Thursday, April 29, 2010


I'll be assisting the first two sessions (and taking the final one!).

Not only that, but "Lack of funds is no reason not to come. Open to all."

APRIL 30–MAY 1, 2010

Friday April 30, 2010 6—9pm $40
EARTH: Feet of the Summit

Exploring Inversions with Earth as the Consort
By opening ourselves to the still and grounding energy of the earth, we will explore the inversions central to asana practice, including headstand, forearm balance, and handstand, with an eye to precision, effective assisting and partnering, and full embodiment. By deepening our relationship with the earth in inversions, we can find greater ease, confidence, and a sacred rootedness that will allow the benefits of these ancient and tranformative postures to flower. This workshop is an excellent preparation for the Maha Sadhana. Basic yoga experience is strongly recommended.

Saturday May 1, 2010 2—5pm $40
WATER & FIRE: The Dharma Mittra Mahasadhana
The Master’s Master Class

A challenging and physically absorbing vinyasa series created by Sri Dharma Mittra incorporating Dharma III, IV, and V. It reintegrates the flow of prana through the spinal column and emanates deep into all areas of the physical, metabolic, intuitive, and bliss bodies. It promotes harmony within all these layers so a concentrated state of radiant health is achieved. The highest crowning meditative asanas, pranayama (breathing techniques), and yoga nidra (psychic sleep), which are embedded in the deep roots of Dharma Mittra's teachings, are imparted to the student. The Maha Sadhana includes a session of Dharma’s unique Psychic Development session to put power behind your thoughts, as well as a joyous Devotional Dharma Asana Satsang Jam. Personal attention and helpful hints are given throughout the session as well as direction toward the true goal of yoga. A jewel for all yoga enthusiasts.

Saturday May 1, 2010 7—9pm $20
WIND & SPACE: Restoring and Purifying
Secrets of Pranayama and Savasana from India and Tibet for Awakening the Inner Body

Coming into oneself fully and completely is the return home we all seek. In this workshop we will prepare for yoga nidra with some gentle yoga postures suitable for all and chanting the seed syllables that awaken the dormant energy of the chakras. In our deep yoga nidra practice, we will explore the awakened inner body and allow the subtle inner channels that connect to every one of our cells to open, arriving into a much deeper and sacred sense of who we really are.

$85 for all three sessions.

1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. Floor 3 Chicago 60622
Contact/preregistration: 773-294-7811

Michael Kersten (Mittra Om) has trained with Master Yogi Shri Dharma Mittra since 1997, and with Vajrayana teacher Dr. Reggie Ray in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche since 2002, in both group and solitary retreat practice. Michael holds a Masters in Tibetan Buddhism from Naropa University, and combines spiritual end-of-life care in New York City with yoga workshops in the U.S. and abroad.


  1. Fidgety in Chi-town5:58 PM

    That was a blast! (Even surviving the uber long savasana!) Thanks for the 411.

  2. Welcome!
    It feels like there is a wonderful Dharma sangha growing here.