Wed21Oct20155:30 pm - 6:45 pm (PST)Free Global Webinar
We are also born wired to connect to one another. One of the most powerful and important ways we can connect with others is through our language.
Expressing ourselves authentically and allowing others to do the same is the greatest gift we can give to one another.
Authenticity is about experiencing and expressing our true and unique way of Being. It is what yogis call the Hridaya, the deeper Heart.
When we access our deeper Heart, we find a rich inner world of sensations, qualities and longings. It is from the space of the Hridaya that we feel the yearning to deeply connect to others.
However, our fast-paced urban culture of brief information exchanges and impulsive communication is moving us away from connecting to one another from the Heart. We are left feeling disconnected, frustrated and isolated.
The hunger for connection we feel is a call from our Hearts. Our natural capacity for language and presence hold the key to honoring that yearning in every interaction.
At this time, when the media shows us models of communication where talking over others and shouting to be heard seems to be the norm, it is imperative to bring us back into a space where we can hear one another from the heart and communicate with each other with compassion, awareness and clarity. Communicating from the Heart is healing we need for ourselves in our current relationships and for our future generations.
This is why I want to share with you the 3 Essential Practices for Authentic Connection with Yourself and Others in EVERY INTERACTION.
If you cannot make it to the live webinar, sign up and receive a free recording of the webinar to listen at your own convenience!
Sat24Oct20151:00 - 4:30 pmSquare One Yoga Emeryville
We all want to be who we truly are. We want to live and express ourselves fully and authentically. We want to develop healthy and transparent relationships.
However, we do not often have an understanding of who we truly are. When we don’t know who we are, we have the opportunity to cultivate Jñāna Yoga: the yoga of understanding.
Practicing this yoga asks us to engage in deep self-inquiry. This inquiry reveals layers of fabricated identities.
When we hold these fictional self-constructs with compassionate presence, we can then have access to our true Being, or deeper nature. Having access to our deeper nature lead us to communicate in alignment with who we genuinely are.
Jñāna Yoga actually invites us to connect to our authentic self; to that essence that goes beyond our mental stories about who we are or how we tell ourselves we should be.
In this workshop you will learn how to courageously be and express yourself. You will explore and transform the stories that disconnect you from your authentic essence.
You will learn a powerful process to access that deeper layer of the self that is always there to support you in your authentic self-expression.
You will discover how to stand up for what matters to you and communicate it authentically, powerfully and compassionately.
Cost: $45 for non-members, $40 for members. Take $5 off for signing up before October 17, 2015.
Sat07Nov20151:00 - 4:30 pmSquare One Yoga Emeryville
Most of us enjoy feeling spacious and a sense of possibility when we experience harmony and peace in our life and relationships. However, when we encounter conflict with others, we tend to feel contracted and disconnected from life’s flow.
We may go into battle with our internal conflicts or with the person with whom we are in conflict. This combative stance may lead us to attack, defend and creates the desire to prevail over the other.
When we use aggressive strategies, it becomes challenging to stay open to others and to our own feelings. And very likely, someone will get hurt in the process.
Yet, even in conflict we always have the capacity to access our wisdom nature and let it guide us through the yogic principle of ahimsa or non-violence. When we practice ahimsa we are completely present with ourselves, the other, and with the moment we share with them.
Compassionate presence allows us to use the intense energy of conflict and transform it into connection. It is this alchemical principle that will guide our inquiry.
In this workshop we will discover that when approached with curiosity, openness and compassion conflicts are actually portals to discover more about ourselves and about each other.
We will explore ways of approaching, engaging and resolving conflicts with non-violent presence through an alchemical process that embodies a commitment to the core yogic principle of ahimsa.
Cost: $45 for non-members, $40 for members. Take $5 off for signing up before October 31, 2015.