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. Those who want to delve more deeply into Kum Nye’s foundations are also encouraged to return to this Kum Nye home—and to learn about teaching Kum Nye here as well.

Open to all levels of students.

 

This class can be joined either in person or online. Please contact us to let us know if you will be joining online. 



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Blum 10/7 - 12/9 Mo 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $180.00 View

KNR106 Kum Nye Self-Massage: Healing Power of Touch
A four-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 10/25 - 11/15 Fr 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $72.00 View

KNR108 Kum Nye Dancing

This drop-in class is an introduction to yogic and Kum Nye dancing. It includes some instruction and practice. Lama Palzang, Co-Dean of the Nyingma Institute, teaches dynamic and graceful movements that can powerfully transform body, speech, and mind. He draws from Tarthang Tulku’s Kum Nye teachings.

Kum Nye Dancing is a form of movement practice that integrates awareness and feeling. It is based on ancient Tibetan movement systems for healing and is an opportunity to develop a deep knowledge of our individual embodiment. 

This method of dance can release blockages, holding patterns, stress, and negative energy. Drums and instruments will be used. Come dance with us!

Drop-in: $20/class.

Class series of 4: $72. 



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Palzang 9/6 - 9/27 Fr 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $72.00 View

KNR115 Beginning Kum Nye: Healing and Invigorating Energy

Explore foundational Kum Nye practices that activate positive healing processes and nurture body, breath, and mind. This series works closely with the theory and nitty-gritty aspects of the Guiding Practice section of the first Kum Nye book.  

"Exercises that are genuine and pure, uniting body and mind, truly revitalize our energies and sustain us in our daily lives. We become free from negativity, dissatisfaction, and confusion, for we are able to satisfy ourselves directly instead of chasing after rainbows." From “Guiding Practice,” Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga, 148.

Each week of these 4 weeks, we explore foundational Kum Nye practices that activate positive healing processes that nurture body, breath, and mind. This series works closely with the theory and nitty-gritty aspects of the Guiding Practice section of the first Kum Nye book. These are practices to live by and take into working, waking life. They also complement and provide support and insight for meditation practice. Intended both for beginners and those who wish to become acquainted with the theory of Kum Nye and who might like to teach it.



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Blum 9/2 - 9/23 Mo 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $72.00 View

KNR208 Kum Joy of Being: How to Change the Pattern

The Joy of Being Path: How to Change the Pattern Through Relieving Busyness and Attuning to What Supports the Whole of Our Being


“For a long time, we have relied on mind to direct the body. Kum Nye teaches us that the body can also help relax the mind and stimulate its sensory capacities.” “The practice of Kum Nye promotes deep relaxation, giving mind space to be” Joy of Being, 114, 115.

Asking how to change the pattern of what limits beauty, clarity, and ease, the second year of this ongoing Joy of Being class continues to tune and deeply relax body, breath, and mind. Starting with chapter 17 of Joy of Being, “Mind and Perceptions,” our practices “look beneath the patterns woven into mind” in order to experience more directly the “sensing aspect of mind” that opens to wonder and new ways of knowing.

This course requires prior experience with Kum Nye or consent of the instructor



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

KNR208 Kum Nye Joy of Being: Relaxing Deeply, Healing and Tuning Our Physical Senses

Closed and tight, starved for nourishment, [the senses] now tend to respond more fully to pain thatn to pleasure . . . Kum Nye is a way to relax and heal the gate of the senses, so that they also open inward, transmitting the full richness of experience and bringing more pleasure and joy into our lives.  Joy of Being, 73

In this four week class based on Joy of Being Chapter ""Tuning the Physical Senses,"" we explore how we can stop taking our senses for granted. Becoming more intimate parts of our being, the senses can function as gateways to healing and insight, nourishing body, breath, and mind. Joy of Being programs are appropriate for intermediate and advanced Kum Nye students and those meditators who wish to explore the nature of perception and mind.

This course is intended for those with some experience of Kum Nye through Sunday Kum Nye programs, and/ or beginning Kum Nye courses, or with permission of instructor. 



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Blum 9/5 - 9/26 Th 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $72.00 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. In this class, we enliven contact with the energy centers located in the head, throat, heart, and navel area. 

Based on Tarthang Tulku’s Joy of Being. Prerequisite: two years of Kum Nye practice or instructors’ consent.



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Philip 9/3 - 9/24 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $72.00 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.

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