May 25, 2017

Workshops

 Upcoming Workshops ~ Live Stream on Zoom

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

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 on Zoom

 

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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Saturday-Sunday, January 9-10, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra Weekend Immersion
Live Stream on Zoom

This weekend immersion is part of the Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training and will be presented virtually. It is a chance for yoga teachers and interested students to explore the power of the breath, with a balance between experiential practice and anaysis of the role of respiration in the health of the body, mind, and spirit. 

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

Awaken the inner body of light, the pranamayakosha, and expand your life force with breathing exercises and inner energy practices drawn from classical and Kundalini Yoga. We will learn how to enhance, extend, and harness the power of the breath with pranayama (breathing) exercises, and then channel the heightened pranic energy using bandhas (inner locks) and mudras (ways to enhance mental focus which can include hand gestures). If your yoga so far has been mostly about stretching, this workshop will deepen your relationship with the "radiant body" which is connected with your breath. The "power of the breath" will help your life as nothing else. Beginners and advanced students alike will receive helpful tips for an effective home practice. Handouts and other resources will be provided, grounding the experience in practical application.

We will explore:
• The anatomy of respiration, physically, energetically, and spiritually.
• The major classical pranayama exercises; breaths that heat, balance, cool, and illuminate.
• The role and effects of internal and external breath retentions (Kumbakas)
• How to free the breath with stretches for the the lung and large intestine meridians
• Kundalini Yoga Kriyas, which combine a strong pranayama practice with movements,
asanas, deep relaxation and chanting meditations
• Chanting meditation in the tradition of Kundalini Yoga
• Celestial Communication, where mantras are combined with movements and mudras in a seated creative dance, bringing relaxation to the entire nervous system.

You will learn these powerful breath practices and meditations and more:
• Circle of Fire, a pranayama sequence that improvess the flow of energy in the lower chakras, improves digestive fire, and brings light to ones being.
• Sodarshan Chakra Kriya, believed by some to be the most powerful pranayama practice and highest kriya across the many schools and styles of yoga.
• Sat Kriya, one of the most powerful and complete postures/kriyas in Kundalini Yoga. It has been called an "entire Yoga class in one posture".  

For yoga teachers, this immersion is available for CEUs, and will provide new materials and insights that can be brought into yoga classes. 

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