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May 20th, 2012

Managing Emotions Workshop / May 20, 2012 – Yoga Tribe, Urayasu

[ワークショップ] 感情を管理するためのヨガ
[Workshop] Managing Emotions With Yoga

■概要
日時:2012年5月20日(日)14:00-17:00 (受付開始13:30~)
場所:ヨガスタジオ「Yoga Tribe(ヨガトライブ)
住所:千葉県浦安市北栄1-16-5-312 (東西線浦安駅徒歩1分)
定員:16名(完全予約制)
申込方法:
「感情を管理するためのヨガ参加希望」及び以下1~3について明記の上、e-mail(book@yogatribe.jp)にてご予約ください。
1. お名前
2. お電話番号
3. e-mailアドレス

■Detail
Date:Sun 20th May 2012
Venue:「Yoga Tribe」1-16-5-312 Kitasakae Urayasu, Chiba (1 min from Tokyo Metro Tozai-Line Urayasu station)
Max No of People: 16(Advance booking only)
How to Apply:Please send e-mail to book@yogatribe.jp – including your name・TEL・e-mail・WS title.

 

JP: http://news.yogatribe.jp/?eid=1245756
EN: http://news-eng.yogatribe.jp/?eid=1245774

高野爽乃による日本語の通訳がつきます。
Japanese translation provided by Sawano Takano.

 

 

March 2nd, 2012

Weekend Retreat / April 14-15, 2012 – Kanazawa

Fun times in Kanazawa.  Thank you to Mayumi for organizing such a wonderful gathering, and to Tomoko for your excellent translating.  Looking forward to the next one!

 

Yoga Retreat with Miles Maeda in Kanazawa

Date: Saturday, April 14 to Sunday, April 15
April 14, 18:30-20:30 Integration Yoga Workshop
April 15, 9:00-12:00 Detox Yoga Workshop

Place:Yuwaku Sosaku no Mori
E-36, Kitabukuro, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken
About one hour by bus from Kanazawa Station

マイルズ・マエダ先生によるヨガ・リトリートin金沢・湯涌創作の森

湯涌創作の森は、金沢の奥座敷として古くから親しまれてきた湯涌温泉の入り口に位置し、古民家を移築して作られた研修施設です。広大な自然に囲まれながら、ヨガやボディワークに関する豊富な知識・経験を持つマイルズ先生とともに、ヨガへの理解を深めてみませんか。

日時:2012年4月14日(土)~15日(日)
4月14日(土)18:30-20:30 インテグレーション・ヨガ・ワークショップ
4月15日(日) 9:00-12:00 デトックス・ヨガ・ワークショップ

場所:湯涌創作の森
石川県金沢市北袋町エ36番地

 

 

February 11th, 2012

Yoga Workshop / Saturday, February 11, 2012 – Nagoya

Workshop : Managing Emotions With Yoga

【日程/Date】
Feb 11, 2012
13:30-15:30/Lecture
15:45-17:00/Yoga

【場所/Location】
Minnano Yoga, Nagoya
www.minnanoyoga.com

 

 

October 8th, 2011

Managing Emotions With Yoga


photo by Junko Nishizawa

【日程/Date】
Oct 8, 2011 9:00-11:00

【参加費/Fee】
¥3,500

【場所/Location】
 Under The Light Yoga School 5F

 

Managing Emotions With Yoga

When we get emotional, having self-control and maintaining our awareness can seem difficult if not impossible. But in actuality emotional states are very easy to identify and understand. An essential tool in managing our emotions with yoga is learning about the Five Poisons, the basic categories of negative emotions. Then we can actually change the way we feel by utilizing yoga asana and pranayama remedies to bring about the positive counterparts. Finally we can experience the lightness and clarity that follows which opens the door to our natural state of being – the state of yoga.

When we allow ourselves to be in a truly natural state, without effort we experience love, compassion, equanimity and joy. We deeply connect to our soul, rejoice in the happiness of others, feel inner and outer balance, and our spirit is uplifted and inspired. When we come up against obstacles and challenges, it can stimulate the patterns of our poisonous emotions. We can feel animosity towards others, become attached to things for our happiness, get stuck in habits that don’t help us to grow, or become indifferent or lazy about our growth and purpose in life.

In this workshop we will learn about the five poisonous emotions, how to use yoga asana and pranayama to remedy the negative experience, and cultivate the naturally positive qualities in our being. We will also learn a mantra that purifies negative thoughts and emotions and allows us to be in a clear and balanced state. No matter where we are now in our practice, we can all learn how to stop when we get emotional, check in with ourselves, and work as skillfully as possible to get the results we desire. Liberate your emotions and live a life full of joy and inspiration!

感情を管理するためのヨガ

人は感情的になると、自己をコントロールしたり、気づきを保ったりすることを、不可能ではないにせよ難しく感じるものです。しかし現実には、心の状態というものは認識し理解することが非常に容易でもあります。
ヨガを感情の管理に用いるために必要なのは、「五つの毒」と呼ばれる否定的な感情の基本的なカテゴリーについて学ぶことです。これを知ることで、私たちはヨガのアーサナとプラナヤマを用い、相対するポジティブな要素を引き出し、物事の感じ方を変えてゆくことができるのです。そして最終的には、陽気で明瞭な気分を味わうことができるようになり、これこそ私たちが自然な状態 – ヨガの境地 – へ到達するための扉を開いてくれるものなのです。

真に自然な状態に身を置くことができるなら、私たちは労することなく、愛や思いやり、落ち着きや喜びを経験することができるでしょう。自らの魂と深く結びつき、他者の幸福を喜び、内と外に調和を見出し、精神は高められ、インスピレーションを得ることができるのです。障害や課題に直面すると、私たちの有害な感情パターンは刺激を受けます。他者を憎んだり、私たちの幸福に必要であると思われるような物事に執着するようになったり、自分の成長の妨げとなるような習慣から抜け出せなくなったり、成長することや人生の目的に無関心で、怠惰になってしまうのです。

このワークショップでは、五つの有害な感情について学び、ヨガのアーサナとプラナヤマをネガティブな経験の改善にどう用いるか、私たちという存在の内にありのままのポジティブな要素をどのように育むかを見てゆきます。また、否定的な考えや感情を浄化し、明瞭で調和の取れた状態へと私たちを導くためのマントラを学びます。
みなさんのプラクティスが今どのような段階にあろうとも、私たちはみな、感情的になってしまった時にどうやって立ち止まり自分の状態を確認するか、できるだけ上手に望む結果を得るためにはどのように取り組めば良いのかを学ぶことができるのです。
感情を解放して、喜びとインスピレーションに満ちた人生を送りましょう。

 

download ダウンロード Sensing Exercise

download ダウンロード Five Poisons Teaching

download ダウンロード Matri Mantra

 

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October 1st, 2011

Numerology & Yoga Workshop – Shakti Yoga Studio, Ibaraki

Thank you to Tomoko and Norika for organizing this workshop and for a wonderful time in Ibaraki.  The studio is so lovely, with wood furniture and decor all the way from Bali.  Some of the students didn’t make the photo, but we had about 19 people total in the workshop.  I look forward to being back!

Miles

 

 

September 13th, 2011

Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse

Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse

Cleanses and flushes toxins from the liver and eliminates gallstones and biliary sludge from within the gallbladder.  As with all cleanses, it is best to do under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner.

 

Ingredients:

1. about 1.3 liters Apple Cider Vinegar – acts as a solvent in the bile to weaken adhesions between solid globules.  The apple cider vinegar should be unprocessed and organic.

2. 60 ml (4 Tbsp.) Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) – allows magnesium to be absorbed into the blood stream, relaxing smooth muscles and allowing stones to pass without spasms.

3. 100 ml (1/2 C.) Extra Virgin Cold-Pressed Olive Oil – stimulates the gallbladder and bile duct to contract, thus expelling stones and any other solid waste stored in the liver and gallbladder.

4. 1 large OR 2 small Grapefruit (pink grapefruit emulsifies with the oil better, but regular grapefruit is fine) – speeds the transit of the olive oil through the stomach and into the duodenum which helps to prevent or minimize nausea.

 

The Procedure (4 days + 1 morning):

IMPORTANT: it is recommended to do this cleanse during a time where on the 4th day (evening) and 5th day (morning) you have nothing important to do but to focus on the Epsom salt flush.

For 3 days – drink the mixture of apple cider vinegar in water 8x/day.  Mix 45 ml (3 Tbsp.) apple cider vinegar and 200 ml (1 C.) filtered or purified water.  Drink 1 glass every 2 hours.  You will consume around 2 l. (1/2 gallon) total of the mixture per day for the 3 days.  During this time, eliminate meat and animal products (dairy), fried foods, processed and packaged foods, sugar, alcohol and stimulants, and anything that taxes the liver.  A vegan and alkaline diet is ideal.

On the 4th day – you will begin the Epsom salt flush.  So it is important not eat after 14:00 in the afternoon (you can continue to do apple cider vinegar drinks up until 14:00).  Prepare 60 ml (4 tablespoons) of Epsom salt with 600 ml (3 C.) of filtered or purified water (= 4 servings). Store in a jar and place in refrigerator (for convenience and taste only).  Then:

18:00 – Drink 1st serving (150 ml (3/4 C.)) of the cold Epsom salts. You may drink water afterwards if needed.

20:00 – Drink 2nd serving (150 ml (3/4 C.)) of the Epsom salt mix. You will have not eaten since 14:00 in the afternoon, but you should not feel hungry.  Get your olive oil and grapefruit drink ready (you can do this later as well, around 21:45).  Pour the 100 ml (1/2 C.) of olive oil into a jar (with cover). Squeeze the grapefruit (no pulp) into a measuring cup.  You should have at least 100 ml (1/2 C.) juice but 150 ml (3/4 C.) is better.  Add the grapefruit juice into the jar of olive oil.  Cover the jar and shake vigorously, store in the refrigerator.

22:00 – Shake again and drink the olive oil/grapefruit juice mixture while standing up.  You can use a straw.  Try to consume it within a 5 minute period.  Then:

Lie Down Immediately – This is important to get the stones out.  Make sure that you have all your chores done before.  Lie on your right side with your right knee drawn up toward your chest for about 20 minutes – or you can lie flat on your back with your head elevated on a couple of pillows.  Go to sleep!  You may fail to get stones if you do not relax and sleep.

Next Morning – Upon waking, take your 3rd serving (150 ml (3/4 C.)) of Epsom salt mix (you can expect to flush in the morning).  Do not take it before 6:00.  If you feel nauseous or have indigestion when you get up, take 15 ml (1 Tbsp.) of apple cider vinegar in a little water and wait for it to pass before taking the third Epsom salt mix.

2 Hours Later – Take your 4th (last) dose of the Epsom salt mix.  You may go back to bed.

Throughout that day, you should fast with pure liquids.  If you must eat, have only fruit, raw salad, and/or brothy soup.

 

NOTE: It is recommended that you maintain more of a simple diet (greens, salads, veggies, fruit, lots of fluids (fresh vegetable & fruit juices) with very little cooked food) for about 3-4 days.

more information about this style of cleanse here and here.

 

September 10th, 2011

Integration Yoga Workshop – Sun & Moon Yoga Studio, Meguro

Saturday, September 10

Integration Yoga Workshop

the science of the nadis, bandhas and chakras
18:00-20:30
@ Sun & Moon Yoga Studio

Yoga for many begins with the practice of asana, synchronizing the movements of the body with the flow of the breath. The definition of Yoga, according to Patanjali, is the cessation of the waves of the mind. So in order to bridge the one with the other, it is vital to integrate the dynamics of our subtle anatomy: the nadis (channels), bandhas (locks) and chakras (energy centers).

Hatha Yoga is the merging of opposites, the union of the male and female energies within us. This unification happens in the subtle anatomy, which is supported by our physical structure and activity. If one practices any of the Hatha Yogas (Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Bikram, etc.), the opportunity to deepen one’s practice is to cultivate the subtle energies within. We open and clear the channels, utilize the bandhas to guide and direct energy to flow freely up and through the various chakras, ultimately resulting in the stilling of the waves of the mind.

In this workshop, we will explore exercises to gain awareness of our subtle anatomy. We will do pranayama to strengthen the bandhas as well as learn a powerful mantra to clear and energize the chakras. Finally, we will do a yoga set designed to integrate subtle awareness with a physical asana practice. The practice of yoga opens many doors. And if it’s time to go deeper, the tools to help you do the work are right there inside of us.

インテグレーション・ヨガ ワークショップ – ナーディ、バンダとチャクラの科学

2011年9月10日 SATURDAY 午後6:00-8:30  ¥3,500

多くの人にとって、ヨガは身体の動きと呼吸の流れを調和させるアサナの練習から始まります。パタンジャリは、ヨガを「波のように押し寄せる心の動きを止める事」と定義しています。この波と波をつなげてゆくためには、私たちが持つ微細な組織であるナーディ(管、気脈、プラナの通り道)、バンダ(錠、ロック)、チャクラ(エネルギー・センター)を一つに結び付けて行く事が重要です。

ハタヨガでは正反対の要素を結びつけ、私たちの内なる男性性と女性性を融合させてゆきます。この一体化は微細な組織の中で起こり、それは私たちの身体構造と身体活動によって支えられています。ハタヨガ(アシュタンガ、アイアンガー、アヌサラ、ビクラム等)を練習している人は微細なエネルギーを培うことによって練習を深めてゆくことができるでしょう。経路を開いてクリアにし、バンダを使ってエネルギーが自由にチャクラを通って行けるよう導き、最終的には心の動きを静めて行きます。

このワークショップでは、私たちの微細な組織により意識を向けてゆくためのエクササイズを探求して行きます。バンダを強化するプラナヤマとチャクラをクリアにして活力を与える力強いマントラを学びます。そして最後に、微細な意識と身体を使ったアサナの練習とを結びつけるヨガセットと行います。ヨガの練習は様々な扉を開いてくれることでしょう。そしてもし、今さらに練習を深めようと思うなら、その助けとなる手段は私たちの内にあるのです。

 

August 7th, 2011

August Yoga Weekend Workshop, Chicago

Chicago Yoga Workshop
Moving Toward Our Natural State:
a Modern Method & Practical Application for Yoga in Our Lives

Miles returns to Chicago to offer this special workshop in modern methods and practical applications of yoga. His 15+ years of study and experience is well adapted to balancing worldly activity with spiritual practice with the goal of unveiling a harmonious and fulfilling life. Each session will introduce tools for use in your life, your creative work, your relationships, as well as in your own self.

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August 5-7, 2011
Friday 7:30 pm-9 pm (Asana Practice) $25
Saturday 1-4 pm (Movement Methods & Meditation) $50
Sunday 11-1 pm (Eating Strategies & Daily Habits) $35

$100 for the whole weekend, at the door
$90 for the whole weekend, prepay

FRIDAY 8/5
This first session is a 90 minute asana practice focused on creating a healthy and supported spine, openness in the hips and hamstrings, and cultivating mindfulness in breath and movement. This class is perfect for all levels and is recommended for those interested in the Saturday session which explores in more depth the movement elements.

SATURDAY 8/6
Gain new perspective with your practice and learn how to incorporate new movement methods and self-adjustments to traditional asana. This session will include healing breaths to support the health of the organs as well as a simple meditation for abiding in one’s naturally clear and aware state.

SUNDAY 8/7
Incorporating the tools and teachings of yoga in daily life is easy! Nutrition and the health of the body is paramount. Learn ten simple and practical yogic eating strategies for optimal health, plus helpful daily activities and ‘reminders’ for integrating our practice with our worldly affairs.

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Register for this workshop at:
www.yoganowchicago.​com

 

July 18th, 2011

Yoga Detox & Rejuvenation Weekend

YOGA DETOX & REJUVENATION RETREAT
ヨガ デトックス リトリート

detoxify, purify and elevate with Miles Maeda
マイルズ・マエダによる解毒、浄化、活性化プログラム

Saturday July 16 – Monday July 18, 2011
at Nobori Shukubo, Mitake, Tokyo
2011年7月16日(土)-7月18日(月・祝)
御岳山 宿坊 能坊利(東京、青梅)
¥38,000

Join us this Summer for a weekend yoga program at inspiring Mitake mountain to rejuvenate the body and mind.  Take some time out of your day-to-day life and be with friends, be with your practice, and most importantly be with your self.
今年の夏は、活力に満ちた御岳山の週末ヨガ・プログラムで、心身共によみがえりましょう!日常生活を離れ、友達と過ごし、自分のプラクティスと、そして何よりも自分自身と向き合ってみませんか。

We will detoxify to release the waste material from the body, emotions and mind; purify to create an intentional environment for our creativity, livelihood and relationships; and elevate to upgrade our practice tools and techniques so we can operate at higher levels of energy and consciousness.
身体だけでなく、感情やマインドからも老廃物を取り除くための解毒法(デトックス)を行い、私たちの創造性、生活と人間関係に必要な環境を作り出すために浄化を行います。そして、練習内容やテクニックを向上させるために活性化し、自分自身を高めましょう。そうすれば、より高いレベルのエネルギーと気づきをもって生活することが出来るのです。

In this program, we will cycle through five activities designed to support the body to be healthy and vibrant, the mind peaceful and clear, and our life full of creative energy and joyful inspiration.  We will practice yoga, hydrotherapy, follow a cleansing diet, refresh our creative energy with the natural surroundings, and deeply relax and heal.
このプログラムでは、5つのアクティビティを順に繰り返すことで、活力がみなぎる健康な身体、穏やかで明瞭なマインド、創造的なエネルギーと喜びに溢れるインスピレーションに満ちた生活をサポートして行きます。ヨガの練習、ハイドロセラピーの後、浄化作用のあるダイエットメニューをとり、自然に囲まれた環境で私たちの創造的なエネルギーをリフレッシュし、深くリラックスし癒されましょう。

This is a perfect yoga weekend for all levels of students.  Just come ready for a new and exciting experience as we go through this transformative program together.
全レベルの方に最適な内容です。私たちに良い変化をもたらすであろうこの週末ヨガ・プログラムに是非ご参加下さい。わくわくするような新しい体験が待っています。

 

inquiries & registration: sakurayogajapan@gmail.com

April 9th, 2011

Yoga & Numerology Workshop

Saturday April 9, 2011

YOGA & NUMEROLOGY:

Science of Yoga meets Science of Numbers

ヨガと数秘学:ヨガの科学と数字の科学の結びつき

17:00-20:00
@ Sun & Moon Yoga Studio, Meguro

In this workshop, we will tap into the insightful use of numerology (using our date of birth) as a way to determine where we have challenges and weaknesses as well as gifts and strengths in our lives. With this knowledge, we can see a clear and useful picture of ourselves and know very practically how we can grow. We can then use specific yoga exercises to become well-rounded, balanced, harmonious in relationships, connected to our spiritual self, and feeling satisfied and fulfilled on our life’s path.
このワークショップでは、自分の人生において、与えられた才能や強みだけではなく、どういった部分で挑戦が必要なのか、どこに弱点があるのか、ということを見きわめるツールとして、この洞察に満ちた数秘学を用います(誕生日の数字を使います)。このような知識を持つことによって、わたしたちは、明瞭で自分にとって役に立つ、自らの全体像を理解することができ、人生においてどう成長していったらいいのかが判ります。それから、特定のヨガ・エクササイズを用いて、バランスや調和を取り、人間関係を平和にし、自らの魂とつながり、私達が人生において歩むべき道に満足し、充実感を得る事などを目指します。

We will spend time going over the formula which gives each person their numerology chart, including the 3 areas of challenge and the 2 areas of strength. This relates to 10 bodies we have: our physical body, the 4 subtle inner bodies and the 5 outer ‘light’ bodies. When we have this view of ourselves, we can approach our obstacles with clarity and confidence and utilize our gifts to their utmost potential.
また、公式を見ながら、皆さん一人一人に数秘学のチャートを出しますが、ここには3つの課題とされる分野、2つの強みとされる分野が表されます。これは私達が持っている「10の体(たい)」‐肉体(身体)、4つの微細な内なる体、外側にある5つの“光の”体、と関連しています。自分についてこういった見解を持つことにより、私達は障害となる物に明確に自信をもって近づいていくことができ、才能を最大限に生かすことができるのです。

We will then practice a yoga set to energize and strengthen these 10 bodies, as well as work with a powerful mantra to help us master all parts of ourselves. This knowledge can be taken with you so you can have fun doing numerology charts for your friends and family, which will also shed light on yourself and your practice. If you would like to go more in depth and are interested in a personal reading, you can receive one via email for an additional fee.
次に「10の体」にエネルギーを満たし、強めるためのヨガを行い、私達が持つすべての要素のコントロールを手助けしてくれる、力強いマントラも練習します。このワークショップで習った事を持ち帰り、今度はお友達やご家族のためにチャートを作って楽しむこともできますし、この知識は皆さん自身と皆さんの練習にも光を注ぐものとなるでしょう。さらに知識を深めたいと思われる方、パーソナルリーディングにご興味をお持ちの方は、メールにて受け付けます(別料金)。

Sun & Moon Yoga Studio

 

 

March 29th, 2011

Shiva Arati

Shiva Arati
シヴァ・アラティ(シヴァに捧げる賛歌)

Om jaya Gangaadhara Hara Shiva jaya Girijaadhisha
Shiva jaya Gaurii-naatha;
Tvam maam paalaya nityam
Tvam maam paalaya Shambho,
Krpayaa Jagadiisha.
Om Hara Hara Hara Mahaadev.

Glory to Hara, Bearer of the Ganges.
Glory to Shiva, Lord of Girija and Gauri.
By your grace, Lord of the World, protect me forever.
ガンジスを支える者、ハラに栄光あれ。ギリジャーとガウリーの主なるシヴァに栄光あれ。
世界の神よ、その恩寵によって我を永遠に守りたまえ。

download the mp3 of the mantra here

download the full pdf text here

 

 

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January 8th, 2011

Food for Health & Healing Workshop

Saturday January 8, 2011

FOOD FOR HEALTH & HEALING WORKSHOP

14:00-16:00
@ Under The Light Yoga School, Yoyogi

 

October 16th, 2010

Modern Yoga Movement Workshop

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Saturday October 16

MODERN YOGA MOVEMENT:

bringing new dimension to your yoga practice
14:00-16:00
Under The Light Yoga School, Yoyogi

Some people approach yoga as a well-balanced and holistic way to exercise, be healthy, and find peace of mind. Others may relate to it as a spiritual path, a lifestyle that brings us to the goal of experiencing our naturally enlightened state. Regardless of the reason or the belief, working with the body, the breath and the energy that animates all life gives great benefit to each of us and the way we function in the world. The more expanded the facilities of our bodies and mind, the greater the results in our health, wealth, creativity, relationships and well-being.

The contemporary form of yoga which we find in most studios today borrows from a variety of traditions including Indian wrestling and British gymnastics. And its continued evolution has accelerated tremendously as we understand the human body through other systems like massage/body work, physical therapy, high-performance training, martial arts and dance. Some very important modern influence come from people who through rehabilitating injuries have designed systems that take movement methodology one step further (like Pilates and GYROKINESIS). And much like the master teachers who have developed the yoga systems of today, we can evolve our practice and make it more personal by integrating this valuable knowledge and experience we are constantly discovering about the human body.

In this workshop we will explore some of the techniques as they have been developed in the GYROKINESIS system as taught by creator Juliu Horvath. We will learn three key elements to dynamic movement, practice asana for healthy joints and spine, as well as learn how to integrate these modern techniques in our yoga practice. This approach can greatly expand the scope of our practice, help us find our greatest movement potential, and breathe creativity and new life into all areas of our lives. It is a perfect workshop for beginning yoga students and can open new doors for those with well developed movement capacities and experience.

モダン ヨガ ムーブメント

バランスの取れたエクササイズとして、あるいは健康的で調和のとれたマインドを保つためにヨガの練習を取り入れる人も多いでしょう。またはスピリチュアルな探究や悟りの境地を目指すライフスタイルとしてヨガの学びを続ける人もいるでしょう。その理由や信念にかかわらず、身体と呼吸、エネルギーを動かすことで、生命に活力を得、世界の中で自分を生かせるようになるのです。身体や心と、健康そして富や創造性を増幅させ、よりよい人間関係などの成果を得るでしょう。

多くのスタジオで行われている現代のヨガは様々な伝統を借用した形となっています。そしてその身体への理解は様々な形を通して急速に進化しつづけています。ピラティスやジャイロキネシスのように、身体の動きや機能を適切にするメソッドの多くは身体的な傷の治療を施した人々が身体の使い方を再構築させた経験が強く影響を与えています。そして、その智慧が動きや姿勢の改善に役立つのです。偉大なハタヨガ指導者たちがヨガの練習法を発展させてきたように、私たちも多様な知識と経験を統合することで練習を進化させ、身体について新たな発見をし続けるのです。

このワークショップではジャイロキネシスのテクニックを取り入れることにより皆さんが行っているヨガの練習に新たな角度から身体へアプローチを行います。ダイナミックな動きや関節・背骨を傷めることなく練習を深める為の3つの大切な要素を学びます。このようなアプローチにより練習の幅を広げ、最大限に動きの可能性を引出し、生活に創造性と新しい息吹を吹き込みます。アサナの練習をより深めたいヨガ初心者のかたにお薦めのワークショップです。新たな扉を開き、自分自身の体の動きを発展させ、大きく経験が広がるのを感じてください。

October 9th, 2010

The Tao Of Yoga Workshop @ UTL

Saturday October 9

THE TAO OF YOGA

the internal practice of yoga and stilling the mind
14:00-16:00
@ Under The Light Yoga School, Yoyogi

Life is an undivided river.  Yet we experience the various currents pulling us this way and that, which can make us feel disconnected from ourselves and our environment.  We see ourselves and life as separate, and become stuck in habitual patterns trying to ease our pain and suffering.  Spiritual work can help us to get unstuck, to unify our inner and outer worlds and guide us along the river of life.  And when we bring this work into our everyday lives, the whole of existence becomes our temple and simple daily activity becomes our sacred work.

Spiritual work comes in many forms.  Some are attracted to the physical experience of yoga asana, where others are drawn to the subtle practices of meditation.  In this workshop we will discover the path of “both/and” where we find the benefits of cultivating stillness in the mind through physical movement.  Like the river that flows around the rock, this “both/and” way is a support to experiencing “effortless action” in life, building strength and determination yet at the same time leading into deeper states of surrender.  Eventually, with these two elements together, we understand that we don’t practice yoga, we live it.  Life flows spontaneously and naturally.

In this workshop we will work with asanas that are designed to expand our body’s capacity to store energy (chi/prana), bringing the quality of space and emptiness to our actions.  We will do healing breaths to restore vital energy for health and longevity in our body and mind.  And we will practice meditations to experience more subtle states of “Being” and to expand awareness.  These tools can be integrated with any spiritual practice one may already have, and is perfect for beginners as well as for those wanting to bring a beginner’s mind to their practice.

September 11th, 2010

Detox Yoga Workshop @ Sun & Moon

I have the best intention to document my activities. I even remember to pack my camera as I head out to Meguro. Then, as I proceed through the 3-hour class full of bright and shiny students, I completely forget to take even one solitary photo.  So here’s a photo of Fuji-san on the day of the full moon amidst the glorious setting sun; a true balance of sun and moon.

Oh well, more important than snapping photos was being at the one and only Sun & Moon Studio!  As Leza reminded me, during my first visit here in Tokyo we had met and talked about doing a yoga program there.  And here it is, many years later that this vision has finally become a reality.

Since this was a 3-hour workshop, I was able to share my full Kundalini Detox Yoga set, some Dream & Sleep Yoga practices as well as Yogi Bhajan’s style of Ishnaan (cold morning showers).  We also went over the benefits of dry brushing, supportive healthy eating habits, and the fundamentals of fasting.  And as a further way to support interested detox students, I’m beginning the cycle of Kundalini Yoga for my morning class plus I’ll be offering another 10-day version of the mung beans and rice diet.

The detox program was fun and full of energy, and a great platform for providing more workshops and intensives at Sun & Moon in the future.














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