Cultivating Depth : A Yoga Immersion
Yoga is a Well. Submerge and Immerse yourself this January 2016 amidst the historic and sacred walls of the Old City in Chiang Mai Thailand.
Type of Event
Over the course of 10 days, we will explore and study the science of Ha-tha Yoga, its potency, magic, and structure.
500 USD for parts 1 and 2 separately, or 800 USD if taken as a whole.
Part 1 and 2 can be taken as separate courses or as once combined immersion.
Part 1 : Foundations of the Subtle.
January 20-24, 2016 | 8am - 3:30pm
During this time together, we will delve into the vital themes presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Philosophy of Samkhya. We will look to see how engaging with the wisdom offered, we will become more able to move into a life of deeper spiritual richness.
Subtle Body Mechanics :
From here we will move into depth of the Subtle Body and explore the way our innate internal anatomy affects our being. We will look into how we can interact with the systems of the Vayus as well as the Koshal Planes in order to increase perception, dexterity of choice, and overall sense of well-being.
Effects of Mantra :
We will complete Part 1 with an exploration of Mantra, and how Shabda, sound, allows us to integrate with ourselves from this original internal level.
Part 2 : Merging with the Subtle through Sequencing
January 28 - February 3, 2016
Sequencing for Class or Personal Practice :
In this final section, we will discuss, analyze, and specify more complex and creative sequencing - built for a clear purpose beyond "peak pose."
Pranayamas effect on the Kosha, Vayus, and Overall Practice :
We will study and practice pranayama in order to discern how its structure actively influences the practice, both in asana and out.
The Art of Touch :
Finally, we will go more thoroughly into adjustments built precisely for the variety of body types, ages, and skill levels we encounter in the shala.
Throughout the Sequencing Aspect of this Immersion, we will look to discern methods of interweaving the aspects presented in Part 1 into the physicality of a Yoga Class in order so to create a Personal Practice or an Open Level Class that permeates beyond than the realms of the physical body, in order to touch the soft eternality of the Spirit.
About our Host City :
Chiang Mai is an intimate town nestled in the riches of Northern Thailand. It is surrounded by fertile hills and golden temples with perches awaiting Garuda's clasp. The dedicated history and faith Thailand carries is a perfect compliment to inspire the kind of exploration intended by this program.
My hope for those involved is that after this course, the Yoga will have a deeper sense of “settling” inside of each student so that it begins to express as an emanation from within, like a soft, but strong wind. It might present in the form of teaching yoga, or personal practice, or just as a means of walking through the world. I always feel that deeper understanding makes the ground both feel firmer and more fecund.
Dates : January 20-24, 2016 and January 28-February 1, 2016
Hours : 8:30am - 3:30pm with a one hour break for lunch.