Jivamukti Yoga Workshop with Yogeswari
In the 1980’s Sharon Gannon and David Life brought Yoga to the most radical and marginalized people in the East Village of New York. Gradually, they brought Yoga out of the darkness of mysterious spaces, and Jivamukti Yoga became integrated in the avant-garde of New York’s art scene, until it was discovered by megastars of film, music and fashion.
Jivamukti Yoga is a form of spiritualized performance art, where ancient Vedic teachings are brought into a contemporary context, where poetry, dance, asana and music become one, and where the audience become the actors.
Jivamukti Yoga is grounded in the Srutis, wisdom teachings that were revealed to the ancient sages of India, the Rishis, and brings light to their relevance in knowing how to resolve issues in our modern times. The Asana practice breaks through old habits, psychological patterns and resistance on a physical, mental and emotional level. We are constantly reminded to go home to our innermost Self, which is unadulterated Bliss, Love and Peace. Traditional Sanskrit Mantras, hip Indian beats and World Music are an inspiration to every class.
To find out more please visit www.jivamuktiyoga.com
Yogeswari, based at the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City since the year 2000, is a world-renowned Jivamukti Yoga teacher and is one of the most senior teachers in the method. Yogeswari is featured as one of the 100 most influential Yoga teachers in the US by Sonima.She is Advanced Certified, a Facilitator of Jivamukti Teacher Trainings, and has taken many Jivamukti Certified Teachers through one-on-one apprenticeships towards their 800-hour-certification. Since 2004, she has been teaching around the world.
Yogeswari is known for her vigorous, seamless Vinyasa sequencing, and her thought-provoking philosophical teachings. With 20 years of experience in dance and choreography, she brings liveliness and vibrancy to all her work. She holds an MA in choreography and dance from New York University and a BFA McL in dance from Temple University, Philadelphia. Born in Switzerland, she teaches workshops, immersions, and retreats in five languages.
Yogeswari is the founder and president of AZAHAR Foundation, an international non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution through Yoga and the Arts, with special attention to disenfranchised communities, and women and children in conflict settings.
For further information please check www.yogeswari.org and www.azaharfoundation.org.
Yogeswari will lead this workshop on Saturday, January 19, and Sunday, January 20, 2019
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10, 8005 Zurich.
Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:
What is Strenght? The role of the Tailbone in Standing Asanas & Inversions
“May all my limbs grow strong, so also my breath, my speech, eyes, ears and all my organs.”
This is the first sentence in the invocation for the Kena Upanishad, which is a prayer for strength. We explore how the Yoga practice develops strength not only on a physical, but also on a mental and spiritual level. True strength is often perceived only in outer forms, and the importance of subtle structures, such as the tailbone, is missed.
This workshop is taught within the framework of a usual Jivamukti class, which contains Vinyasa, Mantra, Dharma and Meditation.
Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am:
Jivamukti Open Class XL – Teachings from the Jivamukti Focus of the Month & Twists
This class is taught as an extended Open Class. It will follow the usual Vinyasa format with chanting and Dharma teachings weaving in and out of a seamless Asana flow. Some time is dedicated to analytical work, as it relates to the alignment of the sacrum, spine and collarbones. Partner exercises and assists will help to better understand alignment principles.
Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:
Backbend Vinyasa Focussing on Inner Tigh and Little Toe Intelligence, The Upanishads & Spiritual Activism
“Life is a festival, and ethics is one’s donation to it.”
This is a description of a section in the Chāndogya Upanishad and is indicative of the beautiful poetry with which these ancient texts are written. In all of the Upanishads, spiritual activism and an ethical lifestyle are given as a prerogative to personal and spiritual growth. Of course, such technical terms were not used then, but instead the concepts were written in beautiful Sanskrit mantras and poetic verses. A heart opening backbend workshop serves as a bridge between ancient Vedantic teachings and their modern application. The Asana portion contains Vinyasa practice, as well as precise alignment instruction through props, partner work and assists. The focus is on how the intelligence of inner thighs and little toes can help to de-compress the lower back.
The sessions are suitable for intermediate to advanced levels.
Yogeswari teaches in German and English.
The costs are:
Fr. 230.- for the entire workshop (3 sessions)
Fr. 90.- each for the sessions on Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon (3 hours each)
Fr. 80.- for the Sunday morning session (2 hours).
Participation is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
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