Remembering Samadhi: Negotiating Your Yogi Brain
Weekend Yoga Workshop with Moira Anderson
Hidden in your memory is access to unlimited potential, boundless freedom, deep healing and inner peace… access it through your body and your breath
Space 301, Downtown Mobile
$40 per session or all three sessions for $100 (workshops build on each other ) Register by July 16th and pay $90 for all three sessions.
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What propels us toward a spiritual journey? As you sit in your house of bone and flesh there is a mysterious pull to remember; to have an experience of magnificent connection. Yogic teachings tell us that a quiet mind, an experience of the present moment and freedom from mind-created obstacles are accessible to everyone. This workshop offers students the yogic model of practice; specifically, svadyaya (self-study), asana (posture), pranayama (breathwork) and samayama (the trio of dharana, dhyana and samadhi), to reveal and connect with their most powerful memory; the peaceful expanse of their true nature. All three sessions are accessible to all practitioners. Each session will explore a unique hasta mudra (hand position), chosen to enhance the direction of the mind and to open the flow of energy in the body.
Saturday 1-4 pm-- Dharana: Fixing the consciousness at one point or region is concentration.–B.K.S. Iyengar Vinyasa Krama (asana sequencing) and breath awareness will be used to focus the mind in this engaging, enjoyable session. Sequences emphasize forward folds and twisting postures to capture the imagination, draw the attention inward and release any accumulated agitation or tension in the body. Tone, Release, Purify.
Sunday 10am-1pm--Dhyana: A steady, continuous flow of attention directed toward the same point or region is meditation. -Yoga Sutras What would you do if you were not afraid? This session, seamlessly blends a refreshing flow of standing postures and hip openers, focusing on the breath and moving toward backbends, to inspire joy. Students are guided to access their courage and cultivate the stamina needed to sustain the attention of the mind, despite its fluctuations, while enlivening the energy in the body. A pranayama and mudra practice enhances vitality for the perfect way to energize the day. This session is the most enlivening of the three practices.
Sunday 2-5 pm--Samadhi: In absorption, or Samadhi, the witness or meditator is fully absorbed in the moment. There is an ecstatic experience. Our perspective is an unfolding, flowing continuum… Jonathan Foust A balanced blend of floor-based posture flow, designed to absorb the mind, is offered in an atmosphere of compassion and relaxation. Restorative postures further settle the body and the mind, bringing the practitioner to a state of satva (clear, sweet balance). Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) concludes the session, to awaken blissful awareness. It is in this state that we uncover our pure potential, make manifest our deepest intention, and realize our connection to Self. In Samadhi we experience Yoga (union).
Moira Anderson, E-RYT 500, is owner and director of River Rock Yoga in Ocean Springs, MS. She is a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, teaching yoga full time since 2000. Her joyful, heart-opening approach and uniquely creative sequencing provide inspiration, focus and a deep re-connection to calm the mind. Moira's classes offer students compassionate self-observation, gentle alignment cues, empowering vinyasa flow, breath awareness and exploratory, joint freeing movement in an atmosphere of vibrant gratitude. Read more at www.riverrockyoga.com.