October Workshops

RED HOT YOGA

With Kristina

A unicorn dies every time someone says yoga is “just stretching”. Sun salutations are aerobic activity plus we hold up our own bodies which builds strength.   This workshop takes these principles and ups the ante.   Expect a vigorous flow, followed by high intensity interval training and handstand conditioning.   Expect to get breathless!  Then we will top it off with some active flexibility work and finally a well deserved savasana with a cool lavender scented towel.   We will serve cherry juice at the end which has properties to promote muscle recovery.   All levels welcomed and encouraged!!   There is something for everyone regardless of fitness level!

It’s still yoga after all!

Date: Saturday, October 6th

Time: 2:30 – 4:30PM

Cost: $


 

ALIGNMENT WORKSHOP

With Jamie Blowers


Within this workshop I explore some alignment principles that I have developed over my last ten years of teaching and leading teacher trainings. practitioners can effectively use them in all their asanas. They include:

- Carriage of the arms.

- Looking at the relationships between the Acromium Process and the Humerus. Urdhva Hastasana, Warrior A, Urdhva Mukha Vrksasana

- Congruence of the spine.

- How to maintain decompression in the spine and avoid compression in forward bending and rotations.  Uttanasana, Pashimottanasana, Parivitta Trikonasana 

– Unlocking the hips.

- Looking at rotation on the Femur and relating designated foot positions. Utthita Trikonasana, Utthita Parsvakonasana.

 

Date: Sunday, October 21st

Time: 12 – 3PM

Cost: $45 if purchased alone. $80 if purchased together with Rocket Master Class


 

 

ROCKET MASTER CLASS

With Jamie Blowers

Intro to the authentic principles which guided Larry Shultz in creating the Rocket. Ashtanga, Rocket and the contemporary practitioner. Principles of flight to handstand. Mind over matter. Arm balances and their modifications. Effectively transitioning the standing sequence.

 

Date: Sunday, October 21st

Time: 4 – 7PM

Cost: $45 if purchased alone. $80 if purchased together with Alignment Workshop

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October Newsletter

“Om is not just a sound or vibration. It is not just a symbol. It is the entire cosmos, whatever we can see, touch, hear and feel. Moreover, it is all that is within our perception and all that is beyond our perception. It is the core of our very existence… It is an eternal song of the Divine. It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists.”
                                – Amit Ray
    You, I, all living beings, our planet, universe, everything without exception vibrates. The vibration that came into being at the creation of the universe and that continues to vibrate throughout is Om. Om, is the primal energy; the sound of the universe itself; it is the basic sound that contains all sound; it is all possibilities; it is everything that was, is and yet to be;  it is creation, preservation and destruction; it is the most essential way to express God.
om meaning
   Om,  as a sacred sound is pronounced “AUM.” The chanting of AUM and the symbol OM represent four states of consciousness. The first, “A,’ is regarded as the primal sound and resonates in the middle of the mouth. This sound includes and is included in every sound produced by the human vocal cords. It is the lower largest curve of the symbol and represents our gross waking state (i.e. actions, speech and thoughts).
   The second, “U,”  resonates at the back of the mouth  and represents the more subtle, unconscious dream state. The “U” is central curve and this is where the mind works out its unfulfilled desires and aversions. The third, “M,” the upper curve, is a humming that resonates forward in the mouth and  buzzes throughout the head. It represents our subconscious deep sleep state and contains the root of our emotional and behavioral patterns.  It is where pure consciousness exists, this is where our inherent supreme knowledge or “pranja” lies.
   The forth state of consciousness is represented by the silence at the end of Om, which is most clear when the humming of “M” fade away. It is awareness itself, union with the divine and is symbolized by the dot above the arch. The arch symbolizes “maya” or the illusion that keeps us from realizing the highest state of bliss of unity with the divine. Since the arch is open and does not touch the dot, the highest state is never effected by illusion.
   All together, Om represents all that is manifest and unmanifest. It is without beginning or end, embracing all that exists and referred to as “pranava,” that which is constantly renewing! Every time you chant Om you are renewed, you are re-aligned, reminded of your inherent divinity and the ultimate truth that we are all one.
   The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali remind us to always repeat and meditate upon the sound of Om. Chanting Om purifies the mind, body and the environment. Chanting Om dispels darkness, fear, desires, delusion and attachments.
   Sound is the foundation of form and every form is affected by sound, the sounds we utter affect all that surrounds us. Om, the sound of the universe, the vibration of the divine, is healing to all that hear and feel it.
We wish you and yours peace and health.
We hope to see you soon on your mat.
Om shanti,
Living Yoga Staff

 

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