Trul Khor: An introduction to Tibetan yoga

Clearing obstacles and cultivating inner space and clarity with Tibetan meditation and movements.

About the tradition

Trul Khor (translated as “magical movements”), are the yogas of Tibet that have been part of Bon and Buddhist training for over a thousand years. Their primary aim is to enhance meditation by clearing mental and physical obstacles. They can improve physical strength and support positive emotional and mental health, healing the body-energy-mind system with a full sense of awareness and harmony.

What can attendees expect?

This short course will cover the texts of the Bon Trul Khor, the inner channels and winds (Tsa lung), the connection to the five elements, and the meditation, breathings, and movements, that you can use in your daily practice.

The first session will provide an introduction to the key concepts in this tradition while subsequent sessions will focus more on the guided practice.

About the teacher

Dr Alejandro Chaoul

Alejandro Chaoul-Reich, Ph.D. has studied in the Tibetan traditions since 1989, and for nearly 30 years in the Bön Tradition with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

He is the director of the Mind Body Spirit Institute at the Jung Center of Houston, and holds a Ph.D. in Tibetan religions from Rice University with his dissertation on “Ancient Yogic Practices of the Bon Tradition and Application in Contemporary Medical Settings.”

For the last 20 years he has been teaching and researching the benefits of Tibetan mind-body practices for people touched by cancer.

Ale is a Contemplative Fellow at the Mind & Life Institute, and is the author of Chöd Practice in the Bön Tradition (Snow Lion, 2009), Tibetan Yoga for Health & Well-Being (Hay House, 2018), and Tibetan Yoga: Magical Movements of Body, Breath, and Mind (Wisdom Publications, 2021).

Further resources

  • Awakening the sacred body: Tibetan yogas of breath and movement by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (Hay House, 2011, 2018)
  • Tibetan yoga for health & well-being: The science and practice of healing your body, energy, and mind by Alejandro Chaoul (Hay House, 2018),
  • Tibetan Yoga online course (Alejandro Chaoul & Wisdom Academy)