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Introduction to Yantra Yoga the Tibetan Yoga of Movement (The 8 Movements to purify the prana)
April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - May 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm$90
Teacher : Sean Read
This workshop will run over 4 weeks ( 4 Saturdays). It will focus on the 8 movements to purify the prana, one of the preliminary series of movements from the Yantra of the Sun and Moon, a Tibetan yoga that has been brought to the west through an unbroken lineage dating back to the 8th century AD.
What will be covered :
- Introduction to the principles of yantra yoga
- 9 times exhaling the pure air
- How to work consciously with complete breathiing
- 8 movements to purify the prana
About Sean Read:
Sean Read has been practicing yoga for more than 14 years. He has been studying Yantra Yoga since 2009, attending numerous teacher trainings around the world. He was first authorised to teach at the beginning of 2014 and has since been teaching regularly around Australia.
One of the most ancient recorded systems of yoga in the world, Yantra Yoga was first taught in Tibet in the eighth century by the great Buddhist master Padmasambhava. Originally a secret teaching practiced as a means to deepen and support spiritual realization, it has been preserved in its unadulterated form to this day. Yantra Yoga is an excellent method for attaining optimal health and relaxation through the coordination of breath and movement. It also helps us learn meditation through experience.
Yantra Yoga is a clearly structured practice following a precise rhythm. It consists of eighteen preliminary exercises divided into three groups, twenty-five Yantra sequences divided into five series, and several unique breathing technics or pranayamas. Little is known about their exact origin, the eighteen preliminary exercises are entirely unlike any taught in Indian systems. Each of the preliminary groups is clearly linked with the five series of Yantras constituting the main practice, and each has a very specific purpose: to warm up the body, and especially the joints; to train the different aspects of the breathing, in particular the holds; and to open also the energy channels, the innermost aspect of our existence.
Each position of the five series comprises seven distinct phases of movement and seven correlated phases of breathing. One of Yantra Yoga’s most specific features is the position in the central phase, since it shapes specific retentions of the breath that work on a deep, subtle level.
Investment : $90 for all 4 weeks