Finding Your True Balance: Join me at “You and the Mat” in Oakland (formerly Piedmont Yoga Studio)
September 9th, 2017
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The focus of this workshop is balance. We’ll first look at three un-balanced positions of the pelvis and experience how each can, over time, create a variety of problems in the feet, knees, shoulders and the neck. Next we’ll apply a series of simple exercises, based on the innovative work of American author and therapist Pete Egoscue, to awaken a more balanced, easeful, and better functioning body. We can then approach both our asana practice and the wider movement demands of daily life more intelligently and with a newfound delight. Re-balancing ourselves in this way runs counter to the barrage of demands often made when performing an asana, and sensitizes us to the subtle yet nonetheless profound healing effects of simple movements. By the end of the workshop we’ll hopefully learn how physical balance can, with practice and patience, lead to psychological balance and the revelation of our true Self and its inseparability from the All.
To learn more about You and the Mat and to register for this workshop, click here.
Yoga Zentrum-Akazienhof: Berlin
September 23-24 2017 Details TBA
With Patricia Sullivan and Furyu Nancy Schroeder
4 pm Thursday – 1 pm Sunday
Join us for a three-night Zen and Yoga Retreat at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center near Muir Beach. With two full days for practice and half a day on either side, we offer you an opportunity to enter deeply into a slower, more reflective environment than perhaps your home and work environments provide. And also into the beauty of Green Gulch Farm and environs. A chance to allow what is deepest inside you to be revealed and experienced. Our vehicles for this process will center around Patricia’s particular approach to yoga** and sessions of Zazen, Dharma talks and discussions led by Fu Schroeder, the current Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm.
** in Patricia’s method of yoga we sometimes work deeply and spend time in poses in order to explore them deeply; however, it is not a “yoga workout” or vinyasa flow.
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With love, Patricia