Yin Yoga Immersion
Aug
17
to Aug 25

Yin Yoga Immersion

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This comprehensive training is a valuable and in-depth exploration of the Yin Yoga practice, developed for both serious students and teachers interested in learning the core aspects of Yin Yoga and it’s applications in daily practice and in teaching skills.

Yin Yoga utilizes muscularly relaxed poses usually supported on the floor, that are held for longer periods of time, in order to safely and systematically stimulate chemical re-generative responses in connective tissues, particularly of fascia, ligaments and within joint capsules. Through modest traction and compression, one trains the structural tissues to reduce the process of contracture that shortens tissues and can cause degeneration, adhesions, pain, and decreased range of motion. Yin Yoga's methodical and subtle approach provides lubrication, mobility, and a sense of lightness to the body's structure and energetics and therefore to the mind.

This Immersion includes:

• The history of Yin Yoga

• Study of core principles of Yin Yoga, understand the difference between Yin and other forms of practice and application

• Study the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle in relationship to Yin practice

• Discuss principles of tension and compression in Yin practice

• Learn Yin poses and their counterparts

• Learn the principles of sequencing of Yin practice, with relevant modifications and adjustments

You will receive a manual with all the topics covered and with illustrations of the poses, counter-poses and adaptations.

(25 CEU's available for those registered with YA)

Sat: Aug 17 & 24, 11-5pm

Sun: Aug 18 & 25, 11-4pm

Offered at Clarksburg Yoga and Wellness,

23330 Frederick Rd, Clarksburg, MD, USA

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Breath beyond the pose
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Breath beyond the pose

Pranayama Immersion Course

Yoga is a tool for transformation and at the heart of the practice is the breath. It is through the breath that we connect with and learn to influence our prana, or life power. Using pranayama techniques, you can learn how to balance and harness this greater power within to prevent illnesses, regain confidence and clarity, and find emotional and mental stability.

This series covers both pranayama techniques and how to practice and teach breath adaptation in asana. You will learn: cleansing breaths (kriyas), energizing breath techniques, how to increase lung capacity; as well as modalities to ease anxiety, balance the nervous system, promote digestion, cool an overheated body, and more. As a bonus, you will learn about adding sacred sound (mantra) to our breath work as a means to deepen our focus and intention.

This course will give you tools for both your personal understanding and growth within this powerful practice, as well as how to integrate it into your yoga classes, workshops and retreats. The course is perfect for yoga teachers, therapist, energy workers, or anyone interested in practicing and learning in depth about the power of the breath for physical well-being and spiritual progress.

You will study:

Anatomy of Subtle Body (pranas, nadīs, koshas, chakras)

Anatomy of Breathing for improvement of breathing patterns

Subtle Anatomy of Pranayama ( ancient model as taught by Sri Krishnamacharya)

Anatomy of Bandhas

Pranayama techniques for physical benefits

Pranayama techniques for personal growth

Breath Adaptation in asana

Pranayama in a philosophical context

Pranayama in a historical context

Sept 8-9th

Sept 14-15th

Sept 28-29th

Saturday 12-8pm and Sunday 9 am-5 pm

At Bhakti Yoga DC

You will receive all corresponding materials and a manual as well as 50 HR of continuing education through Yoga Alliance.

$650 (includes 100+ page color manual)

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Explore Ancient South India
Nov
3
to Nov 16

Explore Ancient South India

Journey with Braja and Gopi to the land of yogis and mystics, where mantra is an embodied transformative experience, food is an art of spices and flavors, and ritual a ray of color and beauty. With the extensive experience living in ashrams and traveling in India Braja and Gopi will be your guides to a side of the country barely glimpsed by the average tourist intwined with yoga, pranayama, meditation practices.

$2850

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Embracing Self-Study: Inner Guidance
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

Embracing Self-Study: Inner Guidance

Many of us who practice Yoga feel a pull to work deeper, to go beyond the body and to focus on refining our character and understanding our mind. To engage in what's known as Svādhyāya, or study of oneself. 

But reflecting on our inner qualities and true nature and identifying the things that keep us from becoming more truthful and compassionate requires time, discipline and resources that are hard to find in our daily life.  Even with a regular practice, we find ourselves still yearning for deep introspection.

 Often, we seek answers to that in different traditions, separating the practice of asana, breath and meditation into separate paths. Yet it’s possible to combine all three into one deeper experience of Self Study.

In this series of workshops, we will create space using the Yogic toolbox, which contains sound, breath and movement. We will explore concepts such as compassion and forgiveness: what they mean to you, and how we can use them to begin transforming our mind.

 This powerful trio of tools can unlock new pathways for transforming the heart and mind along with the body.  Expanding our compassion or embracing forgiveness becomes as possible as achieving a deeper backbend or better-aligned Warrior pose. 

 We will work with one concept at a time, using a conducive mantra to penetrate our mind and breath, to reveal what is stored in our body and is holding us back, and creating a reflective state of mind.

 We will end with meditation, embracing the changes and shifts that occurred during practice.

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Embracing Self-Study: Forgiveness
Jul
20
2:00 PM14:00

Embracing Self-Study: Forgiveness

Many of us who practice Yoga feel a pull to work deeper, to go beyond the body and to focus on refining our character and understanding our mind. To engage in what's known as Svādhyāya, or study of oneself. 

But reflecting on our inner qualities and true nature and identifying the things that keep us from becoming more truthful and compassionate requires time, discipline and resources that are hard to find in our daily life.  Even with a regular practice, we find ourselves still yearning for deep introspection. 

Often, we seek answers to that in different traditions, separating the practice of asana, breath and meditation into separate paths. Yet it’s possible to combine all three into one deeper experience of Self Study. 

In this series of workshops, we will create space using the Yogic toolbox, which contains sound, breath and movement. We will explore concepts such as compassion and forgiveness: what they mean to you, and how we can use them to begin transforming our mind. 

This powerful trio of tools can unlock new pathways for transforming the heart and mind along with the body.  Expanding our compassion or embracing forgiveness becomes as possible as achieving a deeper backbend or better-aligned Warrior pose.  

We will work with one concept at a time, using a conducive mantra to penetrate our mind and breath, to reveal what is stored in our body and is holding us back, and creating a reflective state of mind. 

We will end with meditation, embracing the changes and shifts that occurred during practice.

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Embracing Self-Study: Compassion
Jul
6
2:00 PM14:00

Embracing Self-Study: Compassion

Many of us who practice Yoga feel a pull to work deeper, to go beyond the body and to focus on refining our character and understanding our mind. To engage in what's known as Svādhyāya, or study of oneself. 

But reflecting on our inner qualities and true nature and identifying the things that keep us from becoming more truthful and compassionate requires time, discipline and resources that are hard to find in our daily life.  Even with a regular practice, we find ourselves still yearning for deep introspection. 

Often, we seek answers to that in different traditions, separating the practice of asana, breath and meditation into separate paths. Yet it’s possible to combine all three into one deeper experience of Self Study. 

In this series of workshops, we will create space using the Yogic toolbox, which contains sound, breath and movement. We will explore concepts such as compassion and forgiveness: what they mean to you, and how we can use them to begin transforming our mind. 

This powerful trio of tools can unlock new pathways for transforming the heart and mind along with the body.  Expanding our compassion or embracing forgiveness becomes as possible as achieving a deeper backbend or better-aligned Warrior pose. 

We will work with one concept at a time, using a conducive mantra to penetrate our mind and breath, to reveal what is stored in our body and is holding us back, and creating a reflective state of mind. 

We will end with meditation, embracing the changes and shifts that occurred during practice.

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Samankonāsana-middle splits and how to progressively work towards it
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Samankonāsana-middle splits and how to progressively work towards it

An asana in itself is never the goal of our practice. Instead, we focus on building the steady mind beyond it. That, however, does not mean we do not practice diligently and try to understand our body better as we move it in a specific direction. Therefore, this workshop is dedicated to a single pose and how to practice it, using biomechanics, breath and mantra together as we get deeper into the physical frame.

In this workshop we will work step by step towards Samankonāsana-middle splits. There will be different elements and methods for each person to apply and work with. We will use breath and mantra to help us overcome any energetic blockages in the hip area, as well as both passive and active stretching methods.You will walk out with a different perspective on your body and a written practice guide to help you as you continue to work on all elements of the asana.

June 22nd 2-4pm

At Bhakti Yoga DC

Price $30 

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Hanumanāsana and how to progressively work towards it
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Hanumanāsana and how to progressively work towards it

An asana in itself is never the goal of our practice. Instead, we focus on building the steady mind beyond it. That, however, does not mean we do not practice diligently and try to understand our body better as we move it in a specific direction. Therefore, this workshop is dedicated to a single pose and how to practice it, using biomechanics, breath and mantra together as we get deeper into the physical frame.

In this workshop we will work step by step towards Hanumanāsana - front splits. There will be different elements and methods for each person to apply and work with. We will use breath and mantra to help us overcome any energetic blockages in the hip area, as well as both passive and active stretching methods.You will walk out with a different perspective on your body and a written practice guide to help you as you continue to work on all elements of the asana.

At Bhakti Yoga DC

Price $30 

($25 if signed up for both)

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Colombia 100hr  Advanced Sequencing Teacher Training
Mar
15
to Mar 26

Colombia 100hr Advanced Sequencing Teacher Training

10 day retreat in Colombia.

Extract yourself from your everyday life and join Braja and Gopi for a 10-day immersion at the Eco Retreat Center in Colombia ( Shyam Ashram in Cali ). We will study the science of sequencing your yoga practice. This 100 hour advanced teacher training module will give you the tools, knowledge and confidence to craft sequences.

Each day will include asana, pranayama practices as wellas as spiritual discussions, meditation, mantra recitation and kirtan, as experiencing and exploring spiritual practices boosts clarity, intuition, empowering healing and wisdom.  

$1450.

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