This evening workshop will focus on long held, passive Yin postures that prepare the body for sitting meditation. Yin Yoga is an essential complement to the more active styles of yoga. The Yin style also keeps the body supple at its core, while encouraging stagnate chi (prana) to flow throughout the joints and meridians, restoring and revitalizing the organ system. Sarah will present an explanation of this practice while we are in the poses. Drawing from Buddhist themes, Sarah will also describe ways to encouage emotional maturity and meditative awareness in our yoga practices, as well as in our life.
A Yang (flow) style asana practice will precede the yin poses, geared toward strenghening the core while encouragaing ease and grace in movement. We will finish the practice period with Mindfulness meditation.
This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in taking their practice to an increased level of awareness and stillness, both inside and out.
Sarah Powers began teaching in 1987. She is the founder and author of Insight Yoga, which interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transpersonal Psychology into an integral practice to discover and enliven the body, heart and mind. Her yoga style blends both a Yin sequence of floor poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems, combined with an alignment-based slow flow or Yang practice, influenced by Viniyoga, Ashtanga, Iyengar teachings, and QIgong. Sarah feels that enlivening the physical and pranic bodies, as well as learning to meet our psychological reactivity is paramount for preparing one to deepen and nourish insights into one's essential nature—a natural state of awareness. She draws from her studies in Transpersonal Psychology, as well as her in-depth training in the Vipassana, Tantric and Dzogchen practices of Buddhism. Her main influences have been Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Jennifer Welwood, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Bhante Gunaratana, Lama Pema Dorje, Anam Thubten, Stephen and Martine Batchelor and B. Alan Wallace.
QUAND/WHEN Vendredi 18 décembre, 2015 : Introduction to Insight Yoga—Yin/Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation with Sarah Powers
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