Yoga, T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Spiritual Studies
The ashram is traditionally a spiritual hermitage, where students live and perform devotional services while studying the Spirit. The Advanced Meditation Ashram is a "virtual" hermitage for students seeking advancement through more demanding techniques.
There are six fields of study: Meditation & Self Realization, Chakra Yoga, Chakra Meditation, T’ai Chi Meditation, Dantian Meditation, and Spiritual Studies.
Meditation & Self Realization and T'ai Chi Meditation are for new students to the arts. All other courses are for students with experience in the respective disciplines.
The references are: Hermes Trismegistus, Patañjali, the Buddha, Bhagavān Krishna, the Hebrew Prophets, Lao Tzu, and Jesus the Christ. The courses will also refer to the contemporary masters Paramahansa Yogananda, Eckhart Tolle, Don Juan Matus and others who have contributed to mankind’s growth in spirit.
There are three methods of studying at the Ashram:
Classes are held at yoga and T'ai Chi studios located in New York City and Long Island, NY. The goal is to present the information in a setting familiar to the student. The instructor and the student's teacher will establish an agreement to provide this service.
The on-line courses are Chakra Yoga II, Chakra Meditation II, and Spiritual Studies II. The instructor is available for consultation and instruction via e-mail and Skype.
Advanced Training Seminars
The principles and techniques for all courses are the basis for the Advanced Training Seminars. The seminars will accept up to six students per session. Seminars are five days of personal intense instruction in physical fitness, chakra yoga, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, meditation techniques and spirituality. Lectures and discussions complete the seminar. Prerequisites are prior study of yoga and T'ai Chi. Students will learn a comprehensive, sustainable program of astral energy development and spiritual discipline.
For more information on all courses, please open the course description tabs and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Keith Watkins is a retired doctor of dental surgery. He was on the faculty of the New York University College of Dentistry and Staff Dentist at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York. He founded Stony Brook General & Cosmetic Dentistry.
He was initiated into chakra meditation in 1972 by an Indian master and studied Asanas recommended by the ancient Rishis. After years of practice, he became aware of relationships between the chakras and Asanas.
Dr. Watkins has studied Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan for over 30 years with emphasis on meditation in the dantians.
His ancestral spiritual background is Judeo/Christian. He is a student of Hermetic Philosophy, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Yoga.
Legal Disclaimer: The instructor assumes no liability for injury or problems of any type pursuant to following these courses of instruction. Spiritual advancement is the responsibility of the student. There are no guarantees implied or proposed. These courses are for information only.