Sat01Aug20151:00 - 4:15 pmSquare One Yoga | 1540 A 62nd St. Suite #A, Emeryville, California
As our Yoga deepens and matures we understand Yoga more broadly as the art and science of connection.
When we are fully engaged in our asana practice, we sense our bodies, minds and spirits are peacefully intertwined, and we may notice that our internal dialogue is minimized. When we experience this inner connection during our practice, we often leave class and bring the connectedness we feel to our relationships with others. When this happens, Yoga becomes alive in us.
However, we often leave Yoga as soon as we leave the mat. In those instances, we communicate with others and in our inner dialogue in habitual ways with lack of awareness or even aggression.
Other times self-criticism and judgment disturb our practice on the mat. We may feel frustrated or disappointed.
It is in those moments of disconnection with ourselves or with others when we have the opportunity to call in yogic principles to find our way back into connection.
In this workshop, we will connect and explore the yogic principles of yamas and niyamas as an elegant and compassionate guide to reconnection. When we restore our sense of connection we are able to communicate from our Heart (essence nature).
Come explore how your interactions with yourself and others can honor and embody the yogic path of connection. Communicate with yourself and others with presence, awareness, and compassion.
Sun09Aug20151:15 - 4:15 pmYoga Tree Hayes | 519 Hayes Street, San Francisco, California
We all want to be real. We want to show up to ourselves and others fully and authentically. We want to foster healthy and fulfilling relationships. However, we may often find it challenging to truly express who we are. Sometimes we may believe that if we live our authentic selves, we will be rejected by others, or perhaps we believe such a life is impossible for us.
As yoga practitioners walking on a spiritual path, we may confuse being peaceful or compassionate with simply being “nice,” or avoiding conflict because it is not “spiritual.” This can lead to a sense of conflict with our desire to be “spiritual” and our need to authentically express ourselves to others, to set boundaries, or approach life’s inevitable conflicts.
The path of 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 should be.
In this workshop we will learn how to unapologetically be ourselves by looking at the stories that disconnect us from our authentic essence. We will learn how to stand up for what matters to us and express it powerfully and compassionately in alignment with our commitment to yogic principles. The wisdom of Yoga recognizes there is always a deeper layer of the self that can be accessed. We will learn to remember and reconnect with those layers to support you in your quest for authentic self-expression.
Sat29Aug2015Sun30Aug201510:00 - 5:00 pmShanta Shala | 355 Roosevelt Way, San Francisco, CA 94114
In this transformative weekend workshop we will explore how to feel connected to ourselves and others while we express what is in our hearts and minds.
Through meditations, self-reflection, partner work and role-plays you will:
- Explore the transformational power of language to connect to your true nature
- Become aware of the influence of your internal dialogue in your day-to-day life
- Transform judgment into empathy and compassion
- Try new forms of expression that lead to enriched connection and inner peace
- Experience the power of listening to others with full embodied presence
- Understand the difference between speaking from the “truth” of your conditioned stories and speaking from the truth of your Heart
Course Tuition: $185
Limited to 20 participants. This course will fill out quickly. Register here:
Sat05Dec20151:15am - 4:15pmShanta Shala | 355 Roosevelt Way, San Francisco, California
We enjoy having harmony and peace in our lives. When we are feeling harmonious, we feel connected to the fabric of life. When we feel peaceful we are more likely to go with the flow of life. However, when we encounter conflict with others, we tend to feel cut off from life’s flow. We may believe we need to defend ourselves, and it becomes challenging to stay open to others and to our own feelings. This way of being is actually a form of aggression towards ourselves and the other.
Yet, we always have the opportunity to practice ahimsa or non-violence by being completely present with ourselves, the other and the moment we are sharing. We can recognize each other and choose connection even when there is intensity or conflict. In this way we use the intense energy of conflict to transform it into connection. This alchemical process starts with the deep commitment to ahimsa, or nonviolence, that is at the core of yoga.
In this workshop we will learn to approach, engage and resolve conflicts with non-violent presence. We will learn that conflicts are ways to find out more about each other with curiosity, openness and compassion for ourselves and the other. As yogis we can learn to employ ahimsa in our relationships and communication to transform conflict into the alchemical gold of true presence and connection.
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