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Yoga can be defined in modern terms as being the most encompassing system of self improvement. This system aims not just at obtaining a healthy and ideal body, or a strong and positive mind. Yoga teaches us how to control and elevate our emotions and reactions to life’s events. We gradually learn to amplify all that is good in us, and transform that which is limited or painful. The ultimate goal is to become aware of our unlimited potential and true divine identity.

We promote the teachings of US Yoga Academy, the branch of an European academy of spiritual sciences having tens of thousands of students all over the world.

This course will help you achieve your highest potential in every area of life through simple and effective yoga techniques, meditation and an integrative approach to health.
Among the effects of this training I can mention:

Radiant health and significant stress reduction

Mental focus and serenity

Vitality and happiness

Creativity, will-power and self confidence

Openness to love and increased charisma

The course involves a synthesis of various spiritual traditions. Ancient yogic techniques are adjusted to fit the modern lifestyle.

The teachings are gradual, each lesson building upon the previous ones. The courses introduce you to:

Yogic physical poses used as methods for strengthening the body, controlling the mind and elevating emotions

Relaxation and breathing techniques for increased energy

Detox methods for deep healing and rejuvenation

Exercises for increasing mental focus and strength, intelligence and memory

Meditation techniques for increasing awareness of universal realities.

Extensive hand-outs are provided for each class; therefore you can also practice the techniques at home and thus obtain very quick results.
The course is structured on years of study, featuring the most extensive yoga curriculum on the planet nowadays. This curriculum has been put together by MISA, our parent yoga school from Romania. You can attend the courses for as long as you feel necessary.

I personally am still a student of this school, as each class that my teacher Grieg creates brings more amazing information and opportunities for improvement. I see it as a life-time fascinating journey that fills my life with strength, clarity and wonder.

I am usually getting three types of people in my yoga classes:

Those who just want to stretch, relax or stay in shape.

Those who want to get “enlightened” and become respected masters in a few weeks.

Those who are truly looking for a valid solution to life’s important questions and challenges, something that is personal, practical and aside from any dogma.

People in the first two categories tend to come and go pretty quickly. They are not my ideal students and I am obviously far from being their ideal guide. I am writing this in a sincere desire to save their time and mine.

The third category of people can benefit tremendously from my teachings. They don’t necessary need to be flexible or in good shape or have mystical inclinations. If they have an open mind, a curious spirit and a desire to improve on multiple levels, they will thrive at my courses. These are people who are not afraid to get involved in society, business, or family life. Who are used to work hard for fulfilling their dreams and do not buy easily into any dogma. I am welcoming them with all my heart and I can only hope that I can support them in their quest.

Questions and Answers about the Intensive Yoga Course:

1. WHAT TYPE OF YOGA DO YOU TEACH?

A: None of the common styles you learn in most yoga studios here. I would call it Integrative Yoga, because it puts together information from many traditional branches of yoga, like: Hatha, Kundalini, Laya, Karma, Maha Vidya, Svara and so on. Moving from Romania to US I discovered that most people’s understanding of Yoga here has very little to do with the true science of Yoga. The name is the same and some of the poses, but the whole meaning behind it is lost in the effort to turn it into a profitable type of exotic fitness. It is similar with what is happening with food nowadays: it smells like food, looks like food but you will have a hard time finding any nurturing ingredient in it.

2. WHY DO YOU TEACH STATIC YOGA POSES INSTEAD OF DYNAMIC MOVEMENTS?

A: There is a huge difference between yoga poses and physical exercise. Each yoga pose is meant to attune us with very specific energies from the Universe, thus amplifying and refining certain aspects of our personality. The longer you hold the pose with proper attention, the bigger the effects are. It is like listening to the radio. You want to stay tuned on one radio station in order to get the whole information. Practicing series of dynamic movements it would be like continually flipping through your radio channels.

3. I AM NOT FLEXIBLE. CAN I STILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN PRACTICING YOGA?

Yes. Many poses are quite easy to perform even if you are not very flexible. If you pay attention to the energy flow while doing the yoga poses, and also start purifying your body and eating healthy foods, you will discover that soon your flexibility will increase. In Bucharest I had a colleague in my yoga class that was 83 years old. He could barely move at the beginning, but in a few months improved a lot by constant and patient practice. He also benefited immensely from practicing meditation.

4. WHY IS YOUR COURSE CURRICULUM SO LONG?

A: Yoga connects with various spiritual traditions, mathematics, molecular physics, astronomy, astrology, holistic therapies, psychology, chemistry, alchemy and so on. Yoga is not just a simple accumulation of physical abilities, but an in-depth process of improving everything that we are and finding practical answers to life’s essential questions and challenges. This takes time. You study mathematics in school for 12 years just to get the basics. Imagine something that encompasses so much more.

5. IT IS TOO BIG OF A COMMITMENT TO COME WEEKLY TO A YOGA COURSE THAT EXTENDS FOR A YEAR OR MORE. WHY CAN’T YOU MAKE THIS COURSE SHORTER?

A: I do not think that commitment is the problem. Most people are able to go to the gym 3-5 times a week for many years, or watch TV for hours every day. I think the problem is that most people do not understand the necessity or value of spiritual practice and transformation. They simply do not relate it yet with immediate practical benefits for their life.
There is a big trend nowadays which I call “Fast Spirituality”. Just like Fast Food, people want to consume it as fast as possible so they can move on to the next exciting thing. I put in this category all courses aiming at self improvement that promise you perfection in a month or two. There has never been such a thing as “quick enlightenment” in the history of spirituality. You need to work hard and for many years to become a competitive athlete for example. Likewise, you need long term commitment to develop and perfect every aspect of your body, mind and emotional side. The beauty is in the journey.

6. I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO PRACTICE YOGA AT HOME. I HAVE A CRAZY SCHEDULE. WHAT SHALL I DO?

A: Do you have time to be sick, depressed, tired, sad or angry? Can you afford to spend twice more time than necessary on each project, because you cannot focus your mind? Or feel drained because you cannot sleep properly at night, or have to deal with flu and allergies every season? Do you have time to spend in endless arguments with your spouse and be frustrated because of an unfulfilling sex life? Constant yoga practice can help you with all of these, and even more. You will actually save a lot of time.

7. DO YOU ALLOW PEOPLE OF ALL AGES INTO YOUR YOGA COURSE?

A: There is no upper age limit for participating. If children want to come, they need to be at least 7 years old, and accompanied by their parents. However they will not be allowed to come into few of the classes that discuss sexuality. They will also not be allowed to practice some of the techniques that are not suitable for such a young age.

8. IS YOGA A RELIGION? WILL IT CONFLICT WITH THE RELIGION I AM EMBRACING?

Yoga is not a religion, but a precise science of personal transformation. When practiced correctly, yoga can actually help you deepen your understanding of your own religion. Yoga uses terminology from the Hindu culture and religion because this is where it first appeared. However its teachings are universal, just like mathematics or physics. Mircea Eliade, the great historian of religions, used to define yoga as “The Science of All Religions”. Yoga will help you see the common spiritual foundation of all religions.

9. I SUFFER FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE/ HEART DISEASE/ DIABETES. CAN YOGA BE DANGEROUS FOR ME?

A: Everything can be dangerous if it is done in a mindless or excessive way. You are advised to consult with your doctor before engaging in yoga practice. Also, for each technique that I teach, I will mention the contraindications. If you recognize yourself in the situations when the technique is not recommended, you will simply avoid practicing it. There will be many others exercises you can practice safely.

10. I AM AN ENERGY HEALER. CAN YOGA HELP ME IN ANY WAY TO IMPROVE MY HEALING SKILLS?

Absolutely. Yoga can teach you how to increase your own energy and how to control or use it in any way you want. Moreover, you will learn how to integrate your healing in such a way as to not get affected by people’s problems. As you grow in knowledge and spiritual experience, you will also be able to guide people towards healing themselves and realizing the real causes of their ailments. Otherwise they will keep coming back with the same problem over and over.

11. I WILL TRAVEL ABROAD FOR A WHILE. I DON’T LIKE TO MISS THE YOGA CLASSES, THOUGH. WHAT CAN I DO?

A: This yoga course is being taught following the same curriculum in many countries around the world, where our parent yoga school, MISA, has branches nowadays. This gives you the unmatched opportunity to can continue your yoga practice and attend a similar training in many popular travel destinations. Even in the situation when there is no similar course where you are, you can still receive the weekly handouts for the period you are missing. That will allow you to catch up with the information very easy.

12. I HAVE PRACTICED YOGA BEFORE. DO I STILL NEED TO COME TO THE BEGINNER CLASS OR I CAN MOVE STRAIGHT TO YOUR ADVANCED COURSES?

A: You still need to come to the beginner class. My classes build upon each other and I need to make sure you are familiar with previous information before approaching more advanced techniques.

13. I HAVE SEARCHED ONLINE TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MISA, THE YOGA SCHOOL WHERE YOU STUDIED IN ROMANIA AND ABOUT YOUR YOGA TEACHER, GREGORIAN BIVOLARU. I FOUND A GREAT DEAL OF CONTRADICTORY INFORMATION. WHAT IS GOING ON?

I highly appreciate this open question. To properly answer it, I have to introduce you to the political and social situation of my home country. In Romania, up to December 1989 when the communist regime fell, Yoga and meditation were illegal practices. Plainly, you would have been put in jail for owning a yoga book or practicing yoga techniques. Philosophy and religion were also suppressed and the freedom of information was non-existent, i.e. it was illegal to listen to foreign radio-stations. Travelling abroad was forbidden, aside for very special circumstances. All of this was enforced by the communists in order to keep the people under control.

Our yoga school, MISA, started in 1990. Even if now the country was called “democratic”, the same people where holding the political power, using the same secret services and the same communist mentality of controlling the masses. As our yoga school grew larger, our activities started to be perceived as a threat to this “total control” policy. Due to their increased mental and spiritual awakening, yoga practitioners are less and less influenced by political indoctrination, commercials and mass media campaigns, and they also tend to break aside from the mainstream medical and food chains, in search of better and healthier options.

We couldn’t be put in jail like in the communist times, therefore other strategies were adopted. The main one has been using mass media (which is completely politically controlled in Romania) to denigrate the school and its activities. There are also highly paid agents that maintain blogs and websites full of very skilled lies regarding our activities, in a desire to prevent people from accessing the very powerful information provided by our yoga classes. The Romanian government escalated this oppression to the point of bringing anti-terrorist troops in our main yoga studio in Bucharest and many other highly abusive measures. Our teacher had to find political asylum in Sweden, due to the constant threats to his life.

I personally see this campaign and strong opposition as a validation of the tremendous transformational value of MISA’s yoga teachings. If we would only teach stretching and some chanting, no one would bother to pay millions of dollars to fabricate such an extensive denigrating campaign against this school. My best advice for you is to analyze the information you receive in my classes, observe the effects of practicing it and form your own opinion based on your personal experience.

If you still believe in the freedom of information and in an independent mass media or law system, it’s about time to start analyzing the world around you with a questioning mind. You will see that always in the history of humanity when a truly awakening movement or individual appeared, they were suppressed heavily by those trying to maintain the status quo and preserve their political, social or financial advantages.

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Esoteric Tantra Yoga-beginner level

1600 6th Ave

This course is both theoretical and practical. You do not need any previous experience with Yoga to attend.

The classes held at Good Vibes are donation based.

The Esoteric Tantra Yoga Course is, fundamentally, a training in HUMANITY, in being a better human being in any possible way.
The Esoteric Tantra Yoga Classes can lead to the discovery that you are infinitely more: a sublime and transcendental presence, a beacon of light of indescribable beauty.
The ESOTERIC TANTRA YOGA COURSE is a detailed and systematic journey into the depths of spirituality which has one essential goal – your personal transformation. It will provide various tools to awaken your true inner potential, enabling you to fulfill your dreams and goals. Ancient and profound spiritual teachings, combined with modern scientific research are broken down so they can be easily assimilated and more importantly, applied in your daily life.
This course perfect for you if you desire to:
• Release stress, relax and rejuvenate
• Achieve radiant health and an ideal body shape
• Improve your memory, attention, and efficiency
• Bring more joy and love in your couple relationships
• Enhance your vitality, self-confidence, creativity, happiness
• Achieve harmony at the physical, emotional and mental level
• Quiet your mind, concentrate, meditate for longer
• Turn your everyday experiences into profound realizations
• Discover the hidden dimensions of your own being
• Live every moment with intensity, lucid awareness and detachment
• Abandon completely and consciously to the intelligent flow of life
• Let life itself become a continuous and joyous lesson
• Master your erotic energy and speed up your spiritual growth
Course Structure:
• Weekly 2-hour class, part practice, part theory
• Each week builds on the teachings of the previous week
• You will learn something new in every class.
• With each class you will receive detailed printed material covering all the practical and theoretical elements of that class. This will set you up for safe individual practice at home.
By joining this course you are also joining both a local and a worldwide community of like-minded, open-hearted colleagues and instructors, always ready to support and assist you in your spiritual journey.
What to expect:
The course advances gradually, beginning with essential theory, warm-up exercises, and relaxation techniques. Yoga bodily postures (Asanas and Mudras) are taught systematically to gradually prepare your body and energetic system for advanced breathing techniques (Pranayama). Concentration techniques are given to prepare the mind for advanced meditation techniques. Special initiations are given into secret mantras used in meditation that can enhance your life in many ways.
Other aspects of the course include:
• Exploration of the 7 chakra system and how to awaken the chakras through yoga poses and other yogic methods
• Study of the moral principles of yoga
• Karma Yoga and the fundamental laws and principles of the Universe
- Laya Yoga initiation (a powerful meditation technique)
• Yoga Nidra (the Yoga of sleep)
• Sacred sexuality, the polar couple relationship
• The Art of Blessing
• Health and diet, detox methods, and much more
No matter whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner of Yoga, this class will help enhance who and what you are, adding tremendous value to your life.
Please wear comfortable clothing and do not eat a heavy meal 2 hours prior to class. Looking forward to seeing you in class!
*extensive handouts provided with every class*

Esoteric Tantra Yoga-beginner level

1600 6th Ave

This course is both theoretical and practical. You do not need any previous experience with Yoga to attend.

The classes held at Good Vibes are donation based.

The Esoteric Tantra Yoga Course is, fundamentally, a training in HUMANITY, in being a better human being in any possible way.
The Esoteric Tantra Yoga Classes can lead to the discovery that you are infinitely more: a sublime and transcendental presence, a beacon of light of indescribable beauty.
The ESOTERIC TANTRA YOGA COURSE is a detailed and systematic journey into the depths of spirituality which has one essential goal – your personal transformation. It will provide various tools to awaken your true inner potential, enabling you to fulfill your dreams and goals. Ancient and profound spiritual teachings, combined with modern scientific research are broken down so they can be easily assimilated and more importantly, applied in your daily life.
This course perfect for you if you desire to:
• Release stress, relax and rejuvenate
• Achieve radiant health and an ideal body shape
• Improve your memory, attention, and efficiency
• Bring more joy and love in your couple relationships
• Enhance your vitality, self-confidence, creativity, happiness
• Achieve harmony at the physical, emotional and mental level
• Quiet your mind, concentrate, meditate for longer
• Turn your everyday experiences into profound realizations
• Discover the hidden dimensions of your own being
• Live every moment with intensity, lucid awareness and detachment
• Abandon completely and consciously to the intelligent flow of life
• Let life itself become a continuous and joyous lesson
• Master your erotic energy and speed up your spiritual growth
Course Structure:
• Weekly 2-hour class, part practice, part theory
• Each week builds on the teachings of the previous week
• You will learn something new in every class.
• With each class you will receive detailed printed material covering all the practical and theoretical elements of that class. This will set you up for safe individual practice at home.
By joining this course you are also joining both a local and a worldwide community of like-minded, open-hearted colleagues and instructors, always ready to support and assist you in your spiritual journey.
What to expect:
The course advances gradually, beginning with essential theory, warm-up exercises, and relaxation techniques. Yoga bodily postures (Asanas and Mudras) are taught systematically to gradually prepare your body and energetic system for advanced breathing techniques (Pranayama). Concentration techniques are given to prepare the mind for advanced meditation techniques. Special initiations are given into secret mantras used in meditation that can enhance your life in many ways.
Other aspects of the course include:
• Exploration of the 7 chakra system and how to awaken the chakras through yoga poses and other yogic methods
• Study of the moral principles of yoga
• Karma Yoga and the fundamental laws and principles of the Universe
- Laya Yoga initiation (a powerful meditation technique)
• Yoga Nidra (the Yoga of sleep)
• Sacred sexuality, the polar couple relationship
• The Art of Blessing
• Health and diet, detox methods, and much more
No matter whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner of Yoga, this class will help enhance who and what you are, adding tremendous value to your life.
Please wear comfortable clothing and do not eat a heavy meal 2 hours prior to class. Looking forward to seeing you in class!
*extensive handouts provided with every class*

The Secrets of Esoteric Tantra Yoga Monthly Workshop

Good Vibes Movement

July workshop is about polarity. You will lear how the polarity of energies influences all areas of your life. You will learn to achieve balance and harmony through yoga practice and nutrition.
Every month we learn a different subject. Please visit our event page to get updates for each month workshop.
This is a Fund Raising Event for Good Vibes Movenent. Please join us in supporting Good Vibes Movement.

The Miracles of Fasting Workshop

Good Vibes Movement

This workshop is a fund rising event for The Good Vibes Movement- donations are welcomed!

The Miracles of Fasting

Do you struggle with:

- Anxiety and depression

• Fatigue

• Weight gain

• Fluctuating emotions?

Your solution can be FASTING.

Fasting is a simple, proven, ancient healing and purifying technique for the human body.

Here are just a few of the significant benefits of fasting:

- Body detox

- Rejuvenation

- An easy way to reach and maintain ideal weight

- Increased metabolism and improved bodily functions

- Hormonal balance

- Improved mental focus and concentration

- Balanced emotions, mood control

- Reduced inflammation

- Regeneration of sexual energy

During this workshop, we will share:

• The different types of fasting

• How to choose the best fasting for you

• Ways to implement a fasting plan that will produce your desired results

It does not matter if you have never fasted or if you are an avid faster. All levels of experience are welcome and there will be something to gain by everyone.

Price $30/person.

To sign up for this event you can use this link or show up 5-10 min before the event.

https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/innerspace?k_business=291830&k_class_tab=15274&uid=0&id_class_tab=2

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