experienced track 2019


Experienced Track 2019


with Scott Blossom & Chandra Easton


Overview

This fall Chandra and Scott will teach morning classes for experienced students who have learned all three Shadow Yoga Preludes. There will be two six-week sessions, and classes will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:30-8:00 AM. See below for course details.

Shadow Yoga and Nrtta Sadhana offer a rich abundance of practices that comprise a lifelong journey of self-cultivation. While this may give the appearance of a linear progression, a more accurate image is one of a circular mandala with many access points which revolve around a central axis. In a similar way, the body is a mandala with the four limbs on the periphery and the inner fire, Agni, as the central axis. Hatha Yoga practice stokes this inner fire by churning and purifying the pranic winds through movement, breath, and awareness. The goal of the morning sessions is to inspire consistent, devoted practice for refining our sensitivity, discernment, and connection to our inner intelligence, transformational fire, and light that we all carry inside of us.

In Fall 2019, the first six-week session will focus on the Short Form of the Nrtta Sadhana (Eight Palms) and cultivating our seat of prana through a consistent focus on Hanumanasana and Samakonasana. In the second six-week session we will enter the freestyle Anghara practice with a consistent focus on Mayurasana and Nauli Kriya. Each six-week course will have one week of Individualized Practice.

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Sessions
Each of the two sessions is open to anyone who meets the prerequisites. Visit individual course pages for more information and to register.

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September 10 - October 17

Session 1 - Nrtta Sadhana:
Eight Palms and Cultivating the Seat of Prana


with Scott Blossom & Chandra Easton
Tues & Thurs 6:30-8am (12 classes)

This session will focus on the Nrtta Sadhana Eight Palms (“Short Form”), Hanumanasana, and Samakonasana. Chandra will teach the first three weeks on the Eight Palms and Hanumanasana and postures from Circular Angahara 1. Scott will carry the practice for the last three weeks of the course, shifting the emphasis to Samakonasana.

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October 29 - December 12

Session 2 - Freestyle Asana Angahara,
Mayurasana and Nauli Kriya


with Scott Blossom & Chandra Easton
Tues & Thurs 6:30-8am (12 classes)
(No class Nov 7 & Nov 28)

This session will incorporate a more spontaneous approach to practice. Each class will utilize standing work from a Shadow Yoga Prelude or the Eight Palms, asana-angahara (asana sequences), and finishing postures that will change depending on the needs and requirements of the group. There will be a consistent emphasis on refining Mayurasana (Peacock Pose) and Nauli Kriya. Scott teaches October 29- November 26, Chandra teaches December 3-12.


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Location for Both Sessions

Yoga Kula
1700 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
94709


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Tuition

These sessions are offered on a sliding-scale model from $15 - $35 per class, for a total of $180 - $420 per session. We encourage everyone to give according to their means.


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Contact

Please contact Scott at shunyatayoga@gmail.com with any questions.