May 25, 2017

Workshops

 Upcoming Workshops ~ Live Stream on Zoom

Sunday, October 25th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Introduction to Qi Gong: A Moving Meditation
Laughing Dog Yoga Live Stream

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

Qigong translates as “life energy cultivation” and utilizes practices that enhance the flow of life force in body, mind and spirit. The physical exercises involve connecting breath with gentle, circular, flowing movements, bringing suppleness and opening the meridian energy pathways that connecting heaven and earth. The rhythm of body and breath brings the mind to stillness deep meditation, and the movement of energy is experienced as pure joy. This workshop will introduce simple Qigong sequences, and will include Taoist breathing exercises.

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Tuesday, November 17th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, The Power of the Breath: Inner Fire, Outer Radiance
Down Under Yoga Livestream

Breath is life and life is breath. When breath flows, so does life.

Stoke the fire of the energy body through dynamic movement, asana, and breathing exercises. Drawing from Kundalini Yoga as well as classical pranayama sequences, these practices bathe your cells and brain with fresh oxygen and open the energetic circuits of the body. Learn to channel this heightened energy using bandhas (inner locks) and mudras (gestures that enhance mental focus) to strengthen physical rejuvenation, mental clarity, and connection with the creative infinite.

Beginners and advanced students will receive helpful tips for an effective home practice. If most of your yoga experience so far has been asana-based studies, this workshop will round out your practice. Please come with an empty stomach.

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Sunday, December 13th, 2:00-4:00 pm ~ Three Meditations for Inner Joy: The Antidote to Holiday Stress
Live Stream Workshop

 

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 – to cultivate inner joy and peace.  We will warm up the body and prepare the mind to meditate with slow flow yoga and Qi Gong. The meditations will be 15-20 minutes in duration, with structured rest periods between; handouts for each of the meditations will be provided. Among other benefits, meditation activates the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response) which helps to boost the immune system, improve digestion and sleep, increase cognitive function, and cultivate delight.

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