Yin Yoga & Insight Meditation Weekend with Josh Summers
Our intentions - conscious or unconscious, big or small - contribute to our suffering or our happiness. Intentions are the seeds that become our garden.
Within a "yin" approach to yoga and meditation, we can become more mindful of our intentions. The practice of stillness allows us to listen to and clarify our deeper intentions for practice and our life.
Often we may practice yoga and meditation with an overemphasis on technique. But by shifting one’s approach from a technique-based practice to an intention-guided practice, we can more readily realize the tenderness and compassion of the unguarded Heart.
“Everything rests on the tip of motivation.”
The Buddha defined Wise Intention as having three aspects: the intention of kindness, the intention of compassion and the intention of renunciation. Each intention serves the skillful cultivation of wisdom and love in our life.
In this four-part intensive, we will focus on one aspect of Wise Intention per session. We will use the quiet practices of Yin Yoga and Insight Meditation, followed by reflective writing, to shed light on intention, to learn from that intention, and to promote an onward cultivation of wisdom.
Josh will be teaching an approach to Yin Meditation that mirrors the process of practicing Yin Yoga. His approach to Yin Meditation is a very gentle, soft, receptive way to meditate.
Josh Summers is a Yin Yoga teacher, a licensed acupuncturist, and a meditation instructor. He began studying Iyengar yoga in the early nineties with James Murphy in New York City. Since then, he has spent several years living abroad in India, Taiwan and Burma where he has studied both yoga and meditation. As his interest in vipassana or insight meditation developed so too did his interest in more contemplative forms of yoga practice. With a professional background in Oriental Medicine and a personal passion for the dharma, Josh fell in love with Yin Yoga as a beautiful synthesis of the two.
Josh now teaches workshops and trainings throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit his website www.joshsummers.net
Josh Summers will teach this Intensive on September 30, and October 1, 2017
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.
Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 8:30am to 10:30am:
A sequence of Yin Yoga for the spine (Bladder and Kidney Meridians), followed by a 20 minute discussion.
In this session Josh will introduce the core elements of a Yin approach to Meditation: receptivity, playing one's mental edge, and stillness.
Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm:
A sequence of Yin Yoga for the hips (Liver and Gall Bladder Meridians), followed by a 20 min. seated meditation and discussion.
In this session, the Buddha's intention of kindness (metta) will be explored and developed in the practice.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 8:00am to 10:00am:
A sequence of Yin Yoga for the upper body (Heart and Lung Meridians), followed by a short discussion.
In this session, the Buddha's intention of compassion (karuna) will be explored and developed.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm:
A sequence of Yin Yoga for total harmonization (all Meridians), followed by a 20 min. meditation and discussion.
This session will focus on the Buddha's teaching on the intention of renunciation (nekkhamma).
This intensive is suitable for all levels.
Josh teaches in English.
The cost are:
Fr. 80.- per morning session (2 hours each)
Fr. 90.- per afternoon session (3 hours each)
Fr. 295.- for all four sessions (10 hours total).
The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
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