Philosophy of Karma with Ravi Nathwani
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.
Workshop Fee: $50
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Yin Yoga Immersion with Debbie Daly
Sun. March 22, 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 18, $45 after
Blooming & Blossoming Daylong Retreat with Christy Brown
Yin Yoga + Silent Springtime Hiking
Mother’s Day Weekend:
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:30am-6pm
Join Christy and like-minded new and old friends for this third-annual, daylong retreat dedicated to honoring Mother Earth and nourishing body, mind and spirit through the deeply therapeutic combination of hiking amidst pristine, spring-time beauty together with the restorative practices of Yin Yoga, meditation and breathwork.
Please bring a sack lunch, or buy your sandwich/lunch beforehand at nearby Palace Market (gluten-free sandwiches available). Lodging options at www.yogatoesstudio.com/lodging.
9:30-10am Meet at Toby’s Feed Barn Coffee Bar
10am-2pm Hike and picnic (please bring a sack lunch)
3-6pm Yin Yoga, meditationa and breath-work at Yoga Toes Studio
$85 if paid in advance / $95 at the door
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Costa Rica Retreat
with MC Yogi & Amanda
March 15-22, 2015