Everyone who explores the stillness of meditation must deeply enter the experience of the body. Only by becoming intimate with the physical body can we free ourselves from identification with the body as “self,” and access the profound peace that yogis like Patanjali and the Buddha assert as our true nature.
This 5-day program will incorporate the Seven Factors of Awakening (mindfulness, inquiry, energy, joy, ease, concentration, and equanimity) with slow movement, vinyasa, and restorative and yin posture practices designed to open stiff hips, strengthen sore backs, and relax tense shoulders and necks. We’ll explore the principles of alignment, relaxation, and resiliency necessary for meditation, yoga asana, and living a life of freedom.
Through the practice of Mindfulness Yoga, we can enter the stillness at the heart of movement, and experience the energy that moves in the stillness of sitting meditation. Cultivating the inspiring and supportive atmosphere of sangha, we will explore ways to bring mindfulness into daily life.