As yogis and yoginis we have such a powerful and unique opportunity and responsibility – we inherently want to make the world a better place, an abode of love, compassion and peace – by awakening our fire on all levels we can do it!
Luke Ketterhagen's Secrets of Tantric Hatha Yoga - Master Class at Uptown Yoga: Explore the ancient practices of Agni Sara – Detox, purify and awaken inner health. Cultivate dynamism and will power - the most ancient form of core strength!
Learn the preparatory practices and detailed instructions to move through a tantric asana practice to energize, awaken and transform internal tissues, organs, and energy channels in a progressive technique. This is the process to achieve what the Hatha Yoga Pradipika refers to as the foremost of all hatha practices.
With its deep contractions of the abdomen and pelvic floor, agni sara targets the abdominal organs and the centers of consciousness (chakras) responsible for regulating and carrying out the instinctive life of the body. It therefore affects not only our physical health but also our vitality and emotional life. Ultimately it facilitates spiritual growth and transformation. The name itself tells us this: agni, meaning fire, the elemental quality responsible for digestion, discrimination, and transformation, and sara, meaning essence.
Luke Ketterhagen graduated magna cum laude from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. He then moved to the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy to study under the guidance of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait where he would spend over 7 years in residence.
After receiving his yoga teacher certification from the Himalayan Institute, Ketterhagen joined their permanent staff. He authored the Asana Basics column for Yoga International magazine from December 2003 to December 2004. Luke appeared as a model in numerous editions of the 16-year-old publication as well as in the best-selling book, Yoga: Mastering the Basics.
Luke is the former owner and director of Uptown Yoga in Dallas, TX, Ketterhagen and was also Director of Programming and the principal teacher at East West Yoga in Manhattan during its relaunch. Currently Luke teaches classes, workshops and teacher training programs in Southern California and around the US. and provides us with Master Level classes to stretch our bodies, mind and awareness.
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