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New Year’s Day Dharma Workshop: Discovering & Refining your Dharma for 2020
January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $40
Dharma comes from the root dhru which means to support or to bear. From one perspective, our dharma is that which supports and sustains us. Dharma is also that which nurtures us and, in turn, our society. As we practice yoga and gently shed constrictive patterns in our body, mind, and hearts, our dharma (the life that nourishes and sustains us) becomes clearer and clearer and we have less ability to live a life that is out of alignment with our personal truths and less capacity to just “get by.” Our wisdom and intuition begin to guide us rather than familial or societal expectations or conditioning. This is a place of true power and fulfillment.
Please join me on New Year’s day as we gather in community, practice, and contemplation to create a sacred space where we can hear our deeper, truths, wisdom and intuition and give them a voice and a direction. We will dream big and dwell in possibility for a while envisioning 2020 as a blank canvas upon which to design this coming year to live our dharma more clearly, powerfully and consistently. You know you are living your dharma when the work of your life lights you up, evolves your spirit and is in some way a contribution.
Special Notes: Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in and bring a notebook or journal and writing utensil(s). You will have the option to draw as part of your contemplation so bring markers/pens/crayons if you’d like.
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Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the workshop start; after which, no refunds are given.
About the instructor: Ellen Boyle
Ellen Boyle, MFA, E-RYT 500 has been delving into the practices and teachings of yoga for over 30 years. A professional teaching-artist she is currently an Associate Professor at Cornish College of the Arts where she teaches Physical Technique in the theater department and yoga to all departments. She is also a founding member of Operating Theater Company which opens its rehearsals and process to the student actors at Cornish integrating professional practices into the academic setting. She has been blessed on her yogic journey to study with many wonderful teachers including Gary Kraftsow, Robin Rothenberg, Kathleen Hunt, Denise Benetiz, Sonya Nelson and Martin Kirk. In 2015, to deepen her understanding of the sister sciences of yoga, she completed a 500 hour Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Certification with Kerala Ayurveda Academy and is available for yoga therapy and private wellness counseling using the tools of Ayurveda. Ellen integrates the practice of mindfulness into her classes to calm the mind and allow a deep and direct experience of the present moment. With a deep bow of gratitude for the many gifts yoga continues to bring to her experience of life, Ellen offers her teaching from a place of compassion and playfulness desiring that all beings everywhere be happy and free. Website: ayurbody.com.
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