Yoga and Healing Arts

Yoga Class

Yoga and traditional healing arts are an integral part of the classical Indian wisdom tradition that Deer Park aspires to follow. The holistic understanding of body and mind complements and deepens both the study of philosophy and the practice of meditation.

Following this tradition, Deer Park offers regular yoga courses – both intensive retreats and daily classes alongside other programs at the Institute. Students learn traditional hatha yoga, incorporating asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and yoga philosophy.

Other traditional healing arts programs held at Deer Park have included ayurveda, Chinese medicine and Tibetan medicine. Tai chi classes have also been offered alongside other programs. 

 
  • There is pleasure when a sore is scratched,
    But to be without sores is more pleasurable still.
    Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires,
    But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.

    Nagarjuna
    Precious Garland