108

YOGA POSES

with Stephen Sheikhli

 

108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. Traditionally, malas, or garlands of prayer beads, come as a string of 108 beads (plus one for the "guru bead," around which the other 108 beads turn like the planets around the sun). A mala is used for counting as you repeat a mantra—much like the Catholic rosary.

Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. Such phenomena have given rise to many examples of ritual significance.

According to yogic tradition, there are 108 pithas, or sacred sites, throughout India. And there are also 108 Upanishads and 108 marma points, or sacred places of the body.

In this workshop Stephen will guide you through 108 Yoga Poses

broken up into sections of 27 poses. The practice will be slow and

deliberate, with 3 breaths in each shape.

 

Appropriate for all levels, with modifications offered.

 

Saturday, Sept 23

3pm -5pm

$30 prepay

$40 day of event

Space is limited, please register early

PRE-REGISTER ONLINE HERE

or call 919-933-YOGA (9642)

 

 
 

 

Stephen Sheikhli was a very inflexible marathon runner before struggling through his first yoga class in 2007. A year later, he became a 200-hour certified yoga instructor through YogaWorks, hosted by Triangle Yoga. Since then, he has taught at numerous studios and corporate gyms in the Raleigh area. His classes follow the YogaWorks style in their blend of flow plus Iyengar-based alignment, but they add influences drawn from the workshops of the many master teachers Stephen has studied with over the years, including Gabriel Halpern, Doug Keller and Ray Long. When not teaching, Stephen practices various styles of Hatha yoga and works as a freelance editor.