tantra (Bhuta Shuddhi, Sense Care and Vibrant Living)
In simplest explanation, Tantra is a term used for proactively using the senses for consumption of energy as substance and expression of energy through performance of actions. We will learn the methods and techniques for therapeutically orienting oneself to the world’s natural influences/systems and then specifically discerning life habits to cleanse, use and nourish the sense organs and their faculties in harmony with the worlds natural elements.
Thursday June 2nd 7:30-9:00pm:
Shiva Nata Level one
Shiva Nata is a rarely available Himalayan Tantric Sadhana of Bodily Movement. It is a Yogic art which develops conscious control, coordination and the potential abilities of the physical body and directive mind. In the Dance of Shiva, the main accent is made on the development of the multi-sector control of the body’s controlling structures, the increases of the speed of the controlling processes, and the forms of the new algorithms of transcendental links in the consciousness. These new links increase the power and generation of the bio-processor. Shiva Nata is a rarely taught practice that is of mystic yogic origins.
Om Tat Sat
Balarama Chandra Das (Boaz Ramos) was born into a family of soft hearted Native American and Mexican farm workers. Inner strength through struggle and seeking love in all things were his caring parents. He found new vibrance in life once he heard the voice and conversation of Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. Like brush in a wildfire he was consumed by the vast wisdom of the Vedic vision of life and the cultural practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. These arts enticed him to spend the next 8 years immersed in monastic living and spiritual practice. Currently, unrestricted by form, his study continues to find no end while sharing whatever fresh and ripe fruits he has with anyone who comes close, is feeling hunger, or desires to taste new things. Balarama Chandra currently focuses his professional practice on Ayurvedic Psychology and Habit Reformation through positive expression and the simple means of yoga, breath, and diet. He loves facilitating the conversation of self transformation and dharma via international educational trainings, retreats, and personal counseling. Balarama is a true pleasure to study with as he has the dynamic ability to make the seemingly complicated - practical, humorous and exciting.
Balarama Chandra is a Certified Ayurvedic Consultant who has has been inspired and trained with- Dr. Robert Svoboda, Dr. Lad (AI), Dr. David Frawley(AIVS), Dr. John Douillard(Life Spa), Dr. Claudia Welch(Ayurvedic Institute), Dr. Partap Chauhan(JIVA), Dr. Satya Narayan das(JIVA), Dr. Sunil Jyoshi(Vinayak), Vasant Lad (Ayurvedic Institute), Dr. Anusha(Arya Vaidya), Dr. Scott Blossom(Shunyata), Dr. Sathyanarayana (CVN Kalari), Dr. Rosy Mann(Kripalu), Hilary Garivaltis(Kripalu), Michael Ferranti(Gotham Ayurveda), Jean Giblette(High Falls Gardens), Andrey Lappa(Universal Yoga), Martin Prechtel, Dr. Howard J. Resnick, and His Holiness Radhanath Swami.
$40 Early Bird / $45 Drop In (Two Hour Workshop)
FULL WORKSHOP: (Friday-Sunday, 5 Classes)
$175 / $35 per class
Special Classes: $20 Drop-in
Tuesday 5:30- Universal Yoga - Mandala Yoga Sequencing
Thursday 7:30pm Shiva Nata -Himalayan Tantric Sadhana
The Telluride Yoga Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including workshops with teachers such as Annie Pace, Tim Miller, Nancy Stechert, Allison English, Cat McCarthy and Peter Sterios. In conjunction with Anusara in Telluride, other advanced teachers such as Tanya Bielke, Noah Maze and Amy Ippoliti have held workshops at the studio in Telluride.
- Telluride Yoga Center accepts cash, check, credit card or debit card (V,MC)
- Refunds will not be issued for workshops 1 week before the workshop start date. Full refunds will be issued if you cancel prior to that date.