Core Integrated Yoga
In this two hour workshop you will learn how to access your core and connect with your bhandas. In this core based yoga intensive, Denise will guide you through a practice utilizing pilates based breathing techniques , as well as OTHER TECHNIQUES such as PNF stretching , resistance and combination of isotonic and isometric strengthening.
Ticket Link: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=5659&stype=-8&sTG=24&sVT=25&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=03/17/19
When: Sunday, March 17th, 2:30-4:30PM
Cost: $40, $45 day of.
Quin – The Mayan Yoga
With Jacques Burgering
This workshop is about the physical practice to help create the life you are looking for. This practice enhances our awareness about and in our dreams. And since we dream everything first before manifesting it, it will subconsciously help us create the kind of life we are looking for in our awake state. We will work with the 9 simple poses that are connected to Quetzalcoatl, the flying serpent, representing the essence of the dream world. After a brief introduction about the dream and awake state, dreaming, and animal symbolism in dreams, we will learn the ceremonial practice that includes the 9 simple poses and the accompanying breathing techniques. This workshop is for all levels, and no prior experience with yoga is necessary.
Toltec Quin (Yoga of the Ancient Mexicans) In this workshop we will learn about & practice the 9 Quin, similar postures to yoga practiced in Ancient Mexico–also known as Toltec Quin. A student of Sergio Mangana, the Toltec ‘Quin’ Meaning Protectors, that induce different aspect of lucid dreaming & How to use the Quin, Toltec yoga to heal your ‘awake’ and ‘sleeping’ aspects of yourself , Dream activation will be explored during this guided practice with Gretchen Retka Learn the postures & Nahualism scope of practice Introduction to Nahuatl language used by the Mexica culture of Mexico (area surrounding Mexico City)for the 9 Quin.
When: Sunday, March 31st, 2:30-4:30PM
Cost: $60, $65 day of.
Beautifully, every year our community continues to grow. This growth, with similar minded beings being drawn together, has created a satsang. Satsang is a Sanskrit word meaning “a gathering of truth.” Traditionally, a satsang is a gathering lead by a guru (spiritual guide), where spiritual matters are discussed, meditation held, songs sung and scriptures read. Simply put, it is a gathering of like minded people in the pursuit of deepening their understanding and knowledge of spiritual matters.
A simple fact that we see occur over and over again is “like attracts like.” Ambitious people group together, frustrated and disgruntled people group together, happy people group together, and we don’t always feel comfortable when we are not in tune with the group that we are are in. Although, it is important to note that as human beings we have the amazing ability to adapt and therefore we must be mindful! The more time spent with negative minded people, the more negative and jaded we become. Buddha said “…association with fools, as with an enemy, is always productive of pain… Therefore, even as the moon follows the path of the constellations, one should follow the wise, the intelligent,the learned, the much enduring, the dutiful, the noble…”
In order to grow and deepen upon the spiritual path, we do need to make the right associations, but that does not mean that after the right associations are made the responsibility is taken out of an individual’s hand. A satsang is not just showing up for a moment, singing and leaving. In a satsang, each member has the responsibility to uplift all those around them. Each and every one of us have the ability to change the consciousness of that which surrounds us. A satsang is a group effort and as our one of our teachers, Sri Dharma Mittra, tells us over and over again if we “move together, we learn from each other.”
Next time you are in class and a teacher starts a chant that you know, sing a little louder so that those around you can learn it as well. Make room for students entering an already full room. If you have been practicing for awhile, move a bit slower, breath a bit deeper so that those around you can learn from your asana practice. New students, talk to more established practitioners in your classes, ask them questions. Don’t be afraid to ask your teachers questions, they may be able to point you in the right direction. This is the true meaning of satsang, we all move together and no one gets left behind.
We wish you and your family health and peace.
We hope to see you soon on your mat!
Living Yoga Staff