Workshops 2018-2019

FOUNDATION* WORKSHOPS & COURSES 2018 & 2019

with Malcolm H Clark,

Founder & Director of Melbourne Yoga & Meditation Centre, Victoria, Australia

*EXPERIENCED Level Workshops & Courses available, to follow FOUNDATION Level, upon request

A. Yoga Practice
B. Yoga Courses

C. Yoga & Ayurveda
D. Yoga Theory
E. Meditation
F. Field Yoga
G. Western Yoga
H. Yoga Metaphysics
I. Intuitive Art


Calendar Dates: 2018-2019

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Rates: 2018 – on application – rates may include a travel cost to your location

1st Workshop at any venue date

  • AU$350

2nd and subsequent Workshop on same venue date schedule

  • AU$150

WORKSHOPS and COURSES

3 hours each, unless otherwise indicated

Yoga Practice

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

  1. Food Diet, Fasting and Culture for yoga and meditation practitioners
  2. Introduction to Training the Physical Body for yoga and meditation practitioners
  3. Developing a Complete Yoga Practice – Preparation, Relaxation techniques, Postures and Movement, Breathing techniques, Concentration, Meditation, Contemplation
  4. Yoga Sequence One beginner – posture
  5. Surya Namaskar – Salute to the Sun, posture breathing & mantra
  6. Yoga Breathing and Bandhas Clarified – principles and practices – Parts One to Three (technique | application | integration)
  7. Preparing the Body/Mind Vehicle for Yogic Integration – rationale and purposes of practices – what are we actually aiming to attain?
  8. Level One Pranayama – purification & therapeutic techniques
  9. HATHA YOGA – clarifications & refinements
  10. Overview of Hatha Yoga – sapta-sadhana – its purpose, aim, method & practice – Shodhana, Asana, Mudra & Bandha, Pratyahara, Pranayama, Dhyana, Samadhi (body ctr approach) (“When the body becomes lean, the face glows with delight, Anâhatanâda manifests, and eyes are clear, body is healthy, bindu under control, and appetite increases, then one should know that the Nâdîs are purified and success in Hatha Yoga is approaching.”)
  11. Hatha Yoga Preparations, Purifications & Warm-ups
  12. Asana Mudra Bandha – Preparations of Hatha Yoga, leading to Pratyahara & Pranayama
  13. Uddiyana Bandha – the fundamental to pratyahara and pranayama in Hatha Yoga – applying the correct technique – learning the two phases of Uddiyana (inner & outer) as preparation to apply in Pranayama
  14. Pratyahara – practices and techniques leading up to Pranayama & the Hatha Yoga Dhyana (Meditation) Technique
  15. Pranayama Bandha and Pratyahara Part 1– the transcending techniques
  16. Particular Hatha Yoga Pranayama for Meditation leading into Meditation and Samadhic Contemplation. True purpose of breathing exercise and techniques. Which ones do we really need and which are unessential? What is the true aim of Pranayama?
  17. RAJA YOGA – clarifications & refinements
  18. Overview of Patanjali’s Raja Yoga – ashtanga-sadhana – How Hatha Yoga’s preparation leads into the Eight Limbs and what follows. – Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi  (head ctr approach)
  19. Yamas and Niyamas – if we don’t work with this, our deeper practices are worthless – we clarify and show what is required
  20. Stages and levels of Ahimsa – non-harmfulness – in the development of the individual.
  21. Stages in development of Brahmacharya – from sexual continence to spiritual creativity
  22. Posture – from seat to sitting still
  23. Pancha Kosha mudras – purpose, aim, form and technique
  24. Samyama in Theory & Practice – concentration, meditation, contemplation
  25. The Real Ashtanga – real-world daily application of the eight limbs
  26. Dhyana Yoga – logic and geometrical thinking as Meditation technique – Clarification of terms and techniques for Meditation, Dhyana, Dianoia, Jhana, Chan, Zen
  27. B. Yoga Courses
  28. Level One Hatha Yoga Course – 10 weeks – 6 hours/week
  29. Yoga Philosophy – its approach in development of the individual – 10 week Course – 6 hours/week
  30. C. Yoga & Ayurveda
  31. Ayurveda – a practical introduction & guide
  32. Agni in Yoga and Ayurveda
  33. Food Combinations for Yoga and Meditation Practitioners
  34. Introjecting and Eating – control of appetite for Yoga and Meditation Practitioners
  35. D. Yoga Theory – Idea Development
  36. The Bhagavad-Gita
  37. Introduction to The Bhagavad Gita
  38. Mahabharata introduction – excerpts, interpretations and essential Meditations; Voice from the lake; Krishna talks to Arjuna; others (see notes ctr of blk book)
  39. Yogas of the Bhagavad Gita – 4 main ones and 18 in total
  40. Gita Ch 13 Knower & Known
  41. Gita Ch 14 3 Gunas – The Three Gunas, and The Universal Feminine
  42. Yoga Essentials in the Bhagavad-Gita
  43. Samkhya
  44. Introduction to Samkhya – enumeration of the categories – spirit soul mind matter – earth matter to pure consciousness
  45. Samkhya – Philosophy of Yoga – differences between Samkhya and Yoga
  46. Yoga
  47. Samkhya as original Philosophy of Yoga and Yoga is the ‘practice’ of Samkhya
  48. Spiritual yoga compared to secular exercise – how to convert mundane techniques into spiritual development, for yoga and meditation practitioners.
  49. Patanjali Aphorisms
  50. Introduction to The Yoga Sutra-s(Aphorisms) of Patanjali – as practice theory
  51. Meditations on the 26 Great Rules of Yoga
  52. Patanjali Yoga Sutras – as practice
  53. Karma yoga – Service as Yoga while understanding the mechanics & purpose of ego centred consciousness and how to practically transcend its limits
  54. Raja Yoga – what is Self-rulership? Will & Concentration as initial key to Raja Yoga.
  55. Shuddhadvaita and Shuddha Yoga – Sincerity, Honesty, and Purity of Motivation – truth, love, and will to work as the threefold principal to embodying Sincerity. What is Sincerity? What is Honesty? What is Shuddhadvaita, and what does it mean for individual development? Is ‘true sincerity’ possible in our current level of human development? Or is it just a pretence?
  56. Jnana and Vijnana Yoga – the mechanics of mind in ‘simplicity’.
  57. Bhakti Yoga – Devotion – What is Devotion and what are the stages of Devotion and commitment of the heart? What is the Ultimate True Commitment and what is implied in its freedom? Levels and types of love.
  58. Vedanta
  59. Vedanta introduction
  60. Tantra
  61. Introduction to Tantra
  62. Upanishads
  63. Upanishads introduction – Two Birds on One Tree – The Metaphor of Observer and Observed
  64. Metaphysics of Breathing in Yoga and Meditation – EH
  65. Body and Appetite for the Yogin
  66. Purusha (pure consciousness) and Prakriti (universal substance) – the absolutes of Yoga and Samkhya, and how they function in an individual being.
  67. Yoga and Chakras in Theory and Practice – 4 workshops, 3 hours each, theory and practice.
  68. Stages to Reflexive Self-consciousness for yoga and meditation practitioners
  69. Samadhic Contemplation
  70. Yoga defined, and its true orientation. Who is Shiva? Who is Shakti? What follows the attainment of Yoga?
  71. Yoga as Development of the Individual Being – What is the individual & what is the individual in relation to the group? Values & detractions of being in the group, and vice versa, isolation from the group.
  72. E. Meditation – Workshops & Courses
  73. Meditation Techniques Eastern and Western – finding one which works for you.
  74. Eastern and Western Meditation and Meditation Techniques – over 3 workshops
  75. Meditation as a valuable component of a HAPPY and Creative LIFE. No true artist is without it.
  76. MEDITATION COURSES
  77. 8 Week Meditation Course – FOUNDATION Level – 2 hrs/wk Course contact and daily self-practice required
  78. Each week of the Foundation Level Meditation Course participants are provided with Rationale, Technique and Practical Application Exercises. The Foundation Level is suitable for all levels of personal background & experience; for people who are over the age of 15 years. Course curriculum
  79. 8 Week Meditation Course – EXPERIENCED Level – 2 hrs/wk Course contact and daily self-practice required.
  80. Experienced Level Meditation builds upon the Foundation Level, and requires participants to have successfully completed all 8 weeks of the Foundation Level. Course curriculum
  81. EAST – workshops
  82. Yoga Preparations, Movements, Postures and Techniques which help you to sit still for meditation. Practical class – please bring your Yoga mat and clothes suitable to stretch and relax.
  83. Different Pranayama and Breathing Techniques for different types of Meditation.
  84. Meditations on Five Koshas of the Hindu Upanishads and how to apply them in Practical Life – exist, feel, think, understand, will.
  85. Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms – A Summary of His Essential Ideas and His Meditation Technique
  86. Meditation Technique for Hatha Yoga – preparation and application in readiness for Raja Yoga
  87. Basic Yoga Psychology and Meditation Techniques to understand and integrate within it.
  88. What is Yogic Meditation? Hatha Yoga Meditation & Raja Yoga Meditation – what is the difference, who benefits from each, what is the approach to the goal of each?
  89. Meditation – The real original purpose of Yoga is gaining the ability to do Samyama, comprising 3 components:- Concentration, Meditation, Samadhic Contemplation.
  90. Step Up – How to develop authentic practical Meditation and Reflection out of your Yoga practice; precision thinking and no-mind for the individual.
  91. Meditation Techniques from the Sutras of Patanjali.
  92. Yantra, Stupa and Mandala for Meditation and gaining Reflexive Self-consciousness
  93. Meditations on the body Chakra centres of Yoga metaphysics (4 workshops)
  94. Samsara – 7 Psychological States and how to balance them to transcend the wheel of suffering – pleasure, pain, ignorance, virtue, vice, attachment, aversion
  95. Meditations on the Buddhist Wheel of Life, Pratityasamutpada (wheel of dependant origination/arising) – (2 workshops 3 hours each, includes illustrations & practical meditations)
  96. Chakra Yantra and Chakra Stupa for meditation
  97. Muladhara vrittis – chakra of foundation – expression and turning point of the will – integration within the individual of the four aspects of will in order to start a return to Shiva (pure consciousness)
  98. Svadhisthana vrittis – chakra of the place of the self – integration within the individual of its 6 emotional states, in order to attain Manipura
  99. Manipura vrittis – chakra of the city of jewels – integration within the individual of its 9 emotional states in order to attain Anahata
  100. Disbelief – its origin in Belief, and return
  101. Integration of Mahabharata, Samkhya, Patanjali & Upanishads on Yantra
  102. WEST – workshops
  103. Physical Body Exercise Preparations, Movements, Postures and Techniques which help you to sit still for meditation. Practical class – please wear clothes suitable to stretch and relax.
  104. Basic Psychology and Meditation Techniques to understand & integrate the 3 part being.
  105. The Psychological Diagram – 3 Part Being Integration
  106. Introduction to Dialectics and Meditation.
  107. Purpose of Yantra, Types of Yantra, How to build a visual Yantra for individual meditation.
  108. Meditation techniques to attain insight and Reflexive Self-consciousness.
  109. The Zodiac as Yantra for individual development and attaining Reflexive Self-consciousness.
  110. F. Field Yoga
  111. Aspects of Field Yoga – aim, technique, application
  112. Field Yoga – 12 Fields/Styles of Yoga – introduction
  113. Field Yoga – ‘development through opposition’ – 12 levels of being and their integration
  114. Field Yoga – 12 stages of individual development – to be, to experience, to body forth, to feel a zone of influence, to feel encumbrance, to feel release, to know, to organise, to articulate, to desire, to will, to focus create.
  115. Introduction to Field Yoga Ghatastha Sequence 1 – Elementary Postures
  116. Introduction to Field Yoga Ghatastha Sequence 1 – Elementary Postures with Application of Mudras, Bandhas, Pranayama
  117. Development of a Yogi – 8 Virtues required, 8 Pitfalls to transcend.
  118. G. Western Yoga & Meditation
  119. Yoga and Religion – differences and similarities
  120. Western Yoga and Eastern Yoga – micro and macro
  121. Integration of Self – Physical Body, Vital Force, Lower Desire, Higher Desire, Mind, Intellect, Will, Beyond Individuality, Consciousness.
  122. The Ego – what is it, and what is its relationship to the medium(environment) which affords its experience?
  123. Enlightenment – Is Enlightenment attained suddenly? We will see what enlightenment is in fact. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  124. Western Yoga and Levels of Being & Awareness
  125. The Zodiac as Yantra – aid to meditation and psycho-spiritual integration
  126. The Houses of Life – Medieval Zodiacal Houses as Yantra
  127. Living in the Moment and Just for Today – applied teachings in Presence.
  128. The Zodiascope – EH (12 workshops – 2 hours each with illustrations and practical exercises)
  129. Cube Meditations and Dialectics in Western Yoga
  130. Meditations from the teachings of Joseph Campbell
  131. Yogic Teachings of Eugene Halliday – 20th Century – 3 hr workshops with illustrations and meditations
  132. Reflexive Self Consciousness (3 workshops, 2 hrs each)
  133. The Tacit Conspiracy (2 workshops, 2 hrs each)
  134. Five Things to Do
  135. The Awakened Consciousness
  136. The Universe and the Individual
  137. Through the Bible – Eugene Halliday – a view of the progress of Spirit in the world – 78 Workshops, 2 hrs each – includes illustrations and meditations
  138. Christian Philosophy – Eugene Halliday – that philosophy which can be shown to derive logically from the words spoken by Jesus Christ. Jesus says, “The words that I speak unto you are spirit and they are life”. (John 6:63) – 33 Workshops, 2 hrs each – includes illustrations and meditations
  139. Shakespeare Yantra – Meditations on Graces and Vices of the King
  140. Meditations on “Shakespeare King Educator” – EH
  141. H. Yoga Metaphysics
  142. GREAT RELIGIONS & SYSTEMS
  143. The Buddhist Wheel of Life and How to Step off the wheel of a hard life – transcending the 12 Dependent Steps which tie pure consciousness to the 5 specialised senses, the lower mind, the ego, and an outer life of suffering and boredom. – ref to Nagarjuna’s Pratityasamutpadah – the wheel of dependent arising. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  144. Levels of Being in Yoga and Meditation Disciplines
  145. Microcosmic and Macrocosmic Fields in Field Yoga & Meditation
  146. Important 20th Century Yogic Teachers and Philosophers – Eugene Halliday, Nietzsche, Zimmer, Campbell, Ram Dass.
  147. Kundalini Yoga and Non-serial Thinking
  148. Spirituality and Yoga – What is Spiritual Yoga compared to Physical Yoga? Is there a difference, and if so, what is the difference? Developing a personal Spiritual practice which doesn’t commit you to the dogma and doctrine of secular organisations
  149. The Teachings of Ram Dass and Neem Karoli Baba – today is Ram Dass’ birthday and we will look at his contribution of introducing essential and useful Hindu teachings to the Western world throughout the 20th and early 21st Century. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  150. Essential Yogic Teachings and Excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita
  151. Stages of Shiva – sentience, awareness, consciousness – and stages of Shakti – appetite, will, power, desire, body – for yoga and meditation practitioners
  152. The Buddhist Wheel of Life – Theory and Meditations (4 workshops – 2 hours each)
  153. AIM of Yoga – Workshop Series – theory and practice – 26 hours
  154. What is Yoga?
  155. Value of Yoga’s Rescue via Reflexive Self-consciousness
  156. First Great Rule In Yoga
  157. Second Great Rule in Yoga
  158. FALLING into Identification
  159. NON-Identification
  160. FREEDOM from Inclination, Bondage & The Fall of Consciousness
  161. CAUSE of Inclination
  162. BREAKING IDENTIFICATION 1
  163. BREAKING IDENTIFICATION 2
  164. The SELF, Consciousness & Will
  165. WHOLENESS, FREEDOM & Reflexive Self-Consciousness
  166. Gaining Reflexive Self-Consciousness – Exercise
  167. The Real Purpose of Life – EH
  168. Zodiacal Significances and how to apply and embody them in practice with thought, feeling and will. 7 planetary types, 4 elements, 3 phases, integration, insight and Yantra. (2 workshops 3 hours each with practical exercises)
  169. Meditations on the three-part man – understanding individual potentials and development in thought and feeling and will.
  170. Applying Basic Buddhist Principles to Create a Good Life – changing the past, controlling the future, relaxing into the present. (Marut)
  171. Many Paths Exist, by which peoples of the world develop, as they do.
  172. MYSTICISM & SYMBOLS
  173. Education & Indoctrination – differentiation before development
  174. The purpose of a Symbol
  175. Contemplation in Yoga
  176. Interpretation and Hermeneutics
  177. Hermeneutics – what is it, and why is it so important for the individual in development practices.
  178. The Psychographic Art of Eugene Halliday – appreciation of, and insight into, over 100 psychographic drawings
  179. If Reincarnation be true, what follows?  Historically throughout the World in Spiritual Traditions, Reincarnation of the Soul has been vowed and disavowed in differing periods and in different epochs. If reincarnation is adopted as a teaching, what does this mean for a developing individual? What is the difference between Responsibility and Response-ability, and what has this to do with true Yoga? (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  180. RELATIONSHIPS
  181. Essentials in Understanding Male-Female Relationships
  182. Suryana & Pitriyana – EH
  183. Tantra of Male/Female relation as outlined in The Tacit Conspiracy by Eugene Halliday.
  184. One Love Disguised as Five kinds of Love
  185. Male and Female relations
  186. Love as key in the development of the individual – love as the means and the end of all values and processes
  187. The Bio-field life force (prana-maya-kosha) and Technique development.
  188. Understanding the Male/Female balance within the Individual – “fix your own inner relationship first” (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  189. Divorce Lawyers Guide to Marriage – text study
  190. CONSCIOUSNESS & WILL
  191. Will, Choice and Choosing – what is choice?
  192. Faith versus Reason
  193. Will versus Intellect
  194. Reflexive Self Consciousness and Samadhic Contemplation as ‘key’ to all true Human Freedom. To Work Towards Resec – EH
  195. Yoga and Reflexive Self-consciousness – a brief rationale
  196. Sentience, Awareness, Consciousness, Reflexive Self-consciousness – stages of development for the individual
  197. Conscience and Consciousness
  198. Initiation to Reflexive Self-consciousness
  199. Power, Urge, Will, Energy, Desire and Appetite
  200. The Fall of Consciousness Down the Spine
  201. Physical Birth and Spiritual Birth
  202. Samadhic Contemplation – “consciousness bending back upon itself – the step beyond meditation” (2 Workshops, 3 hrs each)
  203. Applied Power – will, wish, want, desire, appetite, urge, drive – how each is different – ref to China’s greatest Yogi ‘Lao Tse’ and his Classic on how to live life the “Tao Teh Ching” – the Way and its Power. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  204. Applied Reflexive Self-consciousness – Universal Understanding – ref to Eugene Halliday’s seed kernel teaching and why the technique is so important for individual freedom and personal creativity in the Age of Aquarius – the surveillance age. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  205. SPIRIT & SOUL
  206. Spirit and Soul – Is there a difference, is it a relation, or are they the same?
  207. Understanding the Soul and how to deal effectively with feelings of adversity, fear and anxiety. Insights into sanity(wholeness) and insanity. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  208. The Structure of the Psyche(Soul) – EH (2 workshops, 3 hours each with meditations)
  209. Introspection & Knowing Thyself – EH
  210. Truth and the 3 Part Being in Yoga and Meditation
  211. Chakras and Subtle Anatomy
  212. History of Psychology
  213. Three part being – ancient and modern psychology
  214. Aspects of the Feeling Self x3 – Wave Psychology, Feeling-Flux, and Cycloid behaviour characteristics
  215. 14 Paired Psychological States – meditation for balancing the Psyche
  216. Gunas(stages of feeling development) in The Tacit Conspiracy – EH
  217. MIND
  218. Micro and Macro Cosmic fields as Yantra for development of human values.
  219. The Serial Thinking Mind as barrier to Enlightenment
  220. Mantra – the Essential idea in Theory and Practice – East and West
  221. Vrittis (turning in the mind) and psychology
  222. What is Pain? How to understand and transcend pain. Love, Truth and Pain.
  223. The Mind and the Cessation of the Turnings(vrittis) of the Mind – definition of Yoga by Patanjali, and understanding the process.
  224. The Buddhist Wheel of Dependent Origination – the wheel of life meditation – 12 stages, 6 worlds, 3 functions, 2 phases – and how to apply in Practical Life
  225. Pratyahara in Theory and Practice
  226. Do you really believe that pleasure derived from sense organs is the true means to happiness…? Learning to Actively Create “Good Feeling”
  227. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – an overview of the most important ones – 26 Great Rules of Yoga – Patanjali – 4 workshops of 2 hours
  228. Ideas versus Feelings
  229. Why We Need A Sense Of Humility – EH
  230. Understanding Suffering & Pain – how to Break Identification and Resolve Pain.
  231. Two Workshops on Understanding Desire (higher and lower), Aversion and Egoic consciousness, and how to transcend the wheel of dependent origination – essential Buddhist meditation techniques for yoga and meditation practitioners – 3 states, 6 realms, 12 dependencies
  232. Means and Methods for Attaining Mental Clarity – transcending vrittis(turmoil in the mind).
  233. Responsibility and Response-ability – what is the quantum difference and how to apply
  234. The Hippy Love Philosophy – a study
  235. Three-part Human Being – Thinking Feeling Willing and their relations for individual integration
  236. Five Things to Do – the five koshas in modern applied context – 2 workshops 3hrs each including practical exercises.
  237. Understanding Conflict Resentment and Forgiveness – it starts within and manifests without – forces crossing equals vrittis
  238. Microcosmic-Self, Microcosmic-self and Egoic-self
  239. Meditations on the Right Brian and the Left Brain – Two halves of the brain, connected by nerve cable. Left half is good at verbal serial analysis etc. Right half is good at holistic comprehension. By practice one may use either side at will. Learn the difference between left brain meditation and right brain meditation, and how to approach each method in practical exercises. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  240. H. Intuitive Art
  241. The Rationale and Technique of Art Therapy
  242. The Rationale and Technique of Intuitive Art