2014 Workshop Dates:

Five Elements Yoga Workshop

Prana Yoga Studio, Edmonton, Canada - June 7-8, 2014

 

Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm, Session – Journey through the Five Elements

9:00 – 9:30 Opening the Circle of Trust: getting-to-know-you bonding activities

9:30am-10:15am - Introduction to the 5 Koshas: In this workshop session, we will learn a bit about the energetic layers of being (5 koshas), and how they operate in our lives.

10:30am-12:00pm - Koshas Class:  This holistic practice will take you through a short repeated sequence on an ever deepening journey through the layers. As we complete the bliss layer, we will enjoy a spontaneous relaxation and meditation. As usual with Vishva ji’s holistic Akhanda Yoga classes, this class will include asana, pranayama, visualization, relaxation and meditation.

 

Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm Session

2:00pm-3:30pm - Hip Opening

Akhanda Flow: Theme – Root and Sacral Chakras

3:45pm-4:45pm - Discussion: Going with the Flow? What does it mean, and when should we resist habitual patterns and consciously create new ones. Recent research in neuroplasticity confirms what Patanjali mentions in the Yoga Sutra (I:…) When a pattern is dysfunctional we can “cultivate the opposite” and literally re-create our reality, sculpt the flow of our lives.

Activity: Mantra practices

4:45pm-5:00pm - Closing Mantra Ritual

 

Sunday 9:00-12:00 Session

9:00am-10:45am - Classical Kundalini

In this class we will explore oscillating movements, postures, mantra, and both dynamic and integrative pranayama techniques. We will also work with chakra visualizations and seed sounds – the rich symbolism of the Tantra tradition. The flow of the class will be particularly geared towards the theme of the Navel and Heart Chakras, and Fire and Air.

11:00am-12:00pm - Discussion: The meaning of fire and light in yoga.
Exploring what arose in the class, pranayama explanations, and the energetic doorway/movement from the navel to the heart chakra.

 

Sunday 2:00-5:00 Session

2:00pm-2:45pm - Going more deeply into integrative and nurturing breathing practices like Anuloma Viloma and Brahmaree

3:00pm-4:30pm - Hatha-Raja class: Discovering bliss through the sound of the bees, including 15-minute meditation. Theme: 3rd eye and crown.

4:30pm-5:00pm - Mantra and Closing ritual

Registration: Please contact www.pranayogastudio.ca

 

Five Koshas Workshop

Bodhi Tree Yoga, Calgary, Canada – Friday August 29th, 2014

 

Friday 9:00-12:00 Session – Journey through the Five Koshas

9:00-9:15 – Opening the Circle of Trust: Introduction

9:15-10:15 – In this workshop session, we will learn a bit about the energetic layers of being (5 koshas), and how they operate in our lives.

10:30-12:00 Koshas Class: This holistic practice will take you through a short repeated sequence on an ever deepening journey through the layers. As we complete the bliss layer, we will enjoy a spontaneous relaxation and meditation. As usual with Vishva ji’s holistic Akhanda Yoga classes, this class will include asana, pranayama, visualization, relaxation and meditation.

 

Friday 2:00-5:00 Session – Journey through the Five Pranas

2:00-3:00 – Presentation of the Five Pranas and experiential practices for each.

3:15-4:45 – Hatha-Raja class: Discovering bliss through the sound of the bees, including 15-minute meditation. Theme: 3rd eye and crown.

4:45-5:00 – Mantra practice and Closing ritual

Registration: Please contact www.bodhitreeyoga.ca