How Yoga is Built: The Ancient and Modern Science of Practice, A Weekend Immersion at Tejas Yoga, Chicago
1300 S Wabash Ave #201
September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
How Yoga is Built
The Ancient and Modern Science of Practice
A weekend immersion for Tejas, Yoga, Chicago, with Eric Shaw
Prasana Practice: The Art and Science of Yoga Flow
The bliss of yoga is enhanced by inhabiting the “throws’” between poses. In this workshop, we interface with Indian dance and Tai Chi, learning to align the karanas (transitions) within Vinyasa practice. We learn the practice called Prasana Yoga.
2. Saturday Afternoon, 1:30 – 3:30: Visual Lecture
The Whole History of Yoga in 120 minutes
Yoga’s story covers 5000 years of saints, warriors, and sage-like kings. It embraces Tantra, mantra, bhakti and God.
Dancers, doctors, and bodybuilders remade it in the last 100 years, and now yoga captivates people everywhere.
We’ll tour this vast landscape of personalities and events, resolving the many confusions about how yoga has changed and adapted andl gain an informed understanding of what yoga was and what it may one day be.
Breakthroughs in Yogic Movement: Choreography in Vinyasa
Vinyasa yoga is choreography that expands our energy and grants meditative awareness.
All yoga practices express a kalayata (an overall “taste”) made by the pattern of movement taken as a whole. In this workshop we learn to make 10-pose rhyming movements, enhancing the composite effect of the longer yoga sequence. We learn tricks for making poses flow more creatively and elegantly that—when added together—form a class-long kalayata that has therapeutic effects.
Learning Yoga Practice and Philosophy through the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is the main text of the original practice of physical yoga.
Written 600 years ago, it gives vibrant guidance on how to do yoga poses and breath practices for physical health, clarity, and transcendence of this mortal plane!
We’ll read the book, explaining its context and deeper meaning while applying its advice to our practice of yoga.
If you have a copy of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, bring it!
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1300 S Wabash Ave #201, Chicago, IL 60605