We recommend one month intensives for all first time students. The Tashirat Intensive Course includes all group classes and activities, plus any necessary private guidance (in relation to the tools needed to connect to the Higher Self). Students follow a daily discipline for strength, purification and balance. This includes daily Yoga classes, service projects, eating healthy, life-giving foods, practicing natural therapies, and independent studies.
Independent studies begin by reading Cosmic Reawakening by Artimia Arian before visiting. Studies are guided by Tashirat teachers with additional books from our extensive library. As questions arise during independent studies, students may write to Tashirat teachers for written guidance. If a question cannot be clearly answered through written communication or by offering a short verbal explanation, a class / consultation will be scheduled. Through receiving written guidance, students are able to assimilate as much of the given knowledge as possible at that time, and save the guidance for the future, when s/he may have an expanded consciousness and can understand the teachings on a deeper level. Our goal is to help you create a life plan and take the necessary steps to achieve your highest potential.
An essential part of the Intensive Course is selfless service. Regardless of how much knowledge one acquires, or how good one’s Yoga or nutrition practice, if the Chakra 4 heart center is not open, the Chakra 5 and 6 life experiences will also be blocked (refer to Cosmic Reawakening). Three hours of service are included in the daily program, although students may request more service hours if they wish. Students serve in the areas most needed at the time of their stay. Examples include: general maintenance, cleaning, cultivation, kitchen prep, computer work, child care, music or art classes with the children who live on the ashram, or private tutoring in the Tashirat Ixaya school.
Cosmic teaching is completely personalized and is highly dependent upon open communication between student and teacher. Students write weekly reports, including progress in studies, diet transitioning and daily programs – expressing positive and negative feelings and experiences.
The key to having the best experience in Tashirat (and anywhere else!) is to rid yourself of expectations. Flow with change, be flexible and open so that the universe can guide you and give you exactly what you need to learn and grow.This requires a willing attitude, expressing your ideas and opinions while remaining receptive to those of others, as well as a true desire to work on your weak areas and confront your personal fears.