3 hour Hatha Yoga
workshops with Lib.
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What to expect in a 3 HR FULL MOON workshop.
FAR INFRA RED SAUNA ~ feel like a sauna?
My sauna is a roomy 2 seater with long glass panels so you will never feel claustrophobic.
Most of my regular students use the sauna for about 20 mins during the first part of the class in meditation with clothes on. They get out before they begin to perspire , therefore there is no need to remove clothes for the sauna.
Often a student wishes to do a deep detox in which case most clothes are taken off , lots of water is consumed and for privacy a large room divider is placed in front of it.
The science states that far infrared saunas create an alkali environment in the body, this encourages rapid detox, easy weight loss and muscle healing.
In my personal experience it was a game changer. Since 2011 I’ve used it a few times a week during which time I discovered that just 10 minutes reduces my pain and alters my mood.
These outcomes are not placebo , they are a result of the rapid alkalizing affect of all far infrared saunas.
I teach simple easy pilates moves and stretches ,
at the same time the student gives me feed back about how that feels.
Pilates creates core strength, pelvic floor strength, better spinal alignment and better muscle tone.
Regardless of how wonderful Pilates is like all things if done incorrectly can easily injure us. So when practicing it we must put our ego away and go slow.
EASY YIN (bliss out) YOGA
My Yin Yoga classes resemble yoga therapy .
My yin yoga is very gentle ,very slow and most importantly very easy.
I always focus on the individual student as every body is different.
Some postures hurt others don’t.
It’s my job to teach you variations of yoga postures that never cause you any pain.
This is why it’s yoga therapy. It’s designed to be therapeutic to the individual.
Yoga should be blissful.
When the body is blissing out in a yoga posture it tells us we have aligned our Nadis and Meridians.
( Nadis and Meridians are both light channels that run through the entire human body according to the ancient Yogi sages.)
When this happens we know we ARE reflections of source.
Its no longer an idea or a hopeful philosophical idea. It’s a real feeling and its life changing IF we do it often enough.
Truth is WE ARE made of LIGHT and when we access it we feel revitalized in ways we may have never experienced.
However our Merdiains and Nadis will only benefit when our vibration ~(cymatic value) is good.
In simple terms this means
If we are stressing out about how we look in the yoga posture ( in an egoic mind)
instead of chilling out (in trust and love mind )
we wont feel the majic of yoga..
Most (not all) yin stretches are seated or laying down.
See the Yin yoga page
Prana is a sanskrit word for ‘life force’ also known as chi.
Yama is a Sanksrit word meaning “expansion,” “extension” or “breadth.”
Breathing isn’t rocket science, We’ve all been doing it day and night for our entire lives.
The question is to what extent does shallow or erratic breathing lead to oxygen deprivation of vital organs and eventually disease.
Pranayama is often referred to as controlled breathing. I Like to call it ”loving breath”.
When practicing pranayama yogis are extending or expanding (ayama) the vital life force (prana) throughout the body.
Pranayama will always lead to meditation if and only if the practitioner is able to sustain a potent focus on the breath work.
Any distractions from the mind during pranayama will prevent meditation
Benefits from daily pranayama include..
The nervous systems is calmed partly because when we breath deeply into the lower belly we are massaging or toning the vegus nerve.
Oxygen is delivered deep into every cell of our body causing a domino effect.
Pain is reduced when the blood gasses balance reducing cortisol production encouraging serotonin production.
brain chemistry is balanced ~ hormones are balanced
promotes concentration ~ creates easy problem solving
Promotes general healing ~strengthen lungs ~ manages asthma.
Remove impurities from lungs.
Strengthen immune system.
Oxygenates the blood ~ function of vital organs are improved .
Detox lymphatic system.
can create happiness.
I studied natural medicine in USA in the 80s.
I left the USA before I certified so I am not a Naturopath. However I did complete’ Herbs of Grace’ and Iridology.
Both fabulous tools for life.
I can offer Advice if you like. The majority of my self healing is based on herbalism and new exciting anti aging foods and supplements.
I can also show you how I successfully became a recipient of legal cannabis THC oil, A profound gift from mother nature.
Over the past 23 yrs I have fine tuned and taught 5 very easy scientifically proven meditation techniques. They are not new, I did not invent them, I make no claim to them as many healers do . But I have studied and practiced them thoroughly. Ive taught them for over 2 decades thus have proof they work.
My 5 favorite MEDITATION TECHNIQUES
THE 5 meditation techniques below are what I have worked with for over 20 years.These techniques enable to me to meditate deeply when ever I choose to.
1/BREATHE Breath-work-PRANAYAMA- allows the mind to focus on something other than thinking
2/ LISTENING So much needs to be said about this divine sense. silence is golden’ is start. Unfortunately white mans culture doesn’t honor it. Cities hum with electricity. Its not until we reach the mountains we realize that we have been living in noise pollution.
Listening withdraws the senses from the outer world allowing us to focus only on the tiniest of sounds. listening to mantra prayer or nature sounds is excellent practice and will lead to a quiet mind.
3/ FEELING Feeling aka Pratyahara means to withdraw our senses from the outer world.
To Focus on the smallest of physical sensations with in the body .
Like the temperature of the air as it enters and then leave the nostrils.
Like the feeling of the fabric as move across my back as i take deep breath.
Like the gentle rhythm of the heart beat.
This technique is about feeling the tiniest of sensations and remaining in that feeling for as long as one can
so as to slow and simplify the mind for a little while.
4/COUNTING I like to use counting to break the habit of ordinary thinking aka vritti svarupya. I count when I breathe. Mala beads fall into this category .They have 108 beads. Counting to 108 or repeating anything 108 times is potent work .
5/CREATIVE VISUALIZATION Any creative visualization aka fantasy or day dream is useful …. best if its wholesome though.
I’ve done many visualizations
Here are a few examples of my favorites.
I’m on a yoga retreat on a massive yacht on the French Riviera.
I smell french Cuisine being cooked by the gorgeous chef.
All the yogies are my age. I’m flirting with one of them and he’s flirting back.
It’s very exciting
If a visualization makes you feel good and is exciting you know its doing you good.
However if it leaves you feeling as though your life is lacking or perhaps the content triggers you it might be a good idea to alter the visualization to something like this…
You are sitting n front of a camp fire on a comfy rug or comfy chair , beyond the little round camp fire is a beautiful lake. The lake is so still you can clearly see the reflection of the full moon .
The moon the fire and round camp fire are all very symbolic and affect change without us really knowing about it.
This visual might be more relaxing and perhaps less triggering. We are all very different .
We must do what works for us, and not what we are told to do .
For beginners and experienced.
The intent of the day is to reset our nervous systems from stressed to blissed out.
Read more about meditation on the ‘meditation page’ and yin yoga on the ‘yin yoga page’.