Meditation requires a set of tools that focus the mind from its normal wanderings and brings us back from the immense pool of sensations in the body and thoughts in the mind. We can consider the tools as a way to bring us to HERE AND NOW and the state we generally refer to as meditation is a result of this focus. (The 8 limbs of yoga are described below in relation to meditation) These states of being will vary and I’ve attached a brief outline of brain states below. The apparent structure and form of all we notice is actually full of ‘space’ and this space contains a vast amount of potential energy. As we move into more subtle techniques of meditation we can start to associate more and more with the space.
November 2-9, 2013 at the amazing Blue Spirit Retreat Centre in Nosara.
Yoga, surf, paddleboard, kayak, turtles, monkeys & jungle
Includes ocean and garden view accommodation 2-3 yoga classes/day & 3 delicious local meals/day
* Share a room with a friend or partner and pay your deposit by July 1st to save $100 each
For all accommodation options, activities and full retreat details please see the full brochure link below…
*If you are interested in sharing a room please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A share list is being created for those wishing to keep costs low:)
To register email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. A $700 deposit is required to reserve your space. Pay by cash, cheque, etransfer or online here with paypal(4%surcharge)
I will be teaching 2 classes over the festival including “The Fire of Transformation” and “sound Salad” For full lineup details, schedule and tickets visit http://whistler.wanderlustfestival.com/
Inversions are a powerful tool not only for the body but the mind and energies as well. They can also be intimidating and daunting.
Learn the tools to explore ‘Being Light.’
In this all levels workshop we will move in stages to take you safely to your edges and dive into the exhilaration that comes from being upside down!
Pre-register online here at Yyoga, or call 604.336.4599.
(save $150, register and pay in full by April 1)
May 11-19, 2013
Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra, lifestyle & vegetarian meals
Space is very Limited. For application, registration and questions please email email@example.com
The Fire of Transformation:
Ignite your light, dive into the fire within and its vast potential for deep transformation. An opportunity to live yoga for 7 full days. Play the edges between mind and matter as we stoke the fire daily with pranayama, cleanse and open the body with several powerful types of asana and clear the mind with meditation. The daily schedule will be intense and full spectrum as we dive into all aspects of the practice. This will also count as Module 1 of 3 for those wishing to continue on the 21 Days to Shine 200hr teacher training program.
A quote from Georg Feuerstein’s The Path of Yoga “Even if we read a thousand books on oceanography or on maritime adventures, we cannot really understand the ocean unless we jump into the water ourselves and get wet…The situation is similar in regard to the ocean of Yoga. We can learn many facts about Yoga, but they will give us only an external view of it. In order to truly understand Yoga, we must engage its living reality and allow it to teach us.”