Saturday, January 24, 1-4pm
with Amanda Giacomini
at McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma
Set the tone for the New Year with world-renowned yoga instructor Amanda Giacomini, who begins your afternoon with a 90-minute restorative yoga practice and guided meditation to make way for new intentions. Hear about the myriad powers of Cedarwood from owner Michael Stusser of the famed Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, known for its Cedar Enzyme Bath, an outgrowth of a centuries-old Japanese tradition. Taste our current wine releases with pairings from our organic gardens as you contemplate your wishes for the new year. Create your own custom facial steam, ideal for winter, as the 80 Acres body care team guides you through the beneficial properties of Cedarwood combined with herbs and botanicals grown in the ranch garden.
Event is Full
Philosophy of Karma with Ravi Nathwani
Bhagavad Gita Workshop
Sun. Feb. 22, 1-5pm
The cosmic law of Karma can help us in understanding the meaning behind the constant change and flux that we call life, as we move towards a higher consciousness. Karma works through our thoughts, words and deeds. What is the secret of being happy? How does one behave with dignity and grace such that harmony and ease of being is the result? These and other questions of karma will be the focus of this workshop. The ideas of fate, free will, choice, volition, etc. will be explored.
Ravi Nathwani was born in East Africa and raised in India in the Hindu tradition. He teaches yoga philosophy at Tufts University, where he is a faculty member, and also at Marin College and JFK University in California. He lectures and leads workshops on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita for yoga teacher trainings. Ravi is co-editor of the book Mala of the Heart: 108 Sacred Poems. He has an MBA from Boston University and has lived in Bombay, London, Boston, San Francisco and Mexico.
It is recommended that students read chapters 2, 3 and 4 of the Bhagavad Gita. Ravi recommends the Eknath Easwaran version. There is also an online version at www.sacred-texts.com/hin/gita.
$40 if paid by Wed. Feb. 18, $50 after
Yin Yoga Immersion
with Debbie Daly
Sat. March 28, 1-5pm
Yin yoga is designed to deepen our connection to earth (yin) energy using a Daoist approach. Students will explore the healing practice of Yin Yoga through a slideshow and discussion, interactive demonstration, and a gentle and rejuvenating yin yoga practice. The practice is promotes healing in the joints, quiets the mind, and awakens the body’s energetic pathways.
Everyone is welcome, and absolutely no yoga experience is necessary. CEU’s are available for yoga teachers registered with Yoga Alliance.
$40 if paid by Wed. March 25, $45 after
Costa Rica Retreat
with MC Yogi & Amanda
March 15-22, 2015