Friday 5th, 6 - 8:30 PM
Empowering your Yoga, your Life: The Five Principles of Krishnamacharya.
Saturday 6th, 9 - 12 PM
Advancing Your Yoga Practice. (Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Life, a seamless process).
Saturday 6th, 2 - 5 PM
Hatha and Hrid are two vital Sanskrit words from the Great Tradition. Experience their meaning in your own life.
Sunday 7th, 10 - 1 PM
Embodied Bhakti: the practical means and the pleasurable pastimes of Shiva Shakti in an ordinary life.
The principles of personal practice is to make Yoga entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. This is yoga adapted entirely for individual needs, age, health, body type and cultural background. This seminar is suitable for perfect beginners or experienced practitioners who wish to learn how to include the principles of Krishnamacharya into their practice and teaching.
The most fundamental purpose of asana is to facilitate the union of the male and female qualities of life, which are enacted by the breath moving in exact synchronicity with the body movement. This merge of the exhalation with the inhalation enacts the function of strength that is entirely receptive, which is the basic reason to practice yoga. Asana uses the anatomy of the whole body to facilitate this purpose, which then empowers breathing in stationary posture, i.e. pranayama. Therefore asana can be defined as "moving pranayama." The importance of asana is its energetic function, not what it looks like. What the practitioner actually feels is primary. How asana looks outwardly is of secondary importance. Asana is principally a process of integrating body, breath and mind. It isn't there for its own sake. It facilitates pranayama. If pranayama is successful, the mind will be made clear and the body energized. Then, meditations spontaneously and easily arise. No technique in yoga exists for its own sake.
This perfect union of above with below, inhalation with exhalation, strength with receptivity, reveals the heart, the source and power of life. Your Yoga is direct intimacy with nurturing source.
Breath, asana and bandha integrate as a seamless design. Apply breath and bandha efficiently to produce a powerful practice that is right for you. Introducing breath and bandha as the central feature of your asana, adding these principles to the Yoga you already know and love.
Asana is hatha yoga the non-dual tantra. What does this statement mean? "Ha tha" equals "Strength receiving" which has profound implication to our Life, health and sex. How do we make sure our asana is actually hatha yoga?
Classes will include the Yoga of Patanjali, an in depth study of the first four sutras of Patanjali’s Yogasutra and the first sutra of book two: on the three qualities or actions of personal yoga practice.
About the Instructor:
Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life- long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya "the teacher of the teachers," notably BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and T.K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity.
Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and nurturing power. This is yoga from the heart for the heart. It is made clear in TKV Desikachar's book The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice to which Mark contributed and edited. Mark's book is Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection (Lantern Books). Just released his new book is: The Promise of Love Sex and Intimacy. How a Simple Breathing Practice Will Change Your Life Forever (Atria) www.thepromise.com
Mark lives in Los Angeles and Fiji. He travels throughout the world teaching the timeless principles of ancient Yoga wisdom. In 1996 Mark established The Heart of Yoga Association a non-profit foundation that provides yoga education around the world. Having studied with many known and unknown yoga masters, Mark is most interested in revealing your most powerful yoga and how each person effectively practices.
Learn more about Mark and his approach to yoga by visiting his website, www.heartofyoga.com/
Fee for the Weekend $195 ($185 if paid by 5/15)
Friday 15th, 6 - 8:30 PM $00.00 this is a free lecture
Saturday 16th, 9 - 12 PM $72.00 ($69 if paid by 5/15)
Saturday 16th, 2 - 5 PM $72.00 ($69 if paid by 5/15)
Sunday 17th, 10 - 1 PM $72.00 ($69 if paid by 5/15)
You can register online at www.homeyogaseattle.com. If you have any questions or need more information please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.