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Dharma Mittra weekend immersion in Vail

Daily Staff Reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyBuddhism scholar Michael Kersten visits the Vail Athletic Club this weekend.

VAIL, Colorado Mountain Lotus at the Vail Athletic Club, the yoga studio located within the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, will host Dharma Mittra senior New York City teacher Michael Mittra Om Friday through Sunday.I am honored to host Mittra Om this weekend, and also so excited to learn from him, said Mountain Lotus Director, Kelly Heath. This is truly a rare opportunity to study with a very wise yogi.Michael Kersten (Mittra Om) is a long time student and disciple of Shri Dharma Mittra, and senior teacher at his New York City center. He holds a masters of divinity in Tibetan Buddhism from Naropa University, and is very involved with end of-life spiritual care. His workshop teachings have taken him through the United States and abroad. Schedule of events:Friday6 to 8 p.m. Purification class with psychic development This class purifies the 72,000 psychic channels and makes the mind fit for deep meditation through mantra, pranayama, asana, deep relaxation and the psychic development practice as taught by Shri Dharma Mittra. Suitable for all levels. Cost: $30Saturday10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The essence of Raja Yoga: Living the yoga sutras Through exploration and meditation practice, insights from Dharma Mittras commentary and Mittra Oms work as a hospice chaplain, you will better understand these seminal teachings and how they are applicable to your yoga mat, your meditation cushion and your life. Cost: $353 to 6:30 p.m. The Dharma Mittra Mahasadhana This session begins with mantra, pranayama and spiritual discourse, followed by Shri Dharmas challenging Shiva Namaskar IV series, which includes an intense and spiritually powerful series of inversions and backbends suitable for intermediate-advanced practioners. Cost: $55Sunday10 a.m. to noon Detox and Yogic Diet Ayurvedic wisdom tells us that all disease comes from the colon. Learn how to cleanse your whole digestive system safely and effectively, and eat to promote physical and spiritual well-being. Special attention will be given to a pranically-charged living diet and delicious recipes. Cost: $302 to 4 p.m. Shiva Namaskar II & intro to flying yoga This workshop combines the Shiva Namaskar II series to invigorate the body with an introduction to partner flying yoga where you get to take your practice off the ground and into the air. Suitable for those with fundamental yoga understanding. Cost: $30Cost for the full weekend is $165. To pre-register for the workshop, stop by or call the Vail Athletic Club front desk at 970-476-7960. For more information, contact Heath at 970-445-7825 or kelly@mountainlotus.com.

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