Workshops Archive 2003 – 2011

Samyama

Workshops Archive 2003-2011

for Yoga and Meditation Teachers and Practitioners with Malcolm Clark

Eleven Years of Workshops and Courses at Melbourne Yoga and Meditation Centre
Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Yoga Psychology, Yoga Philosophy, and Spiritual Discipline

2003

  • Developing a Complete Yoga Practice – Preparation, Relaxation techniques, Postures and Movement, Breathing techniques, Meditation, Contemplation

  • Intuitive Art as a Personal Development Tool – Preparation, Relaxation techniques, Intuitive Art exercise, Interpretation of Intuitive Art, Meditation, Contemplation

  • Yoga and Levels of Being & Awareness

  • Yoga Routine One – posture

  • Yoga Workshop Routine One

  • Yoga Routine Two – posture

  • Yoga Workshop Routine Two

  • Yoga Routine Three- posture

  • Yoga Workshop Routine Three

  • Yoga Routine Four- posture

  • Yoga Workshop Routine Four

 

2004

  • Agni in Yoga and Ayurveda

  • Ama in Yoga and Ayurveda

  • Hatha Yoga Preps & Warm-ups

  • Food Combinations for Yoga and Meditation Practitioners

  • Surya Namaskar – Salute to the Sun

  • Surya Namaskara – Mantra

  • Chandra Namaskara – Salute to the Moon

  • Introjecting and Eating – for Yoga and Meditation Practitioners

  • Level One Hatha Yoga Course – 10 weeks

  • Level Two Hatha Yoga Course – 10 weeks

  • Level Three Hatha Yoga Course – 10 weeks

 

2005

  • Yoga and Meditation Open Course as Workshops 
    Clarifying and Deepening Your Yoga Understanding & Practice – Theoretical principles, Practices, & Question time.
    The following Open Course allows interested participants to either, select and participate in areas of relevant interest to themselves, or to take the whole Course over a period throughout the year.

  • Cleansing and Purifications in Yoga – Body, Mind, Psyche – food, diet, Ayurveda(Wisdom of Life), shat karmas(6 purifications of Hatha Yoga), Yamas(recommended abstinences), Niyamas(recommended observances).

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Stretching, Bending, Opening, and Moving the Physical Body in Yoga practice.

  • Building Energy, Emotional Strength, Courage and Will Power in Yoga – principles and practices.

  • Mudras, Bandhas, Pranavayus in Yoga practice – practices, knowledge and understanding which are fundamental to correct practice of Hatha Yoga.

  • Essentials in Yoga Posture(Asana) practice & development – how to understand postures, to DO, not be DONE by, the posture.

  • Pranayama Essentials and Techniques – knowledge & techniques on the stages of development of breathing in Yoga practices and why. What are the aims of, & to experience, the various pranayama techniques in Yoga.

  • Pratyahara and Concentration in Yoga – approaching Samyama – five sense withdrawal, introspection and stabilisation as preparation for meditation.

  • Cultivating access to Wisdom(your Higher Mind) & Developing and Deepening Meditational States in Yoga – what is the Higher Mind compared to the Lower Mind, how to build & cultivate an integrated ‘personality’ as pre-requisite to entering the Higher Mind – principles, techniques and practices.

  • Principles and Practices of Tantra – what is Tantra, what is Tantric Yoga’s aim, using Yantra, Mandala, Mantra & Mudra in Yoga and Meditation disciplines.

  • Yogic Integration – bringing it all together, how to fulfil the aims of Yoga and gain the realisation.

 

2006

  • Three Workshops on aspects of Field Yoga –

    • Yoga Breathing and Bandhas Clarified – principles and practices – Part One

    • Preparing the Body/Mind Vehicle for Yogic Integration – rationale and practices – Part One

    • Concentration, Meditation, Reflexive Self-consciousness – Yoga’s highest individual aim

  • WAKING – an introduction to Field Yoga – a complete Yoga process taking the participant through a special series of purifications and body postures(in many forms), mudras, bandhas, sense withdrawal, concentration, meditation and contemplation via Reflexive Self-consciousness. – 20 Workshops

  • Introduction to The Yoga Sutra-s(Aphorisms) of Patanjali

  • Introduction to The Bhagavad Gita

  • Yogas of the Bhagavad Gita

  • The Concept of Love in The Bhagavad Gita – What is Love

  • Gita Ch 13 Knower & Known

  • Gita Ch 14 3 Gunas

  • The Cosmology of the Bhagavad-Gita

  • Atman as Brahman

  • Essential excerpts from the BHAGAVAD GITA

  • Part Two Bhagavad Gita excerpts

  • Level One Pranayama

  • Level Two Pranayama

  • Level Three Pranayama

  • Introduction to Samkhya

  • Samkhya and Yoga

  • Introduction to Tantra

  • Kundalini Shakti – A A

  • The Zodiac as Yantra – aid to meditation

  • The Houses of Life – Zodiacal Houses as Yantra

  • Living in the Moment and Just For Today – applied teachings in presence

  • Lao Tse and the Tao The Ching – Chinese Yoga and Meditation approaches

  • Introduction to Spiritual Creativity by EH – the value of opposition and resistance

 

2007

  • The Zodiascope – EH

  • Field Yoga Sequence – Beginners Level One Sequence – 33 Postures and Techniques

    • 12 Preparations for Yoga

    • 33 Postures & Techniques

    • 3 Breathing Techniques

    • 1 Relaxation Technique

    • 1 Meditation Technique

    • Samadhic Contemplation Technique

  • YOGA PHILOSOPHY in development of the individual – 10 week Course

  • Samkhya – Philosophy of Yoga

  • Upanishads

  • Mahabharata

  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras – as philosophy

  • Vedanta

  • Six Schools of Indian Thought

  • Bhagavad Gita

  • Crest Jewel of Discrimination – Shankara

  • Kashmir Shaivism – as philosophy

  • Important Modern Yogic Teachers and Philosophers – Eugene Halliday, Nietzsche, Zimmer, Campbell, Ram Dass, de Quincey.

  • YOGA METAPHYSICS in development of the individual – 10 week Course

  • Yoga as Mysticism

  • Yoga Symbology

  • Metaphysical Systems of Yoga

  • Yoga Deities

  • Yogic Teachings of Eugene Halliday – 20th Century

    • Reflexive Self Consciousness

    • The Tacit Conspiracy

    • Pursuit of Power

    • Five Things to Do

    • The Awakened Consciousness

    • The Universe and the Individual

    • The Zodiac as Yantra

    • The Zodiac as a Relationship Yantra

    • Tarot as a Thought Machine

    • The Buddhist Wheel of Life

    • Nietzsche and Zimmer

    • Samkhya and Yoga

  • Yoga Method and Practice

  • The Hatha Yoga – Sapta-sadhana

  • The Raja Yoga – Ashtanga 8 Limbs

  • Field Yoga – 12 limbs

  • Assimilation, Transmutation and Hermeneutics – Zimmer

  • Contemplation in Yoga

  • Cube Meditations and Dialectics in Yoga

  • Interpretation and Hermeneutics

  • Paradise – body psyche pneuma – EH

  • Sex & Homosexuality – EH

  • SPIRITUAL CREATIVITY EH

  • Suryana & Pitriyana – EH

  • To Work Towards Resec – EH

  • Two Birds on One Tree – The Metaphor of Observer and Observed

 

2008

  • Essentials and Sources of Asana in tradition – Indian and European

  • Mudras & Bandhas – Coulter and Olivier

  • Samyama – concentration, meditation, samadhic contemplation

  • Yoga and Reflexive Self-consciousness – a brief rationale

  • 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

  • SAMKHYA – The Philosophy of Yoga – enumeration of the categories – spirit soul mind matter

  • Essentials of the Bhagavad-Gita for yoga and meditation practitioners

  • Yogic teachings of Joseph Campbell

  • Will, Consciousness, and Reflexive Self-consciousness

  • Exercises for Development of Will

  • The Structure of the Psyche(Soul) – EH

  • 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.

  • Different Pranayama and Breathing Techniques for different types of Meditation.

  • Yoga Psychology and Breathing Techniques – What happens in the mind and psyche(soul) when you apply certain breathing techniques

  • 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

  • What comes after Yoga? – the other half of human development

  • Reflexive Self-consciousness – the end and beginning of Yoga

  • Yogic Teachings of Ram Dass – aka Richard Alpert – 1931-

  • Meditation Techniques Eastern and Western – finding one which works for you.

  • Techniques and Meditations from Indian Tantra – Yantra, Mantra, Mudra

  • Meditations on Five Koshas of the Hindu Upanishads and how to apply them in Practical Life – exist, feel, think, understand, will.

  • Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms – A Summary of His Essential Ideas and His Meditation Technique

  • Essential Yogic Teachings and Excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita

  • Mahabharata – exerpts, interpretations and Essential Meditations

  • Overview of Patanjali’s Raja Yoga – How Hatha Yoga’s preparation leads into the Eight Limbs and what follows.

  • Special Raja Yoga Postures and Techniques – that take you deep into Yoga

  • Yamas and Niyamas – if we don’t work with this, our deeper practices are worthless – we clarify and show what is required

  • Introduction to Field Yoga Asana Sequence 1 – Elementary Postures

  • Introduction to Field Yoga Asana Sequence 1 – Elementary Postures with Application of Mudras, Bandhas, Pranayama

  • Introduction to Field Yoga Asana Sequence 2 – Intermediate 1 Level Postures with Application of Mudras, Bandhas, Pranayama

  • Introduction to Field Yoga Asana Sequence 3 – Intermediate 2 Level Postures with Application of Mudras, Bandhas, Pranayama

  • Pranayama and Pratyahara Part 1 – talk and practices – the therapeutic techniques

  • Pranayama and Pratyahara Part 2- talk and practices – the meditational and ascending techniques

  • Meditation Technique for Hatha Yoga – preparation and application in readiness for Raja Yoga

  • What is Pain? How to understand and transcend pain. Love, Truth and Pain.

  • Truth and the 3 Part Being in Yoga and Meditation

  • Levels of Being in Yoga and Meditation Disciplines

  • Essentials in Understanding Male-Female Relationships

2009

  • The String of Pearls – Chakra Meditation

  • Asana Preparations for Chakra Meditation

  • Chakra Yantra and Chakra Stupa for meditation

  • Microcosmic and Macrocosmic Fields in Field Yoga

  • Meditation as a valuable component of a HAPPY and Creative LIFE. No true artist is without it.

  • Yoga Chakras in Theory and Practice – 28 hours over two weeks,

    • Theory

      • Chakras and subtle anatomy

      • Vayus

      • Mantra

      • Vrittis and psychology

      • History of psychology

      • Three part being

      • Yoking of Shiva and Shakti

      • Chakras and their symbols

      • Kundalini Shakti

      • Asana mudra bandha

      • Pratyahara

      • Samyama – concentration, meditation, contemplation

    • Practice

      • preparation posture sequence

      • posture sequence one

      • posture sequence to

      • posture sequence three

      • posture sequence four

      • meditation mudras

      • pranayama mudras

      • kosha mudras

      • pratyahara methods, techniques and practices

      • Samyama – concentration, meditation, contemplation

  • 18 week Introductory Yoga course on Yogic Purifications, Asana, Mudra, Bandha, Posture and related Pranayama – 36 hours.

2010

  • Introduction to Dialectics and Meditation

  • Basic Yoga Psychology and Meditation Techniques to understand the 3 part man.

  • Intuition compared to Instinct – What is it? and How to develop it

  • Reflexive Self Consciousness and Samadhic Contemplation as ‘key’ to all true Yoga and Meditation

  • Meditations on the 26 Great Rules of Yoga

  • Samsara – 7 Psychological States and how to balance them to transcend the wheel of suffering – pleasure, pain, ignorance, virtue, vice, attachment, aversion

  • The Serial Thinking Mind as barrier to Enlightenment

  • Pratyahara and 5 Sense Withdrawal

  • Actively Creating “Good Feeling”

  • Micro and Macro Cosmic fields as Yantra for development of human values.

  • Tantra, Yantra, Mantra, Mudra – new techniques and practises – ways to use the techniques of Tantra in Meditation.

  • What is Yogic Meditation? Hatha Yoga Meditation, Raja Yoga Meditation

  • The Buddhist Wheel of Life – brief overview

  • Feeling, Devotion and Emotion

  • Sentience, Awareness, Consciousness, Reflexive Self-consciousness – stages of development for the individual

  • The Mind and the Cessation of the Turnings(vrittis) of the Mind – definition of Yoga by Patanjali

  • Anahata Chakra vrittis – fields and meditations on the emotional states

  • Aspects of the Feeling Self x3 – Wave Psychology Feeling-Flux

  • Feeling & Fielding – EH

  • Introspection & Knowing Thyself – EH

  • Pratyahara in Theory and Practice

  • Salvation and Yogic Pratyahara – EH

  • Do you really believe that pleasure derived from sense organs is the true means to happiness…? Learning to Actively Create “Good Feeling”

  • Kundalini yoga and Non-serial Thinking

  • Mazeman, Star and other meditations for deepening yogic meditation

  • The Serial Thinking Mind as barrier to Enlightenment – how to interfere with it, and stop it

  • Aristotelian Logic and Logos logic – aspects of the mind

  • What is Yoga – Workshop Series – theory and practice – 26 hours

    • What is Yoga?

    • Value of Yoga’s Rescue via Reflexive Self-consciousness

    • First Great Rule In Yoga

    • Second Great Rule in Yoga

    • FALLING into Identification

    • NON-Identification

    • FREEDOM from Inclination, Bondage & The Fall of Consciousness

    • CAUSE of Inclination

    • BREAKING IDENTIFICATION 1

    • BREAKING IDENTIFICATION 2

    • The SELF, Consciousness & Will

    • WHOLENESS, FREEDOM & Reflexive Self-Consciousness

    • Gaining Reflexive Self-Consciousness – Exercise

  • Meditations on the Seven Chakras

  • The Buddhist Wheel of Life meditation – breaking the egoic centre in the individual, and how to get off the wheel of “birth – death – suffering” according to the Buddha’s original and first teachings.

  • 26 Great Rules of Yoga – summary and introduction – 4 workshops of 2 hours

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – an overview of the most important ones

  • Falling and Rising – Intelligence, Intuition, Meditation, Contemplation

  • Inner Voice – EH

  • Instinct, Intelligence, Love & Death – EH

  • Pramana – means of true knowledge in Indian Thought, and overcoming invalid knowledge

  • Intuition – EH

  • Thinking, Feeling, Emotional Conditions, Willing And Mechanical Reactivity – EH

  • Thinks before Things – EH

  • The Structure of the Psyche – EH – with meditations – 4 hours

  • The Zodiac as Yantra – geometry in meditation – pairs, triangles, squares.

  • 14 Paired Psychological States – meditation for balancing the Psyche

  • Metaphysics of Breathing in Yoga and Meditation – EH

  • The Real Purpose of Life – EH

  • State and stages of feeling – Presence – Devotion – Emotion – the waves of feeling and their modifications in Meditative states.

  • Micro and Macro Cosmic fields as Yantra for development of individual human values.

  • Marmas in Yoga and Meditation

2011

  • 18 Yogas of The Bhagavad Gita – Ways to Understanding

  • Brahman & Ishvara – EH

  • Gunas in The Tacit Conspiracy – EH

  • Two Paradises promised by Quran – EH

  • The Bhagavad Gita Ch14, The Three Gunas, and The Universal Feminine

  • Field Yoga Sequence 4 primer – postures, breathing and bandhas

  • Meditation – The real original purpose of Yoga is gaining the ability to do Samyama, comprising 3 components:- Concentration, Meditation, Samadhic Contemplation. Soul breathing and concentration as key to all meditation procedures in every tradition.

  • Zodiac Yantra Meditation – the Planetary symbols

  • Zodiac Yantra Meditation – the Cardinal Signs

  • Zodiac Yantra Meditation – The Fixed Signs

  • Zodiac Yantra Meditation – The Mutable Signs

  • Zodiac Yantra Meditation – the 4 Elements and 3 Complexions, an introduction

  • Intuitive Art – creativity beyond Yoga

  • Yoga Posture and Mudra  – Advancing approaches to Arms, Shoulders and Inversions including Headstand and Shoulderstand

  • Yoga Posture and Mudra – Advancing approaches to Opening poses for warmth, stretch and strength

  • Yoga Posture and Mudra – Advancing approaches to Sitting, Kneeling, Supine, Prone and Core poses

  • Yoga Posture and Mudra – Advancing approaches to Backbends, Twists and Sides.

  • Yoga Posture and Mudra – Advancing approaches to The Meditation Seats

  • Meditation – using Sacred texts as meditation media – The Bible, Tao Teh Ching(Chinese), The Bhagavad Gita(Indian), The Secret of the Golden Flower(Chinese)

  • Meditation – techniques from the Yogas of the Bhagavad Gita – Part I

  • Meditation – techniques from the Yogas of the Bhagavad Gita – Part II

  • What Happens at Death? – EH

  • Body and Appetite for the Yogin

  • Why We Need A Sense Of Humility – EH

 

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