with: Rodney and Colleen Yee
Westport: March 6th - March 8th
Cost of Training:
$425 early bird and $500 within 1 month
The weekend will consist of four classes that open different parts of the body which will naturally free up the breath and promote absorption. There are major gateways in the body to learn about and explore through unique sequencing. Each class will focus on specific ares and gateways to understand a perspective of Pranayama. Though each class will be a complete chapter in and of itself they will culminate together to show how the entirety of the mind and body is orchestrated by the cultivation of Prana.
The ease of the breath will leave us at the doorstep of meditation, and the ceasing of the fluctuations of the mind. This in turn will further the refinement of Asana and Pranayama. Colleen and Rodney teaching together provides a path for insight that comes from precise verbal questions and exquisite manual adjustments.
Come join us in this magnificent time to tune in and integrate together for a celebration of Yoga and Life.
Friday night $125
Saturday morning: $175
Saturday afternoon: $125
Sunday morning: $150
Full Weekend: $425 early bird and $500 within 1 month
Hip openers and forward bends
The hip joint and the back body are critical to explore, open and balance in order to let Prana to flow naturally and for Prana to be absorbed. In this class we will sequence in order to free and stabilize the hip joint for optimum freedom of Prana from the earth to the legs to the spine and back again.
Then we will release tension in our postural muscles and clear the fear from our fight or flight muscles to free up our habitual breath in the lower and back body. Forward bends were traditionally used to find the central channel and to explore the natural coordination of the body with the breath. This is a perfect stand alone class or a gateway into the weekend of asana and pranayama.
Backbends for liberation
To conquer our fear, we will open our front body for vulnerability and invite the world in, as it is. Slowly and methodically, we will sequence this backbends practice to realize that our fears are keeping us from breathing freely and vivaciously. When our front body, especially our throat, chest and abdomen become supple and responsive, the permeation of Prana is profound and freeing. This is a deep internal journey, not just a gymnastics of the spine. We must be willing to go emotionally, physically and mentally into the unknown and find the untapped courage as the foundation for liberation. This sequence is for everyone and will be a tool for years to come in your continual journey of self study.
Opening the Side Body
From the outer heel to your inner ear we will unzip the hidden bindings that keep your torso from reaching its full capacity. Here is a class that will focus on all of the lateral opening postures. There is so much discovery to be found in the treasure chest of our sides. The outer rib cage can be turned into wings of breath instead of hard protective walls. The way the ribs attach to the spine and to the breastbone naturally allow for a lot of expansion laterally for the chest. If we utilize this wisely we can have so much ease in the lungs and the heart. Through so many difficult past events and through the imprinting of fear we have unconsciously shut down the natural mobility and coordination of our spine and rib cage with our breath. It is time to regain our natural ease. Come join us in this evolution of Prana.
The Gestalt of Prana
In this all around practice, we will free every joint in the body and we will listen profoundly to the wind of our mind-body. We will practice by observing the movement and absorption of Prana. Our asana practice will be guided by this sensing and we will be much more in tune with how and what to practice, so that our asana practice will culminate into the ease of breathing. This in turn, will quiet the fluctuations of our minds and will place us at the doorstep of meditation. We will understand how the eight limbs of yoga are interrelated and how our total being can be utilized and satiated.