The Sun Salutation and the Moon Salutation
This is a 3-hour Workshop, 3pm-6pm
The Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) is a mainstay of modern yoga and the Moon Saluation (Chandra Namaskar) is lesser known, yet both contain mysteries. Why were they made? Why do we show devotion to the sun and moon? Why is the Sun Salutation so central to today’s practice, yet the Moon Salutation secondary?
In this workshop, you will learn the seed mantras (Bijas) and names of sun (Paadas) that are chanted in the Sun Salute—as well as the story and purpose behind Surya and Chandra Namaskar’s creation in Indian history. We’ll discover how the Sun Salutation and Moon Salutation’s became a part of Modern Yoga (it’s not what you think!) and gain new insights into each posture in their series—as well as discover how the postures link together in powerful ways.
Expect to work hard with both body and brain in this training as we explore the richness of these well-loved vinyasa forms.
3:00pm – 6:00pm.
$50 by Oct. 6, $60 after.
Please Register Here.
David has taught at international conferences, festivals, universities, retreats, and teacher trainings programs worldwide. He has worked privately with clients in the fashion and entertainment industries, and has trained world-class athletes, including the coach of 2004/2008 Olympics U.S. Men’s Swim Team.
His articles and commentaries on yoga have been published in various yoga journals and periodicals, including LA Yoga Magazine, Yoga International, and Yoga: Body & Spirit and his dance criticism and dance reviews are featured on Culturevulture.net. He is a Product Advisor and Community Representative for Canadian based, Lululemon Athletica, and a certified Pilates instructor.
David began practicing yoga in the late 70’s learning the Iyengar and Ashtanga styles of yoga before studying the Anusara and Bihar methods. He continues his studies in Ayurveda and Tantra, delving deeper into the primordial tantric roots of the yogic tradition. David is known for his keen sense of humor and timing, making classes both playful and informative. When not traveling, David teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Eric Shaw, MA.SE, MA.RS, MA.AS, is the creator of both Prasana Yoga—a form that reveals alignment in movement—and Yoga Education through Imagery—lecture programing that teaches Yoga’s History, Philosophy and Science through pictures and new scholarship.
He is an E-RYT 500 with two degrees in Art, and Masters Degrees in Education, Religious Studies, and Asian Studies. His essays appear in Yoga Journal, Common Ground, Elephant Journal and other publications, and he is writing a book on yoga history for Anusara Press. To find out more, see: www.prasanayoga.com