YOGA and BUDDHISM

for RESILIENCY

with Cyndi Lee

November 1-3, 2019

 

Cyndi Lee invites you to recognize when you are spinning in place and practice simple “yoga snacks” that support you in getting a fresh start. Return home with a renewed sense of nimbleness and confidence, with new tools to help you show up fully for everything your rich and varied life has to offer.

      

   

 

YOGA and BUDDHISM for RESILIENCY

Access your innate resilience with the time-tested methods of Yoga and Buddhism. Showing up fully for each task—breathing, asana, mindfulness meditation, walking meditation, and contemplative writing—is your path toward resiliency.

Learn to expand your comfort zone, mentally, physically, and spiritually as you explore

  • A three-step technique for mindfulness meditation and a realistic home meditation practice
  • Stretching and basic yoga movements you can easily integrate into your life
  • Contemplative writing as another method of working with monkey mind
  • How meditation and yoga can transform negativity into positivity
  • Deep relaxation and renewal
  • Taking refuge in your own body

This weekend workshop unfolds the practice of Sustainable Vinyasa, a slow paced flow practice designed to balance your physical and mental strength, stability, clarity, mobility.  Based on the long view of sustainability, these vinyasa practices will energize and enhance you today as well as expand your capacity to move, breath and live well in the future.  Sustainable Vinyasa, grounded in the practice of Mindfulness, helps us care for ourselves in a way that naturally helps us care for others and our whole world.

 

Sustainable Yoga is a practice of working with all the ingredients of your life, as you are and as you change.  Cyndi will talk about sustainability, boredom, mindfulness and mendfulness. The dynamic sequencing of Cyndi’s Slow Flows and three variations of savasana will focus on clarifying methods of rotation, extension, contraction and receptivity. Taking time to observe the effects of our yoga actions helps us have agency in our practice and our life, now and in the future.

 

Mindfulness of Body is an integrated mind-breath-body training practice which teaches us to fall back into the simplicity of each moment. Cyndi will unfold the traditional layers of this powerful Buddhist practice in mini-talks on Sati or Mindfulness: Establishing Presence of Mind, Contemplating Externally, Impermanence and Insight.  Meditation practice will sandwich a slow-flow asana practice focussing on connections, transitions, presence and your own mind on motion.  Standing poses, floor work, backbends, working on our hands, going upside down and turning inside out — find out what yoga feels like when it grows from a practice of arriving in every step.

 

 

 

ENTIRE WEEKEND $225 early birds

$250 late fee after Oct 1

INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS ALL $60 each

Friday Nov 1, 6pm-8pm

Saturday Nov 2, 1pm-3:pm

Saturday Nov 2, 3:45pm-5:45pm

Sunday Nov 3, 1pm-3:30pm

 

Take the entire weekend and earn

CEU's for the Yoga Alliance

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

 

 

Friday, Nov 1

6pm-8pm

$60

GATHERING THREADS OF ATTENTION

We will toggle between warming vinyasas, walking meditation, pranayama and bright attention; threading awareness throughout each different activity. This active class will involve sitting, lying, rocking and rolling, twisting and using props to invert. Several downward dogs will pop up, but no standing up on your legs poses will happen this evening. Yes, you will sweat. And the uniqueness of this class will leave your body and mind feeling nimble, fresh and clear.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

 

 

Saturday, Nov 2

1pm-3pm

$60

SUSTANAIBLE YOGA: SLOW FLOW FOR LIFE Sustainable yoga is a practice of working with all the ingredients of your life, as you are and as you change. Cyndi will talk about sustainability, boredom, mindfulness and mendfulness. The dynamic sequencing of Cyndi’s medium-paced Slow Flows and three variations of savasana will focus on clarifying methods of rotation, extension, contraction and receptivity.   Taking time to observe the effects of our yoga actions helps us have agency in our practice and our life, now and in the future.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

 


Saturday, Nov 2

3:45pm-5:45pm

$60

MINDFULNESS OF BODY

Mindfulness of Body is an integrated mind-breath-body training practice which teaches us to fall back into the simplicity of each moment.  Cyndi will unfold the traditional layers of this powerful Buddhist practice in mini-talks on Sati or Mindfulness: Establishing Presence of Mind, Contemplating Externally, Impermanence and Insight.  Meditation practice will sandwich a slow-flow asana practice focussing on connections, transitions, presence and your own mind on motion.  Standing poses, floor work, back bends, working on our hands, going upside down and turning inside out — find out what yoga feels like when it grows from a practice of arriving in every step.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

 

 

 

Sunday, Nov 3

1pm-3:30pm

$60

PRACTICE AS REFUGE, NOT ESCAPE

Sometimes our motivation to practice is strongest when we feel overwhelmed, directionless and ungrounded.  Although yoga is meant to be a path to awakening, we may find that we are using practice to escape from reality.

In this workshop, Cyndi offers Three Tenets and Four Guidelines, which we will explore through lecture, discussion, pranayama, asana and meditation, enabling you to transform stress, fear, confusion and boredom into confidence, security and kindness; to feel grounded even when your world is upside down.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

 




 

Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. In 1998 she founded OM Yoga Center in NYC, which became a mecca for yogis worldwide. One of the most influential teachers in the U.S., Cyndi's teaching work is now focused on yoga and meditation, and the resiliency that arises when we practice these methods in a sustanable manner.

Known as a 'teacher's teacher', Cyndi has trained thousands of yoga teachers in Europe, Asia, Central America and the United States. She currently offers Meditation Teacher Trainings and RestorativeTeacher Trainings on-line through www.yogainternational.com. HEr annual 'Very Special YOga Teacher's Retreat' magnetizes yoga teachers from all over the world who are looking for fresh inspiration, clarity of direction, and reconnection to their own practices.

Cyndi is the author of 5 books including the classic yoga text, YOGA BODY BUDDHA MIND. Other books are the New York Times critically acclaimed MAY I BE HAPPY: A MEMOIRE of LOVE, YOGA and CHANGING MY MIND, and OM YOGA: A GUIDE TO DAILY PRACTICE. She is a regular contributer to numerous publications including the YOGA JOURNAL, REAL SIMPLE, and LION'S ROAR.

Cyndi is a formally trained Lay Buddhist Chaplain under the guidance of Roshi Joan Halifax of the Upaya Zen Center. HEr root guru is the Tibetan master, Gelek Rimpoche. She has been teaching yoga for over 40 years and meditation for 30 years.

Visit Cyndi at Kripalu and see what she has to say about resiliency...