May 25, 2017

Workshops

 Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, October 20th, Yoga of Energy Flow and Qi Gong: The Dance of Heaven and Earth, Westchester Yoga Teachers Association, Briarcliff Manor, NY

Within you, heaven, earth, and human are one.

While yoga has its roots in Indian Vedic scriptures, Qi Gong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. In this workshop we will explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through Qi Gong exercises, and then bring the same ease of motion into sequences from Yoga of Energy Flow. While the movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, the effects are powerful, detoxifying the body while increasing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.

This program focuses on

• Breathing exercises to enhance life energy
• The Eight Brocades, Swimming Dragon, and other qigong practices to open the meridians
• Meditative flow in yoga asana
• Concentration techniques for mental clarity.
• Recommendations for a simple and transformative home practice

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Sunday, October 27th, 2:00 - 4:30 pm, Vinyasa Yoga and Qi Gong: Many Paths, One Moon, Wonder Yoga, Arlington, MA

When the body flows like running water, it is always renewed, always fresh. This is true freedom.

The practices of Yoga and Qi Gong are paths up the same mountain, from which the “one moon” of higher consciousness can be seen in all it’s brilliance. Strength and flexibility through yoga (ability to hold firm) and suppleness (ability to hold yield) through Qi Gong become a unified practice which balances yin and yang, heaven and earth, sun and moon, male and female.

In this workshop we will explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through Qi Gong exercises, and then bring the same ease of motion into sequences from Yoga of Energy Flow. While the movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, the effects are powerful, detoxifying the body while increasing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.

You will learn:
• Breathing exercises to enhance life energy
• Qi Gong exercises to open the meridians
• Meditative flow in yoga sequences
• Concentration techniques for mental clarity

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Sunday, November 24th, 2:00-4:30 pm, Only One Moon: Yoga and Qi Gong, Centerville Yoga, Centerville, MA

When the body flows like running water, it is always renewed, always fresh. This is true freedom.

While yoga has its roots in ancient Indian Vedic scriptures, Qi Gong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. Both practices include physical stretching, opening of the joints, mental focus and breath work, with the goal of the enhancement of consciousness and internal life force. In this workshop we will explore Qi Gong exercises within a yoga practice, with the goal of improving flexibility, gathering and circulating life-force energy, and helping bring the mind to stillness.

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Sunday, December 8th, 2:00-4:30 pm ~ The Antidote to Holiday Stress: Three Meditations for Inner Joy
Central Mass Yoga, West Boylston, MA

Meditation is acceptance. It is the acceptance of life within us, without us, and all around us.

This workshop, appropriate for beginners, will explore three styles of meditation – breath meditation, mantra meditation, and silent sitting practices. We will begin by warming up the body with slow flow yoga and Qi Gong which prepares us to comfortably sit in stillness. Each meditation will be 10-15 minutes in duration, with structured rest periods between; handouts for each of the meditations will be provided.

Meditation shifts the nervous system from the sympathetic (fight or flight) to the parasympathetic (stress relief and relaxation). In addition, meditation increases cognitive function, improves digestion and sleep, and helps boost the immune system. And meditation cultivates joy.

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