Explore how the mutual support of hatha yoga and Buddhist meditation help us bring our bodies and minds into balance. Each session will begin with mindfulness meditation instruction and practice, followed by asana practice in which the spaciousness as well as the challenges of yoga provide an ideal opportunity to apply the Buddhist meditation techniques of watching our mind, recognizing our habits and opening our hearts. Our investigation will look at how we can begin to integrate these practices, letting them inform each other as well as the rest of our daily lives.
|Friday, February 6, 6:00-8:30pm
Making Friends with Yourself Introducing mindfulness meditation, and exploring how it can be incorporated into slow, flowing asana sequences as a method for developing strength, stability and clarity of mind and body.
Saturday, February 7, 11:00am-1:30pm
Finding balance in how we work with our own mind as a basis for being “not too tight, not too loose” within our changing lives. Standing poses will provide the vehicle for riding balance with our body.
Saturday, February 7 3:00-5:30pm
Enriching our practice by learning that the difficulties we discover are really the juice for going deeper — even in hip opening!
Sunday, February 8, 9:30-11:00 am
This heart opening/back bending class to help us fall in love with ourselves as the template for developing loving kindness and compassion for others.
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