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Vinyasa Krama & Yin & Mindfulness Workshop
With Whit Hornsberger
Starting on 02 May 2020 Go to schedule
The Art of Slowing Down - Vinyasa Krama
The traditional movement and sequence methodology of Vinyasa Krama honours the breath as our ultimate teacher and source of wisdom. The teachings as passed down by the father of modern yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya remind us that this ancient tradition is one of slowing down, quieting the mind and cultivating the art of concentration.
As the speed of global culture quickens, the momentum of contemporary society can overwhelm and influence all aspects of our lives, including the way in which we engage on the mat. Driven by the unrelenting tyranny of time to accomplish more and get to the next moment, our grounding yoga practice can instead fragment the mind through rapid momentum induced transitions, negating our ability to coalesce mind and body through the harness of the breath.
Through the application of mindful breath coordinated movements, powerfully deliberate transitions (vinyasas) and intelligent sequencing (krama), Vinyasa Krama, the art of slowing down, offers refuge from the quickening pace of life, integrating the mind and body into unparalleled states of transformative union.
This workshop will explore the history, methodology and practice of Vinyasa Krama and is suitable for all levels of practitioners.
The Space Between - Yin Yoga & Buddhist Mindfulness
A wise man once said: “Between stimulus and reaction there is a space. In that space lies our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Yet the majority of the time that gap is imperceptible, obscured by the attachment of the mind and the habitual patterning which governs it. We are often at the mercy of these powerful habitual reactions based on past conditioning, leaving us feeling helpless, perhaps questioning who is running the show?
This workshop combines the wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings and the passive approach of yin yoga. The extended stays within the postures of the yin practice provide a rich opportunity to apply and observe the wisdom expounded by the Buddha, expediting the path of awakening through the cultivation of insight.
Applying the Buddhist methodology of vipassana (insight) meditation we will gradually begin to build the platform of calm and concentration necessary to observe the nature of the mind. As the platform for inquiry (concentration) becomes increasingly more stable, the gap between stimulus and reaction widens, enabling the observer to rest in the space between. From this spacious quality of mind, we can wisely observe, reflect and develop insight into the uncertain, unsatisfactory and uncontrollable nature of all phenomena. This transformative insight enables the mind to let go, freeing us from the habitual reactions of the conditioned mind and gifting us the opportunity to choose our response in every given situation.
This workshop will include a dhamma talk on Buddhist philosophy, including topics such as dukkha (unsatisfactoriness/suffering)
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About Whit Hornsberger
Whit Hornsberger (Vancouver, Canada) is a student and teacher of the wisdom traditions of Classical Yoga and Theravada Buddhism. A former athlete, Whit found the path as a result of a career-ending knee injury and the subsequent emotional and mental suffering inherent in losing one’s (supposed) self-identity and self-worth.
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