Kum Nye



KNR105 Beginning Kum Nye: Listening to the Body, Healing Body and Mind

This is the first semester of a yearlong introduction to Kum Nye Tibetan yoga, a gentle healing system based on ancient Eastern medical and meditative traditions. It has been adapted by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku for the West in Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga: A Complete Guide to Health and Wellbeing. This fall we learn to listen to our bodies, opening our senses and touching our feelings directly. We explore how we can integrate body and mind in all our activities, promoting relaxation that has a vital and lasting quality. Anyone who wants to learn Kum Nye systematically or who wishes to develop relaxation to prepare for or support a meditation practice is encouraged to start here.

This course is required for those who are enrolled in Kum Nye Teacher Training Program; teacher training students can take either section, depending on what fits their schedule and their time zone.

This series may be taken in any sequence and on a drop in basis for those not in the Teacher training.



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Blum 8/24 - 10/12 Mo 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $144.00 View
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McNulty 8/27 - 10/15 Th 07:00 AM - 08:30 AM $144.00 View

KNR130 Anatomy of a Kum Nye Exercise: #106

Kum Nye Exercise #106, Trinity of Practice: Breath, Energy and Awareness

Selected Wednesdays, 8:30 AM-9:30 AM, PST

This early morning class covers both Early and Late Fall terms. Dates include: August 26, September 9 and 23, October 7 and 28, November 11, and December 2 and 16.

What would it be like to take nearly 4 months to learn and deeply embody a single challenging Kum Nye practice? We will work intimately with the breath and inner awareness, as we build the physical elements of this practice over time, until we can fully engage it – physically, mentally, and energetically. This practice builds deep strength and concentration, and stimulates and revitalizes inner energies. Commitment to daily practice between classes is required to get the full benefit of this course.

Prerequisites: completed at least one Kum Nye course or workshop, or with permission of the instructor.



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Morton 8/26 - 12/16 We 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM $96.00 View

KNR209 Intermediate/Mixed Level Kum Nye: Joy of Being

Swimming in Feeling: Touching the Inner Essence of Relaxation

During this semester of the ongoing Joy of Being class, we cultivate touching the inner essence of relaxation and inviting the joy of experience to come out (p.126). We will tune in more closely to the field of perception and also continue “easening”—giving ease to mind, senses, body and being (pp.134;138). Practices heal the body and massage the mind, lessening the grasping quality that comes with perceiving and narrating experience.

This Kum Nye 200 series can be taken in any order, and on a drop in basis.



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Blum 8/27 - 10/15 Th 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $144.00 View

KNR304 Advanced Kum Nye: Generating Happiness from Within

“Kum Nye offers a way to support health, happiness, and inner peace, the foundation of meaning in life and the gateway to the most sublime meditative experience.” Tarthang Tulku, Joy of Being.

Advanced Kum Nye practices attune body, mind, and spiritual path-awakening inner resources that generate sustainable joy and satisfaction. This class moves toward these goals with practices that enliven contact with the four energy centers located in the head, throat, heart, and navel area.

Prerequisite: two years of Kum Nye practice or instructor’s consent.



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Philip 8/25 - 10/13 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $144.00 View