Divine Relaxation with Sound Meditation & Yoga Nidra
with Dr. Marla McMahon
Sunday, August 19, 2018
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Join Dr. Marla McMahon for a meditation in divine relaxation. In this afternoon class you will be led through a mindful practice to replenish and relax the nervous system. Using principles of mindfulness and sound healing; you will be guided through a calming practice of meditation, yoga nidra, pranayama, and a sound vibrational meditation.
As you surrender into relaxation you will be embraced with the healing sound of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls and other sacred instruments; music for your soul. The evening will end with the deep relaxation of the Yoga Nidra meditation.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. No yoga or meditation experience is necessary.
Seven Levels of Awareness
with Linda Eisenman
Saturday, September 15, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Patanjali describes moving our awareness from the gross to the subtle. One way to do this is to study the seven major chakras, or energy centers, of the body. We will study the ancient descriptions offered by the sages, and then meditate on each chakra to gain a personal awareness of the dynamic of that center.
Dress comfortably, and bring a sweater or shawl for warmth while sitting. Chairs are available for those with mobility concerns. No prior yoga or meditation experience is necessary.
Linda Eisenman has practiced meditation for over 40 years, and is an avid student of the inner worlds. She finds that this supports an active life with her family and in the community.
Cost: $30 ($40 after Sept. 7th)
Cancellations prior to Sept. 7th will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee. No refunds after Sept. 7th unless a replacement can be found.
The Essence of Practice
Six Month Advanced Studies Program
with David Sirgany
Aug. 25-26 | Oct. 27-28 | Dec. 1-2
Saturday 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
“The Essence of Practice”
During this 6-month course of study, students will explore the 8 limbs of yoga as presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Particular attention will be placed on helping each person to develop the values and skills required to deepen in the practice. This involves practical applications of asana, pranayama, meditation and their philosophical underpinnings. Students and teachers from all yogic traditions will benefit from the opportunity to dedicate an extended and focused period of time to discover for themselves the value of yoga as a complete system of practice and living. All participants will commit to working together in a way that embodies the practice values needed to sustain a sincere, committed, open-minded inquiry in a supportive and compassionate environment. This program is for yoga students who have a consistent home practice or a sincere interest in developing one, and are open to exploring the yogic method as a spiritual practice. Students should be familiar with the practice of head and shoulder stand (may be done in modified versions or using props if necessary). No new beginning students. Students are required to commit to the full program (anyone unable to attend all sessions should let us know in advance). Assignments will be given between sessions to support particular practice skills and deepen each participant’s understanding through the use of additional reading and viewing materials, contemplative inquiry, and commitment to a daily yoga practice.
David Sirgany is an ardent practioner of Iyengar Yoga for thirty years, whose depth and passion for the subject shine forth brightly in his teaching. He has studied on numerous occasions directly with BKS Iyengar and his family in India, and teaches both nationally and internationally. Sirgany.blogspot.com
Cost: $550 (after August 10th, $600)
Cancellations prior to Aug. 17th will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Aug. 17th unless a replacement is found.
If you would like more information on any of the workshops, please contact: Jennifer Sadugor at (916) 383-7933 or email@example.com
Students of all levels are welcome to each of these workshops except where indicated!