Events/Workshops

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Beginner Level 1 Class

and Beginner Level 2 – 5 Week Series with Harry McMahan

 

Beginner Level 1 Tuesday Nights
Time : 6:15 – 7:15 PM
$17 per class
New to Yoga or like to review the basics? Learn the fundamental aspects of Yoga. Strong focus on breath awareness. Explore beginning postures, standing, forward and backward bends, twists and
their alignment, relaxation and meditation. At HSOY the emphasis is always on personal instruction.
For more information contact Harry at 713-320-3534

Beginner Level 2 Tuesday Night 5 Week Series
Series starts Tuesday, April 1st
Time : 7:30 – 8:30 PM
$75 for the series ; $17 per class
EXPAND! We will work on new poses, learn more about the history and theory of yoga, and build on
our foundations. This class is suitable for all who have completed the Beginner 1 series and who wish
to take their beginners practice to the next level.
For more information contact Harry at 713-320-3534

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Yoga Nidra

with Pam Johnson

Date : Friday, March 28th
Time : 7:00 PM
Price : $25.00

Yoga Nidra is a profound deep and guided relaxation technique that redirects the constant movement of the brain to reduce tension in minute crooks and crannies of our bodies. The result can de-program the overactive nervous system, decrease anxiety, and is said to be more than 6x more beneficial than sleep. Practiced regularly it can transform ones nature. Make sure to sign up through Pay Pal or RSVP to yoga@heightsschoolofyoga.com to reserve your spot on the floor!

To learn more about Yoga Nidra click here Yoga Nidra

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Past Events: Jeffrey Kripal’s – Authors of the Impossible TEDx Houston talk
March 7, 2013 at Heights School of Yoga

We had a huge turn out for the kick off of Categories of Progressive Thought. Thank you all for your curiosity and sharing in the conversation.

Jeffrey Kripal, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Rice University contends that the history of psychical phenomena, is an untapped source of insight into the sacred and by tracing that history through the last two centuries of Western thought we can see its potential centrality to the critical study of religion.

In this first Categories of Progressive Thought presentation Jeff was able to relate only a small portion of his life long research into the paranormal experience. Scott Hulan Jones’ beautiful and dramatic documentary film clips of Authors of the Impossible and Supernature added further scientific in-site to this fascinating and often swept under the rug or culturally tabu topic. As Jeff said they are probably as common as water but people are afraid to talk about it because it is often used fraudulently or simply seen as being too cheesy. Culturally we are more comfortable addressing it through science fiction films or comics.

There is also the idea that as a primordial species we used these heightened states of awareness for survival and in today’s world we simply do not need them as much so we’ve lost the ability to tap in. Often native or religious practices of trance such as chanting and mantra were used to access heightened levels of consciousness that can facilitate a state of ease, telepathy or wonder in the mind. Take the first Yoga Sutra, yoga is the complete restraint of the incessant activities of the mind.

Many of you commented later on how Jeff helped you to understand a few of your personal experiences. As he pointed out, we should take a hard look at our close relationships they can play a pivotal role in decoding some of our manifestations.

The late night discussion moved deeper into the universal consciousness that seems to manifest around decades of story telling, scientists using mind altering drugs to test the suppression of ego and more recently the ever increasing electromagnetic radio waves we are exposed to triggering today’s experiences.

Click here to learn more about Jeff Kripal

 


Also…

A visit from Swami Bodhichitananda where he taught us about Life with Himalayan Yogis and Yogic Psychology and Subtle Anatomy to achieve Peaceful Mind and Higher Purpose as well as a visit from Craig Williams who taught us about the roots of ancient yoga and Western misconceptions.