Tag: healing

Saturday, Nov 16   1pm-5pm

Sunday, Nov 17  10am-1pm 

Our workshops this weekend are designed to be taken together.   Sunday will complete Saturday’s inquiry.  That said, you are welcome to attend one or both.  During these half-day workshops a topic will be introduced (chosen according to the astrology of the moment) followed by discussion.  After that an experience or two will be offered as an opportunity to witness yourself and embody new information.  The experiential portions will include a variety of yoga practices that are in accordance with Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga.

Both the sun and moon will be in water signs for the whole weekend.  Go here for charts. The water element is what teaches us how to let things *flow*…..most especially with regards to our  feelings and emotional body.   Mars in Libra urges us to look at our relationships with others.  Our emotions are hard to separate from thoughts as understood in yoga therapy.

I’ll post more about our *topic* in the weeks ahead.

PROGRAM COST:   Saturday $65,   Sunday $45   Sign up for both  $95 .  (Class credits do not apply)

Registration for program is here.

Contact Ida with questions.

Group Rates  & Scholarships available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 16  1pm – 5pm & November 17  10am – 1 pm

Please submit this form to register for the program.  You can also call/text Ida with your information.  Group rates apply.  Scholarships Available.  Please indicate clearly if you are signing up for one or both sessions.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Yoga Therapy Workshop –  Saturday, June 29 1-4pm   $30/$35 (Sanctuary Students/not)

 Please register in advance to guarantee your spot.   No deposit is required please honor your commitment to come.

Call/text 732.531.9013 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Experiential Course of Self-Study using Yoga, 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.

 

Inquire Within© is offered in a variety of formats suitable for groups or individuals.  Private Sessions, Workshops & Retreats are available.   Intensives offer a ‘deep practice’ experience and require registration.   An Advanced Yoga Teacher -Training Program is in progress.

Each program has a specific topic.  We discuss  the astrology of it and how it shows up (behaviorally & symbolically) in our lives.  Using our individual natal charts. we can then practice yoga, 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. Be ready.

Longer intensives feature 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.  The posture flows are  gentle and suitable for all bodies and abilities.

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More information regarding astrological transits impacting the weekend is here.

 

 

 

Self Study or Svadaya in Sanskrit,  refers to the practice of introspection and the ‘study of the self’.  It encourages one to practice awareness and self-reflection.  The goal of these programs, if there were one, would be to know our true/authentic self; the part beyond personality, thoughts, body or emotions.

My intention as facilitator is bring in alignment various  yoga (therapy) practices and cosmic forces to create optimal conditions for expanded self-awareness.  Transformation, healing, or enlightenment are also possible side effects.

The location for this program has been a gathering place for astrologers  and Vedic scholars from around the world for decades.  It’s a spiritual place. Although I understand and use the Vedic system myself, these programs mostly focus on the outer planets, which are not recognized in the Eastern system.  Ergo, I welcome all to come, learn, practice, and grow.  More and more information will be posted as we closer to the time.

The chart on the right shows our curriculum for the weekend.  I’ll be sending out tweets, pictures, posts and pages to keep you informed of what we’ll be covering.  For starters go here:

Experiential portions of this program include: Asana, pranayama, mudra, yoga nidra, meditation, chant, integrative breathwork (optional, depending on content) art, journaling, expressive movement, dyads & storytelling. Hatha yoga and experience with astrology is not necessary. The 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.

PROGRAM COST:   Super Early-Bird Registration  $100.  ends June 21. $150 after that. Registration for program is here. Contact Ida with questions.  Group Rates Apply.  Scholarships Available.

Participants make their own reservations for lodging/boarding.  I recommend that you stay at the Gurukulum rather than seek off-campus accomodations.

ARSHA VIDYA GURUKULUM, Saylorsburg, PA.  Contact AVG for questions regarding accomodations. Ask for Vimala  (570)992 2339

Email: avpoffice@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chiron enters Aries.

This is a big deal.   The asteroid named Chiron was discovered in the mid-seventies and I believe he was in Aries at that same time.  Some   senior astrologers out there might remember quite well what was happening during that time.  It was similar to now in ways we are about to find out as Chiron returned to Aries on Feb 19.   A Chiron Return is in place.

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For a richer *understanding*  of what this upcoming cycle might yield I turn to the Sabien Symbols as interpreted by  Dane Rudyhar..   I’ve written about them in past posts.

Rudyhar writes: “1° ARIES is the “first of the 360 phases of a universal and multi-level cyclic process which aims at the actualization of a particular set of potentialities.”  This 360 phase process is described symbolically thru out the book.   Specifically the first degree of Aries is the Sabian Symbol: “A WOMAN JUST RISEN FROM THE SEA.  A SEAL IS EMBRACING HER.”

Rudyhar goes on with the keynote:  Emergence of new forms and of the potentiality of consciousness.

There’s a lot to unpack there.

….more later

 

 

Astrology Holistic Health Yoga Therapy

 Saturday, August 11,  9-12pm

 

Registration $112/$125    After August 6.        No deposit is required at this time  but please honor your commitment to come.  Space limited.

Call/text 732.531.9013 for information and to register.  Or, fill out form below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 13-15, 2019

Please submit this form to register for the program.  You will be contacted with the schedule at a later date.  You can also call/text Ida with your information.  Group rates apply.  Scholarships Available.  Early, Early Bird cost is $100 until May 30. JUNE 21!    $150  after that.  Room & Board is arranged separately.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Yoga Nidra Workshop –  December 12, 6:30 pm  $30/$35 (Sanctuary Students/not)

 Please register in advance to guarantee your spot.   No deposit is required. Please honor your commitment to come.  Space limited.

To register submit form below or call/text 732 531 9013   Email:  ida@ifcullen.com  I will confirm by email or text your registration. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Your days pass like rainbows, like a flash of lightning, like a star at dawn. Your life is short. How can you quarrel?”

~Buddha 

 

 

 

INQUIRE WITHIN – Mysterious Blessings

Yoga Teachings & Experiential Activities for Unresolved Grief, Sadness, and Loss.

Experience Renewed Peace, Serenity, and Comfort.  

Recently , one of my students died.  Our relationship spanned 35+ years.  She had been a witness to my life and a few of my ‘transformations’.  And, I to hers. She was more than a student to me.  Over the decades we were friends & rivals, neighbors & housemates.  We came from entirely different families and background but felt a kinship when we first met at the tennis club in Wall, NJ.  I felt honored and blessed that she allowed me to stay close to her thruout her illness, treatment, and hospice period.  It’s a very sacred time, as is birthing.  We don’t deal well with loss or death in our modern culture.  Nor with grief, sadness, or despair.  As a society we repress it and allow only a limited number of days of leave from  work, and responsibilities.   Then we’re told to “Get over it” and move on. Which might be the best action to take?  Who knows?  But, where does the rest of the grief go?  And what about the sadness from the less-final losses we experience?  Where does the leftover sadness go if it wasn’t fully expresses?

Yoga Therapy offers a multi-level perspective on the human body and provides healing opportunities in different and unexpected ways.  When unresolved and unexpressed emotions collect internally all sorts of ailments, dis-ease and dysfunction can occur. Raising our awareness of how the physical/subtle/causal bodies respond to different circumstances can help us remove  the unconscious blockages (samskara’s) that cause imbalance and prevent healing.

This half-day experiential program will help you to know how and where your body stores unresolved emotions particularly grief/loss/sadness.  The movements of Saturn/Pluto/Ketu (South Node of the Moon) over the past months have provided us with lots of events, news, and crisis to provoke these vulnerable emotions.  Participation gives you a dedicated time to acknowledge, feel, and heal what’s been lurking in your shadow.  Social Silence and Sacred Space honored.

Activities include: Gentle Kripalu Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation and off-the-mat experiences artfully sequenced to support you through this healing experience. Feel free to call with questions.   Group & Family rates apply.

 

Saturday, Saturday, July 27  9-1pm

$40/$60 Sanctuary students/others. 

Must register  by July 25.  Call/text 732.531.9013 or submit form.

 

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