Kriya Yoga Workshop with Bhavani Maki

friday, october 25, 6 - 8 PM
Saturday, october 26, 9:30 AM - 12PM & 2 - 4 PM
Sunday, october 27, 9:30 AM - 12PM & 2 - 4 PM

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Sutra Class 1 (Friday, 6 - 8 PM)
Patanjali uses the term Kriya Yoga as the active purification of the physical, mental and emotional bodies. The first aspect he mentions is Tapas, the value of challenging our self to keep us vital and dynamic. We will explore Tapas in reference to the Sutra on asana and pranayama with some experiential practice.

Asana Class 1 (Saturday, 9:30 AM - 12 PM)
The Yoga asana can be applied systematically as an act of purification known as Kriya. This subtle yet profound shift in approach penetrates the physical and subtle bodies in a way that moves energy to uplift and invigorate all of our systems. Standing, balancing and twisting asana will provide the context to explore freedom within the content of our being.

Sutra Class 2 (Saturday, 2 - 4 PM)
The second aspect of Kriya Yoga is Svadhyaya, self-analysis in which we monitor our personal progress, and self-correct. An inquiry into the nature of Self and how the Sutra encourage the art of unfolding into one’s most authentic and skillful expression of Self.

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Asana Class 2 (Sunday, 9:30 AM - 12 PM)
The ancient masters describe strength as the development of Sushumna Nadi, or the central nervous system and Bandha as a point of stability to explore concentrated awareness. This class will work directly with the nervous system as the link between the Earth’s magnetic field and accessing cellular lightness in our personal sphere. Expect an invigorating practice that will explore flexion of the spine and deep hip openers in a safe and sustainable manner.

Sutra Class 3 (Sunday, 2 - 4 PM)
The 3rd aspect of Kriya Yoga is Ishwarapranidhana, recognition that there is a greater perspective that holds all of creation in balance. An inquiry into the nature of the spirit and the soul, and how to leverage one’s Karma into Dharma - our unique offering of self to the Self.

About Bhavani

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International Yoga teacher and scholar, Bhavani Silvia Maki, director and founder of Yoga Hanalei in 1999 and Ashtanga Yoga Kauai in 1995, is an Experienced Yoga Alliance teacher at the 500 hour level, a musician, and author of The Yogi’s Roadmap: The Patanjali Yoga Sutra as a Journey to Self Realization. Bhavani had one of her first spiritual awakenings in a Yoga class at age nine, began her exploration of the Ashtanga Yoga system in 1987, and started teaching in 1994 at the bequest of her teacher. A practitioner of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga System for more than 30 years, she has been offering Yoga Alliance teacher training programs since 2003. She has taught Yoga at Tedmed and Wanderlust conferences. Bhavani has made 7 trips to Mysore, South India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, as well as having the rare experience of hosting him twice on her home island of Kaua'i. She received her teacher training and authorization from Astanga Yoga Masters Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, South India, and Baba Hari Dass of Hardwar, North India, and the Mount Madonna Center. In Mysore, India, she studied Sanskrit with Professor Narayanacharya, and regards her mentor Rama Jyoti Vernon as integral in her understanding of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and the weaving of the metaphysical teachings with the practices of Yoga.

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Dedicated to exploring Yoga in it’s complete expression, Bhavani’s classes are steeped in the traditions of Patanjali’s classical Eight Limbed Yoga, with an emphasis on integrity of alignment and the use of Yoga as therapy. Often described as a teacher’s teacher, Bhavani draws from the rich classical teachings of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra to integrate Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapy as insightful into discovering greater joy and freedom within one's self. She specializes in addressing the individual’s specific needs, and in facilitating the individual to develop a personal practice that is appropriate to their challenges, physical injuries, and desire for personal growth and transformation. Yoga can be described as compressed evolution. Bhavani believes that engaging in all the aspects of Yoga uplifts us, teaches us to connect with ourselves and surroundings, and most importantly, to the source of joy within the self. Bhavani offers Yoga classes in a supportive and encouraging environment at Yoga Hanalei on Kaua'i. Sharing her love of Yoga, she inspires students to explore their full potential in a light-hearted, exacting, and compassionate way.

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