Mastering the Basics of Ashtanga Vinyasa
The Yoga Space, Portland OR
Thursdays November 29, December 6, December 13
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 Nov./December 2018 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.
Candlelight Solstice Yoga Nidra
Location: The Yoga Space, Portland, Oregon
Dates: Friday, December 21, 7:30-9pm, $20
Join Michele for a special evening to celebrate the Solstice and welcome the Winter season. Yoga Nidra is a time to find stillness and quiet. Translating to 'the sleep of the yogi, it allows the body to rest deeply as the mind is guided through a deep meditative state.
Buddha & The Yogis
co-taught with Robert Thurman - Molokai, Hawaii
January 4-9th, 2019
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.