with Sara Ward, Saturday, August 21, 9 – 11:15am
August 21, 9am – 11:15am
Join yoga teacher and artist Sara Ward for a workshop that asks a seemingly simple question with a surprisingly rich, complex and varied answer. What is Yoga? Depending on who you ask, yoga is physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual. Depending on who you ask yoga is a journey or a destination. This workshop will explore the threads that unite the varied approaches, beliefs and experiences that exist in the world of yoga, past and present. Expect to expand your understanding of yoga in order to deepen your own experience and access the transformation and inspiration that so many of us seek from our practice. This workshop will include all-levels asana (postures), discussion and meditation. Please arrive in comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat, a pen and paper and a beginners mind.
with Dan Brule, August 1 – 3
Cost: $225 as a bundle, or purchase sessions individually:
Sunday, August 1, 5:30 – 8pm ($75)
Monday, August 2, 1 – 5:00pm ($100)
Tuesday, August 3, 5:30 – 8pm ($75)
Dan is a modern-day teacher, healer, and a world-renown pioneer in the field of Breathwork. He is one of the creators of Breath Therapy, and was among the original group of Internationally Certified Rebirthers. He leads the worldwide Spiritual Breathing Movement. Since 1970, Dan Brulé has personally trained over 250,000 people in 67 countries to use breath and breathing for self-improvement, self-healing, and spiritual awakening. He has trained Olympic athletes, elite warriors and martial artists. He is the author of several books including “Just Breathe.”
Dan’s real world down to earth approach and 50 years of experience is invaluable to students interested in breath mastery. He will give students the tools they need in this series to use the power of their breath, the only automatic system in the body that we can also control (!), as a constant guide and companion for healing, transformation and wellness. This is a skill that every serious yogi should hone. Join us!
with Steven Viellette, Sunday, August 15, 4 – 5pm
The gong is a psycho-acoustic gateway to heightened states of awareness and consciousness. The overtones and undertones of the gong create a field of harmonics that stimulate the cells of our body to vibrate in harmony, restoring balance through deep states of relaxation. The sound waves and frequencies generated by the gong alter our brainwave patterns, moving us from high beta (waking state) to alpha, then theta and even into delta (deep meditative state). When this happens the sympathetic nervous system (flight or fight response) is turned off and the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest response) is activated, resulting in healing on a molecular level. In the beginning there was sound, then light, energy, matter, then more. Everything in the whole universe is vibrating all the time – even things that appear still, and even the cells of our bodies. Gong immersion invites us to tune in to the ways in which our own vibrations are a part of a much grander symphony of sound.