The Bardo Between: Navigation in the Light of Vajra Yoga Practice

December 09 - December 19, 2021

Michele Loew

Robert A.F. Thurman

Join us as we step into the Winter Solstice for an exploration of the Bardo & the Night Yogas.

Use this link to register today!

In this course, we will study Robert A.F. Thurman’s classic translation of The Tibetan Book of The Dead and will practice ClearLight Sleep and Dream Yoga. Robert Thurman will delve into the text (originally named The Great Book of Natural Liberation through Understanding in the Between) and explore the map of the unseen, while engaging meditation in action. We will experience subtle body practices, such as the Six Yogas of Naropa, with Tummo, Bardo Yoga and Phowa among them. We will work with the corresponding meditation practices and offer an accessible pathway to lucid dreaming through guided Yoga Nidras.This specific immersion is part of the Vajra Yoga ongoing educational program and can be taken as a separate module or in continuation of the previous Vajra Yoga teachings. Vajra Yoga aims to bring together Buddhist and Hatha knowledge through an exploration of their exoteric and tantric cores. On this occasion, we bring together the evolutionary directions of the Bardo teachings through Robert Thurman’s extensive experience and the deep practice through Michele Loew’s embodiment of subtle and dream yogas. The course will be intensely experiential, as it aims to offer a safe container for transition and release through the Northern hemisphere Winter Solstice.The Bardo Between Immersion can be accessed online without making the journey to the Menla Magic Valley. The zoom recordings will be made available for use by practitioners in other time zones.

Tuition: $700 (for either online or in-person course) Use this link to register today!

In-Person accommodations at Menla priced separately. (REGISTER ASAP Rooms sell out quickly)Tuition includes an online platform that will include course materials, live-streaming links, replays and study guides.


  • 8 - 9 am  Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12 pm  6 Yogas Session with Michele
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 2:45 pm  Free Time for Spa, Hiking, Self Study
  • 3 - 5:45 pm  Bardo Philosophy Class with Dr. Thurman
  • 6 - 7 pm  Dinner
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm  Yoga Nidra, Clearlight Sleep/Dream Yoga Session with Michele
*Please note that schedule is subject to change. 


Michele Loew

Michele Loew is an international yoga teacher and the founder and director of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon.  She is known as a teacher’s teacher and is respected for her 200 Hr. & 500 Hr. Yoga Schools and her ability to combine Western knowledge of the body (anatomy & ph...

Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it's Menla Retreat & Spa. A world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, translator of Buddhis...



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