Kum Nye weekend in Iowa City
What is Kum Nye?
Kum Nye is a Tibetan system of body-mind integration. It includes it’s own system of yoga postures and movements, meditation, mantra, and self-massage and works with the subtle energy system. This system of Kum Nye was developed by Tarthang Tulku, who first introduced this in the US in the 1970’s. It has since developed into a beautiful system of yoga, meditation, massage and healing. I have been practicing this on and off for over 25 years. I was first introduced to this in the early 1990’s, when I worked as a bodyworker, and have since incorporated many of its principles in my own teachings and practices.
What will be be doing?
Kum Nye is a practice of mindful movement that focuses on releases blockages in the subtle energy system. That means we will be doing some movement exercises. Some are easy to do and some are more difficult. However, these exercises can be adapted to anyone’s physical situation, which makes it possible for anyone to practice this.
The free introductory class on Saturday afternoon will include teachings on the theory and principles of Kum Nye, and some movement exercises. On Sunday, we will go through a full sequence of practice, which will include some teachings on some of the self-massage that is incorporated into the practices, and teachings on meditation practices and chanting mantra. The goal of the class is to introduce you to this system of practice and give you enough to get your practice off the ground. There are many levels of Kum Nye as it is a path in itself. A weekend course introduces one to the basic principles and provides people with enough to start a practice. After the class, you can find many resources to continue to deepen the practice. Those resources (and more information on Kum Nye) can be found on KumNyeYoga.com.
We will be using this book: Tibetan Relaxation: Kum Nye Massage and Movement. link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tibetan-Relaxation-Massage-Movement-Healing/dp/0898003466/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Please wear comfortable clothes.
To register: just let me know that you plan to attend! Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send out more details as we get closer to the class.