Vajra Yoga 300 hr. Spring Course

with Michele Loew & Robert Thurman

Join us for the closing term of our Vajra Yoga school.

Spring term we will study Vajrayana Tantra and the Vajra body in depth and expand our study of comparative Hatha yoga and non-dual traditions. Kalachakra, Yamantaka, Guhyasamaja-Esoteric Community Tantra, Chakrasamvara, Tibetan book of the Dead, will be explored along with the Hatha yoga Pradipika & Yoga Taravali.

In-Person Retreat:

May 30-June 5, 2023 at Menla Mountain Retreat

Online Livestreams:

April 14-May 27, 2023. Weekly live lectures with Robert Thurman

  • Fridays 11-1pm EST

Yoga practices with Michele Loew

  • Saturdays 11-1:30pm EST.

Curated Pre-recorded materials on Buddhist Tantra, Vajra Yoga, and comparative Indic philosophy and yoga practices.

What to expect at the In-Person Retreat:


  • Morning Meditation
  • Yoga Asana Practice
  • Tsa Lung Trulkhor
  • Buddhist sadhanas creation and perfection stage exploration and philosophy lectures with Tenzin Thurman.
  • Study & practice of Tantrayana lineage methods.
  • Teaching Methodology, practice, and practicum
  • Yoga Nidra and restorative and therapeutic yogas.

Vajra Yoga explores the philosophical and experiential interface between Hatha Yoga and Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Vajra Yoga traditions. If you are looking for a Yoga Teacher Training course that brings in yoga and the meditative sciences from both traditions, this is the course. The journey is deeply educational and spiritually transformational while giving you the practical skills to support other students on their path. Working with Vajrayana practices and Hatha yoga, we are supporting His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 4th aim in life: to bring back the Indian Inner Sciences, “Adhyatma Vidya” and the teachings of yoga and Buddhism back to India to support human beings’ inner awakening for happiness and freedom.

This course is a deeply contemplative and embodied investigation into the yogas of Vajrayana and Hatha Yoga practices with Professor Emeritus, Padma Shri Robert “Tenzin” Thurman and Michele Loew.

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