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Sun, May 26


Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

The FIVE MOVEMENTS for Balancing the Five Elements.

Dive into the Essence of Tibetan Yoga! Experience the transformative power of Five Elemental Movements: Reconnect with ancient wisdom for modern wellness. Ignite your inner vitality and balance. Learn how to incorporate 11 minutes a day to harmonize your life

The  FIVE MOVEMENTS for Balancing the Five Elements.
The  FIVE MOVEMENTS for Balancing the Five Elements.

Time & Location

May 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA

About the event

Five Movements for Balancing the Five Elements

Whether you are new to Tibetan yoga or a seasoned modern yoga practitioner, all are welcome to join this special event to learn and explore ancient Tibetan yogas, which can be cultivated and integrated into our daily lives.  Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation.

These five movements are ancient Tibetan yogas to release tensions and blockages in our gross body and subtle energy channels. They simply energize and balance the five elements: earth, water, fire, wind, and space elements. They specifically open the two most important chakras in our body:  heart and naval chakras.


We can feel the benefit right away! These five movements are ancient Tibetan yogas to release tensions and blockages in our gross body and subtle energy channels. They simply energize and balance the five elements: earth, water, fire, wind, and space elements. They specifically open the two most important chakras in our body: heart and naval chakras.


Our city life is too hectic. So many of us do not know how to spend our time wisely for our own physical and mental health. 

These five movements will take only 11 minutes of your daily life. You will joyfully spare 11 minutes every day after knowing the benefits yourself!

Target audience

They are appropriate for all ages (young and old) as these five movements are simple and easy to do.

Names of five movements and the five elements

1. Goose Drinking Water  for space element

2. Wild Yak Rubbing Its  Shoulder for earth element

4. Falcon Holding the  Wind for wind element

4. Falcon Holding the Wind for fire element

5. A New Mountain Rising for water element

What Buddhist Science Say or For Deeper Understanding

According to Buddhist science, physical movement, breath, and awareness should be coordinated to harmonize our body, energy, and mind. 

Our human body is sacred as it is a vehicle for transformation. This precious body is inside-out channels, where subtle energy flows and energy is the vehicle of our mind. Energy is the only bridge between our body and mind. Hence, the nexus working of our body, energy, and mind are interdependent.  Energy and mind are not tangible. However, if we work on our tangible or physical body, we can easily connect with our energy

 and mind. These five simple yoga movements can help us to coordinate and harmonize our physical, emotional, and mental well-being and can further develop our spiritual path in the future.

The workshop covers the following topics:

1. Ninefold breathings for purification of stale energy as a preliminary practice

2. Five Movements and their individual benefits

3. Exhalation of dead or stale energy between the movements

Dr. Chok will also share 3 special Tibetan yogas for detoxification and good sleep as gifts!

1. The king of Tibetan yoga: a natural trembling and detoxification

2. A Tibetan yoga for good sleep

3. Some exhalation yogas for detoxification

What to bring:



Water bottle

Class Fee: $35

About Dr. Chok

Chok Tenzin Monlam is an accomplished teacher who has dedicated his career to preserving Tibetan Buddhist culture and language in modern society. A practicing academic, teacher, and healer, he teaches many modalities, from Tibetan language to Tibetan yoga, meditation, and Buddhist science and philosophy.

Ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he studied and practiced as a Tibetan monk for ten years. Having advanced his studies through institutions for two decades, Dr. Chok has obtained multiple Buddhist and Tibetan studies degrees, including his Ph.D. from the University of Delhi. He has studied and trained for decades in Buddhist studies, Tibetan yoga, healing, and meditation under the direction of many major and minor Tibetan Buddhist traditions teachers. He served as the Research and Translation Department Head at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamshala for 13 years until he relocated to the United States in 2019.

An author, translator, and certified language instructor, Dr. Chok has written two books on the Tibetan language, translated over 35 books and many articles, and taught both Tibetan and English language courses affiliated with multiple learning institutions. His passion, however, lies in Tibetan yoga and meditation. The Tibetan style of yogic practice is exceedingly rare, and few people are qualified to teach it today. Dr. Chok is qualified to teach yoga in this Tibetan tradition and is certified in the Indian tradition. To share the health benefits of Tibetan yoga to the body, energy, and mind, he has taught prolifically in India, the United States, and over a dozen other countries.

Dr. Chok is also qualified to practice healing modalities, including Chöd, pranic healing, mantra healing, and more. Since the pandemic, Dr. Chok has taught virtual courses all over the globe. He teaches Tibetan Yoga and Meditation at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art in Staten Island, NY, Tibet Center, Chicago. He is a Brooklyn Public Library’s University Open Air program instructor. Dr. Chok offers diverse and inclusive teaching series on Tibetan yoga, meditation, healing, and Buddhist science and philosophy in partnership with multiple organizations.

Dr Chok learned Chöd practice in a three-month Chöd retreat in Sankhu, Nepal, in 2017. He received the Chöd empowerment and oral transmissions from Lama Chödrak (Forest Lama) in Nepal and from Lama Wangdue (Nepal, Portland) and Lama Jigme (Tso Pema, India). He also learned how to perform the Chöd ritual from Chödpa Kunsang Dorjee (Khandro Labdon Shije Chod Institute, Nepal).


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