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.
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
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, Date TBA
$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