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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