September 30th - October 2nd, 2016
Saturday: 11:30am-1:30pm and 2:30-6:30pm
$260 if you register before September 16th; $285 after
Tantra yoga is an ancient practice that views self-knowledge and the cultivation of our innate power as a pathway allowing us to unfold to our fullest potential. This tradition teaches us that one of the best ways to gain access to your soul is to tap into spanda, your internal power, and the universal vibration that is known as shakti. Prana is roughly translated as life force. When we have good amounts of prana, moving within us in the right way, we feel good on a mental, emotional and physical level. Come learn how to better tap into this endless well of light, love and delight and bring more ease and joy into your life.
A Spanda Vinyasa and Pranayama Practice (Friday Evening Session)
According to Tantra, spanda is the ecstatic pulse of the source of our creative energy and our soul. The yogis understood this pulse to be the doorway to our spirit. When we tap into it, we tap into our great fearlessness, making it more possible to awaken into the connection to our eternal creative energy and the inner pulsation of spirit. This class will include a dynamic vinyasa practice, with primary focus on twists and pranayama within asana. Will also include some theory lecture and meditation. All levels.
Using Spanda to Tap into a Life of Purpose (Saturday Session)
This class will include both lecture and practice and will take us deeper into the concept of spanda. We will explore the richness and diversity of both the tantric traditions’ approach to meditation, pranayama, bandha and mudra. Learn how all meditation techniques are not alike, which ones may be the most relevant for you, why, and how to practice them. All levels, and will include a dynamic vinyasa practice.
The Spanda of Deep Surrender and Healing (Sunday Session)
Surrender and restoration are crucial pieces in becoming more powerful and effective in life and spiritual practice. Today will offer a more yin approach to practice. We will talk about health and healing from a Tantric perspective, incorporating the time-tested tools of Ayurveda - pranayama, herbology and yoga nidra. This class is for anyone that feels that they may be holding emotional baggage that needs a release. Will include lecture and a restorative practice that will lead into deep yoga nidra.
Katie Silcox is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also a nationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer for Yoga Journal, and a senior teacher within the Sri-Vidya ParaYoga lineage under Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Katie was named one of San Francisco’s Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, and one of “70 Yogis Changing the World” in Origin Magazine in 2014. Her signature teaching style blends classical yoga, vinyasa-based asana and life-changing Tantric/Ayurvedic philosophy.