Kum Nye - Workshops

KNR403 Opening The Heart
The heart holds the key to leading a happy life in harmonious and loving accord with others. Kum Nye practices open the heart to deep levels of feeling and appreciation. This workshop includes exercises that loosen physical tension in the chest and upper back.

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Morton 7/11 - 7/11 Sa 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $50.00 View

KNR421 Kum Nye Beauty and the Senses

In the presence of beauty or majesty, lonely or depressed thoughts depart, and anxiety and pressure relent. The emotions that restrain our heart and the thoughts that pattern our mind are transformed when we are surrounded by nature. Tarthang Tulku, Mandala Gardens.

In this workshop the natural world—sky, earth, water, trees, and flowers—becomes our meditation. Tibetan Yoga practices open our senses so that we can receive natural beauty more freely, seeing the interconnectedness of all existence. 



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Philip 7/18 - 7/18 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:45 PM $80.00 View

KNR507 Kum Nye Teacher Training

Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Teacher Training Program 



This training is based on Tarthang Tulku’s first book, Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga, first published in 1978, revised 2007. Students are expected to purchase this book.

I. 200 total training hours, including contact and instruction.

II. 9 weekend workshops—112 contact and directed instruction hours 

Location: The Nyingma Institute, Berkeley (note: virtual sites also depending on the situation in recovering from COVID-19).

(Dates and times TBA)

  • 2  fourteen-hour workshops at  beginning and end of training: 2 hours Friday night; all-day Saturday and Sunday  (28)
  • 7 twelve-hour workshops, all-day Saturday and Sunday (84)
  • Themes of these trainings are based on the International Kum Nye Teacher Training, “Vibrant Aliveness” designed by Arnaud Maitland offered since 2015

If students are local, the majority of these programs are to be attended in person -if conditions permit- though they will also be offered online.

III. Classes, coaching and feedback, webinars from Nyingma Institute Kum Nye Teaching Faculty —88 contact and directed instruction hours. 

Includes internships (practice teaching) and/ or supervising practice groups.

IV. Ongoing Self-Study:

Weekly self-study consisting of daily practice of Kum Nye, as well as audio recording of  Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga, including commentary.



The essence of Kum Nye Level One Training is stress reduction: relieving tension, transforming negative patterns via body-mind/mind-body discipline.

  • By the end of the training you embody Kum Nye as much as possible, embodying “vibrant aliveness.”
  • You will be able to pass this on to third parties in your unique way, while constantly experimenting with the exercises and researching your experience*

*The expectation is that you will do so mainly in person, not teaching courses online. Also those who complete the training are not authorized to teach others to become authorized teachers.



Special inaugural price:  $1,900 (Regular price: $3,000)

Due to the pandemic and the disruption in people’s lives, this inaugural Kum Nye Teacher Training program is to be offered—this year only—at the significantly discounted price of $1,900 ($158 per month)  with an early-bird discount of $200 if you sign up by August 1. The code for the early-bird discount is "Relaxation" 

If you have already taken one of the introductory workshops for this program, please email us for an adjusted invoice at [email protected] 

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Blum 9/11 - 9/13 Fr Sa Su Varied $1,900.00 View