YYTT 5: Chakra Meditation in Soquel, California 2015
From Tuesday, August 25, 2015
To Thursday, September 03, 2015

Our venue: The beautiful Land of Medicine Buddha.

This course provides 50 credit hours toward YYTT certification.

Prerequisites: YYTT 1 and YYTT 2

Room, board, tuition: $2150 double occupancy, $2800 single occupancy.

Required texts: "Yin Yoga: principles and practice" by Paul Grilley. "Awakening the Chakras and Emancipation" by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. If you do not already own these texts then Margaret can pre-order one or both and have it available when you arrive at Land of Medicine Buddha.

Registration: To register for this course please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

YYTT 5: Chakra Meditation

     The goal of this program is to review the techniques of chakra meditation introduced in YYTT 1 and YYTT 2 and put them into practice by focusing on one chakra per day, three times per day. Three sitting sessions allow us the time to patiently practice pranayama and mantra (dharana) as well as be drawn into the rebound of these practices (dhyana).

Daily Schedule:

07:00  Meditation

     The day starts at 7:00 with a chakra meditation that is led for the first half hour and silent for the second half hour. Then breakfast at 8:00.

08:00  Breakfast

09:30  Theory

     The 9:30 session starts with lecture about meditation practice in general and chakra meditation in particular.

10:30  Yang Yoga

     After a short break there is yang yoga to move the blood and chi and to break a purifying sweat. Yang practice is more essential during programs of extended meditation. The yang practice is followed by another session of meditation, and then a long lunch break.

12:30 Lunch and Afternoon Break

     There is a yin and a yang to everything and we believe that periods of mental focus need to be complemented by periods of rest and relaxation. Insights frequently come during our unguarded moments because the vasanas swimming in our unconscious come to the surface and reveal themselves.

17:00  Meditation and Yin Yoga

     The afternoon session begins with pranayama and meditation, it ends with a relaxed yin yoga practice to stretch out stiff joints and relax the mind.The day starts quietly and ends quietly.

19:00  Dinner

     A light dinner and we are officially done for the day but there is time to sit quietly, use the hot tub, or the sauna, or the pool, and stare up at the stars framed by a silhouette of redwood trees.

YYTT 5: Chakra Meditation in Soquel, California 2015

From Tuesday, August 25, 2015
To Thursday, September 03, 2015

Our venue: The beautiful Land of Medicine Buddha.

This course provides 50 credit hours toward YYTT certification.

Prerequisites: YYTT 1 and YYTT 2

Room, board, tuition: $2150 double occupancy, $2800 single occupancy.

Required texts: "Yin Yoga: principles and practice" by Paul Grilley. "Awakening the Chakras and Emancipation" by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. If you do not already own these texts then Margaret can pre-order one or both and have it available when you arrive at Land of Medicine Buddha.

Registration: To register for this course please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

YYTT 5: Chakra Meditation

     The goal of this program is to review the techniques of chakra meditation introduced in YYTT 1 and YYTT 2 and put them into practice by focusing on one chakra per day, three times per day. Three sitting sessions allow us the time to patiently practice pranayama and mantra (dharana) as well as be drawn into the rebound of these practices (dhyana).

Daily Schedule:

07:00  Meditation

     The day starts at 7:00 with a chakra meditation that is led for the first half hour and silent for the second half hour. Then breakfast at 8:00.

08:00  Breakfast

09:30  Theory

     The 9:30 session starts with lecture about meditation practice in general and chakra meditation in particular.

10:30  Yang Yoga

     After a short break there is yang yoga to move the blood and chi and to break a purifying sweat. Yang practice is more essential during programs of extended meditation. The yang practice is followed by another session of meditation, and then a long lunch break.

12:30 Lunch and Afternoon Break

     There is a yin and a yang to everything and we believe that periods of mental focus need to be complemented by periods of rest and relaxation. Insights frequently come during our unguarded moments because the vasanas swimming in our unconscious come to the surface and reveal themselves.

17:00  Meditation and Yin Yoga

     The afternoon session begins with pranayama and meditation, it ends with a relaxed yin yoga practice to stretch out stiff joints and relax the mind.The day starts quietly and ends quietly.

19:00  Dinner

     A light dinner and we are officially done for the day but there is time to sit quietly, use the hot tub, or the sauna, or the pool, and stare up at the stars framed by a silhouette of redwood trees.

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