Sundays, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
January 6 to February 3
Join Shawna Lott in this 5 week series to discover the basic ideas and practices of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Explore the roots of Kundalini Yoga and, thus, the roots of Yoga itself. Delve into the history of an ancient practice, while also navigating the depths of your own mind, body and spirit. Learn practical applications of yogic techniques for your daily life and practice. Discussion wil include: the eight limbs, the three fold structure of the human being, yoga as a way of life and a state of being.
Breath and Bandhas
Look at breathing techniques and body locks to create, retain and circulate the energy generated during each Kriya. In this class we will learn when, why and how to use certain pranayamas and bandhas. We will also explore proper breath suspension, and how breath relates to subtle life forces throughout the body.
Mantra and Meditation
Learn the roots, translations, purpose and proper annunciations of the most commonly used Kundalini mantras. Then, aapply the techniques learned in week 2 to allow proper breath to carry us into deep meditation. With and without mantra, we will learn the importance of tongue position and motion for both relaxation and stimulation of the nervous system. This work will help still your mind and body to allow clarity, so energy can flow freely.
For this session, we will begin to explore Yogic anatomy, including energy channels, sources and flow. We will learn about the Chakras, Nadis, Prana and Apana, Tattvas and the Ten Bodies. We will also learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of blockages and practices that can help keep an active flow to retain and release energy from our systems.
Rise of the Serpent: Awakening the Kundalini
This will be a two hour Kundalini Yoga immersion, applying everything we have learned. Be prepared for a challenging, energizing and fun class! We will be practicing a combination of Kriyas and Meditation meant to prepare the body for the Serpent Rising. We will include Laughter Yoga and Soul Gazing to finish up our 5 weeks of hard work!
$108, first 8 to Register / $125, 9+
Drop-in: $30 (please call 243-6736 to register)