Alchemy of the Heart: Yoga Practices for Transformation at Esalen
March 18 - March 23$675
How can connecting with our hearts change the way we interact with the world?
Find yourself on a path towards radical presence with your spirit and tap into the transformative aspects of yoga asana and philosophy. Break out of the all too common tendency in our culture to focus on what is wrong with our bodies, our lives and our world. Face the challenge and build skills to manage momentary (and sometimes prolonged) feelings of worry, anxiety and depression.
Each day will include a mix of intensive vinyasa yoga classes and process work. Backbending, deep twists, work with the hips, and inversions will cultivate strength and opening, and guided meditations will provide an opportunity for integrating your insights from the practice. Focus on both the physical and emotional body will create a platform for transforming your relationship to fear and forgiveness, and exploring loving kindness, gratitude, and equanimity as building blocks for a lifelong practice of compassion.
You will depart with plenty of resources to stay grounded in your more connected heart and body.
Workshop participants should be able to practice in a heated room, and have some familiarity with sun salutations. Not appropriate for absolute beginners.
Recommended reading: Kornfield, A Path with Heart
Cost: (6days/5 nights)
Sleeping Bag: $675
Bunk Bed: $1020
Premium Room (Single): $2830
Premium Room (Double): $4310
Point House (Single): $4105
Point House (Double): $5605
Own Accommodations (Offsite): $675
Includes Accommodations, Meals, Yoga, and use of facilities.