Universal Yoga Program with Master Andrey Lappa, Oct. 25-27

Universal Yoga Program with Master Andrey Lappa at Breathe Yoga Studios

Brought to you by Wind over Fire Healing Arts Center

Control, Balance and Liberation: An Introduction to the Universal Yoga system

October 25th– Friday Evening 6pm-9pm
(Lecture and 2 hours practice for all levels)

andrey-lappa-universal-yoga3Become acquainted with the foundational elements of the mayakoshas (layers of body, energy and mind), balancing the body in multi-dimensional space and creating openings for all ranges of mobility for arms, legs and spine. This lecture will include a short introduction to the correspondence of arm and leg asanas that will stimulate creativity and balance in your asana practice.



Creative Flow: The Complete Himalayan Vinyasa System 

October 26th – Saturday 12-5pm
(Lecture and 3 hours practice for all levels)
Please bring two mats

andrey-lappa-universal-yoga4Learn all about the Universal Mandala® Asana Vinyasa system that directly incorporates the complete Himalayan Vinyasa System. Students can learn how to create a flow by linking all possible asanas with some common, and some unique vinyasas found only in this system. Stimulate the strengthening of all the muscles groups in the body through these unique vinyasas. Gain stability in body and mind as a result and enjoy the post-effect of yogic bliss at the end.





 The Symphony of Mandala Asana Vinyasa Sequencing: Ultimate Hatha Yoga

October 27th – Sunday 12-5pm
(Lecture plus 3 hours asana practice for all levels)
Please bring two mats

andrey-lappa-universal-yoga2Explore the most intelligent Universal Yoga® schemes and examples of multidimensional sequencing. Andrey will guide students through a complete explanation of The Mandala Yoga Method – the signature practice of the Universal Yoga System. Experience the integration of asanas, vinyasas, pranayamas, mantras and visualizations for the ultimate perfection of yogic joy in practice. This is the Mandala Asana Method!

CEU’s from Yoga Alliance available for those at both the 200 and 500 hour levels!




What is Universal Yoga?

mara-universal-yoga2Universal Yoga, founded by Andrey Lappa, is a multi-faceted system of yogic techniques that include: asanas, pranayama, pratyhara, dharana, and mantras that are used for the purpose of furthering ones spiritual growth as well as mental and physical.

The system is based on the concept of the mayakoshas (sheaths) or layers of being, that include the physical, energetic, emotional, mental, intellectual, bliss, fluctuating mind (chitta) and karmic layers. The purpose of this system is to provide balance between these layers, within each layer, and between the practitioner and the outside world. The Universal Yoga system helps the practitioner use these techniques to quiet the mind, bring about total harmony within and without, and to achieve good health.

Andrey Lappa integrated yogic philosophy with monastic techniques and codified them into a logical system that can be used by anyone living in the secular world. It is an amazing, life-transforming system that brings about physical health, emotional stability and mental clarity.

Glossary of Terms:

  • Asana: is a body position, typically associated with the practice of Yoga, originally identified as a mastery of sitting still. In the context of Yoga practice, asana … read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asana
  • Pranayama: (life force or breath) is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prāṇ or breath” or, “extension of the life force”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prana …read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pranayama
  • Pratyhara:  (Tibetan) the ‘withdrawal of the senses …read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratyahara
  • Mantra:  (Sanskrit – to free) sacred words repeated during meditation, “liberating the mind, consciousness, soul, atma … read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantra
  • Dharana: (Sanskrit) is translated as “collection or concentration of the mind (joined with the retention of breath)…read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharana
  • Mayakosha: A Kosha usually rendered “sheath”, one of five coverings of the (Atman) Self according to Vedantic philosophy. They …read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosha
  • Atma: noun Hinduism. 1. The principle of life. 2. The individual self, known after enlightenment to be identical with Brahman. 3. ( initial capital letter ) the World Soul …read more at: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/atma
  • Chitta (Sanskrit: “memory”;) — derived from the root chit, “to be conscious”. Chitta is the Subconscious mind. It is the mind-stuff. It is the store-house of memory. Read more at: http://veda.wikidot.com/chitta
About Andrey Lappa:

andrey-lappa-universal-yogaAndrey Lappa is one of the most influential yoga masters today and that has emerged from the post-Soviet era. Originally from Ukraine, Andrey has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years, and teaching internationally since 1988. He has studied with many well-known yoga teachers throughout the East including BKS Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, but also with many teachers who prefer to remain out of secular life. It is from this vast experience of travels and yoga studies that spanning India, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia and other Eastern Republics that Andrey developed the system called “Universal Yoga.”

Andrey Lappa is a recognized Lama (teacher) in the Karma Kagyu lineage, the president of the Kiev Yoga Federation, the author of “Yoga: Tradition of Unification”, DVDs and posters and software programs designed to transmit the yogic concepts of control, balance, creativity, karmic freedom and ultimate liberation for all practitioners of this ancient science. You can watch Andrey prolifically on YouTube.

Andrey Lappa is a teacher of teachers with such students as James MillerJim Bennitt , Shiva Rae , and Peter Sterios

Andrey resides in Russia.

Read so much more on this amazing and accomplished Yogi on his website at: http://www.universal-yoga.com/?id=14501

For More Information Contact
Breathe Yoga Studios of Rochester
3003 43rd St NW, Suite 108
Rochester, MN 55901
Tel: 507-292-YOGA (9642)

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