Thursday, July 5th, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Pranayama Vidya: Removing the Covering of Inner Light
Our focus is on the subtle techniques of Pranayama that unlock the potential and power of the breath. Through theory and several guided practices you’ll learn and experience the simple keys to making your breath a pathway to self-mastery, to access the hidden capacity of the breath to still the mind, and to attract the forces of happiness, success, and fearlessness.
Thursday, July 5th, 1 - 2 PM - Speakeasy series. Join Rod at this leture and Q&A.
Tradition: Modern Yoga's Missing Treasure or Obsolete Relic?
Friday, July 6th, 2 - 3:30 PM - Bandha and the Energetics of Practice Description: Bandha is the doorway into the energetics of practice. Perfection of bandha increases healing capacity, builds creative power, awakens self-knowledge, and speeds up the process of transformation. Learn the keys to bandha theory and practice in asana, pranayama and beyond. Our emphasis is on taking your practice, wherever it currently is, to the next level. Asana, pranayama, and discussion
Friday, July 6th, 4 - 5:30 PM - Yoga and Ayurveda: The Vital Essences
The three vital essences (prana, tejas, and ojas) provide guiding principles that allow us to approach Yoga as alchemy. These subtle forces are a basis to heal as well as transform body and mind. We overview these key yogic teachings of Ayurveda and the yoga practices that increase/balance each of the vital essences. Practice and some lecture.
Saturday, July 7th, 12 - 1:30 PM - Tantra Yoga: A Spanda Vinyasa and Asana Practice
According to Tantra, spanda is the ecstatic pulse of the unmanifest, the source of creative energy, the soul of the material world; it is also the yogis’ bridge to spirit. In this class you will be led through a sequence of asanas (with an emphasis on twists), pranayama, and meditation –– practices that awaken your connection to eternal creative energy and the inner pulsation of your spirit. Some theory gets us started.
Sunday, July 8th, 12 - 1:30 PM - Shakti Vinyasa: The Power of Mudra
Mudra is the culmination of the physical practice of Tantric hatha yoga. The most energetically profound of all hatha practices, mudra incorporates asana, breath, and bandha, thereby bridging yoga’s physical and spiritual practices. Experience this internally challenging, powerful, and sacred modality in the flow of a progressive sequence. Learn how, why, and what of this most profound of tantric hatha practices. Previous pranayama experience strongly recommended.
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