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Yoga from the Right Side of the Brain: Awakening Instinctual Intelligence
September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm| $100 – $125
300-hour Teacher Training Module with Denise Benitez
Are you measuring and evaluating your yoga practice? Or following inner guidance and creativity in your practice? Are you following a pre-designed protocol or responding to what is happening in the moment? Maybe a bit of both?
This workshop will introduce you to ideas and tools that will enrich your teaching and practice, and help you to learn how to balance the voices of ego and soul in your life experiences.
We will use a left brain/right brain model in this teaching to help us understand the different functions and relationships between these two hemispheres.
You will learn:
✓ The role of the left brain in objectifying the body
✓ How left brain allows us to know, learn and make things
✓ The role of the right brain in meeting uncertainty, change, and impermanence
✓ Advantages and disadvantages of mechanical models of the body
✓ How the right brain is all about creativity, spontaneity, & curiosity
✓ How to cultivate a flexible emotional response and hold “failure” lightly
✓ Movement and relational practices to encourage authenticity in expression
Saturday, September 14
$100 Early bird pricing through Sept 8
$125 Full price Sept 9 & after
About the instructor: Denise Benitez
I am in love with multiple streams of yoga, philosophy, psychology and movement. I practiced Iyengar yoga beginning at age 16 with many wonderful teachers of that method, and this practice transformed an anxiety-ridden teenager into a functioning adult! From 1992 to 2012 I studied Anusara yoga and Tantric philosophy.
I love books, dogs, water, movement, dancing, poetry, and the tropics. You’ll find my classes informed by anything from my latest movement fascination to Jungian psychology, all of it anchored by my passion for kinesthetic discovery and wise movement that is sound and effective. I think moving slowly makes one strong both physically and mentally, and that yoga is a practice of reflective consciousness that is mysteriously and profoundly healing. I’ve practiced yoga for five decades and it has cellularly rearranged my heart and provided a soul purpose to my life. I look to nature, animals, my students, and my own observations of the life of the body and soul as resources for my teaching.
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