May 25, 2017

Workshops

 Upcoming Workshops

Friday, May 17th, 7:15-9:30 pm ~ Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage: Opening the Energy Pathways
Down Under Yoga, Newton, MA

When our energy channels are blocked, we feel stagnant and out of sorts; releasing stored tension, we experience a profound connection with life. Thai Yoga Massage draws from an ancient tradition that has been used by the peoples of Thailand for removing blocks in the human energetic system. With conscious touch the Thai Yoga practitioner combines gentle stretching and joint manipulations, assisted yoga postures, and skillful finger and hand pressure to open the major energy pathways of the body with the goal of enhancing the flow of Pranic life force in the body/mind.

Thai Yoga Massage relieves muscular tension and pain, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, and balances the body energetically, facilitating mind-body integration. It is done clothed and on the floor. In this workshop the basic principles and practices of Thai Yoga Massage will be introduced, and a simple sequence that addresses all parts of the body, including neck and head, will be taught. If you do not come with someone, we will assign a partner to you. Come prepared to give and receive total relaxation and enjoyment!!

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Sunday, May 19th, 12:30-2:00 pm ~ Vinyasa Yoga and QiGong: Flowing into Wholeness
Laughing Dog Yoga, Wellesley, MA

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

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.

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Sunday, May 19th, 2:30-4:45 pm ~ For Teachers: Bringing Qi Gong into Yoga Classes
Laughing Dog Yoga, Wellesley, 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 mutually supportive 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 yield) through Qigong become a unified practice which balances yin and yang, heaven and earth, sun and moon, male and female.

Designed for yoga teachers, this workshop will explore how to bring the the art of Qi Gong into yoga classes, with tips, techniques, and specific exercises. The stand alone forms of the Eight Brocades and Swimming Dragon Qi Gong will be taught, along with breathing exercises to enhance the flow of life force in the body/mind.

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Saturday, June 15th, 2:30-4:30 pm ~ Uniting Heaven and Earth: Flowing Yoga and Qi Gong
Asana Charlestown, Charlestown, MA

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

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.

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