This course is a dynamic fusion of yoga, pilates and functional training. For 10 days, we will address the physical body by learning how to safely build strength, stamina and stability using resistance bands. This will increase vitality, mobility and functionality in the physical system, while also encouraging an increased psychological capacity to rest in awareness in the face of often challenging sensations.
This course is a gentle and therapeutic yin-yang practice. We will focus on organ health and the pliancy of our connective tissues while diving into our energy body. You will learn to develop a felt sense of this inner energetic map that mirrors your physical health or sickness, your ease and upset. We will balance the belly, heart and head centers, which are the seats of our intuitive knowing, compassionate expression, and cognizant insight.
This course is a restorative practice where you will learn how to relax your body and calm your nervous system by practicing restful postures, visualization and breathing techniques, and somatic meditation. By dialoguing with different aspects of yourselves and holding fragile emotions in a safe and attentive space, you will learn more about the workings of your emotional expressions and also find the deeper, quiet ground of presence underneath your swirling mindscape.
This course has 2 parts. The first part is an introduction to gastrointestinal health and its connection to the mind. You will learn practical ways and simple exercises to reinvigorate and balance your gut and digestive system.
The second part is an introduction to mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation. You will learn how to relax and appreciate your busy thinking mind, while also developing access to your intrinsic, naturally occuring awareness, which is spacious and effortlessly quiet.
Integrating these 2 parts will result to a wise and gracious relationship with your body, mind and emotions.