Friday 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Yoga for Life: Exploring an Integrated Practice
Are you living for your yoga practice, or using your yoga practice to help you live your life? Join Gary Kraftsow, Founder & Director of the American Viniyoga Institute, to explore specific Yogic teachings and practices that provide methods to help us achieve our highest potential. Through lecture and practice, you will learn how to move towards optimum health by adapting yoga practices to individualize and actualize your process of self-discovery and personal transformation.
Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Āsana: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with your Spine
Focusing on the spine, we’ll consider what is essential for creating and maintaining a healthy and integrated structure. Then we’ll explore how to use breath-centric āsana as a functional tool to help you move through life with stability and ease. Includes breath-centric āsana.
Saturday 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Prāṇāyāma: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with your Autonomic Nervous System
Do you ever find yourself fluctuating between fatigue and stress? Would you like to understand how to use your practice to manage your energy? Focusing on the autonomic nervous system, we’ll consider how to create and maintain balanced energy throughout the day. Then we’ll explore how to use breath-centric āsana and prāṇāyāma, as functional tools to help you move through life with vitality and relaxation. Practice includes breath-centric āsana and prāṇāyāma.
Sunday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Meditation (Dhāraṇā & Dhyānam): Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with your Mind
Do you have clarity about who you are and where you are going? Would you like to deepen your self-understanding and create a life guided by your values and priorities? Focusing on the mind, we’ll explore issues like choices and life orientation. Then we’ll explore meditation as a functional tool to help you set a direction for your future, and move through life with purpose and grace. Practice will include breath-centric āsana, prāṇāyāma, and meditation.
Sunday 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Tantra & Samādhi: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with your Heart
Do you recognize that your thoughts, emotions, and behavior mutually influence each other, are provoked by your conditioning, and form the basis of your personality? Would you like to overcome troubling emotions and experience more happiness and love in your life? Come explore Tantric practices as a functional tool to help transform dysfunctional patterns of thought, mood, and behavior and actualize your highest potential. Practice will include breath-centric āsana, prāṇāyāma, meditation, mantra, and cakra sādhana.
Yoga Teacher Intensive
Friday, 10/25/19, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Yoga of Relationship
The Ancients explored the mysteries of Reality: especially the nature of the Divine, of human consciousness, of the material world, and the complex inter-relationships between these three aspects of Reality. They understood our true nature to be Consciousness living in a multidimensional relationship with our mind, our body, our society, the physical world around us, the greater Cosmic Universe we find ourselves in, and the greater Mystery of Life itself. They transmitted teachings and practices on how to refine these relationships, eliminate sources of suffering, and realize and actualize our highest potential. In this intensive, we will begin to explore the breadth of these teachings and practices, and how to integrate them into our own personal practice as well as into our teaching. In the weekend workshop that follows, we will dive even deeper so that the participants will have a direct experience of the truly integrated science of Yoga.
Separate registration required.