Sattva Yoga Journey
with Christina Stalnaker
Saturday, November 2nd
This Sattva Yoga Journey is an invitation to explore traditional yoga practices, dive deep within, and discover love and peace in your own heart. You will have the opportunity to experience Kriya Yoga. Kriyas are deeply energetic and transformational practices passed down by Himalayan yoga masters for millennia. Each kriya has a specific energetic intention and we will be using them to open our mind and heart inviting bliss, liberation and freedom on every level of existence. In the first half of our workshop, we will use yoga movement to develop balance, strength, spaciousness and flexibility in body and mind. We will flow between yoga postures interwoven with breath work and energetic kriyas. This body work ultimately prepares us for stillness and silence in seated meditation. For the second half of the journey, we will explore pranayama breathing, breath and mantra kriyas, and Himalayan yoga meditation techniques. This deep, inward experience supports progress in your own personal journey along the path to self discovery and evolution. There are no labels such as "beginner" or "advanced" student on this path- everyone is welcome on this journey. You are invited to show up as you are and begin your journey from exactly where you are.
Restorative yoga allows your mind and body to completely relax in the asanas (poses) through the use of props. This supportive atmosphere allows the asanas to be held longer by practitioners of all levels without physical discomfort. This workshop will provide an introduction to restorative yoga, complete 90-minute pampering practice, and tips on incorporating techniques into your own practice. Due to the individualized attention required, registration is required to ensure a low student to teacher ratio.
(This workshop sold out in July...Register early!)
Sunday, October 6, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
7:00pm - 9:30pm
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This event is for those who aspire to enjoy the fun and vibe of Kirtan and for those who wish to enhance their Yoga practice with chanting and music! Kirtan helps to open the voice and teaches us to love the sound that comes from our bodies.
This is a FREE event!
Joe, a yoga and meditation instructor who also plays the guitar and harmonium, will lead you through an enjoyable evening of Kirtan. No experience is necessary to enjoy the fun of Kirtan.
*What is kirtan?
Originating with the medieval devotional practice known as Bhakti yoga, kirtan is in Indian tradition of call-and-response vocal music, often accompanied by a variety of instruments. Traditional accompaniments include the harmonium and tabla drums. Today, kirtan is still usually sung in Sanskrit.
What are kirtan songs like?
Kirtan songs are simple, repetitive chants. Some can last as long as half as hour. The artist leading the kirtan (the name also refers to the live music event) starts out. Then, the listeners "respond" to his or her "call." Songs often get louder and faster as the chant goes on. Most are based around mantras (sounds, words or phrases believed to have spiritual meaning).
What is the environment at a kirtan concert?
Some Western students might be surprised when they attend a kirtan event. Since each audience member participates in the chanting, distinction between performers and audience is minimal. You sit on the floor (on in a chair if you prefer). Many kirtan-goers contend that the experience of being at an event is like meditation, in that it is intensely peaceful and relaxing.
Going to a kirtan event is a great way to explore meditation from a different perspective. If you are social, love music, or both, this can be a good introduction to it.
*Definition from Answers.com