All bodily movement created spontaneously from awakened consciousness, pure in essence, becomes sacred gestures or mudras– Sahajayoginicinta.
In this most popular foundation course “Mandala of Asanas”, we will study, practice and embody yogasanas from their sacred origins as “mudras of consciousness”. We will explore asanas as mudras and how spiritual realization can be accessed through embodied practice. Through pranaflow method, we will honor structural and energetic alignment as mirrors of sacred forms of nature.
Each day will be anchored in meditation, mantra, study of the tantric body, nyasa (the vinyasa of invoking divine embodiment) as part of learning to sequence vinyasa as a process for unifying consciousness and energy flow on all levels – physical, mental-emotional and spiritual. The week has an optional culmination at Bhakti Fest where Shiva will have special classes for the teacher trainees in sacred spaces of Joshua Tree.
Mandala of Asanas – Energetic Alignment™, Hands-on Assists, Vinyasa Krama, Prana Flow Three-Part Vinyasa™, and Wave-Sequencing™ for 108 asanas
Teaching vinyasa is an art that requires a teacher to develop related tools using their voice, hands-on assists, observation and energetic attunement to provide guidance that facilitates the state of flow of a class.
In this week-long immersion, you will learn the energetic alignment for core asanas within the Mandala of Asanas™ with a context of embodying consciousness. We will cultivate an integrated understanding of 1) the movements of Prana; 2) practical anatomy; and 3) how to open and strengthen the core structures of embodiment from head to toe, skin to subtle body.
About Your Teacher
Shiva Rea, M.A. is a yogini firekeeper, sacred activist, global adventurer and leading innovator in the evolution of prana flow yoga, transformational vinyasa flow integrating the tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya’s teachings and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of prana flow out in the world. Shiva is the creator of Prana Flow Yoga, Yogadventure Retreats, Yoga Trance Dance for Life, Moving Activism for 1,008,000 Trees, the worldwide Global Mala Project, Yogini Conferences and E2: The Evolutionary Edge Tour. She writes for Yoga Journal, Yoga Plus Joyful Living, is the author of award-winning CD’s and DVD’s, and contributor to many publications and features.