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Sunday, February 7 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Timeless Vinyasa Krama - Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul

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Learning only static postures does not reveal the incredible potential of asana. When individual asanas are linked together correctly in a sequence, the result is a physiological mantram, a fleshy vortex of intersecting rivers of everything. The word vinyasa means “a joining or linking mechanism.” Krama means “the process”; it refers to the succession of changes that occurs from moment to moment. Vinyasa krama means the succession of changes undertaken with a single pointed intention, free from fluctuation.

We will practise vinyasas embodying the qualities of Earth, Water and Fire, energetically exploring grounding (stability), yielding (fluidity) and focus (presence). We will work up to side angles and twisting postures, with modifications for safe practice. We will explore the subtler elements of Air and Ether, with mindful breathing and powerful flow vinyasas. We will work up to balancing postures on hands and feet, culminating in longer held inversions, and finish with guided relaxation and contemplation.

This workshop will start with a strong and grounding sun salutation A and B, and standing sequence before we move into the seating sequence. Here we will spend time developing a light and flowing practice, working with the breath and the bandhas, we will explore the ‘jump back’ and the ‘jump through’. This is an essential part of the practice and we will look at various options of how to improve your jump back and jump through. We will finish the class with the relaxing finishing sequence.

Variations will be given throughout the whole workshop to suit all levels, giving you help and encouragement if you just started out and challenging you if you have been practicing for longer. You will be given different techniques, depending on your level, to use in your daily practice to continue working on your jump back and jump through after the workshop.

Live music by Aude Ray. 


Speakers
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Tina James

Tina is the owner director of Loka Yoga in Whistler, is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, and is known for her chanting, choreographic sequencing, and knowledge of the subtle body. Widely considered to be a "teacher's teacher", she transmits the Jivamukti lineage as a... Read More →

Artists
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Aude Ray

Aude Ray's music will melt your heart. Her softness, grace, fuidity and soulful voice will take you on a meditative journey to help deepens your yoga practice, allowing the healing sound waves to be absorb through your body like medicine. While playing the harp or the guitar, she... Read More →


Sunday February 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Studio 6 (Salon B) 720 Douglas St, Victoria BC