Akashic Healing Small Group Session with Christy Escher
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Akashic Healing Small Group Session with Christy Escher

By accessing information and channeling guidance from higher realms, Christy helps people shift perspective to see situations and problems differently so that healing can take place. This is an empowering process as it supports growth and coming to aha moments through inner work.

Questions we will explore: What are the Akashic Records? How can information from the Records assist in healing? How can one shift perspective to see problems differently? What are ways the Records can be used? How can one access the Records?

This will be a small group workshop, limited to 15. Cost is $45.

Find out if this workshop is right for you during Christy's free Q&A session at Dragonfly on February 24 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

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108 Sun Salutations Spring Equinox Mala
Mar
24
8:00 AM08:00

108 Sun Salutations Spring Equinox Mala

The number 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. Traditionally, malas, or garlands of prayer beads, come as a string of 108 (plus one for the “guru bead,” around which the other 108 beads turn like the planets around the sun); malas are frequently used to count during meditation.

Practicing 108 Sun Salutations is reserved for special occasions like the change of the seasons. The Spring Equinox, one of two times during the year that the day and night are equal lengths, represents a time of rebirth and new beginnings, making it a great time to detoxify, cleans and reconnect with yourself.

Completing 108 Sun Salutations, can be challenging. But as you develop a rhythm, you will find a state of ease, and a sense of flow. Practicing 108 Sun Salutations is ultimately about surrendering to the process, acknowledging what arises emotionally, then letting it go. When you finish, you will feel lighter and find meaning in this ancient ritual. We hope you’ll join us!

This is a donation-based event. All proceeds will go to The Table at St. George’s

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Reset & Renew Downtown Retreat Spring Edition
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Reset & Renew Downtown Retreat Spring Edition

As we surge toward the Yang season of Spring marked by increased activity, energy, and light, we have the perfect opportunity to pause and revisit our intentions from the beginning of the year. To check in, evaluate, and re-calibrate. What do we want to integrate and bring into the second quarter of the year? How are we upholding the commitments we made to ourselves? Can we acknowledge gratitudes or blessings that have unfolded on our path? What can we release or surrender to lighten our spiritual load? 

Join Jess Kahn and Carly McHale for an afternoon retreat marked by both the physical and philosophical facets of yoga. A rejuvenation of both form and soul: a chance to reconnect and ground the mind-body connection. Beginning with a simple yet strong vinyasa practice, we will tonify our bodies as a means of entering into the deeper parts of ourselves. Opportunities for reflection, meditation, and introspection will be offered, along with dharma talks focusing on the 8-limb path. Ample time for community discussion will be provided, along with wholesome nourishment to support sustained energy. The afternoon will wrap up with a long yin practice aimed to cultivate inner stillness and restoration. Suitable for all levels, and open to all who are curious to explore.

Give yourself the gift of time to intimately focus on you.  Cost is $85

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Graceful Strength with Melissa Okrasinski
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Graceful Strength with Melissa Okrasinski

A strong practice is a graceful practice - flowing from one pose to the next with balance, control, and ease.  Join Melissa as she teaches how adding strength based movements can build a strong graceful yoga practice.

Wondering if you're ready for this class? We recommend a minimum baseline of 3 months’ yoga practice for this class.

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Introduction to Arm Balances and Inversions with Melissa Okrasinski
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Arm Balances and Inversions with Melissa Okrasinski

Back by popular demand, Melissa Okrasinski returns to lead her previously SOLD OUT Introduction to Arm Balances and Inversions workshop. So get ready to bring your feet off the ground and possibly UPSIDE DOWN!

The arm balance and inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial, yet intimidating of the asanas. Release your fear as Melissa Okrasinski, RYT200 and inversions guru, breaks down challenging arm and hand balance poses into simple building blocks. By weaving these small movements into your daily practice, you will build strength that makes complicated transitions feel effortless. No inversion experience is necessary... ALL are welcome! Cost is $30.

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Yoga and Essential Oils for Balancing Mood Workshop
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga and Essential Oils for Balancing Mood Workshop

Are you feeling unbalanced, moody or blue this time of year? It’s normal, but it can also be effectively managed through yoga and essential oils. This workshop will include a short questionnaire and discussion to assess how you may currently be managing your moods and experiences, suggestions of asana (poses) to better cope with strong emotions, oils matched to your unique energies and a 75 minute all levels gentle and restorative flow yoga practice incorporating suggested poses and oils. Each student will receive one customized essential oil roller ball.  The roller ball will match your individualized results from the questionnaire. Each student will also be entered to win a doTERRA Yoga Collection set of oils. Cost is $30.

This 2.5 hour workshop is a collaboration between Becca Childress and Tara Borlodan. 

Becca is a 200RYT and YogaFit for Warriors graduate. She has been using essential oils personally for almost 20 years and when she began yoga teacher training in 2013 she began to understand how powerful the two can be when combined and often adds oils into both her personal yoga practice and classes she is guiding.  Her portion of the class will be modeled after training she’s received through YogaFit for Warrior courses Restorative Therapeutics and Yoga for Balancing Mood.

Tara Borlodan is a doTerra Wellness Advocate.  Her passion for natural solutions began with a search for alternative ways to support her own emotional well-being.  Through the use of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade doTerra essential oils, Tara guides her clients with education, support and tools for all aspects of their health and wellness.  Tara’s portion of the workshop will include a discussion and hands-on learning experience with therapeutic grade oils. 

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Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class
Mar
3
9:30 AM09:30

Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class

Meet us at Strangeways Brewery (350 Landsdowne Road in Fredericksburg) again in March for another FREE all-levels yoga class on the first Sunday of the month from 9:30-10:30 AM. After class, you'll have early and VIP access to your choice of beers a full 30 minutes before the brewery opens to the public. March’s class will be led by Becca Childress goes on Sunday 3 March. See you there!

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Akashic Healing Free Q&A Session with Christy Escher
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Akashic Healing Free Q&A Session with Christy Escher

Christy Escher, founder of Birthing New Dimensions, will host a free Akashic Healing Q&A session at Dragonfly on Saturday February 24 from 1:00-2:00 PM.

Birthing New Dimensions is Christy's personally-designed platform to assist people in bringing about self-awareness. Christy has helped many people shift their perspectives to see situations and problems differently so that healing can take place. This is an empowering process that supports growth and the coming to "aha" moments through inner work.

Have more questions about the process of Akashic Healing? Bring them to the free Q&A Session this month. Then sign up for Christy's Akashic Healing small group session at Dragonfly on March 23rd from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Visit Christy's website, birthingnewdimensions.com here

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Thai Yoga Massage with Kiersten Kennedy
Feb
16
2:30 PM14:30

Thai Yoga Massage with Kiersten Kennedy

Join Kiersten Kennedy for a restorative and informative workshop on the art of Thai Yoga Massage. This workshop begins with a brief restorative practice to help further tune into your partner's energy. Each person will give and receive a 45 minute Thai style massage that incorporates assisted stretching, compression massage and release work. Take this knowledge with you so you and your partner can continue to receive the benefits of yoga and massage at home. This is a great date night option! Cost is $30.

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Partner Yoga
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Partner Yoga

Join Alana and her partner for an hour of fun and connecting!

You and your partner will support each other in poses in a way that enhances your practice and it will build trust and mindful communication through teamwork. Working with your partner will help provide balance and stability in your poses while establishing and maintaining proper body alignment. If you have never done yoga,  this class will be lead at a slow pace to help you find what is right for you and your partner.  We will have some opportunities for playfulness, and perhaps we may even take flight. Come with an open mind, a loving heart, and a willingness to explore with your partner. All definitions of partners are welcome.  Appropriate for all levels.   

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Going Deeper with Susan Barber
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Going Deeper with Susan Barber

Have you been attending yoga classes regularly and are ready for a bit more? This workshop is for you! We will have an in depth discussion introducing the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with an emphasis on Pada 2 and the 8 limbs of yoga 

In the practice portion of our afternoon we will introduce basic bandhas, uyaji breath and drishti (gaze) to bring more depth and mindfulness to our asana practice.  You can expect a well rounded, strong, steady and mindful class leading to a supported savasana that will be enhanced by props and a clear mind.


**This workshop counts as THREE visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!

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Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class
Feb
3
9:30 AM09:30

Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class

Our collaboration with Strangeways Brewery (350 Landsdowne Road in Fredericksburg) continues where we offer a FREE all-levels yoga class on the first Sunday of every month from 9:30-10:30 AM. After class, you'll have early and VIP access to your choice of beers a full 30 minutes before the brewery opens to the public. February’s class goes on Sunday 3 February and will be led by Kelsey Russell.

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FREE All Levels Community Class with Michael Noyes
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

FREE All Levels Community Class with Michael Noyes

Michael Noyes as been practicing yoga for 10 years and recently completed his 200-Hour Certified Integral Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at the Yogaville Ashram in November 2018. For equally as long, Michael has enjoyed the mindfulness practices of good nutrition, meditation, contact improvisation, Argentine tango (yes, tango's a mindfulness dance when done well!), and playing the Native American flute. 

His passion is guiding you in safe and satisfying body awareness and movement, using the power of your ATTENTION to observe what now is and your INTENTION to make what is not yet a reality. As a professional artist (and a 60 year-old grandfather), he knows the power of a creative spirit. 

Join Michael for a community class focused on creating “steadiness and ease in your poses” (Sutra 2:46), and fulfilling the promise that yoga is an excellent practice for your body, mind and heart.

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Winter Respite Downtown Retreat with Jess Kahn and Carly McHale
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Winter Respite Downtown Retreat with Jess Kahn and Carly McHale

As we transition into 2019, taking a day to slow down, reflect, and reset is possibly the best gift we can offer ourselves and those around us.  Our yoga practice is a way for us to both rejuvenate and energize, physically and mentally. In this one day retreat we will step back from the busyness and get reacquainted with the calm steadiness that we cultivate through breath, movement and stillness. We are offering our first one day Downtown Retreat on Saturday, January 26th 1-6pm


Starting with a 2 hour practice we will build heat through pranayama and a slow strong vinyasa practice - easing tension and boosting energy. Transitioning into reflection, and closing with a guided meditation and a sweet savasana. A half hour break gives us time to nourish our bodies with a fresh delicious juice and tasty and healthy home-made treats. The late afternoon session will be for slowing down with a gentle vinyasa flow to land and settle, and finish with some grounding yin poses to invite in stillness and calm. Suitable for all levels.

**This retreat counts as FIVE visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!


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Graceful Strength
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Graceful Strength

A strong practice is a graceful practice - flowing from one pose to the next with balance, control, and ease.  Join Melissa as she teaches how adding strength based movements can build a strong graceful yoga practice.

Wondering if you're ready for this class? We recommend a minimum baseline of 3 months’ yoga practice for this class.

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Intro to Yoga with Susan Barber
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Yoga with Susan Barber

For new students or those returning to their practice, an opportunity to learn or reinforce the foundational elements of yoga with lots of hands-on guidance. This workshop will focus on the “basics” including key poses, breathwork and an introduction to the eight limbs of yoga. It’s designed to help students develop a safe and beneficial yoga practice for future growth.

Meet Susan Barber: Susan Barber ERYT began her yoga journey 23 years ago when she fell in love with classical Ashtanga yoga studying with her first and primary teacher Beryl Bender Birch. She spent 5 years training to become a teacher of yoga, traveling to India to immerse herself in the culture of the ancient tradition and spending time at Swami Satchidananda’s Ashram. Susan taught internationally for 18 years in Singapore, Bahrain and Europe, including several years in Germany working with Wounded Warriors and those healing from trauma. After spending 3 years teaching full time in the NYC area, Susan has returned to her home state of Virginia where she will continue to offer group classes, private sessions and workshops. As a Certified Massage Therapist, Susan understands the body and how it works and brings this knowledge into her teaching. Her classes are traditional and alignment based while encouraging students to adapt the practice to their own bodies and unique needs — strong, steady and mindful!

**This workshop counts as THREE visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!

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Fueling Intention with Action Workshop: How to Move Mindfully in the Direction of Your Heart
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Fueling Intention with Action Workshop: How to Move Mindfully in the Direction of Your Heart

The new year is a powerful opportunity to open to possibility. Fueling intention with action is an interactive workshop that helps participants understand the benefit of setting intention as opposed to resolutions in the new year and guides participants in understanding how to fuel their intentions for change, discovery, development, with tools to gain insight into their “unique stuckness”. The workshop concludes with a 20-30 minute guided meditation to integrate learning. Make this the year of belonging more deeply to yourself and come join us.

ALISON SULLIVAN, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or LCSW with over 15 years’ experience in the field. She has additional certifications in hypnosis and integrative mental health. As the founder of Alison Sullivan and Associates, an integrative mental health practice in Fredericksburg, she understands and values the deeply unique, personal journeys that people are on in this life and seeks to join them by assisting them in rediscovering a sense of empowerment and enrichment in their personal and professional lives. Alison Sullivan and Associates offers individual and group therapy, massage, yoga workshops, mindfulness and meditation workshops as well as nutrition and mood-based workshops. Alison is regularly featured on Sunday Mornings with Dee Daniels on B101.5 and also has an integrative mental health podcast, Integration Nation that can be found on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.

**This workshop counts as TWO visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!

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40 Day New Year Revolution Challenge
Jan
7
to Feb 15

40 Day New Year Revolution Challenge

This year let’s ditch the resolutions....  Instead, let’s evolve by creating our own personal “Revolution for the New Year”.  Let’s set a focus that will continue for as long as we need it.  A 40-day challenge to transform an old, bad habit into a positive intention that becomes our new nature. Research says it can take as little as 21 days to make or break a habit. Habits are meant to be difficult to change because they have slipped into our daily lives without any thought--sometimes through boredom or stress. Think about what you do every day.  What is one thing you would like to focus on, so that your future self will be thankful that you did? Yoga teaches us that a better tomorrow is reflected by a better today. 

 

From January 7 to February 15 we will be offering a 40-day Yoga Revolution for the New Year. Set a focus for the New Year, then come and practice with us to help realize your positive intention. Learn more by taking our workshops this month to create a deeper connection with your intention. 

 

By practicing at Dragonfly at least 30 times during our 40 Day Challenge, you’ll be entered to win multiple prize packages (each 60, 75 or 90 min class counts as one visit; workshops count as multiple visits—ex: 3-hour workshop counts as three visits).

Prizes include a 3-month Dragonfly membership, Dragonfly 5-class pack, Dragonfly tank, Sugar Blend Rub, Love Bottle, Virginia Hill water bottle, a Grove salt lamp, and gift cards to Skin Touch Therapy, Peacaloo, City Vino and more. Plus, everyone who completes the challenge will earn a certificate for an extra-long savasana adjustment.

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Free Community Class at Strangeways Brewery
Jan
6
9:30 AM09:30

Free Community Class at Strangeways Brewery

Starting in December, Dragonfly is collaborating with Strangeways Brewery (350 Landsdowne Road in Fredericksburg) to offer a free all-levels yoga class on the first Sunday of every month from 9:30-10:30 AM. After class, you'll have early and VIP access to your choice of beers a full 30 minutes before the brewery opens to the public. January’s class goes on Sunday the 6th and will be led by Carly McHale.

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First Friday Yoga: Primal Flow
Jan
4
7:15 PM19:15

First Friday Yoga: Primal Flow

First Friday Funky Flow with Kelsey January 4 (7:15-8:15 PM). January's theme is "Primal Flow" where we’ll move and flow to a multi-cultural mix of primitive musical forms including tribal drums, Native American instrumentals and more—in honor of the primal human nature we all share. It’ll be a fun and liberating flow and is appropriate for all levels. After class we’ll enjoy refreshments, including kombucha (worth coming just to try it), and community together! 

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New Year Intention Classes - Finding Your Drishti
Jan
1
9:30 AM09:30

New Year Intention Classes - Finding Your Drishti

A New Year's day - A day of intention… Let's give ourselves a day to soften our edges by beginning the new year with more ease.  Ditch the resolutions.  We are not a problem to solve.  We simply need to learn how to look into our lives more clearly and with more focus.  We need to find our Drishti - aka- gazing point.  Let's learn how to focus with sustained intention.  Look without force and watch things unfold with time and backed with a spark of self love and action.  

Join Alana Weathersbee at 9:30am in the Hot Studio or Susan Barber at 11:00am in the Main Studio for this special New Years Day class.

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Christmas Eve Donation Classes
Dec
24
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Eve Donation Classes

From 9:00 - 10:15 on Christmas Eve, join Jess Kahn for All Levels Yoga in the Main Studio or Anne Kemp for Hot Yoga in the Hot Studio where, just like during Thanksgiving, we'll focus on gratitude and joy together. Both classes are donation based and all proceeds will go support Empowerhouse. All other Christmas Eve and Christmas Day classes are cancelled. 

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FREE Restorative Community Class Featuring Singe Simering
Dec
16
4:15 PM16:15

FREE Restorative Community Class Featuring Singe Simering

Signe has been a dedicated yogi for over 2 years and recently completed her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher training program with Jess Kahn Yoga in August of 2018. In addition to her continued dedication as a student of yoga, Signe is currently working to complete her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She hopes to leverage her love of mental health and spiritual wellness to assist others in finding the same therapeutic nourishment that she herself has experienced through the healing powers of yoga.

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FREE Winter Wellness Essential Oils Workshop
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

FREE Winter Wellness Essential Oils Workshop

Learn how essential oils can be used as an effective natural approach to your and your family’s healthcare needs in a safe, natural way. Appropriately integrated, these pure, potent essential oils strengthen overall health and immunity, providing side benefits as opposed to side effects, and supporting in the prevention of illness and disease (dis-ease). The workshop will focus on 10 key essential oils to use in your home and with your family and how they can support health. Some of the health areas we will discuss include sleep, digestion, pain, immunity, headaches, stress and anxiety.

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First Friday Funky Flow
Dec
7
7:15 PM19:15

First Friday Funky Flow

It's Anne's turn to lead this month's First Friday Funky Flow (7 December 7:15-8:15 PM) and proving just how much of an Anglofile she really is, December's theme is "A British Invasion." As always, First Friday Funky Flow is a laid back session where the music and the fun are intentionally dialed up a couple of notches. But of course, this month's session promises to be extra cheeky and bloody good fun. God save the Queen!

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FREE Community Yoga Class Featuring Kelsey Williams
Dec
2
4:15 PM16:15

FREE Community Yoga Class Featuring Kelsey Williams

Kelsey Williams earned her RYT-200 hour training in 2016 as a student in Jess Kahn’s yoga teacher training. She’s always found movement to be a source of meditation. Before earning her 200 hours, she taught athletic and mindfulness classes at James Madison University’s Recreational Center. This is where her passion for yoga grew. Helping students find a balance between strength and flexibility both mentally and physically was a source of excitement for Kelsey. When Kelsey isn’t doing yoga, you can find her running, cycling, or teaching her third graders. 

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The Sound of Silence: Silent & Yin Yoga Fusion + Healing Sound Bath
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

The Sound of Silence: Silent & Yin Yoga Fusion + Healing Sound Bath

Immerse your senses in a 90-minute session of silent vinyassa yoga and Yin Yoga fusion (co-led by Alana Weathersbee and Carly McHale) designed to heighten awareness between the body and mind. After a 20-minute break for snacks, community and comfort breaks, continue with a 60-minute healing sound bath performed by renowned singing bowl artist, Mark Torgeson.

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Thanksgiving Donation Classes
Nov
22
9:00 AM09:00

Thanksgiving Donation Classes

From 9:00 - 10:15 on Thanksgiving Day, join Jess Kahn for All Levels Yoga in the Main Studio or Alana Weathersbee for Hot Yoga in the Hot Studio where we'll focus on gratitude and joy together. Both classes are donation based and all proceeds will go to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. All other Thanksgiving Day classes are cancelled. 

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Level 2 Arm Balances and Inversions Workshop by Melissa Okrasinski
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Level 2 Arm Balances and Inversions Workshop by Melissa Okrasinski

Building on the Intro and Level II workshops, Level III will guide you into effortlessly floating in and out of advanced arm and hand balance postures.

Release your fear as Melissa Okrasinski, RYT200 and inversions guru, breaks down challenging arm and hand balance poses into simple building blocks. By weaving these small movements into your daily practice, you will build strength that makes complicated transitions feel effortless.

*Prerequisite for Level III is Intro to Arm and Hand Balancing, Level II, or approval from Melissa Okrasinski. Please ask if you have any questions about enrollment.  

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Samyama Workshop: The Perfect Discipline Cultivating Stilless in Action by Jess Kahn
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Samyama Workshop: The Perfect Discipline Cultivating Stilless in Action by Jess Kahn

“By Samyama on the present moment, one can discriminate true knowledge from the false.”

Patanjali Yoga Sutras 3.53

Samyama is a Sanskrit term which describes the uppermost three limbs of yoga as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. It is the simultaneous practice and experience of:

  • Dharana - complete focus or concentration
  • Dhyana - meditation or contemplation
  • Samadhi - divine union

These three processes are more internal than the other limbs of yoga and, as such, are considered to be more associated with the mind. While the other limbs work to purify the body, prana and the senses, dharana, dhyana and samadhi purify the mind.

 In this workshop, we will explore each of the limbs separately, and simultaneously. We will understand how the first 5 limbs of Yoga lead us here, to the perfect discipline. 

Appropriate for all levels of practice.  The workshop will include discussion, meditation and a yoga practice. Light refreshments and community to follow. 

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Cultivating Compassion, Kindness Joy & Equanimity Workshop : Understanding the Brahma Viharas by Jess Kahn
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Cultivating Compassion, Kindness Joy & Equanimity Workshop : Understanding the Brahma Viharas by Jess Kahn

“Infusing the mind with friendliness, compassion, cheerfulness, and uninvolved observation in relation to those living a happy, miserable, virtuous, and non-virtuous life respectively, results in reclaiming a pristine state of mind.”

Patanjali Yoga Sutras 1.33

Many of us as practitioners of Yoga have a deep wish to act in the best interest of others and help reduce suffering in the world.  The first step in this processing is understanding that our own Karma is a reflection of how our actions align with our values.  

All of us could use more kindness, understanding, presence and love.  Yet, we can only offer each other that which you are able to access in your inner being.  Join us for a special workshop to explore the “Four Qualities of the Heart."

The Brahma Viharas outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are Simple Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. The Brahma Viharas are the most beautiful aspects of our existence.  In this workshop will use discussion of Wisdom Teachings, Metta Mediation and Asana to further our understanding and depth of experience in the best that life has to offer.  

Appropriate for all levels of practice.  The workshop will include discussion, meditation and a yoga practice. Light refreshments and community to follow. 

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