Kum Nye Yoga

Introduced by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche to the West in the 1970s, Kum Nye is an advanced mind-body discipline that is open to all. It uses the physical body, breath, and senses, yet works exclusively with energy, with life living in the body and senses. The practice of Kum Nye aims high and deep, fostering the ‘experience of being well’. It starts with being effective for stress reduction. It calms the mind, energizes the body, and restores a calm rhythmic breath. Kum Nye goes further as it refreshes the senses and ignites inner knowing. With Kum Nye, we can contact the reality of the nature of our being, of life as it lives in the body. Thus, we recapture a sense of freedom to make the most of life.

Kum Nye is presented in a variety of ways, suitable to each and every one. You may like to start with an audio download or receiving ten lessons from our eKum Nye self-study program that consists of eleven levels. Or, you may enjoy studying the three Kum Nye books guided by our line-by-line readings plus commentary. The Academy offers audios and videos per each Kum Nye book plus video training programs, also suitable for becoming a Kum Nye teacher. You can learn more about Kum Nye here

Discovering Stillness and Calmness in the Midst of Our Life

Kum Nye Retreat ~  July 4 -7, 2024 Ratna Ling Retreat

4 Hour Power Kum Nye with Andis Egle                         $50

This short course gives you a taste of how Power Kum Nye opens up body, breath and mind to natural aliveness, which will lead you to fundamental openness! 


Kum Nye Books

Take the time to receive the teachings directly, listening with your inner ear.

Kum Nye – Tibetan Yoga   

The Joy of Being     

      Line by Line Readings of each of Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche’s Kum Nye books, with Commentaries by Arnaud Maitland

      An in-depth study of each sentence plus commentary of the context and ramifications. The line-by-line readings have been much appreciated over the years. 

      • Kum Nye – A Tibetan Yoga
      • The Joy of Being
      • Kum Nye Dancing

      Ten Audio Sets of Guided Practices from Kum Nye – A Tibetan Yoga (downloads only)

      One hour sessions for your private practice with specific topics, for different times.

      eKum Nye – Eleven Levels each with ten lessons

      This is the perfect, gradual Kum Nye self-study program. You can practice in your own time, while you undoubtedly deepen your experience and appreciation for the benefits of Kum Nye. Nearly one thousand people have participated in this program so far.

      Video and Audio Programs 

      These are our most in-depth training programs of Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche’s three Kum Nye books. Systematically set up it is easy to follow the clear videos and the inspired audios. These are the most in-depth programs on Kum Nye we offer.

      Kum Nye – Tibetan Yoga 

      Kum Nye Training, Level 1

      The Joy of Being

      Kum Nye Training, Level 2

      • videos – 32 one-hour sessions 
      • audios – 32 one-hour sessions 
      • Complete video recordings of all 41 Guided Exercises – 3-7 minutes each

      Kum Nye Dancing

      Kum Nye Training, Level 3

      • videos – 32 one-hour sessions 
      • audios – 32 one-hour sessions 
      • Complete video recordings of all 76 Guided Gestures – 3-7 minutes each

      Kum Nye Healing

      This topic is so broad and vast that many presentations are possible. These are two in-depth presentations.

      Kum Nye Training, Level 4

      • Part 1
        • videos – 27 one-hour sessions 
        • audios – 27 one-hour sessions 
        • transcription of all 27 sessions
      • Part 2
        • audios only – 30 one-hour sessions 
        • transcription of all 30 sessions

      Kum Nye Meditation

      Easy to start, simply to follow and in a short time, you will learn many of the traditional meditation insights.

      • Level 1
        • videos – 12 one-hour sessions  
        • audios – 12 one-hour sessions  
      • Level 2 
        • videos – 12 one-hour sessions  
        • audios – 12 one-hour sessions
      • Level 3
        • videos – 10 one-hour sessions  
        • audios – 10 one-hour sessions  
      • Level 4  Teacher Training 
        • videos – 27 one-hour sessions
        • audios – 27 one-hour sessions
      • Level 5
        • audio recordings (un-edited) - 13th Annual Kum Nye Meditation Retreat, 2019