Friday, February 17, 2006
Yoga Workshops and Retreats
Sunday, Nov 8, 2009, 2 - 4:30 pm
(this workshop will be repeated in Spring 2010)
Making Padmasana Possible: Opening the Lotus
$35, pre-registration by Nov 1
$40, after Nov 1st (must register by Friday Nov 6)
Yogic texts say Padmasana, or Lotus Pose, cures all disease and awakens Kundalini. In more tangible terms, this classic yoga pose stretches and stimulates the hips, knees, and ankles while creating the optimal seat for meditation and pranayama. But this pose can remain elusive to the seasoned practitioner and the curious beginner alike.
In this workshop, we will access this pose by approaching our practice with care and curiosity. We will start with a brief but warming vinyasa practice followed by an attentive progression of hip openers, as well as preparation of knees and ankles with or without props, and slowly build to the crescendo of Padmasana. Appropriate for all levels of students.
Contact Mountain Yoga to register.
Sun, April 29, 2007, 1-4 pm
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Mountain Yoga, Oakland
What do the ancient texts of the Yoga Sutras have to do with perfecting your downward dog? How can I do yoga even when I’m not involved in a movement practice?
In this workshop we will use the Eight-Limb path of Patanjali yoga as a framework in which to explore this wonderful body of work. We will enjoy a flowing vinyasa practice, extended explorations of sacred chant, pranayama (breath work),and meditation. We will also discuss selected sutras as they relate to these practices.
Our intention will be to awaken an awareness of Classical Yoga and sweeten our experience of yoga as a daily living practice.