The Art of Awakening – Yoga & Dharma Intensive Training with Katchie Ananda
“Katchie Ananda is a joyful, wise, inspiring, and skilled teacher, and her spirit and Dharma gifts shine through her teachings.”
Jack Kornfield, Author of ‚A Path With Heart’
Mindfulness is the great medicine. Training the mind is a necessity because the mind makes a poor master but a great servant. We are training the mind so it doesn’t wander all over the place, and so we can focus on what really matters.
Through the discipline of sitting regularly, we can learn to trust and rely on our experience. When we find ourselves restless or sad, we learn how to slow down and pay attention. Often there is a valuable message that we need to hear. To face directly what is at the core of our difficulty is the true medicine and will allow us to find new ways of relating to the problem. Since facing ‚what is’ does not exactly come naturally to us, we need to train ourselves and practice until we remember to do it when we are in the grip of a negative emotion or thought pattern.
Mindfulness is based on attention. Everything thrives on attention. It is a deep need that all of creation shares. We want to be seen, heard, and, ultimately, loved for who we are!
According to the Buddha, in order to help us train the mind to stay in the present moment, we can distinguish four foundations of mindfulness.
Immerse yourself in this special training to:
- Establish the practice of mindfulness
- Get to know the four foundations of mindfulness
- Advance your yoga and vipassana practice
- Practice skills to deal with difficult emotions and thoughts
- Immerse in Loving Kindness practices
- Find inner freedom
Katchie Ananda, E-RYT 500, is an international yoga and dharma teacher who has been teaching as a full-time yoga teacher since 1991. She is certified in Integral, Jivamukti, Anusara, and Ashtanga yoga by Richard Freeman. A committed student of Vipassana Meditation, she has practiced with Jack Kornfield, her Buddhist teacher since 2001.
The co-founder/director of Yoga Sangha, a beloved yoga center in San Francisco dedicated to yoga and dharma, Katchie offers trainings, retreats and workshops in Europe and the USA, such as at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Esalen Institute. She often works with authors and activists and is dedicated to raising awareness about human and animal rights, the environment and social justice. Her leadership in yoga and social change prompted Yoga Journal to name her one of five top yoga teachers making change in the world and she volunteered for many years at San Quentin, teaching Yoga and Dharma to long-term inmates.
She has brought her humor and stories to conferences, festivals and workshops all over the world and is loved by her students for her authenticity and wisdom.
She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband Joshua and dog Leelou.
For further information please check-out www.katchieananda.com
Katchie Ananda will offer this intensive training from Thursday, February 15, to Saturday, February 17, 2018
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 8:30am to 12:00pm, and from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Friday, February 16, 2018 from 8:30pm to 11:30am, and from 1:15pm to 5:15pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
This Intensive is suitable as a 17-hour free-standing study for teachers and serious students willing to deepen their understanding of yoga and dharma.
Katchie teaches in German.
The cost is Fr. 375.-.
The training can only be booked as an entire block.
The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
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