Energetic approaches in yoga: An exploration of the concepts of langhana (relaxing, releasing), brhmana (dynamic, energizing) and samana (balancing), through the play of asana and pranayama in relaxing, stimulating and stabilizing practices.
October 22-24, 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
Bandhas: theory and practice in asana and pranayama. This will be a gradual and progressive teaching, through which we will explore varying degrees of intensity as well as alternative practices when these intense “locks” are contra-indicated.
January 21-23, 2011 Edmonton, Alberta
Yoga Energetics: langhana – cultivating ease; brhmana - enhancing energy; samana – maintaining balance
Three workshops for Toronto Yoga Festival. National Ballet School, Toronto.
August 19-21, 2011 Yoga Community Toronto. www.yogacommunity.ca
Classic poses, their variations and adaptations: how breath and intention shape our experience.
November 4-6, 2011 Edmonton, Alberta
Sound and Mantra in asana, pranayama and meditation: Sound is a natural extension of breath which provides ways to deepen yoga practice on all levels. This workshop will include asana practice with breath and sound, enhancing our experience of poses while developing mental focus. We will also explore the use of mantra, both chanted and silent, in pranayama and in meditation.
January 20-22, 2012 Edmonton, Alberta
Chanting Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras:
This workshop will give you an opportunity to develop keen listening and an accurate pronunciation of Sanskrit. We will begin with simple sounds and move to mantras and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, following the traditional way of teaching, of call and response. Chanting is a fantastic way to develop breath and attention, to embody essential teachings and to find new energy. We will follow principles of Vedic chant, which are both ancient and rigorous, yet freeing and fun. All levels are welcome, from beginners to experienced chanters.
April 1, 2012 The Yoga Conference, Toronto www.theyogaconference.com
Asana and pranayama: delving deeper. In this workshop we will continue exploring the role of breath in asana with a special focus on preparing for advanced pranayama practices to stablize and clear the mind.
November 2-4, 2012 Edmonton, Alberta
Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita: This workshop will introduce key teachings from this timeless text and explore their value in today’s world. We will deepen our understanding through practices which include asana, pranayama and meditation.
January 18-20, 2013 Edmonton, Alberta
Yoga for the Whole Person: the panca mayas in practice. The five mayas are dimensions of our human system: anna – body; prana - breath; manas - contents of the mind; vijnana - individual personality; ananda - deep emotion. Through discussion and practice we will explore how our connection with the different layers of ourselves can be enhanced through yoga.
November 8-10, 2013 Edmonton, Alberta
Change and permanence in yoga: In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali teaches about change and permanence. As our practice and understanding develops, we gradually find how to influence change in a positive direction, to let go of attachment to what we can’t change and to find peace in what is eternal. Through asana, pranayama, chanting and discussion we’ll examine ways of bringing these teachings into our own lives.
January 31-February 2, 2014 Edmonton, Alberta
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