Kum Nye – Tibetan Yoga Workshop with Santosh Philip

September 22 – 24, 2017

We are delighted to welcome to Kansas City and the Rime Center Santosh Philip, September 22nd through 24th. Santosh will be leading us in a system of Tibetan yoga called Kum Nye. Based on a traditional healing system, Kum Nye Yoga helps to relieve stress, transform negative patterns and promote balance and health. Developed by Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku, this presentation of Kum Nye practices is thoroughly modern and adapted specifically to suit modern needs. The practice of Kum Nye includes stillness, movement, postures, breathing exercises, self-massage and a little bit of visualization. These practices address the three kinds of tension held in the body – 1) superficial tensions, 2) blockages in the energy channels, and 3) knots in the chakras.

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Kum Nye exercises melt these tensions and life’s energies begin to flow more completely through the body. In the process the flowing of energy “washes” the filters in the senses, and we begin to sense more purely again instead of filtering experience through thoughts and memories. Thus, Kum Nye is both a healing practice and an exquisite preparation for establishing and sustaining internal calmness and clarity, the basis for samatha and vipassana practice. Kum Nye establishes a sense of wholeness in which it is easy to detect calmness. When we enter the calmness, meditation begins.

The exercises of Kum Nye can be practiced safely by anyone, young or old. Anyone who is interested in deepening their relation with their own body, in living a more balanced, joyful life style, exploring meditation, easing emotionality and stress in daily life, and/or understanding the body, mind and experience better are all possible candidates for Kum Nye study. As a guide to the pleasure of a healthy and balanced life, rich in beauty and enjoyment, leading to harmony for all beings, the practice of Kum Nye is open to all backgrounds and interests, and will assist in developing and continuing the experience of inner relaxation.

Santosh Philip, M.Arch, who designs high-performance and sustainable buildings, has studied Nyingma teachings since 1995. His primary teaching area is Kum Nye, where he conveys his considerable love and respect for Tibetan Yoga self-massage and movement practices to his students, both at the advanced and introductory levels. Nearly every Sunday throughout the year, Santosh and fellow Kum Nye instructor, Jack van der Meulen, alternate teaching a drop-in Kum Nye morning class at the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley California. Santosh also teaches Nyingma Practices classes, including classes in dream yoga.


Friday, September, 22
7:30 pm – 9 pm Introductory Teaching

Saturday, September, 23
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm KumNye Workshop
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Sunday, September 12
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Public Talk

Suggested Fees

$140 pre-registration, $160 at the door

These teachings are available to EVERYONE. We have “Suggested Fees,” however pay whatever you can afford. Everyone is welcome! It is our hope that some will pay more to cover those who can’t afford the usual fee. We simply want everyone to come this weekend for these wonderful teachings.

Register by mail: Download the Registration Form here, print, and mail or bring it to the Rime Center.

Register online: Constant Contact