Kum Nye



KNR105 Beginning Kum Nye: Listening to the Body, Healing Body and Mind
This is the first semester of a year long introduction to Kum Nye Tibetan yoga, a gentle healing system adapted by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku for the West. 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 is encouraged to start here; it’s also
possible, however, to take beginning Kum Nye classes and topics in any order.

Open to all levels of students.

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Blum 10/8 - 12/10 Mo 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $180.00 View

KNR106 Kum Nye Self-Massage: Healing Power of Touch
A five-week hands-on class in Kum Nye self-massage. You will be led through slow massage routines that promote relaxation and deepen your sense of physical presence.

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Philip 11/16 - 12/14 Fr 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $90.00 View

KNR202 All-Levels Kum Nye: Balancing and Integrating Body and Mind
"Balance is a natural condition of flowing feeling and energy that pervades the entire body and mind.” Tarthang Tulku, Tibetan Relaxation. Exercises that allow feelings and sensations to flow more freely within and between body and mind help students reach a natural state of balance. Greater harmony develops between body and mind, self and other.

Based on Tarthang Tulku’s Tibetan Relaxation.

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Kincaid 10/12 - 12/14 Fr 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM $180.00 View

KNR206 Intermediate Kum Nye: Introduction to The Joy of Being
Supporting Wholeness and Developing Joy

“Kum Nye can balance, integrate, and energize the whole of our being, opening clearer channels of communication between senses, body, and mind and inviting a sense of wholeness and calm that is deeply refreshing.”  Joy of Being, xvii.

Perhaps you feel that something is missing in your life, that you are restless in spite of yoga, meditation and self-help apps. Joy of Being explores a vision of embodiment as a “personal treasure house, a source of beautiful feelings and profound satisfaction.” This ten-week introduction to Tarthang Tulku’s third Kum Nye book sets out practices that develop friendship and harmony between body and mind. Centering on “exercises for the mind,” The Joy of Being develops our sensory capacities and intends to bring light and joy to lives dulled with boredom and poisoned by negativity. We can encourage a more flexible way of being that carries into daily activities and opens us up to joy.

Prerequisites: This course is intended for those with some experience of Kum Nye through Sunday Kum Nye programs, or beginning Kum Nye courses. Or consent of instructor.  No class on Thanksgiving (November 22).

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Blum 10/11 - 12/13 Th 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $162.00 View

KNR305 Advanced Kum Nye: Transforming Inner Energy
“Kum Nye is a way to relax body and mind, to awaken the senses, to nurture ourselves with enjoyment and create a rich foundation for all life activities.” Tarthang Tulku, Joy of Being. Further intensity in the practice of Kum Nye loosens inner blockages so that vitality circulates freely through body and mind. This intermediate/advanced course introduces exercises that challenge and inspire.

Prerequisite: one year of Kum Nye practice.

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Philip 10/9 - 12/11 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $180.00 View