Workshops & Retreats
May 8, 2016
The core is the innermost sheath of the body, arising from the inner arches of the feet, inner legs, and the muscles closest to the spine. The core provides deep support for the organs and spine. When we engage the core we use less force and increase ease in all movements including arm balances and inversions.
Djuna Mascall and Jisan Anna Thorn
May 24-29, 2016
Tassajara Zen Center
Embody Peace, Embody Wisdom: Prajna Yoga and Zen Meditation
A clear mind and open heart cultivated through yoga, meditation, and nature will bring your practice to life. How do we embody the teachings of yoga and Zen in our daily lives? The word prajna suggests an embodied wisdom that permeates every cell. Prajna Yoga offers detailed guidance, along with a focus on internal alignment and awakening to sensation to facilitate deep presence. Zen meditation will integrate your embodiment practice and bring ease and equanimity. We will explore teachings on living your practice and the full expression of your life. Balance vigor with rejuvenation and return home to your body. Springtime at Tassajara offers the perfect container for this inner journey with incredible food, healing baths, and unparalleled natural beauty.
All levels welcome. $385, $327/Member Registration opens in March
July 7, 2016
Orcas Island, WA
THE SPIRAL 9:30-12:00 AM
The spiral pattern is one of the most ancient forms of life as it gives birth to galaxies, DNA, seashells and the inner ear. The word spiral comes from the Greek speira meaning coiled, wreathed or twisted. In this class we will investigate the coil (in Sanskrit– kunda as in kundalini) that in yoga practice is the source of all movement. We practice revolving poses that activate spiral movement within the spine. We tap the profound ways that twisting movements bring life, creativity, joy and energy to the body.
YOGA AND THE WATER LOTUS 2-4:30 PM
The quintessential metaphor for awakening in the culture of yoga is the lotus. This involves a slow process of opening outward from a bud into flower. This class helps cultivate the beauty and lightness of the lotus to help open the body/mind. First we activate the roots of the water-born flower through the feet and legs. This serves to open the hip joints and activate the tail-bone as a way of initiating the flow of life-force through the spine and spinal cord.
Must Pre-Register $100.00 for both classes or $55.00 EACH | Register Online through Prajna Yoga | Call Prajna office 505-988-5248
July 22, 2016 2-4:30pm
Yoga Mountain Studio
The bandhas are the skillful engagement of your deepest core muscles and ligaments along the spine. They allow you to find inner alignment in asana and tap your energetic reservoir. By learning to utilize the bandhas, you will experience levity and grace in your body, fullness of breath, and greater mindfulness. The practice will include standing poses, back arches, inversions, and arm balances, along with breath work and meditation.
Yoga and Zen Retreat
July 23-24, 2016
Green Gulch Farm
Clear Mind, Radiant Body: Zen Meditation and Prajna Yoga
Revitalize your body and cultivate clarity of mind through the profound techniques of alignment-based yoga, and Zen meditation. The word Prajna suggests an embodied wisdom that permeates every cell. The yoga practice will be both dynamic and restorative, with a focus on inner alignment and awakening sensation to facilitate radiant health and wellbeing. Zen meditation will give insight into the mind, heart and emotional body. Each day will include yoga postures, breath, wisdom teachings and meditation. There will be ample time to enjoy the beauty of Green Gulch Farm and Muir Beach. This retreat is open to students at all levels.
August 26-28, 2016
Vista Yoga Studio