ŚABDA INSTITUTE SELF-STUDY GUIDE
In keeping with the Śabda Institute’s hypothesis, the deep study of any single course will lead you further in your practice than a cursory or purely intellectual understanding of the totality of our offerings. If there is a course or topic that calls you into deep study, we encourage you to focus there.
However, following the receipt of multiple requests to this effect, this self-study guide was prepared to assist those interested in taking a long-term study approach. The guide recommends a logical sequence and offers suggestions for application in your life. As we know, our goal is to apply these teachings such that they help us evolve in our spiritual practice.
ANUŚĀSANA: THE WISDOM OF THE YAMAS AND NIYAMAS
In this 5-day self-study course explores the fundamentals of self-discipline through the yamas and niyamas of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali.
BHUVANEŚVARĪ MAHĀVIDYĀ: A NAVARĀTRA IMMERSION
In this Spring Navarātra course and immersion (March 21-25 2023), we will delve deep into the adoration and vidyā (wisdom) of Bhuvaneśvarī, the fourth Mahāvidyā (Great Wisdom).
Decoding YOU… the Upaniṣad Way: Īśopaniṣad
In this one-of-a-kind course, we explore the magnificent Īśopaniṣad from a practical and applicable standpoint.
Deity – The Path to Liberation Self-Study
Explore the principles of systematically working with a deity.
Foundations of Āyurveda Self-Study
This course is built to adhere to the traditional training in Āyurveda in India.
Fractals of Reality: Self-Study
What is the Śrī Cakra? Importantly, why is it relevant in our sādhanā?
In this course, we will systematically explore the Lalitā Sahasranāma (LSN) from the standpoint of practical applications in life and spiritual practice.
Kālī Mahāvidyā: Self-Study
In this course, we will delve deep into the adoration and vidyā (wisdom) of Kālī.
Pitṛpakṣa: Healing Ancestral Trauma Self-Study Course
In this seminar, we will explore the importance of Pitṛpakṣa, the dark fortnight where deceased ancestors are honored through specific rituals.
Rasa: the Art and Science of Emotional Healing
In this workshop, we will delve into the intricacies of rasa, which can mean many things, including the essence of a substance or experience.
Śakti Dancing: Kuṇḍalinī and Cakras
In this one-of-a-kind course, we will explore the mystery, science, knowledge, and understanding of Kuṇḍalinī, the force and Grace of awakening to the highest truth.
Science of Breath workshop
In this all-day intensive, we will delve into the most fundamental requirement of life - the breath.
Science of Cakras
In this all-day intensive, we will delve into the mysteries of the energy systems of the cakras.
Science of Mantra
In this all-day intensive, we will delve into the highly esoteric and yet applicable science of mantras.
Self-Study: Pañca Mahābhūtas (Five Great Elements) in Practice
In this 5-class course, we will explore the Pañca Mahābhūta, or the five great elements.
Śivoham! Cultivating Awareness and Insight
This foundational course is a must for anyone interested in nondual Śākta and Śaiva traditions, with a focus on the most important practice.
Śrī Sūktam Self-Study Course
In this course, we learn the correct way to chant the Śrī Sūktam, while delving deeply into its meaning.
TARA SELF-STUDY COURSE
In this course, we will delve deep into the adoration and vidyā (wisdom) of Tārā, the second Mahāvidyā (Great Wisdom).
The Heart of Wellness Self-Study
A deep dive into the fundamental understanding of health and wellness.
Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis. Please apply here.
Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers
Our courses, both live and self-study, can be used towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements for all RYTs already registered with Yoga Alliance. Go here for how to upload your hours.