“Our body mind container must be strong and stable.
Then, we can fill it with energy from our practice and carry that energy everywhere we go as a heightened state of aliveness.”
The Embodiment Experience: Better Yoga - Better Bodies - Better You
“If you have a body, you are entitled to the full range of feelings. It comes with the package.” – Anne Lamott
During each and every moment of our lives, we are IN a body, however, many of us are not very good at BEING AWARE of the body that we are in and have. Join William for a weekend of body exploration practices that draw from yoga, pranayama, Structural Integration (Rolfing), Thai massage to help you live with a richer, more full-spectrum embodiment!
These 5 Embodiment modules will include conversations about human anatomy and development, yoga philosophy, breathwork, movement, stillness and journaling to explore basic and complex embodiment techniques. This weekend is open to EveryBody who is interested in learning more about their own body and its potential to create new possibilities for movement, strength and ease.
This program is open to anyone wanting to explore a deep dive into contemplative yoga & spiritual philosophies. Please consider our weekend to be a retreat, an opportunity for you to let go of daily routine and immerse yourself into the power of YOUR created universe, contained throughout YOUR body.
Beginners and First-timers ALWAYS welcome, AND at least 3-6 months of yoga and meditation practice can be supportive. Please know that we will be exploring techniques that can create both subtle and strong experiences for ANY practitioner. If you’re not sure if this is the right program for you at this point in your life, please reach out to William to explore the conversation further. email@example.com
Fri Part I: Your Body’s Earth – Asana and Gravity
The earth gives us our daily foundation for every action we create, and this module explores how to interact better with the earth and gravity. Our evening practice will include a playful and thought-provoking anatomy review, naming all of your body’s bones and major muscle groups, plus how to create safe movements for every joint. We can never know enough about our bodies and how they function.
Sat Part II – Part II: Your Body’s Space – Meditation in Motion
Everything about our body is in motion, pulsation, spanda, and every movement sends a message to our brain. What if meditation was about learning to better perceive the messages from your body? This module offers you an upgrade to the “software” options you might be running in your brain to move your body. We will explores practices to build on what can already do in our nervous system, while learning more about HOW our nervous system works to help us take more active control of body movement and coordination.
Sat Part III: Your Body’s Air – 10 Pranayama Techniques
Without air and breath, our body would survive barely a few moments. This module explores the theory and techniques of pranayama practices. We will review 10 different techniques in traditiona and non-conventional ways to fuel your practice, your meditation, and your life’s development.
Sun Part IV: Your Body’s Fire – Rituals for Altar-ing and Alter-ing
The Tantric Hatha Yoga practice unites the rituals of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation to create nested and deep experience of oneness, stillness and clarity. This will be a longer than normal yoga practice, and a deep dive into the wonder and gift that is your body. Yes – this is still a Yoga for EVERY Body experience – no one left behind.
Sun Part V: Your Body’s Water – Integrating a Fluid Wholeness
Transformational Yoga asks practitioners to embody the experiences that come out of our practice, and to integrate these found experiences so we can experience greater levels of aliveness. This module will explore some elements of yoga philosophy and interpersonal dialogue to integrate our weekend, and concluding with experiences to prepare us to go back to our daily lives.
Here are the courses I am currently offering:
Pranayama & Yoga
Pranakriya - PKSYHA
I’m really excited to offer this Embodiment training. My goal for this program is to share with you how I am currently synthesizing what I have practiced and studied since my yoga journey began in 1989.
The Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to teaching the ancient and contemporary practices of yoga to enhance the lives of individuals.
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If we are somehow endowed with participation of some kind of divinity, then we are indeed special, and should treat each other with the respect and dignity this demands.
If, on the other hand, we are the accidental outcome of blind natural processes in a cosmos that is indifferent to us being here at all, then we are indeed special, and should treat each other with a tenderness and respect befitting such serendipitous surprises.
by Frank Casper
Lay Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
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