The Seeds of Yoga

Every great spiritual tradition has understood the power of sound to link matter and energy, body and spirit, and in the yogic and tantric systems of India this art has reached its apex. Ancient yogis developed highly effective methods of using sound to experience the seven chakras and balance the body's subtle energies.

This workshop will serve as an introduction to yoga philosophy and the sounds that define and describe ancient yogic traditions. We will engage the sounds of Sanskrit, in the five unique mouth positions, as we chant from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita and explore the deeper meaning found in these Sanskrit texts. We will also use Sanskrit sounds as a meditation as we chant all the bija mantras in the order as they are organized in the chakras, or subtle energy centers of the body. The chakras connect the movement of prana, or subtle life force, to the gross physical body through central and peripheral nervous systems.

Sanskrit, the language of the human spirit, seems to be the perfect instrument for bringing about healing on many levels. Physically, its resonating power promotes healing. Mentally, it awakens the natural brightness, agility and order of the mind. Spiritually, it facilitates the expansion of awareness, tranquility and bliss. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to essential yoga philosophy as it is found in the Sanskrit language. It is meant to offer both beginning and seasoned yoga practitioners an opportunity to experience the power of Sanskrit sounds as a way to understand the nuance of subtle anatomy and as an instrument for healing the body, mind and spirit.

Hours:
Friday 7-9pm
Saturday 12:30-5:00pm
Sunday 12:30-5:00pm

Yoga Secrets
210 S. Mill Rd
Kennett Square, PA 19348

For more information or to sign up, email lexa@yogasecretspa.com, call 610.806.2944, or go to http://www.yogasecretspa.com/workshops/, and scroll down to "The Seeds of Yoga with Zoe Mai".

Dates: 
November 8-10
Location: 
Kennett Square, PA
Class Type: 
The Seeds of Yoga
Instructor: 
Zoe Mai