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Cakra Sādhana and the Yoga of Interpersonal Relationship[ONLINE]
February 10| $230
Cakra Sādhana and the Yoga of Interpersonal Relationship
Thursdays, February 10, 17, 24, 2022
According to the Ancients, human beings experience suffering as a result of our entanglement with the World of Name and Form through identification and attachment and because of our ignorance about the true nature of ourselves, the world around us, and Ultimate Reality. There is perhaps no greater context in which we experience this tension and suffering than in the area of our personal relationships.
At the same time, according to the Ancients, each of us has within us extraordinary and mostly untapped potential which, when actualized, will transform our lives at every level. There is perhaps no more important context for this transformation than the area of our personal relationships.
Deep Inner Practices evolved in the tradition of Tantric Yoga through which we can:
- break identification and attachment,
- realize our true nature,
- actualize our innate potentials,
- improve our relationships at every level, and ultimately,
- become free
These Inner Practices were transmitted generationally and relied on complex symbol systems.
Laya Yoga is one of these ancient systems of Inner Practice. It uses the symbolism of the Cakra-s as both a map of the landmines (the sources of suffering) to be deactivated and a treasure map to help us uncover and activate our innate potentials.
In this three-part workshop, we will explore the dynamics of interpersonal relationships using the Cakra Symbol system as a focal point and working with the Laya Yoga methods of Bhūta Śuddhi and Cakra Sādhana.
Each three-hour session will include a presentation and discussion followed by an integrated practice that will include āsana, prānāyāma, mantra japa, and meditation.
This training may be taken as part of the 8 Limbs 500-hour Teacher Training Program.
10 RYT HOURS:
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.
About the instructor: Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500
For more than 40 years, Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation. His journey as a yoga student, practitioner, teacher, therapist, and teacher of yoga teachers and therapists began at age 19 when he traveled to Madras, now Chennai, India, to study Saiva Siddhanta, the Saivite Tantra of south India, with the respected mystic/scholar V.A. Devasenapathi, and yoga with T.K.V. Desikachar, son and student of T. Krishnamacharya. Gary received a Viniyoga Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France.
Gary graduated from Colgate University in 1976 and received his Masters Degree in Psychology and Religion from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1983. Gary is the Founder, Director and Senior Teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute. He is the author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation; and educational DVDs: Viniyoga Therapy for Low Back, Sacrum and Hips and Viniyoga Therapy for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders, Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety and Viniyoga Therapy for Depression.