Getting Fresh with Ganesh: Using Myths of the Elephant-Headed God to Enrich your Yoga Practice, A Weekend Immersion at the World’s Yoga, Union City, CA
3909 Smith St
Union City, CA
September 19, 2015 - September 20, 2015
11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Getting Fresh with Ganesh
Using the Myths of the Elephant-Headed God to Enrich your Yoga Practice
A Weekend Immersion for Yoga Teachers and Students at World’s Yoga, Union City
Saturday Mid-day: Lecture & Images: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sound and Fury: The Yoga Tradition Over the last 5000 Years
Is yoga history a crapshoot collection of cascading facts and figures, or a stately progression of predictable developments all foreseeable by a properly trained eye?
In this whizzing array of faces and names and falls of yoga empires over 5000 years, told with compelling pictures, rousing stories, and using the most reliable information we know about the yoga tradition, you’ll get a golden opportunity to answer that question (under expert guidance!) for yourself.
2. Saturday Afteroon: Asana Practice 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Grounding like Ganesh to Relieve Stress: Part 1
In yogic anatomy, there is said to be five vayus (winds) in the body that drive physical processes. They create digestion, breathing, heartbeat, thought, and bodily cohesion.
Among these vayus, Vyana creates radiance and stabilization. If we strengthen it, the body and mind can shine—even under stress.
In this workshop we aim to be as stable as Ganesh. We practice unique postures, yoga flows, and breath practices that build ,Vyana Vayu. We’ll stabilize our limbs and core for psychic calm, physical strength and clear mental flow.
3. Saturday Evening: Lecture & Images: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: How We Understand Yoga
The Yoga Sutra is a 2000-year old text that is modern yoga’s “Bible.”
Its four chapters explain the yoga journey, the art of concentration, how we make miracles, and what it means to be enlightened.
It is an ancient plan for accelerating personal growth.
It is delightful and deep, and has shaped life and yoga for millennia. If you have a copy, bring it, and we’ll dive into the Sutras’ hidden messages and rich guidance for life on the modern path.
4. Sunday Mid-Day: Asana Practice: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Grounding like Ganesh to Relieve Stress: Part 2
There is a science behind graceful movement that clarifies the mind and brings grace to the body.
In this workshop, we learn to deepen and discipline our grounding work using arts that mirror Indian dance and Tai Chi. We learn to move with the ground firmly under our feet.