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  • Chant and the Yoga Tradition with Linda Spackman

    Chant and the Yoga Tradition with Linda Spackman

    Saturday, Jan 28th
    Morning Session 10 am – 1 pm
    Vedic Chant and The Yoga Tradition
    Experience and learn the art of Vedic Chant. Basic orientation to the principles and practice of Vedic Chant and Sanskrit pronunciation will
    be presented through recitation and response as well as printed material.The Vedas, thousands of years old, contain wisdom still relevant to the challenges we face in the modern world. These ancient texts include passages that are highly significant for our deeper understanding of yoga practice.

    Afternoon Session 2:30-5 pm
    The Sounds of Sanskrit
    Through time honored principles of instruction found in the Vedas, explore listening and chanting as an integrating experience for body, mind and breath. The chants selected will focus on pronunciation of the Sanskrit language.

    The practice of Vedic Chant can help us to:

    Connect with the source of our voice
    Develop confidence with chant and speaking
    Increase vocal projection without strain
    Refine our pronunciation of the language of yoga
    Improve our reading of Sanskrit transliteration
    Improve listening and communication
    Increase our breath capacity
    Improve our memory and focus
    Strengthen the link to our own spiritual connections
    Support an overall sense of well-being

    Both sessions will include chant, simple movement and seated reflection.

    Single Session $50 plus tax | Both Sessions $90 plus tax

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  • A Weekend of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation w/ Carlos Pomeda

    A Weekend of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation w/ Carlos Pomeda

    Bhavavad Gita: Turning the activities of body, intellect, and heart into spiritual evolution: All Levels
    Can be taken independently
    This seminar explores the answers of the yoga tradition since its beginning, through an exploration of the Bhagavad Gita, one of its fundamental scriptures.

    Friday Feb 17th
    5:30-8:30 PM 

    Hatha Yoga and Related Traditions: All Levels,
    Can be taken independently
    This seminar will offer a fascinating tour of the hidden “anatomy” charted by the Tantric masters and will also present several powerful
    exercises to enhance our daily practice.

    Saturday Feb 18th
    9:15 – 12:15 PM

    Vijnana Bhairava, 3 Sessions: All Levels
    Must register for all 3 due to the sequential nature of these offerings.
    In this weekend course, we will immerse ourselves in the nectarean ocean of meditative practices selected from the sublime text, Vijnana Bhairava. As we progress through the various forms of meditation, the inner state becomes deeper and deeper, supported by our contemplation, analysis and discussions.

    Saturday Feb 18th
    2-5 PM

    Sunday Feb 19th
    9:00 – 12:00 PM

    Sunday Feb 19th
    1:30 – 4:00 PM

    FULL WORKSHOP $220 | DROP IN $240
    INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS $50 Each | DROP IN $55
    SESSION I-III VIJNANA BHAIRAVA $140 | DROP IN $150
    Tax Not Included

    Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India.

    During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as a new translation of the ?ivas?tra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition .

    Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects.

    As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.

    For information on his DVD series “The Wisdom of Yoga” and other forthcoming titles, visit www.pomeda.com

    What People Say:

    “Here’s a man who can be trusted to cut through the usual window- dressing of yoga and give me the real goods… a heavyweight… without being heavy, he has a jaw-dropping range of knowledge.” -Richard Rosen, Senior Reviewer, Yoga Journal

    “What impresses me as much as his clarity and depth of knowledge is his embodiment of the teachings. He teaches with a contagious humility and graciousness that encourages learning and draws you into your own process of discovery and love of the tradition.”
    -Leela Miller, Director of Yoga at Triyoga (London)

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