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Bringing Your Yoga Practice Home – With George Wang
From Saturday, 21. December 2019
To Tuesday, 24. December 2019
Location : Main Gompa & yoga area on roof of Jamyang Building – above Dining Hall

Establishing an independent yoga practice on your own can be challenging if you don’t know where to start. Many of us may attend a yoga class regularly, but feel unsure about a self-practice at home.

In this course you will learn how to develop a home practice and create sequences that will keep you engaged and dedicated. You will explore different styles of yoga and their sequencing:

  • an active practice in the mornings, and
  • a passive practice in the afternoons.

An active practice, working with the muscles and tendons, is usually made of eight pose groups – opening poses, Sun Salutations, standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions and closing poses – ending with relaxation.

However, sometimes a slower, more internal practice is best, where you will hold poses longer and passively, either sitting or lying down. This is the passive or quiet practice, where you will work gently to stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form your joints.


George Wang
George Wang

George is a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner and a yoga teacher from Canada. Over the past several years he has spent a lot of time in India studying the Dharma and learning yoga. George first encountered Buddhism briefly in university where he studied Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence. Years later he started his exploration into Buddhism with the Korean Zen tradition before switching over to a more philosophical Tibetan approach.

George was first introduced to yoga at the Zen temple in Toronto where he learned basic sitting postures, breathing techniques, and pre-meditation stretching techniques. During his travels in India, he was introduced to Ashtanga yoga by a friend in Rishikesh.

He currently also leads our sunset yoga sessions.


Sat 21 Dec  
4:00 pm Introduction to Root Institute & the course by George & Spiritual Programme Coordinator (SPC)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening meditation
Sun 22 – Mon 23 Dec  
6:45 am Morning Meditation
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00–11.45 am Yoga guided by George
11:45 am Q & A with George
12:00 noon Lunch
3:30–5.00 pm Yoga
5:00 pm Break
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening meditation
Tue 24 Dec  
6:45 am Morning Meditation
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00–11.00 am Yoga guided by George
11:15 am Visit to Root Institute social projects
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Break
3:30–5.00 pm Yoga
5:00 Break
6:00 pm Dinner


Please note: This schedule is subject to change.