Svadaya (self-study) is our primary purpose.   These 3 sessions will focus on communication, verbal and non-verbal. Our inquiry will include how we communicate with ourselves, others, and the world at-large.   The program is mostly experiential and if willing, some sharing. When we invite the spiritual element in with other activities we open the possibility for transformation, change, and acceptance.  This is at the heart of all Yoga practices.

The 3 online zoom sessions are: July 5, 19 & August 2.   7pm.   It will be recorded but your attendance is strongly recommended. 

FAQ'S

Anyone wanting to connect body, mind, and spirit for health, happiness, and connection to others. Think of these workshops as “fitness for your spirit”.

If this is your first experience with anything to do with yoga please let me know so I can keep you safe. That said, all yoga is cumulative, so even if your last class was years ago, you’ll be fine.  Fear not, we are not here to exercise our bodies. However, we will be using our bodies throughout the program. If you have any concerns please contact Ida.   

I'll be providing some reading lists and other handouts. Please consider all of the written materials to be copyrighted and only use them for your own practice.

DropBox.com will host these files. You'll get a link. Easy.

First carve out the time and let everyone know not to disturb you. Create a special space. Keep it simple. Yoga props are not required but if you have them it's fine. We will talk about "sitting" so that everyone is comfortable. 

(For an asana class) Please try to come with an empty stomach. When the body is busy digesting it makes it more difficult to experience the more pleasant and subtle effects of these practices.

Do not wear anything tight or binding. Loose, natural fibers, that allow you to move in all directions are best. Water is fine before or after class. Please refrain from drinking (or eating) during class.

***Please bring a journal, or writing paper and pens/pencils/drawing supplies. It’s ok to take notes

That's it. Show up....for yourself, for the others in the class, for the teacher, for peace in the world.

 

Practice implies not knowing, not finished, not ready. We are in learning mode. We are teachable. There are many ways to practice Yoga, the tree is wide and deeply rooted. Without practice, information stays in the mental field. It never gets to the body. The various practices of yoga help us integrate. We need to experience yoga not just understand it intellectually. Even if your interest takes you into a study of Vedic texts it is recommended that you use meditation as your primary practice.

Here’s a partial list of some of our practices:

  • Breathing techniques (Pranayama) to increase relaxation, decrease stress response and release fear of the unknown.
  • Meditation techniques to calm & quiet the mind promoting clear & focused thinking.
  • Gentle hatha yoga postures (Asana) to strengthen, create more flexibility, and increase vitality.
  • Guided Yoga Nidra to release long held tensions in the body and create space for new attitudes.
  • Expressive movement for integration and to expand creativity.
  • Deep Listening to support emotional processes and improve relationships with others.
  • Toning (Nada Yoga) techniques for overall well-being and to reduce snoring.
  • Mudras for accessing the subtle/causal body.

Satya is Sanskrit word for truth. To speak our truth is a sacred right and a vital part of our healing. To listen to another speak their truth is equally sacred. Speaking and Listening without feedback, allows us to practice speaking our truth, however pleasant or unpleasant it is.

Co-Listening and establishing the 'riverbanks' for what is and what is not appropriate is important.

Sharing is another one of those words that has been re-defined depending on _____ (age, location, etc.) Social Media sharing is different thing altogether. What we practice during a sharing time is what I call deep listening.

Our methods of communicating have undergone radical change in recent times. This only adds to the challenge of speaking truth. We will be discussing communication as a topic in many of our workshops.

On a Personal Note........

The inspiration for this work came as I was deep into writing a memoir, "Becoming Grandma". As I confronted my memories of the child, the girl, the mother, and now, grandmother, I discovered a lot of repressed emotional content. Yoga therapy gave me a gentle way to see and feel that content. It allowed me to see where I have a choices, to hold on or let go. Once old repressed 'energy' gets freed up there's more life force available. I'm still working on the memoir.....it's a process. My mother creative 'projects' teach me even more about 'process'....   some of the geometric patterns take layers, and layers, of work starting with pencil, compass, straight edge.  Eventually, and sometimes never it gets on to tracing paper and then onto watercolor paper.  And then, OMG, the possibilities expand exponentially with color, and ink, .... Yoga taught me "let go of the outcome.....detach from the results....give it to the divine..." I do that a lot with my art projects....but I learned how using yoga.  

Details

Cost: $108 for all 3 sessions. Gift Certificates, and Karma Yoga available Payment includes: Access to any video recordings & any handouts that are shared. All payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable.