We often focus on practicing our poses from the spine, arms and legs. But the ancient teachings of yoga also dealt with the opening and quieting of the organs of the body, like the heart, kidneys and liver that are found in the “kunda” or vessel holding these organs.
During this workshop we will focus on specific poses that create a healthy balance for the organs in the chest and abdomen, as well as explore the theories of why they work. All types of poses will be studied, including backbends, inversions, forward bends and twists.
We will also spend some time on specific therapeutic applications that will be immediately applicable to ourselves and to our students.
This will essentially be a practice workshop. We will begin each day with a focus intention and then go directly to practicing Active poses. In the second session of the day, we will focus on a Quiet Practice – Restorative yoga, meditation and pranayama. Throughout the workshop we will return our awareness to stabilizing and balancing from the inside, as well as focusing on how to teach others to do so.
This 25-hour course is all about practical knowledge. We focus on learning what helps us practice with awareness and teach with confidence.
~Do you wonder how to deepen your yoga practice?
~Are you sometimes bored with the same old same old poses?
~Are you interested in connecting your yoga practice with the deeper streams of energy in your body?
~Do you like the idea of having a new tool to help your practice and your teaching be more enjoyable and something you look forward to?
Then this workshop is for you.
The suggestion is that you register early as this workshop is limited to 50 people and is expected to fill quickly.
TO REGISTER AND OBTAIN HOUSING FOR THIS RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP YOU NEED TO DO TWO THINGS.
1. TO REGISTER FOR THE CLASSES, send a check for $799 dollars (in US Funds only) made out to:
Judith Hanson Lasater
156 Madrone Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127
*BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
~your full name
~your mailing address
~your email address
~your phone number
2. TO REGISTER FOR HOUSING AND MEALS AT MOUNT MADONNA CENTER DURING THE WORKSHOP, CONTACT MMC DIRECTLY:
Mount Madonna Center
445 Summit Road
(408) 864 4064
Arrival and registration on February 26, 2017, Sunday, at 4 pm.
Class hours: Monday, February 27 - Friday, March 3:
10:15 - 12:15 and 2 to 4:45 pm every day.