Asia’s Yoga workshop series completely exceeded my expectations! Her teachings opened my mind to realize what was actually holding me back in my life and in my practice. She is an amazing teacher; I would recommend her courses to anyone looking to open their minds and deepen their practice.
~ Katie Ronholm, Pranalife Yoga student
In yoga, vinyasa (the “flow” of yoga) means “taking the right steps, in the right direction, toward the right destination.” Vinyasa is how we overcome inertia (the tendency to stay where we are, to resist change) on our mats. That practice makes it easier to overcome resistance in the rest our lives. In this workshop you’ll learn about yoga’s yamas – or guidelines – for how to un-complicate your life, get clear about what you want, and develop the discipline and healthy mind you need to get moving.
In the physical practice of yoga, balance come from skillfully integrating strength and ease. On and off our mats, the niyamas are guidelines for establishing that same sense of balance and integrity in every moment of your life. This introduction to the niyamas will give you simple steps for building your spiritual and mental stability.
True yoga asana (“postures”) are an expression of what Taoism calls wei wu wei: “doing without doing” or acting without effort. This introduction to yoga asana philosophy will unpack this paradox and give you insight into how to stop fighting, wasting your energy and working against your strengths, and instead find the flow of energy that sustains you indefinitely.
Pranayama (breath training) is one of yoga’s most ingenious tools for drawing out and directing the energy and power we all possess. Intimately connected to our survival, emotions, mental state and physical strength, our breath is a vital bridge between our unconscious actions and our ability to bring any habit or action under conscious control. This introduction to pranayama includes one simple exercise to erase any sense of powerlessness you may harbour.
Transformation involves metamorphosis: using yoga, we change from a state of powerlessness and ignorance to one of freedom, strength and ease. This introduction to yoga’s progressive meditation practices details the four-stage process for creating lasting, positive change in your life.