"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~ Unknown
Creating a personal practice is essential to maturing one's skills as a yoga practitioner. While drop-in classes help us to maintain a healthy body, reduce our stress levels, and feel good generally, they don't necessarily give us the tools and a theoretical understanding necessary for becoming a self-directed practitioner. It takes a dedicated progressive stages of practice to begin to tap into the subtler aspects of yoga that are lesser known, yet still very relevant to today's practitioner.
Practice Reveals is a progressive learning format offered in successive stages to help dedicated students to become a skillful self-directed practitioner. Each stage will offer a set sequence taught in a step-by-step progression to promote body memory, encourage refinement, and facilitate home practice. Each successive stages will guide the individual in the direction of the more refined internal aspects of Hatha Yoga. A gradual and committed home practice will reward the individual with an organic, intuitive process to move towards strength, balance and ease in the body and mind, which will begin to naturally influence life choices, including diet, habits, and behaviors.
Stage 1 is the crucial preparatory work in building the foundation necessary for true progress to unfold, and is a requirement for participation in subsequent stages of Practice Reveals. The preparatory work in Stage 1 will explore universal qualities shared by many self-cultivation practices, whose external approaches may vary, but their goal similar - to balance the flow of Prana or Ki (Chi) in the body and transform the body into a vehicle of embodied wisdom. Informed by my practice of Hatha Yoga and KiCheon, a set sequence in Stage 1 will comprise of movements that are simple and safe yet challenging and effective, and is suitable for beginners and insightful to experienced practitioners alike.
Stage 1: The Breathing Room, Vancouver, WA
TBD Fall 2018
January 26 - 28, 2018
September 11 - 15, 2017