Use Your Pen: Heal Your Pain October 24, 2020 1:30-3:30 pm Mountain Time
A growing body of research demonstrates the healing power of writing about emotional and stressful times. Writing helps us to connect our intuition, find meaning, inspire change and provides clear guidance from our soul. Expressive writing has positive measurable health and mental health outcomes. In this 2-hour workshop, we will weave meditative yoga (gentle movement & restorative poses), breathing techniques, and meditation with therapeutic writing prompts. Sharing in a sacred space will help you gain clarity about what you may have learned from this challenging year and what changes you may want to make to help you grow and evolve. Cost: $30. Zoom Link after Registration.
Humanly Holy: Meditations on the Eternal Self from the Timeless Upanishads
Sundays October 25 - November 15 1:30 - 3:00 Mountain Time
Connect with your Soul in sacred community. Weaving restorative poses, guided pranayama and meditation, journaling, and group sharing in a sacred space, this 4-week, 90-minute class will be based on readings from the Upanishads as translated by Eknath Easwaran. The goal of this workshop is to shed layers of stress so you can deepen your connection with the ever-present, unchanging, eternal Self, and provide comfort and guidance during this period of worldly chaos. Find your inner truth and live from the authenticity of your Soul. Book reading suggested but not required. Have some pillows and blankets to s upport your posesas well as a nice journal and favorite ink pen to write with. Workshop offered in collaboration with Paraveda Meditationhttps://www.paravedameditation.com/
The Yoga of Emotions: Saturday, November 14th 1:00-4:00 Mountain Time
The tantric yoga tradition recognizes 9 emotions, known as rasas, that manifest mentally and bodily. The word rasa means “the essence of emotion” as well as “taste.” We are made of emotions and emotions are considered the spice of life. Rasa sadhana, translated as emotional discipline, therefore is a practice designed to explore and transform the emotions through self-study and specific techniques that involve the body. With practice, we can learn to master the emotions and experience the capacity to choose how they influence our thoughts and behaviors. Practitioners learn to establish emotional balance in the four pairs of opposite emotions, and ultimately dissolve emotional experience into the 9th emotion that has no opposite: Shanta. This 3-hour class will include lecture, practice, reflection/journaling, and sharing/Q&A. Recommended (but not required) reading: “The Yoga of the Nine Emotions: The Tantric Practice of Rasa Sadhana” by Peter Marchand. This class is hosted by Global Collective You and cost is on a 3-tier sliding scale $27, $36, $54