The Wisdom Academy presents

Tibetan Yoga, Part 1

An online course with with Alejandro Chaoul

Magical Movements

Learn the essential practices of trul khor, or “magical movements,” the physical postures and movements of Tibetan yoga.

Breath and Meditation

Discover how to engage your breath and physical body to serve the practice of meditation.

Discover the Profound Tradition of Tibetan Yoga

While yoga has been popularized in the West as a practice for physical health and well-being, the ancient practices of Tibetan yoga have often remained secretive.

In this groundbreaking Wisdom Academy course, Dr. Alejandro Chaoul illuminates the trul khor, or magical movements. Over the course of ten lessons, Dr. Chaoul guides you through a series of yogic postures and movements with exceptional detail and expertise, teaches you how to work with the anatomy of the subtle body, and shows you how to engage your breath to serve the practice of meditation and the cultivation of genuine well-being. You’ll learn about the history of Tibetan yoga, as well as how to keep your meditation practice fresh and inspired.

Dr. Alejandro Chaoul has spent the last thirty years studying, translating, and practicing the trul khor. Thanks to the kindness and blessings of contemporary masters—including the late H. H. Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, H. E. Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche—along with Dr. Chaoul’s dedication, these precious and rare teachings are being made available to a modern audience in a format that is both accessible and practical.

This course is for everyone. If you’ve been practicing trul khor for years, if you’re new to Tibetan yoga, or if you just want to deepen your personal yoga and meditation practices, this course will help enhance your personal practice and connect to the natural state of your mind.

Start learning today with Dr. Chaoul and bring lasting wellness into your daily life.

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Tuition: $247 USD

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Lesson 1: An Introduction to Tibetan Yoga in the Bon Tradition

Lesson 2: The Nine Breathings of Purification

Lesson 3: The A-tri Ngondro Magical Movement

Lesson 4: The A-tri Extending the Bow to Shoot and Arrow Magical Movement

Lesson 5: The A-tri Bending the Neck Magical Movement

Lesson 6: The A-tri Throwing the Lasso Magical Movement

Lesson 7: The A-tri Extending the Four Limbs Skyward Magical Movement

Lesson 8: The A-tri Little Boy Jumping Strongly Magical Movement

Lesson 9: The Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyud Ngondro Movement

Lesson 10: Integrating the Magical Movements into your Daily Practice

The History of Tibetan Yoga

Discover the history of Tibetan yoga and learn how these practices have been passed down over centuries across traditions.

Magical Movements

Study and practice the essential practices of trul khor, the physical postures and movements of Tibetan yoga.


Magical Movements and Dzogchen

Learn how trul khor relates to the profound view and practice of Dzogchen.


Meditation and Reality

Discover how the subtle body relates to meditation, and our experience of reality, and explore how to keep your meditation practice fresh and inspired.


Breathing Techniques

Discover and practice breathing techniques that will help you cultivate calmness and peace.

Lasting Wellness

Learn and review sacred and priceless techniques that will benefit your spiritual life and bring lasting wellness into our daily life.

Meet Your Teacher

Dr. Alejandro Chaoul

Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is a senior teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditationAlejandro has studied in the Tibetan tradition since 1989, and for over twenty years with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, completing the seven-year training at Ligmincha Institute in 2000. He also holds a PhD in Tibetan religions from Rice University. Since 1995, he has been teaching meditation classes and Tibetan Yoga (Tsa Lung and Trul Khor) workshops nationally and internationally under the auspices of Ligmincha Institute. In 1999 he began teaching these techniques at the Integrative Medicine Program of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he holds a faculty position and for the last fifteen years conducts research on the effect of these practices in people with cancer. Alejandro is author of Chöd Practice in the Bon Tradition (Snow Lion, 2009) and Tibetan Yoga for Health & Well-Being (Hay House, 2018), and is the founding director for the Mind Body Spirit Institute at the Jung Center of Houston.

Related Materials & Groups

The following organizations and materials are related to Dr. Chaoul’s work. This course was filmed at one of the Ligmincha Institute’s retreat centers.


Ligmincha Institute

The Ligmincha Institute is a global community (sangha) of meditators and practitioners of the ancient Bön spiritual tradition of Tibet. This course was filmed at the Serenity Ridge Retreat Center.

Tibetan Yoga for Health & Well-Being

Dr. Chaoul’s newest book focuses on the five principal breath-energies of Tibetan medicine and yoga and how special body movements for each engage the five chakras in our body.


Mind Body Spirit Institute

Located within the renowned Jung Center in Houston, MBSI helps individuals and communities to flourish with innovative new approaches to cultivating wellness and emotional health.

Enroll Today

You can preview Lesson 1 now, and enroll to have ongoing access to the course. Enroll today for $247 and begin your journey, learning trul khor and deepening both your yoga and meditation practices.

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