Connecting to Self and Community,
Holding Space in Mindfulness
March 9-10, 2019
Asana Yoga Studio, Marseille, France
Connecting to Self - Arriving in the home of your body: March 9th ~ Saturday 10h-13h : All Levels
This workshop will begin with the Native American ceremony of setting the intent through the four directions followed by chanting and singing. The asana practice will take us deep into the earth - grounding through legs and delving deep into hips. Arriving and being in the home of your body is a pre-requisite to any inter-personal connection. This practice will focus on using the breath and sensation-tracking as a pathway into our emotional states and feeling into what life patterns we hold in our problems areas.
Holding space in Mindfulness - Part 1 - March 9th ~ Saturday 14h30-17h : Teachers, Space Holders and serious students
Holding space is an integral part of the journey of teaching yoga or any other modality that involves creating and holding space for the student to feel. In this segment of the Holding Space workshop - we will learn to connect into layers of feeling ourselves in relation to another. This workshop will include a short pranayama, asana and mindfulness practice to get us connected to our bodies followed by partner and group exercises that allow us to experience ourselves in relation to another in mindfulness. We will also partner up to explore assisting one another in selected yoga poses that will allow us to experience first hand how it feels to experience ourselves in active, hands-on, contact with another.
Connecting to community through connecting to oneself: March 10th ~ Sunday 10h-13h: All Levels
This workshop will be a sequel to Saturday’s workshop but can also be taken independently. This workshop will begin with the Native American ceremony of setting the intent through the four directions followed by chanting and singing. The asana practice will lead into backbends - softly opening heart and solar plexus through breath and poses, while maintaining a strong, grounded sense of self. We will explore how we can energetically connect to the community around us - while simultaneously - maintaining a deep connection with staying in our bodies and staying in feeling. This art of feeling deeply into oneself while staying in relationship with others is an essential part of an authentic relationship to another.
Holding space in Mindfulness - Part II - March 10th ~ Sunday 14h30-17h - Teachers, Space Holders and serious students
In the second segment of the Holding Space workshop - we will learn to see and read energy and to feel into another through our own bodies. This workshop will include a short pranayama, asana and mindfulness practice before we delve into partner and group work in seeing/sensing energy, use of empathing, kinesthetic transmission and communication in assisting, and learning to track being in relationship with another through our bodies with mindfulness.