Inquire Within ©
An Experiential Course of Self-Study using Yoga Therapy & Astrology
The intention for this work is to bring cosmic forces, yoga practices, and healing energies into time/space alignment in order to provide a transformational/healing experience for the participants.
Astrology looks at the world thru a lens that has no prejudice. It does not see: gender, race, religion, economic status, socio/cultural differences, sexual orientation, political affiliation or any of the ways in which we categorize or label ourselves. What astrology does see and describe is priceless towards understanding our ‘energetic’ composition and the timing of unfoldment. The ‘how’ and ‘what’ is up to us. Free will exists and so does destiny and fate. When approached with compassion, equanimity and non-judgment the natal horoscope becomes an impartial map of probability and possibility with a built-in clock to help one plan for the future. For many, it’s the key to understanding and acceptance of the present moment. The spiritual path of Astrology helps us understand the nature of our particular ego-state, the obstacles that impede us and the actions and attitudes we must take to achieve our dharma.
Yoga provides us with tools, techniques, and a philosophy to help us be with our moment in peaceful co-existence. Yoga teaches us how to smooth out obstacles, minimize the ego drives and approach life’s challenges in peace. Where astrology provides us with the nature of the ever-changing present moment, Yoga gently trains us to respond to that ever-changing moment with acceptance & compassion. Both advance us towards wholeness, well-being, enlightened consciousness and spiritual awakening.
The integration of astrology and yoga can open up channels in the subtle body like magic. These experiential programs unite mind & body which in turn develops our intuitive, psychic, creative, & spiritual abilities. Knowledge & Wisdom are the natural byproducts. Astrology learned in this way becomes a direct, physical experience that supersedes mind/intellect alone. Yoga learned in this way connects us to the higher realms in safe and meaningful ways.
Inquire Within© can be delivered in a variety of ways suitable for groups or individuals. Sessions can stand alone or a multi-day retreat or intensive. Each program will focus on a specific topic and demonstrate how the astrology of it shows up (behaviorally & symbolically) in individual natal charts. Then, we’ll add the yogic philosophy and practice on and off the mat to integrate the information.
Experiential portions of this program include: Asana, pranayama, mudra, yoga nidra, meditation, chant, integrative breathwork, art, journaling, expressive movement, dyads & storytelling. Some hatha yoga experience is recommended but not necessary. Our practices will be gentle & challenging at the same time. Experiences and insights that stimulate the mind-body-spirit connection can be profoundly transformational. Inner space explorations of outer space can at times stir up the unconscious and help us to see places we don’t often visit consciously. So be ready.
Longer intensives feature an experience of Integrated Breathwork. When led by an experienced and seasoned facilitator this experience can be profound. It is recommended that you have some experience with hatha yoga (asana and pranayama) to participate in this experience. The posture flows are gentle and suitable for all bodies and abilities.
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