May 25, 2017

Workshops

 Upcoming Workshops ~ Live Stream on Zoom

Tuesday, December 21st, 6:00-7:30 pm ~ The Power of the Breath: Inner Fire, Outer Radiance for Winter Solstice
Livestream, Down Under Yoga

Kapalabhati breathing in Boston yoga teacher training

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

On the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, come celebrate the the rebirth of light. As the sun grows in radiance it gives new life to Earth, warming the soil, germinating the seed, renewing all living creatures.
This is a potent time to refocus our spiritual energies. We will do that using the power of the breath, which connects us to the “inner body of light”, the pranayama kosha. We will learn how to enhance and extend the breath with breathing practices drawn from classical and Kundalini Yoga, and then channel the heightened pranic energy on this special night using bandhas (inner locks) and mudras (ways to enhance mental focus which can include hand gestures). A special breath meditation for the solstice will be taught, and recommendations for a simple, effective, pranayama home practice will be given. The "power of the breath" will help your life as nothing else, so you can joyously ride the light as it begins it's return. Please come with an empty stomach.

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Tuesday, January 25th, 7:00-8:30 pm ~ Three Meditations for Inner Joy
Livestream, Down Under Yoga

 

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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Friday - Sunday, February 11th - 13th ~ Yoga and Qigong Immersion, The Kripalu Center, Lenox, MA

 

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

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

While yoga has its roots in the Vedic scriptures of India, Qigong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. Explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through qigong exercises and then bring the same ease of motion into vinyasa yoga sequences. The movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, with powerful effects that detoxify the body as they increase strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.

This in-person workshop focuses on Qigong practices to open the meridians, meditative flow in yoga sequences, breathing exercises to enhance life energy, and concentration techniques for mental clarity.

You will learn:
• 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
• Suggestions for a simple and productive home practice.

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