With Vanessa, Saturday, May 4th, 2019
This workshop is open to all levels and split in two sections: Primary and Philosophy. You May choose to attend either section on its own ($20 each) or join Vanessa for the full workshop ($35).
Part 1: Primary
The morning Begins with twenty minutes of Sound Meditation - Omkaara chanting the sound of Om, the first mantra in a traditional meditation practice, and Bija Mantras to activate the energy of each Chakra to purify the mind and body. This uplifting sound meditation will calm and center students to prepare to flow through Mysore-Style Primary Series. In Mysore-Style students practice at their own pace the portion of the sequence appropriate to their personal practice. The practice is done peacefully in silence as Vanessa guides the students individually by physical adjustments or verbal instruction. Cards outlining the series are available for reference for those who do not have the sequence fully memorized. This amazing method following a fixed sequence encourages focus on the subtle energy of each posture allowing the prana to flow at ease, as less emphasis goes toward the physical performance of the asana.
There will be an official break 9:30 - 10:00 am; however, not every student will need the full two hours to complete their Mysore-Style practice and may finish Part One earlier than 9:30. Please nourish yourself; you may bring snacks to the studio.
Part 2: Philosophy
Vanessa will dedicate the second portion of the morning to Yoga Philosophy. She will delve into subjects including the meaning of the Om symbol and mantra, study of the first three Yoga Sutras, the purpose and meaning of Ashtanga Yoga, and the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga practice - Breath, Bandha, Drishti and Vinyasa. The morning will conclude with Satsang as Vanessa answers questions and addresses students' doubts or confusions.