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Weaving the Subtle Body: An Immersion into the Koshas and the Chakras
Jun 23, 2018| $160 – $180
Do you have a desire to take your students beyond the physical body in order to deepen their self-awareness and sense of integrated wholeness? The sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda offer masterful maps of the inner workings of our psycho-spiritual nature—our Subtle Body or Sacred Anatomy.
In this 2-day module we will dive into a deep conceptual and experiential exploration of the 5 Koshas (physical body, energy body, mental/emotional body, wisdom body, spirit body) and the Chakras (the 7 main energy centers located in the human body that are a roadmap for our evolution) in order to expand our awareness and experience of the mind/body connection while deepening our understanding of the energy that makes us.
Through lecture, discussion and practice participants will acquire:
- A thorough understanding of the historical context of the origins of these teachings
- An individual experience of these subtle energies and how they can be balanced through asana, pranayama, meditation and chanting
- A profound respect for the power of the subtle body to influence and shape the physical body (our biography becomes our biology)
- Tools for weaving these teachings into a standard yoga class
Please come prepared to move with a journal for written reflection and a folder for handouts.
- Saturday, June 23, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Sunday, June 24, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Includes 2.0 hours of integrated Practicum
- $160 Early bird pricing through June 17
- $180 Full price June 18 & after
This workshop is open to anyone and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program. If you are taking this workshop toward your advanced teaching certification, please register for the 300-hour program in advance.
About the Teacher: 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 a 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.
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