POSTPONED UNTIL LATER DATE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.
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. 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.
Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is an ancient pratyahara practice from Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga. When we practice reducing external sensory input, things become revealed to our body/mind. During Yoga Nidra long held tensions in body and mind are released. Creativity is enhanced, vitality is stimulated, and the ability to manifest our highest potential becomes possible. Samskara’s dissipate. Time stops.
Yoga Nidra can be used as a therapeutic technique, a healing process, a spiritual practice, or a good nap. The results are based on the intention you create as part of the practice. Yoga Nidra is also a technique that can “burn the rope” of karma and free one of the limitations carried over from past lives.
Our weekend will explore all of this and more.
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.
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 the Vedic system, my focus is mostly on the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) which are not recognized in Jyotish. Ergo, I welcome all to come, learn, practice, and grow. More information will be posted as we closer to the time.