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The Embodied Practice

The goal of this workshop is to craft a self-practice of yoga into your life. Whether you attend one or all of these workshops, participants will develop a deeper and broader understanding of what yoga is and how it can be cultivated into one’s life.

Series of 3 workshops over 3 months \ Saturday afternoon(s) 12:30 to 4:30

Workshops would include gentle and intense asana, pranayama (breath work), meditation, along with various group exercises and dharma discussions about aspects of yoga practice.
We encourage students to attend all three of the workshops to gain the greatest benefits, but you can all register for individual workshops. t

Teachers

All workshops will be taught by Yoga Path teachers Kim Schwab and Mark Watson.

Who should attend?

Aspiring students  who are seeking to enhance or jump-start their practice of yoga.  A mindful-based practice that can be embodied into the corners of our everyday life.
 All classes will be taught at the Yoga Path.

Cost is $100/workshop or $240 for all three.
Space is limited, so register early!

Workshop 1 – Sitting with Your Practice (February 18)

  • Introductions
  • Satya instruction
  • Asana practice
  • Meditation
  • Tea & dharma talk & discussion

Workshop 2 – Standing with Your Practice (March 18)

  • Opening Meditation Sit
  • Satya instruction
  • Asana practice
  • Sculpting exercise
  • Tea & dharma talk & discussion

Workshop 3 – Walking with Your Practice (April 15)

  • Short Meditation
  • Satya instruction
  • Asana practice
  • Meditation/Deep Relaxation
  • Tea & dharma talk & discussion
  • February 1st, 2023
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Deep Relaxation

Deep Relaxation Practice

At the Yoga Path we are practicing being with the body. One of the ways to best do this to take time to rest and intentionally making a time to rest, and totally relax. Here are three links to help you do this. Please set aside a time to lie down and devote yourself to this practice. Turn off everything and make certain you give you time to taking care of yourself

  1. This is a 46 minute total relaxation narrated by Sr. Chau Nghiem
  2. This is a 35 minute total relaxation narrated by Sr. Dan Nghiem
  3. This is an 11 minute total relaxation narrated by Sr. Chan Khong

They are from the Plum Village tradition. Enjoy!

 

Why do this?images
Resting is a precondition for healing. When animals in the forest get wounded, they find a place to lie down, and they rest completely for many days. They don’t think about food or anything else. They just rest and they get the healing they need. When we humans become overcome with stress, we may go to the pharmacy and get drugs, but we don’t stop. We don’t know how to help ourselves.

Stress accumulates in our body. The way we eat, drink, and live takes its toll on our well-being. The practice of deep relaxation provides an opportunity for our body to rest, to heal, and to be restored. We relax our body, give our attention to each part in turn, and send our love and care to every cell.

If you have trouble sleeping enough, the deep relaxation practice can compensate. Lying awake on your bred, you may like to practice total relaxation and follow your breathing in and breathing out. Sometimes it can help you to get some sleep. But even if you don’t sleep, the deep relaxation practice can help because it can nourish you and allow you to rest.

Mindful breathing, total relaxation of the body can be done at home at least once a day. It may last twenty minutes or longer. We can practice it either with a group, with our family or alone. When we do deep relaxation in a group, one person can guide the exercise using the guide below or some variation of it. When you do deep relaxation on your own, you may like to record an exercise to follow as you practice. One member of the family can lead the session for the whole family, perhaps in the living room.