One of our favorite yoga teachers and authors is coming back to Jackson Hole at the Teton Yoga Shala for a weekend yoga workshop June 22-24, 2018. You’ll learn about Kriya Yoga from a true expert!
This workshop will feature the three ingredients of Kriya Yoga: tapas, svadhyaya, and ishvara pranidhana within the context of yoga asana and philosophy.
About Bhavani Maki:
International Yoga teacher, musician and Yogini, Bhavani began her exploration of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga System in 1987 and has been teaching the Ashtanga System since 1995. She is director and founder of Kauai’s first yoga studio, Yoga Hanalei in 1999 and Ashtanga Yoga Kauai in 1995. Specializing in the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Psychology, and Yoga Therapy, Bhavani offers unique insights into discovering greater joy and freedom within one’s self. She is also the author of The Yogi’s Roadmap. You can find the book at the Shala boutique in case you want to do some investigation of the Yoga Sutras before the yoga workshop!
Bhavani Maki Kriya Yoga Workshop Schedule:
Generating Tapas: Asana and Sutra Study (Friday, June 22nd 5:45-7:45 pm) Patanjali uses the term Kriya Yoga as the active purification of the physical, mental and emotional bodies. The first aspect he mentions is Tapas, the value of challenging our self to keep us vital and dynamic. We will explore Tapas in reference to the Sutra on practice of asana and pranayama.
Standing, Balancing and Twisting (Saturday, June 23rd 9:15-11:45 am) The Yoga asana can be applied systematically as an act of purification, known as Kriya. This subtle yet profound shift penetrates the physical and subtle bodies in a way that moves energy to uplift and invigorate all of our systems. Standing, balancing and twisting asana will provide the context to explore freedom within the content of our being.
Svadhyaya: Sutra Study (Saturday, June 23rd 2-4 pm) The second aspect of Kriya Yoga is Svadhyaya, self-analysis. An inquiry into the nature of Self and how the Sutra encourage the art of unfolding into one’s most authentic Self.
Asana for the Nervous System (Sunday, June 24th 9:15-11:45 am) The ancient masters describe strength as the development of Sushumna Nadi, or the central nervous system and Bandha as a point of stability to explore concentrated awareness. This class will work directly with the nervous system as the link between the Earth’s magnetic field and accessing cellular lightness in our personal sphere.
Ishwarapranidhana: Sutra Study (Sunday, June 24th 2-4 pm) The third aspect of Kriya Yoga is Ishwarapranidhana, recognition that there is a greater perspective that holds all of creation in balance. An inquiry into the nature of the spirit and the soul, and how to leverage one’s Karma into Dharma — our unique offering of self to the Self.