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UPCOMING
EVENTS

The Foundations of Yoga

Available now, start anytime
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The Foundations of Meditation

Starting November 1st
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The Foundations of Asana

Starting November 1st

A functional anatomy informed presentation of 84 foundational postures, variations, potential benefits, concerns, functional alignment, subtle energy alignment and use of props. This self-paced course includes photos and video instruction for each posture and variation. 

 

In this course you will:

- find an optimal expression of each posture that fits your unique physiology

- adopt functional alignment techniques that helps to increase stability, balance, and ease

- learn the accurate Sanskrit pronunciation of each posture

- receive an email that covers 3 postures a day for 28 days

The Foundations of Pranayama

Starting November 1st

This 4-week course covers 15 powerful techniques with daily emails that include: a brief guided practice video, a written PDF commentary, links to scientific research regarding benefits and concerns, daily email support, and resources for further study. Anyone who completes all 28-days of practice receives a certificate of completion good for 15 hours of YACEUs.

 

In this course you will:

- learn how to practice 15 different techniques 

- gradually develop greater impulse control

- develop an inner calmness that stays with you

- learn the accurate Sanskrit pronunciation for each technique

 

15 Techniques:

अग्निप्राण agniprāṇa ≈ Breath of Fire
कपालभाति kapālabhāti ≈ Skull Shining
भस्त्रिका bhastrikā ≈ Bellows
सूर्यभेदन sūryabhedana ≈ Piercing the Sun
उज्जायी ujjāyī ≈ Victorious
चन्द्रभेदन candrabhedana ≈ Piercing the Moon
दीर्घसूक्ष्म dīrghasūkṣma ≈ Long and Gentle 
भ्रमरी bhrāmarī ≈ Queen Bee
सीत्करी sītkārī ≈ Hissing
शीतली śītalī ≈ Cooling 
विलोम अनुलोम viloma anuloma ≈ 3-part inhale, natural exhale
अनुलोम विलोम anuloma viloma ≈ natural inhale, 3-part exhale
विलोम विलोम viloma viloma ≈ 3-part inhale, 3-part exhale
नाडीशोधन nāḍīśodhana ≈ Channel Cleansing (Both Nostrils)
नाडीशोधन nāḍīśodhana ≈ Channel Cleansing (Alternate Nostril)

The Bhagavad Gita: Moral Philosophy for Modern Yoga Practitioners
November 12 - 14,  2021
Asheville Yoga Center       LIVE STREAM

Moral philosophy is the very foundation of the eight limbs of yoga. Join us for a weekend of practice and reflection on one of the greatest yoga texts of all time: महाभारतम् Mahābhāratam (Great India) and its famous section: भगवद् गीता Bhagavad Gītā (Song of the Divine). This epic story of two families has been a source of inspiration and wisdom for nearly two millennia. In addition to an overview of the Gītās 18 chapters and its greatest quotes, you will explore the current debate on the new science of morality:http://www.edge.org/events/the-new-science-of-morality 

You will learn about the differences between liberal and conservative moral channels, automatic vs. manual morality, the moral landscape, willpower, and the false dichotomy between emotion and reason so that you can better communicate with your audience. You will learn several inspirational stories that you can share in your classes to help make the world a better place.

5-Day Flow & Yin Intensive

December 13 - 17,  2021
Asheville Yoga Center       LIVE STREAM

This deeply transformational five-day teacher training intensive will offer practical tools to incorporate the “yin and yang” perspectives of Yin & Vinyasa Flow Yoga into your everyday life, practice and teaching. By exploring the deep and meditative practice of Yin Yoga, and the more active, flowing aspects of vinyasa yoga, you will learn to move through your life from a more awakened, balanced and harmonious place.

 

Curriculum includes:
– Yin Yoga theory and practice
– Vinyasa Flow and the elements of moving mindfully in a stable and balanced way
– Meditation and mindfulness practices
– Transformational pranayama techniques
– The use of touch and purposeful hands-on adjustments
– Designing and teaching balanced sequences for all levels (beginners to intermediate)
– Skillful verbal communication
– Deep relaxation techniques

195 Day Challenge

Jan 1, 2022

This on-line course is for anyone who wants the benefits of maintaining a modest daily yoga and meditation practice. The Yogasūtra is made up of 195 compact statements that will serve as a tour through the various continents of Yoga Philosophy across millennia. This course will include a variety of prerecorded 15, 20, 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90 minute yoga classes that you can practice at home at your own convenience. This course will also include a variety of guided meditations relevant to the techniques mentioned in the Yogasūtra. Though you are welcome to practice any technique you choose, you will be required to practice for at least 20 minutes every day. It can be any style of yoga, meditation or any combination of the two. Some days it might be strictly śavāsana and other days it could be multiple classes. Starting on January 1, 2022, you will receive an email with one Yogasūtra per day, audio-tracks for accurate pronunciation and an original melody for each sūtra. In the PDF you will find a comparison of 20 different English translations, Vyāsa's commentary (योगभाष्य Yogabhāṣya [c.450 CE]), and my commentary with links to relevant topics in 2020. As an optional component you will also receive weekly quizzes and access to a private group on Facebook where people can share stories, ask questions, and engage in friendly discussions.  The tuition for this course is $195 (scholarships available). Anyone who completes all 195 days will receive a t-shirt with the eight-limb mālā.