Into The Deep ~ YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP
Location: Yoga Om - Perth, WA, Australia
Friday, March 22-24th, 2019
This transformational yoga workshop will cover the incredible reclining guided meditation technique of awakened sleep. Yoga Nidra works on healing all the layers of the body/mind/heart complex. It also provides a bridge to pure consciousness. Michele will share a number of different yoga nidra practices and discuss the practice of Sankalpa, working with the power of high spiritually guided intentions.
Yoga Nidra helps in regulation of hormones, stabilization of glucose levels, and alleviation of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sounds like big talk, especially for a practice that involves nothing but lying on your back for half an hour. But evidence is mounting in a big way. In todays world where there’s so much static noise constantly coming in, we have forgotten the art of quietening down and letting the mind rest.
Friday, March 22nd 6:30-8:30pm: "An Introduction to the Inner Journey and Science of Yoga Nidra”.
Saturday, March 23rd 2-5pm: “The Power of Sankalpa", How Intentions Work to Manifest; Thought Becomes Form.
Sunday, March 24th 10am-noon: “The Koshas", Healing and Empowering the Physical, Energetic, and Mental layers of the body.
Sunday, March 24th 1-3pm: “The Koshas”, waking up the Wisdom and Bliss layers of the body.
Hands on Assists for Yoga Teachers” The Art of Seeing the Aligned Body Mandala with Michele Loew
Location: The Yoga Space Portland
Dates: Saturday, March 30th Noon- 4pm
4 Yoga Alliance CEUs- continuing ed for teachers
A Workshop for Yoga teachers wanting to understand middle path alignment and the art of seeing the body with the intention to give intelligent supportive structural assists, hands on adjustments when needed, and the appropriate use of energy.
This workshop is for any yoga teacher wanting to practice assists that can be used in the classroom or in private yoga settings to guide students into form that will provide more ease and insight to their bodies and centers in yoga asana. Learn to give safe, compassionate, intelligent, purposeful, and aligned assists to other yogis that will bring joy to all.
Register at: theyogaspace.com/events/workshops
Yoga for Sleep & Yoga Nidra with Michele Loew & Sarasvati Hewitt
Location: The Yoga Space, Portland, Oregon
Dates: Sunday, March 31st, 12-3pm
$100 Register at www.theyogaspace.com
Join Sarasvati and Michele for a talk about the neurobiology of sleep and dreams and the science behind Yoga Nidra. Sarasvati will begin the workshop with a look at the waking and dreaming states through the symbol of OM. She will guide us in exploring yin poses to support the yoga nidra practice Michele will guide, and she will lecture on how these poses help with things like anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, eating disorders, trauma and addiction. Michele will be sharing supporting information on how the practice of Yoga Nidra, “Enlightened sleep”, affects our brain waves positively and accesses deep meditative states of consciousness. She will guide us in a practice, and discuss ways to develop a home practice that can immensely transform us into more awakened, enlightened, and meditative beings.
Kalachakra Study & Practice Intensive
With Robert AF Thurman, Michele Loew,
April 4-15, 2019
Join us for a very special retreat on the Kalachakra tantra with Robert Thurman. Considered to be some of the most important esoteric tantric teachings and initiations transmitted by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. It teaches the practice of working with the most subtle energies within one's mind and body on the path to enlightenment through famously complex deity yoga, as depicted here, in which practitioners with a basic understanding of emptiness learn to dissolve their ordinary sense of self and recreate themselves in the ideal form of the kalachakra deity pair in union who represent omniscient Buddhahood the union of great bliss and wisdom perceiving emptiness. Since Kalachakra is created in time, and everything manifest is under the influence of time, Kalachakra Buddha is experiential knowledge of all manifest reality. Vishvamata, his spiritual consort and compliment is aware of all that is timeless, not time-bound or out of the realm of time. In yab-yum union, they are temporality and a temporality conjoined, and represent the full glory of the ultimate nature of reality, compassionately abiding in a vast multidimensional mandala rich with symbolic meaning. The retreat will be held at Menla Mountain in the Catskills in upstate New York, a perfect place to practice deeply and awaken, relax, and rejuvenate. There are many hiking trails and lots of wildlife and delicious vegetarian meals and a world class spa.
Michele will be teaching daily yoga asana classes at this event and evening yoga nidras.
Mastering the Basics of Ashtanga Vinyasa
The Yoga Space, Portland OR
Thursdays April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th, 2019
7-9:00pm at The Yoga Space NW
A slowed down, mindful, and deep inquiry into the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series with Michele Loew & supporting Yoga Space staff.
We will meet for 3 Thursday evenings to study the Primary series of Ashtanga so that each posture is carefully examined. Props and modifications will be utilized to support all students. Come learn the series as a way to deepen your yoga practice in general, as principles can by applied to other types of asana. As you memorize the series and set a foundation for Mysore self-practice, a regular home practice becomes your gift to yourself. Ashtanga Vinyasa is one of the most potent practices of cleansing and strengthening the physical body while awakening the subtle body and removing the obstacles to abiding in our highest selves.
This workshop will prepare the student to go into our led primary series classes safely and give encouragement to practicing in our Mysore guided self practice room each morning.
$125 for full series. $108 for YS Members.
Register at: www.theyogaspace.com