Kum Nye



KNR111 Discovering and Healing Ourselves through Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga

This term in the yearlong introduction to Kum Nye focuses on Kum Nye exercises drawn from Tarthang Tulku’s first Kum Nye book, Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga, that activate a positive healing process. We start to nurture ourselves both mentally and physically, contacting and integrating body and mind. Practices promote deep relaxation, stimulation of body and sensory awareness, and also relieve tension and blockages in physical, subtle energy, and emotional systems. 



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Blum 1/20 - 2/3 Mo 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $54.00 View
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Blum 3/9 - 4/13 Mo 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $108.00 View

KNR208 Kum Nye Joy of Being: Relaxing Deeply and Making Mind our Friend

“For our health and happiness, it is essential that we learn ways of relaxing and bringing ease to the mind and communicate directly with body and senses.”  Joy of Being, pg 144. 

Practices and contemplations from Joy of Being promote deep relaxation, giving mind space to be, while energizing the senses. This class also develops awareness that lessens the grasping quality that comes with perceiving and narrating experience. 

This class provides a foundation for understanding the basis and development of Kum Nye, and the three levels on which its exercises can be experienced: through breath, awareness, and body movement. Self-massage practices which promote deep relaxation will be included.



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Blum 1/16 - 2/6 Th 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $72.00 View
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Blum 3/5 - 4/16 Th 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $126.00 View

KNR301 Advanced Kum Nye: Transforming Breath, Energy, Feeling

"Kum Nye is based on comprehensive understanding of the body: how its inner systems operate, how they are interconnected, and how they are activated by energy circulating through them." —Tarthang Tulku, Joy of Being.


Advanced Kum Nye practices transform the body/mind on an energetic level. This experiential course integrates breath, movement, and feeling. We become more present and embodied. 

Breathing and movement exercises stimulate and direct the energy of body and mind; visualization practices awaken and sustain inner vitality; and meditation practices foster serenity. These practices are simple and yet profound, gentle and yet deeply transformative.

Prerequisites: two years of Kum Nye practice or consent of instructor. 



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Philip 1/21 - 2/4 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $54.00 View

KNR302 Advanced Kum Nye: Focus on the Senses

Advanced Kum Nye practice reaches inward toward subtle aspects of experience. Exercising mind and senses through harmonizing breath, awareness, and feeling expands the depth and appreciation of each of the senses.

Movement, breath, and visualization practices from Tarthang Tulku’s Joy of Being form the core of these classes. Exercises will be offered on different levels of engagement to challenge the advanced student. 

Prerequisite: Two years of Kum Nye practice.



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Philip 2/25 - 4/14 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $144.00 View