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Registrations opening soon. Yin/Insight Yoga: Mingling Yoga/Psychology/Buddhism Yin /Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation A 2-day workshop with Sarah Powers Saturday morning we will explore the value of interweaving Yin/Yang practices on the body, with
Registrations opening soon.
Yin/Insight Yoga: Mingling Yoga/Psychology/Buddhism
Yin /Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation
A 2-day workshop with Sarah Powers
Saturday morning we will explore the value of interweaving Yin/Yang practices on the body, with a focus on developing our earth chi, engendering strength and stability in the lower body. We will also focus on yin poses specifically helpful for our digestive organs, the stomach and spleen. We will also explore the Buddhist discipline of Mindfulness in the body as an attitude of kind, clear attention.
Saturday afternoon, Sarah will emphasize the cultivation of the subtle body both in a Yin yoga practice (focusing on poses to support our personal health and immunity through nourishing the Kidney channels), and in the seated position through pranayama. We will also explore how to envision living our lives with an abundance of loving-kindness with the practice of Maitri in a guided visualization.
Sunday morning Sarah will emphasize the idea of Compassion, exploring ways we might practice the art of moving toward rather than away from that which we usually seek to avoid, learning to loosen our self grasping tendencies while softening our patterns of resistance. When we bring compassion (karuna) toward our habits of aversion, we cultivate the capacity to meet all of life wholeheartedly. We will also practice backbends in both Yin and Yang ways (receptive and active) opening the chest area both energetically and physically, while focusing on the liver channels as well. A seated meditation practice will be offered as well.
This workshop is suitable for anyone with at least one year experience in yoga with some understanding of the Yin practice, either through reading Insight Yoga , going to a few yin yoga classes, or having seen Sarah’s videos or online material.
Sarah Powers is the co-founder of the Insight Yoga Institute as well as the author of Insight Yoga and Lit from Within, which interweaves Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transpersonal psychology into an integrated practice to enliven the body, heart, and mind. Sarah has been teaching for 30+ years, blending both a Yin sequence of long-held floor poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems while often engaging in inquiry practice, with a mindfully-based flow yoga practice. Sarah is trained in both Psychosynthesis and the Internal Family Systems (IFS) psychological models. She has been a student of spiritual psychology for over 35 years. She draws from her education and participation in long retreats in the Vipassana, Tantric and Dzogchen practices of Buddhism.