Experiential Course
March 9 — 11, 2025

Yoga for Vision

Holistic Eye Care

Dr. Marc Grossman and Daniel Orlansky
Tuition: $295

The increased hours spent staring at our computers screens and smartphones are taking a toll on our eyes. Join yoga and qigong teacher Daniel Orlansky and behavioral optometrist Dr. Marc Grossman for a program that combines the best practices from Eastern and Western methods for improving eye health. Through breath work, yoga, and gentle movement designed to allow for more circulation to your brain and eyes, and more, you will gain skills to enhance your perception of the world and improve your vision—whether you have myopia, presbyopia, cataracts, macular degeneration, or other eye conditions.

You will learn:

• How to rejuvenate your eyes with the five “B’s” of eye healthcare

• Ways to bathe the eyes with oxygen

• Stretches and simple qigong movements to relax your neck and shoulders

• Chinese eye massage using powerful acupressure points

• Techniques to develop convergence—the ability of both eyes to look at the same point

• Exercises to develop accommodation—the ability to change focus from one point to another.

Course Overview:

Day 1: Yoga and Qigong for the Eyes: Improve Suppleness and Stretch Away Tension

Learn yoga stretches and qigong movements to open up the liver and gall bladder meridian pathways associated with better vision and other poses to relax your shoulder girdle and neck muscles so your head can float freely and comfortably on your spine.

Day 2: The Power of the Breath: A Cornerstone of Better Vision

Learn simple breathing techniques to oxygenate not only your brain and eyes but your entire body so that life force can circulate freely, creating greater vitality and energy, and improving your ability to see with more clarity.

Day 3: Connecting Outer Vision and Inner Vision

Explore practices to enhance your inner vision and gain new insights and connections to your life’s outer vision. You are on a vision quest—a path toward profound healing and transformation on all levels.

Please join us for this important course on caring for your precious vision.

Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D., LA.c, is an influential pioneer, leader, and practitioner in integrative eye care. Founder of Natural Eye Care, the largest consumer eye care resource of its kind, and a respected author of 5 books, he most recently co-authored the acclaimed “Natural Eye Care, Your Guide To Healthy Eyes and Healing”. In practice since 1980, his comprehensive background includes degrees in Optometry, Biology, Physical Education and Learning Disabilities, and yoga, nutrition, Chinese medicine and acupuncture. This orientation provides the foundation for an integrated approach to vision and its influence on the body, mind and spirit of each patient. He is dedicated to helping those with a wide range of conditions, from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision-threatening diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. He also teaches workshops for healthcare professionals and physicians and is a frequent guest on local and national media.


Daniel Orlansky, MA, E-RYT 500, is the Director of Boston University’s Yoga Teacher Training and a member of The Association of Vision Educators. A yoga teacher since 1992, he is certified in Jnana Yoga, Kali Ray TriYoga, and Kundalini Yoga. He is the creator of Meridian Yoga, a yoga style that combines shiatsu, yoga asana, and the meridian system for a practice that opens the body as it strengthens, and an enthusiastic student and teacher of Qigong. He holds a master’s degree in Expressive Art Therapy/Dance Therapy from Lesley University and has been a visiting lecturer in movement studies at Tufts University. He is also a graduate of the Boston Shiatsu School. Daniel teaches regularly at the Kripalu Center, the Omega Institute, and in centers across Europe, and he also directs yoga teacher trainings worldwide.


Daily Schedule (subject to change):

Your course schedule has been designed by the presenter to provide a holistic educational experience, and includes course presentation time, meal times, and free time for you to enjoy the beach and the grounds and participate in the ashram’s daily programs.

Morning and Evening Satsang: community gatherings for meditation, chanting & teachings; sometimes a silent beach walk.

Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes: available on outdoor ocean and bayfront platforms (beginner and intermediate levels offered twice daily).

Lines in bold type indicate required course times. Other ashram offerings are optional:

DAY 1:
6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang
8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00am Brunch
11:00am Ashram Welcome & History Tour (meets at Reception)
11:30am Inauguration Ceremony
12:00-3:00pm Course session
4:00pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00pm Dinner
8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

DAY 2 

6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang
8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00am Brunch
12:00-3:00 pm Course session
4:00pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00pm Dinner
8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

DAY 3 (Last Day):
6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang
8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00am Brunch
12:00 to 2:00 pm Course session
3:00pm Graduation Ceremony
4:00pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00pm Dinner
8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to Day 1 of the course and departing at least one day after the last day.

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