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 20, and Sunday, January 21, 2018
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10, 8005 Zurich.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm: Yamuna Ashtakam & Backbends – Perceiving the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Bhakti is one of the five fundamental components or tenets of Jivamukti Yoga, and is also considered to be the most effective and direct path to Yoga. We will begin by chanting the sacred Sanskrit syllables and the beautiful poetry of the Pushti Marg lineage of India, and will allow this feeling of beauty and elevation of heart mind translate into a flowing backbend practice. We will finish with relaxation and meditation.
Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 8:30am to 10:30am: The Five Winds (Vayus), Bandhas & Flying Asanas
Yogic science tells us that whatever we can observe in the functioning of the planet, also occurs inside. Our bodies, in many ways, are a replica of the planet itself. Wind is associated with the element of air, which is also associated with the Heart Chakra. As there are wind and weather patterns on this earth, Yogic science tells us that there are five winds within the body that animate the whole organism. The Yogi wants to be able to direct these winds at will, towards an elevation of consciousness. Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and an elevated intention are the Yogini’s tools. There are as many Asanas as there are life forms (8,400,000.00). The life forms most familiar with the element of air are birds and insects, which many Asanas are named after. This class will be structured like a Jivamukti Class XL. Asana focus will be on arm balances.
Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm: Chakra Theory & Chakra Tuning Class
Chakras are energy plexuses in the subtle body, which determine how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. Chakras are gates of perception, and as we engage in a conscious movement upward, our consciousness evolves and expands. The Chakra tuning class is an Asana class designed by Jivamukti co-founder Sharon Gannon, that takes us through an exploration how Asana, coupled with intention, can help us undo the knots that are blocking certain chakras and can allow us to step into our fullest potential. A perfect way to unwind your week-(end).
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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