Join us for this special workshop on Saturday…
“Wired For Compassion:
Neurobiology and the Yamas and Niyamas”
Dr. Stephen (Stoma) Parker, PsyD, LP, ERYT500, YACEP
Painting of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. Sanskrit Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra manuscript written in the Ranjana script. Nalanda, Bihar, India. Circa 700-1100 CE. Image is in the public domain.
Saturday: February 2, 2019
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Break for Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
This workshop will explore the interpersonal neurobiology of relationships and the way that this informs the practice of yamas and niyamas. All of these attitudes are specializations in the development of compassion and ultimately promote bodhicitta (enlightenment mind) and the aspiration to become a bodhisattva.
For Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers this workshop will qualify for 4 hours of continuing education credit.
On Saturday bring a bag lunch or dine at one of the many wonderful restaurants in NE Minneapolis. We look forward to spending time with you this weekend.
Stephen Parker was initiated in the Himalayan Yoga tradition by Swami Veda Bharati and was given the initiate name Stoma in 1971. Among the first teachers certified by the Himalayan International Teachers’ Association, H.I.T.A., he began teaching hatha-yoga in 1974. Stoma is a Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level of the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500). A member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, he serves on the faculties of the Meditation Center in Minneapolis and the Sadhana Mandir and Sadhaka Grama ashrams in Rishikesh, India. He is also a senior faculty member of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition Teachers’ Training Program. He has lectured on yoga, meditation, and spiritual practice in the U.S. and Canada as well as in Caribbean countries, Holland, Italy, Austria, Hungary, South Africa, Korea, Hong Kong, and India. In 2004 he helped originate and teach the first course on yoga in an American medical school at the University of Minnesota Academic Medical Center. In 2007 he took preliminary vows of renunciation from Swami Veda and the Shankaracharya of Karvirapitha. Stoma is author of “Clearing the Path, The Yoga Way to a Clear and Pleasant Mind: Patañjali, Neuoscience and Emotion.”