Meditation Level 2 Course with Gregor Maehle
18th – 31st May – 2021
Meditation Level 2 Online course – With Gregor Maehle
Tuesday 18th – 31st May 2021
Mon- Fri 15:30pm Sydney time, 6:30am UK time, 7:30am continental-Europe
last class Monday 31st May 2021
each class approximately 1 hour
Meditation Level 2 Course
~10 Lesson Course
This is our foundational meditation course, consisting of 10 lessons with each lesson approximately 60 minutes long. During the LIVE version, questions can be asked. The recorded version is available immediately after each LIVE session is completed. Prerequisite for this course is participation in our Level 1 Meditation course (you can access this course on-demand here), either online or as part of one of our in-person trainings.
Different to Vedantic or Buddhist meditation, yogic meditation contains the same structural elements as yogic postures and breathing and was designed to form together with those an integrated whole. Meditation is the method of bringing your mind into a receptive state so that you can receive higher knowledge that is already there. Yogic meditation is a collection of scientific methods to bring about such awareness. To accelerate spiritual evolution yogic meditation employs many means amongst which the prime ones are mantra, mudra, bandha, chakra-visualization and Kundalini-raising techniques. The yogic chakras are representations of evolutionary brain circuitry with the lower three chakras representing our reptilian, mammalian and primate ancestry respectively. By understanding the chakras and skillfully meditating on them yoga offers the opportunity to activate higher brain centres and propel the evolution not only of the individual but of society as a whole. Kundalini-raising techniques consist of a combination of all other yogic means to raise the life force (prana) to a level where meditation is easy and spiritual insight becomes spontaneous.
- Capacity to sit comfortably in a meditation posture
- Preferably empty stomach, i.e. practice before food and not after food
- Level 1 Meditation course (you can access this course on-demand here)
This course builds onto the Meditation Level 1 course and adds the Raja Yoga Level. All these new exercises are integrated into the type of practice achieved in the last class of the Level 1 course.
The first step in this course is to add pratyahara, the fifth limb of yoga. Pratyahara is defined as independence from external stimuli. In Raja Yoga it is attained by integrating mudras into the existing Meditation Level 1 practice. We are learning to use Mula Bandha, Jihva Bandha, Shambhavi Mudra, and hasta mudras for the simultaneous binding of the visual, kinaesthetic/tactile, olfactory and gustatory senses to their respective places.
Once profiency of pratyahara is attained, it will power dharana (concentration), the sixth limb of yoga. Dharana is the simultaneous awareness of the various constituents of meditation. It is attained by gradually extending the breath and with it the mantra count, while adding chakra colours, number of petals, yantra shape and yantra colour. The aim of this practice is to gradually attain mystical states by raising Kundalini through mental concentration.
The Level 2 course will form the foundation of the Level 3 course, without which Level 3 cannot be practised.
- Please set your playback resolution to 540 or lower during the live session. Do not keep it on the “auto” playback, which can be inconsistent. To change the resolution, hover over the player bar, click on the settings cog, and select 540 or 240. If in doubt whether your connection is fast enough initially select 240.
- If the video does not start, try refreshing your browser and/or your computer/device. Vimeo works best with Google Chrome.
- Please check your audio output before class starts. This can be done via the sound settings in your system preferences.
Price in Australian Dollars: AU$249
At the time of writing in foreign currency, this was US$190, €161, £140
Students who have previously completed one of our respective Level 2 in-person teacher training events can register at a 50% discount. Please email us for a discount code.
LIVE & ON-DEMAND
18th – 31st May 2021
Bookings are open for this event until 31th May 2021 at 2.30pm UTC+10. All lessons are permanently available without expiry.
Students can buy a ticket via Online Events.*
Students may watch recorded videos they may have missed.*
After the 31th May 2021
Students have to buy via On-Demand.*
*The videos are available indefinitely. All lessons are permanently available without expiry.
You will receive a purchase receipt and shortly after an email titled “Important information for the event…”. This email will include all information regarding access to the live event. All video-footage copyright 8 Limbs Ashtanga Yoga Pty Ltd 2020.
Gregor is a life-long yogi and has over 40 years of experience of yoga study and practice!
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