The System of Yoga Immersion with Zoreh Afsarzadeh & Kim Schwartz

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The System of Yoga Immersion with Zoreh Afsarzadeh & Kim Schwartz

Time & Location

Jan 10, 2020, 6:00 PM – Jul 12, 2020, 5:00 PM
High Desert Yoga, 4600 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA

About The Event

The System of Yoga Immersion

High Desert Yoga announces a unique opportunity to dive deeply into the practice and study of the eight limbs of yoga. The majority of the training will be in-depth practice of primary asanas, allowing students to explore alignment fundamentals and discover individual variations to increase the efficacy of their own practice. Philosophy, pranayama and meditation will be explored in the Friday evening sessions. Saturday and Sunday sessions will be dedicated to dynamic asana practice, restorative yoga, and deep rest. Please join us for this transformational journey!

It is recommended that participants have at least one year of yoga experience. 

For those who wish to begin or refine a teaching career, this course is included in the HDY 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Areas of Study

Asana practice: In-depth practice of primary asanas will provide insight into the intricacies of each pose, as well as deepen the awareness of the breath in practice.

Yoga philosophy: One-hour lecture-discussions on philosophical concepts establish the groundwork for integrating yoga philosophy into asana practice and life.

Pranayama & Meditation: Deepen awareness of the breath and self.

The following workshops are included in this training:

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Yoga for the Whole Body
  • Creating and Sustaining your Home Practice
  • The System of Yoga
  • Asana, Chakras, Nadis and Bandhas

Zoreh, founder and director of High Desert Yoga, has been teaching yoga since 1985. She has deeply studied methodologies including Iyengar, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, meditation, and the American Yoga College. Zoreh's joyous personality and sense of humor endear her to her students with a teaching style that is both nurturing and fun, and her teaching combines a delicate knowledge of the body that allows a compassionate spiritual expression of the postures to emerge. Zoreh has been hosting yoga and meditation retreats in many heavenly spots around the world for more than 20 years.

Kim Schwartz has studied and taught Hatha Yoga for more than four decades. His lifelong passion for mystical truth led him to become ordained as a swami of the Temple of Kriya in Chicago. He was elevated to the position of Maha Swami in the Kriya lineage, enabling him to ordain others as swamis. Kim was director of the Temple’s Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program before moving to New Mexico, where he continues to lead High Desert Yoga’s Teacher Training Program. Kim is recognized by many well-known yoga instructors both as a “master of his art” in personal practice and as a true “teacher’s teacher,” one with the ability to communicate the timeless truths of yoga on many levels to fellow instructors in a way that enables them to pass this wisdom on to their own students. He is registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500 & YACEP.

Schedule details

13 Weeks January 10–July 12, 2020

Weeks 1–11: Friday 6:00–8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 2:00–5:00pm

Weeks 12–13: Friday 6:00–8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:30–6:00pm

THIS PROGRAM IS PAUSED DUE TO COVID-19. Students will be notified of revised schedule and updated resume date.

View flyer & course syllabus

Price options

$1995.00 + tax

Deposit of $595.00

Monthly payment plans available: please contact HDY at or 505.232.9642 to make arrangements.

Individual weekends available for HDY TT graduates: $145 + tax, register at the studio

* Ticket price includes 7.875% NM gross receipts tax and 2.9% PayPal transaction fee.

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