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Events at YogaKula


MOVING ENERGY: Exploring the 5 Universal Principles of Alignment in Anusara Yoga

 

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When applied to our asana practice, this elegant system of alignment refines our perception of our own life energy and allows us to move that energy (physical, mental and emotional) in meaningful and direct ways. We will use standing poses, hip openers and forward bends to investigate how these principles can help us to ground and release long held tension. Moreover, we will explore how optimal alignment in arm balances and backbends reconnects us to our powerful centers, evoking the heart’s joyful unfolding.

$45 

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For more information email: info@yogakula.com

 

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Sage Medicine Series: Spiritual Herbalism & Plant Activation

 

SageMedicineSeries_sliderThe Sage Medicine Series is a 64hr certified training course offered by Brooke Sullivan. It embraces Tantra Yoga + Herbal Medicine for understanding & activating our physical, pranic & and mental “bodies” for true health and transformation.

This course is for anyone who has a curiosity & passion for the magic of plants and flowers, and also for those who desire to be more empowered around their own health. It is especially well- suited for Yogins (those on the path of yoga) seeking a deeper connection to Nature as well as herbalists, craving a deeper understanding of Self.

Brooke Sullivan BA, e-RYT500 is an herbal yogini, writer, retreat leader, practitioner and educator of the Science and Philosophy of Sri Vidya (ParaYoga) Tantra. She is the director of The Wild Temple School of Yoga and Herbal Wisdom and lead teacher of the 5 spoked, traveling yoga program, The Sage Apprenticeship. An initiate of the Himalayan Sages, her passion is to empower and to embody the sacred in all aspects of life and her mission is to empower people…sometimes even, radically…to step into their highest, healthiest most powerful selves.

According to the wisdom traditions, each of us have come here with a particular soul-mission. In the ancient sciences of Tantra, Classical Yoga & Ayurveda, this is called SvaDharma, our unique blueprint for life. In one aspect of this blueprint lies our True Nature, or Essence & also encoded in this blueprint is our Unique Path. If these two pieces don’t match or if either side is hidden, avoided, disempowered, rejected or otherwise ignored, we become ill.

Sadly, this sort of spiritual illness is pervasive in our society and is not only negatively affecting our own lives, but also human civilization at large. Empowerment, clarity, purpose and Self- realization are key focal points for aligning to our Soul Mission. They also lie at the core of the Sage Medicine Series.

Drawing from ancient tantric & yogic scriptures and the wisdom of the Himalayan Sages, Brooke teaches in order to empower people to step into their own highest potential. Her main tools are Tantra, Herbalism (with a spiritual, energetic and vitalist slant) and Ayurveda, which when woven together, offer both a balanced AND accelerated path of awakening that helps one remain steady and clear amidst the constant changes of life. This tapestry is the People’s Medicine, blessed by the Sages.

 

Dates:

4 weekend modules: 12:30-6pm Sat/Sun

 

Nov 4-5, 2017 Architecture of Body
Dec 2-3, 2017 Vital Life Force
Jan 13-14, 2018 Psychology & Spirit
Feb 10-11, 2018 Subtle Tantra

 

$250/week-end
$900 Whole Series

 

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Weekend Overview:

 

In ancient times, Tantric Hatha Yoga was practiced for many years as a preparation for higher states of consciousness. We will do the same with a study of plants, in this practice of spiritual herbalism, or the Yoga of Herbalism, Sage Medicine Series. The beauty of this work is that it is inclusive of all spiritual traditions, only using yoga philosophy & language to describe and map the inner and outer worlds and the stepping stones to the Absolute.

 

1. Architecture of Body

 

The Cosmic Blueprint: Map of the Divine Body and Evolutes into creation
The Human Body: Physical, Pranic (Nadis, Chakras), Mind, Higher Mind, etc…
Application of Plants for: Cleansing, Strengthening & Balancing the Human body for:
1. Baseline of Health
2. Stable, clear Mind
3. Subtle awareness/steps back to Source
SvaTantra, SvaDharma, SvaBhav, Prabhav
Materia Medica/Plant Monographs
Home Practices: Building your Vital Yogi Apothecary Case Study
*Bonus teaching: Gaja and Elephant Medicine

 

2. Vital Life Force

 

Our Divine Blueprint: Kosha Theory The Prana of Plants
Who are the Sages +Importance of Trees Pranayama Plant Meditations
Story of Rudra (Prana)
Materia Medica/Plant Monographs
Home Practices: Building your Vital Yogi Apothecary Case Study

 

3. Psychology and Spirit

 

Prana + Mind
**Pranayama** & Plant Meditations
Drop Dosing
Yamas and Niyamas (in order to have discipline & self control, a certain quality of mind
is needed)
Plant Profiles/Psychology of Plants: For the Path of Yoga
Materia Medica/Plant Monographs: Specific to Path of Yoga
Applications and Uses of Plants for the Mind Aromatherapy
Tinctures, Oils, Infusions
Flower Essences
Plant + Nature Meditations
Home Practices: Building your Vital Yogi Apothecary Case Study
*Bonus teaching: Kurmasana and Turtle Medicine

 

4. Subtle Tantra

 

Integration
Shakti Sadhana: FIRE AGNI (From Digestion to Illumination) The Three Fires
Power of the Plants
+Mantra
+Pranayama
+Sankalpa Shakti
Entheogens (& their potential harm in the path of yoga) vs. Plant. Wisdom. Power
Materia Medica of Plants for Kundalini Awakening
Power of Ritual & Importance of Devotion
Closing Circle and Share of Case Studies
 

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Community Classes for only $5!

 

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Enjoy yoga classes for only $5!

Until November 30th

 

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Restorative Yoga Fridays

 

 

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We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely.

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FREE WEEK of YOGA

 

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Right now we’re offering new and local students a free week of yoga. That’s right, a FREE WEEK of unlimited yoga classes.

Study with the best teachers in the Bay Area!

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Our body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening.

Treat it with care.

-YogaKula