For Ashtanga practitioners sometimes the most difficult if not dreaded part of the practice is sitting still. Yet taking time to cultivate finishing postures, pranayama forms as well as meditation practice can enliven and bring a whole new depth to our daily asana practice.
Yoga practice can set us free. It may also lead us astray and bind us within habitual patterns of mind, movement and emotion that keep us stuck for years if not lifetimes. Embodying the flowing form of breath, thought and movement as internal processes of awakening allows us to tap into the reservoir of strength and balance that can free us from the shackles of mind and circumstances that keep us stuck.
The intensive is open to all with an interest in yoga and/or Buddhist philosophy led by three of the world's most influential Spiritual and Yogic practitioners - Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor and Robert (Bob) Thurman.
In this retreat daily asana, meditation and chanting practices will be couched in the context of the the Bhagavad Gita. Grounded in our own physical experience, prana and relationships we will follow Arjuna’s progression through the story to tap into the timeless insights of the text that point the way to navigating life’s inevitable difficulties.