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Please call the studio (919-933-9642) to get on the wait list.
YIN-INSIGHT YOGA INTENSIVE
Integrating the body, heart and mind
through Yin-Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation,
Please call 919-933-9642 to register
January 17-19, 2014
@ Triangle Yoga
Space will be limited so please register early.
Props are on the house!
$250 early birds
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
1pm - 5pm
Payments cannot be refunded,
For lodging please call
The Franklin Hotel at 919-442-9000
The Siena Hotel at 919-929-4000
Say you're with Triangle Yoga and ask for Direct Billing.
A three day Yin Yoga and Meditation Training
for dedicated practitioners and teachers.
Incorporating a daily yoga and meditation practice into our life keeps us attuned to the importance of living ordinary moments with awareness. Nevertheless, even the most dedicated practitioners hit plateaus and need opportunities to become re-inspired. In this workshop, Sarah will provide an atmosphere for balancing the body, heart and mind through active and receptive yoga poses, as well as offering teachings on Mindfulness Meditation so that we can deepen or develop a skillful and committed meditation practice.
in the upper body.
Mingling Heaven and Earth.
In this workshop Sarah will encourage us to develop and/or deepen our commitment to a balanced daily practice that nourishes not only our body and breath, but our hearts and minds as well. Each class will give us the opportunity to highlight these four themes individually, so that we might braid them together inside us as a holistic Mandala (or sanctuary of practice) that we can enter daily for renewed inspiration and insight.
The first hour of each class Sarah will focus on salient features of Mindfulness meditation with both lecture and practice. Through clarifying and highlighting the basic tenets of a skillful practice, Sarah will help make meditation a joyous endeavor, reminding us of its essential place in our lives.
Each day, the meditation practice will be followed by various Yin/Yang asana sequences that encourage stability and mobility, groundedness and ease, enabling us to merge what Taoists call heaven and earth within our own bodies and minds, while cultivating the sensitive energy body simultaneously.
The last hour will be given to compassion practices, often called the 4 Immeasurables in Buddhism as the qualities of loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity have boundless possibilities within each of us. To initiate the proliferation of these values in our personal experience, we simply need to passionately lean our hearts and minds in these directions
on a regular basis.
Although each class will be a complete experience, these practices build
on each other. For this reason Sarah prefers that you sign up for
the whole intensive.
Sarah will be drawing from her book Insight Yoga as well as her new DVDs, Insight Yoga: Mingling Heaven and Earth Vol. I and II, so we recommend that you have copies of each of these.
RELEVANT MATERIAL :
Insight Yoga book by Sarah Powers(www.pranamaya.com)
Insight Yoga DVD by Sarah Powers (www.pranamaya.com)
Yin Yoga book by Paul Grilley (www.pranamaya.com)
Yin Yoga DVD by Paul Grilley (www.pranamaya.com)
Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
Feeding Your Demons by Tsultrim Allione
Bring a journal for taking notes and writing down your experiences
Sarah is the author of the book Insight Yoga (Shambhala Publications). To learn more about her see her dvds Insight Yoga or Yin and Vinyasa and go to www.sarahpowers.com
Sarah Powers began teaching in 1987. She is the founder and author of Insight Yoga, which interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Chinese medicine, and Transpersonal Psychology into an integral practice to enliven the body, heart and mind. Her yoga style blends both a Yin sequence of floor poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems, combined with an alignment-based slow flow or Yang practice, influenced by Viniyoga, Ashtanga, and Iyengar teachings. Sarah feels that enlivening the physical and pranic bodies, as well as learning to open to our emotional difficulties is paramount for preparing one to deepen and nourish insights into one's essential nature--a natural state of awareness. She draws from her studies in Transpersonal Psychology, as well as her in-depth training in the Vipassana and Tantric practices of Buddhism.