Deepen your yoga practice
Pranayama, Asana, Philosophy
A weekend 5 sessions workshop
24-26 March 2016
with Harmony & Jeff Lichty
A unique opportunity to learn and practice with Harmony & Jeff. Harmony is one of few certified by the Sri Patthabi Jois institute (one of only 17 women in the whole world) and Jeff who has been authorized by Pattabi himself more than a decade ago. Both have been teaching around the world for over 15 years and this is their first visit to Israel.
The workshop will focus on pranayama, meditation and asana , the strong bond between them, the interlacing of the practices and how to deepen the personal practice through this connection. The workshop suits practitioners of all levels.
Talk and practice: What is Sadhana? How to cultivate a spiritual practice in the Modern World
In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali gives us three essential components to Sadhana that address issues arising in the body, mind and spirit. Using the Sutras as a guide, we will see how these ancient techniques are relate to our current practice of yoga.
Light Practice: Establishing Our Roots – Discover Mula Bandha. A light asana practice finding ways to strengthen the connection to Mula Bandha
Mula Bandha – also known as the root lock, is a secret key to creating greater stability and balance in the practice of Yoga and is an essential component of pranayama.
Flying Upwards! Using the Primary Series with a Focus on How to cultivate a deeper understanding of Uddiyana Bandha and its importance for our practice.
Mula Bandha is always accompanied by Uddiyana Bandha – the flying upwards energetic lock. This class will move through the postures of the Primary Series sequence with an specific emphansis on deepening the student’s awareness of both Mula and Uddiyana bandha-s to create a greater sense of lightness and ease of movement.
Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Integrating All Eight Limbs into daily life
Yoga is the science of experience and a philosophy for living. The eight limbs provide us with a guide for how to lead a fulfilling and powerful life. When we integrate them into each area of our daily experience we cultivate a deeper connection to our true identity.
Introduction to pranayama with a guided breath awareness practice
Nerve Cleansing: Introduction to Pranayama and strengthening the spine through a gentle introduction to Nadi Shodhana sequence.
Nadi Shodhana is the name given to the Second Series of the Ashtanga Yoga system. However, the first few postures of this Series are classical asanas that are beneficial and accessible to every one, regardless of your level of experience. Many benefits can be derived from learning these postures directed towards cultivating more strength in the spine and a more open and receptive heart.
Talk and Meditation practice: Kaivalya – the goal of yoga: learning to calm the mind through Metta Meditation.
Kaivalya is the ultimate goal of our yoga practice. Patanjali talks about several ways to cultivate more clarity and concentration in the Yoga Sutras. We will describe these various methods of mindfulness and close with a form of Metta Meditation to help increase an overall sense of well-being, and loving-kindness directed towards both yourself and others.
Final Question and Answer session
Thursday Single day Two days Full workshop
Regular 290NIS 590NIS 990NIS 1250NIS
Until 1.1 250NIS 490NIS 790NIS 890NIS
More About Jeff:
Jeff was raised in a family committed to spirituality and service. 1993 he volunteered in India with Mother Teresa using his training as a critical care paramedic to work with the Sisters of Charity.
His 16-year career as a paramedic reinforced his conviction to pursue a comprehensive, pro-active approach to physical, mental, and spiritual health. The need to find peace, in the midst of chaos, brought him to Ashtanga Yoga.
Jeff has a pragmatic approach to pursuing and teaching Ashtanga Yoga, and a deep confidence that the path of yoga can create personal health and balance.
More About Harmony:
Harmony’s search for spirituality, health, and balance brought her to Ashtanga Yoga after performing as a dancer for many years. She studied Sanskrit at University, and holds double degrees in Philosophy and Eastern Religious Studies.
In 2002, she traveled to China and began practicing Vipassana Meditation while studying at several Buddhist monasteries. These experiences encouraged her to pursue the path of Ashtanga Yoga in conjunction with a meditation practice.
Harmony has a strong interest in Ayurveda, and as a teacher her aim is to encourage and inspire students to discover the depth and wisdom that is embodied within.