Embodied Vitality with Anne Hart, Hansa, Beth Sanchez and Jeremy Wolf
This module will support simple but deep Mindfulness Practice in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn as a foundational way of being throughout the training. Additionally, we will cover theory on the energetics of sequencing in general and Ayurvedic sequencing specifically. In addition to the energetics, we will get very concrete in our understanding of key anatomical and kinesiological principles behind movement theories using multi-media lectures, group practice, and a teaching practicum which will ground the theory somatically. This module will also cover the principal philosophical systems within Ayurveda (Shad Darshan) as well as reflect on Patanjali’s implications about asana as a component on the path to awakening. We will finish with deep and mindful reflection within the practice of dharma sharing. This module is led by Beth Sanchez and Jeremy Wolf.
-Practice yoga asana, pranayama and meditation according to your Prakruti (inherent constitution), Vikruiti (current condition), season, age, and location
- Practice with awareness of and an ability to influence the attributes of the 3 gunas and related 3 doshas
- Practice in a way that emphasizes certain chakras
- Practice to balance, strengthen, and influence the prana vayus
- Design the most supportive personal practice to bring balance to mind and body, specific to your needs, constitution, and lifestyle
- Design classes that create a very specific energetic effect
- Design classes that energetically support a theme or dharma talk
- Design classes and personal practice routines that resolve the perceived problem that embodiment and transcendence are separate or mutually exclusive
Vedic Upanishad~with Hansa: Vedic Upanishad -The Vedic Upanishad are illuminations of the Veda, the oldest spiritual texts. Each Upanishad takes one theme from the Rig Veda and explains it. We will review the major themes in each of fourteen Vedic Upanishads, easily summarized by saying that Spirit resides in your heart. What does that mean though? We will conclude the evening with a Bhakti meditation of the form of AUM, the vibration of the Divine.