Victor Parachin, M.Div., C.Y.T.
Tulsa, OK Personal website

Victor. M. Parachin is director of the Tulsa Yoga Meditation Center and co-founder of Yoga Spirit Academy, a yoga teacher training school. He teaches yoga, meditation and is author of several books including: GPS For Our Souls: A – Z Coordinates To Enlightenment; Swami Vivekananda: Essential Writings; and Eastern Wisdom For Western Minds.

YOGA PLUS MEDITATION FOR STRESS RELIEF
Scientific studies confirm that yoga heals.  Similar research confirms that meditation heals.  When yoga and meditation are combined, “super” healing of body and mind can be experienced.  This workshop will offer a gentle yoga flow along with a variety of meditation techniques all specifically designed to relieve stress and reduce anxiety.
All Levels   Intensity 3

SIX STEPS TOWARD ENLIGHTENMENT
Shortly after the Buddha experienced his awakening, he was asked by his earliest followers “what areas of life need to be developed in order to experience enlightenment?”  The Buddha responded saying there were six “perfections” which must be cultivated by spiritual seekers.  This workshop will include several rounds of meditations along with an explanation of the six “perfections” and how to apply them into daily life.
All Levels   Intensity 3

HAND YOGA : FIVE MUDRAS TO HEAL BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT
Mudras are  unique hand gestures used to enhance and promote higher consciousness. Tibetan Buddhism teaches that meditation by itself may not be sufficiently powerful enough to remove negative habitual karmic formations.  Mudras, when combined with meditation, displace negative habits and replace them with positive, healthy karmic patterns.  Ancient texts cite 37 various mudras. This workshop will focus on five “user friendly” mudras which can be utilized to reduce stress, eliminate anxiety and cultivate inner peace.
All Levels   Intensity 2