Lu Jong Tibetan Healing Yoga Teacher Training | April 15, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Lu Jong Tibetan Healing Yoga Teacher Training

Rooted in Tibetan Medicine, Lu Jong is a practice from the Buddhist Tantrayana tradition developed for self-healing and spiritual development. This series of 21 flowing movements systematically releases blockages physically, energetically and emotionally. Participants will be trained to teach all five groups of movements which nurture the spine, increase joint mobility, boost organ function, harmonize the flow of energy, and calm the mind. Lu Jong is practical, accessible and effective.

Do you have a desire to empower others to become more balanced, healthy & calm? By attending this Tibetan Yoga Teacher Training, you will be able to share a unique, effective practice with a deep lineage behind it. 

There is an increasing demand for Lu Jong teachers as people learn more about it in North America. It is our goal to share this precious practice with many people, so if you are a compassionate person that truly wants to benefit others, we hope that you will be a part of this lineage!

What is Lu Jong?

Rooted in principles of Tibetan Medicine, Lu Jong is an ancient practice from the Tantrayana Buddhist tradition developed for self-healing. This series of movements combined with rhythmic breathing systematically targets points on the body channels, massaging them open to re-establish the smooth flow of blood, oxygen and energy.

In Tibetan, Lu means body and Jong means transformation or refinement. This particular practice is in the lineage of Tulku Lobsang, founder, and director of the Nangten Menlang International Buddhist Medical organization. From the hundreds of yogic movements in the Buddhist tradition, Tulku Lobsang collated these movements into a clear system and modified them to make them highly effective for our modern needs. 

Lu Jong is very accessible, enabling people of all ages and abilities to incorporate a healing practice into their daily lives. While it is a practical method to boost health and happiness, Lu Jong has profound spiritual benefits as well. 

How does Lu Jong work?

Lu Jong focuses a great deal on the spine, which is the battery of our body and a place we very commonly become blocked. By gently creating space and mobility in the spine, we more efficiently spread energy and nutrients throughout the body, boosting organ systems and toning the nervous system. 

Lu Jong Level 1 is composed of five groups of movements:

  • Five Movements for balancing the five elements of body and mind
  • Five Movements for improving the musculoskeletal system
  • Five Movements for the functioning of the vital organs
  • Six Movements for addressing common ailments
  • Two Movements for sleep and wakefulness

Each movement gently massages particular points on the body channels, training them to more open. By opening the body in the right ways, we cultivate not only physical vibrancy and mental functionality, but also the qualities revered on the spiritual path. 

Lu Jong is a meditation in movement and cultivates calm and focus in the mind. Deeper breathing, improved body awareness, more balanced emotions and peaceful states are quickly achieved.

What does the Training Include?

At the conclusion of this Teacher Training:

- You will be able to confidently and effectively teach Lu Jong Tibetan Yoga. 

- You will be intimately familiar with all movements of the Lu Jong Level 1 practice. 

- You will be able to make modifications based on individual students’ needs. 

- You will be able to explain the benefits of Lu Jong from the view of Tibetan Medicine and Tantrayana Buddhism and offer additional breathwork and meditation practices to your students. 

- You will know Tulku Lobsang, the pioneer of this ancient practice in the West. 

- You will become part of the Nangten Menlang International community. 

And, most importantly, you will be able to go into your own community and offer something that will bring great benefit!

Our Curriculum includes Theoretical Sessions exploring:

- The Bön and Buddhist Historical Roots of Lu Jong

- The Lineage of Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche

- The Physical, Energetic and Mental Benefits of Lu Jong

- Principles of Tibetan Buddhism

- Understanding the Path of Tantrayana

- The Importance of the Subtle Body

- Principles of Tibetan Medicine

- The Theory of the Elements and Humors

- Pedagogic Tools

- Marketing Advice and Tools for Organizing and Promoting Your Teachings

And Practical Sessions exploring:

- The Lu Jong Movements and Modifications in Depth

- Additional Breathwork Practices

- Accessible and Enjoyable Meditation Techniques

- Kum Nye Five Elements Massage 

 Additionally, the format of this training is designed to promote connection and support among the participants, so that we may build a strong network of Lu Jong teachers in North America. 

 There will be two rest days during the training to allow time to relax, absorb knowledge, and explore the beautiful surroundings. 

Who is this Training for?

Do you want to be part of a true, deeply rooted lineage? 
Do you want to teach to people of all sizes, all ages, all abilities and all belief systems?
Do you want to give your students a clear system they can use to experience immediate health and happiness?
Do you want to offer a method that not only heals the body, but is the beginning of a deep spiritual path?

There is more and more interest in Lu Jong and we need loving, compassionate individuals to help share it. If you are drawn to teach healing practices, feel comfortable demonstrating simple movements, are articulate and have a thirst for learning and self-development, then this program is right for you and I am sure you will find it to be worth the commitment.

Join us and share an ancient practice, perfect for modern times!


For Retreat Information:

Farrah Garan
Email:  [email protected]

To Register:

Online Registration Form 

Vanessa Canas
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Retreat Fees

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Fees Per Person
Lodging Types Single
Lodge Room (Private Bath) $4,875 $3,575
Lodge Room (Shared Bath) $3,705 $3,237

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Farrah Garan
Farrah Garan
Farrah Garan teaches traditional Tibetan healing movement practices that empower us to cultivate a calm mind, vibrant energy and open heart, including: Lu Jong Healing Yoga, Tog Chöd Sword Dance, and Tsa Lung Breathwork. Farrah received the Tantrayana Buddhist tradition from her teacher, Tulku Lobsang. She has worked closely with Tulku Lobsang since 2002, as a student, chairwoman of the US branch of his organization, North American Tour Coordinator, and employee of Nangten Menlang International. She prepares the Teacher’s manuals and has been integral in developing the Lu Jong Teacher Certification program and curriculum. Farrah is dedicated to spreading the deep wisdom of the Tibetan healing arts. Her aim is to make these simple—but powerfully effective—practices widely known, particularly by training more teachers so that many may benefit.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Farrah Garan