Classes

The ZenSpot Institute of Vedic & Taoist Studies For Everyone

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Classes at the ZenSpot Institute cover a variety of topics that support the ancient teachings of the Vedas and the Tao. The purpose is to enhance your appreciation and understanding of these ancient teachings / practices that originate from India and China.

Current and Upcoming Classes

Begin your journey into the ancient teachings today.

Classes are held in-person and online through Zoom video conferencing.

 

  • Chinese Yoga (QiGong) for Health

    Qigong is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine to circulate qi or life force. This is accomplished through movement, breathing and meditation. Anyone can do it! Want to create a heavenly internal environment that staves off disease and restores a healthy body, mind and spirit? Come to qigong!

    Class Schedule:

    In-person sessions are
    Wednesdays: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    November 6 - December 4, 2019
    $70.00 for series or $18.00 drop-in

     

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  • Mindfulness & Tea

    Join together in the teacup, the only universal eastern practice esteemed around the globe. Tea is an expression of nature and mindfulness being fully awake to here and now. Each session will embody the character of mindfulness through tea, sitting and meditation. Simplicity is the hallmark of tea, and each part of the class will support the mind becoming aware of its place in the greater cosmos.

    Class Schedule:

    In-person sessions are
    Sundays: 4:30pm - 5:45pm
    January 5 - January 19, 2020
    $75.00

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  • Yoga Nidra & Ayurveda: Calming Vata Mind

    This class 4-session class comes from the I AM Yoga Nidra tradition as taught by Yogashwara Kamini Desai and GuruDev Amrit Desai. It is an ancient sleep-based meditation technique that has the power to take one to the innermost levels of relaxation where the whole body and being is permeated by peace of mind and profound stillness. It unlocks the mystical, integrative powers of the subconscious, as well as your higher centers of consciousness to assist in ridding of old thought patterns that no longer serve. I AM Yoga Nidra practice can assist in calming what we call in Ayurveda "the Vata Mind" - the restless  and constant thought patterns that keep us in a state of anxiety, worry and fear.  My engaging in this practice we can begin to create balance where imbalance once existed in our entire being from an Ayurvedic and Meditative perspective.

    Combining these two forces is a powerful practice for healthier living.

    Class Schedule:

    In-person sessions are
    Mondays & Wednesdays: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    January 6 - January 15, 2020
    $70.00 for series or $18.00 drop-in

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  • Mind and Meditation Through Kundalini Yoga

    This six-week series explores the complexities of the mind and the power of the meditative techniques of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. This series is about the structure of the mind and what you can do to direct, develop, and apply it. You will explore how to know and understand the mind so it becomes your ally and not your problem. You will discover how you can increase your skills and sensitivity and give you practical techniques to apply to the way you think, how you make choices, your values, your relationships and how you maintain balance in your life. Together let us create some change.

    Class Schedule:

    In-person sessions are
    Wednesdays: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    January 8 - February 12, 2020
    $75.00

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  • Introduction to Ayurveda

    Introduction to Ayurveda is a 3-session in-person class for students of all levels that want to learn the foundational principles, concepts and practices of this 5,000 year old healing tradition. The topics of discussion are the history of Ayurveda, the elements and the doshas, the Ayurvedic clock, the four pillars of health and the daily Ayurvedic routine as it relates to common imbalances.

    *This class is a pre-requisite for all ZenSpot Institute training programs.

    Class Schedule:

    In-person sessions are
    Mondays: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    March 2, March 9 and March 16, 2020
    $99.00

     

     

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  • Jyotish Astrology 101

    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of Jyotish (Vedic Astrology). We will learn how all the pieces fit together and unlock a new method of evaluating life as it unfolds on the screen of consciousness. Over the course of 6 weeks students will learn about the foundation of Vedic Astrology; Planets, Signs, and Houses. Once you have a solid understanding of these components, participants can start applying the concepts to their own life and that of those you love.

    Week 1 – Introduction & Overview – The Building Blocks of Vedic Science

    Week 2 – Planets – The Planets Within Us

    Week 3 – Signs – A Journey Through the Zodiac

    Week 4 – Workshop – The Alchemy of Planets in Signs

    Week 5 – Houses – Divisions of the Sky

    Week 6 – Workshop – Planets as House Rulers

    Class Schedule:

    In-person sessions are
    Thursdays: 6pm - 8pm
    April 2 - May 7, 2020
    $299.00

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