Then we were graced with the voice of an Angel Mercedes Bahleda who CD’s we can’t get enough of in our yoga classes. She taught the connection between the movement of the winds of our subtle body and how we can express ourselves through the gift of our voices. She also explored how to connect to our own well of creativity and bring out the creative fire in others. We can't wait for her to come back and teach us more. We a looking into organizing a ten day retreat with Mercedes so please let us know if that is something that You would be interested in attending. If You cannot wait until then to get You fix of Mercedes’ enchanting voice we have a few of her CD’s for sale for 150NOK each or You can order them online from white swan records. Path to Bliss and Mercy Songs. You can also order an beautiful Meditation kit from Mercedes.
We've had an extraordinary week last week at Eight Treasures Yoga. We had the great fortune to have Eric Brinkman the author of Easy Logic: Tibetan Wisdom for Happiness and Success as a guest teacher. He spent three nights teaching us the structure of Buddhist logic and how to use the principles of Buddhist logic to explore the meaning and purpose of our lives. Eric was able to take the potentially painful topic of logic and turn it into a scintillating talk that had us all on the edges of our seats! We have already invited him to come back next year to teach us some more. If You cannot wait until then You can buy his book Easy Logic here, and You can check out his blog on Easy Tibetan Logic.
Intensive Yoga Training at Eight Treasures Yoga this Autumn.
This training will focus on four foundational Areas of Study;
Yoga Asana, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation and Psychological Shadow Work.
Yoga Asana area of study will focus on exploring Asanas by learning how to develop functional patterns of movement and posture that will support and inform a healthy and therapeutic exploration of the postures through physiological reconditioning and alignment with integrity.
The Philosophy portion of this training will explore the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali from a Mahayana Buddhist perspective. We will offer a thorough examination of the root text referencing the original Sanskrit.
The Meditation portion will emphasize developing the tools to cultivate a stable and healthy meditation practice.
The Psychological Shadow Work portion will facilitate the development of tools to explore the unconscious mind that will allow us to create loving and nurturing resources within ourselves that will be able to hold loving and compassionate space for ourselves and others. (This portion of the training is not meant to be a substitute for work with a professional psychologist.)
This Training is suitable for anyone who would like to deepen their yoga practice.
This Training is also an ideal first step for anyone who is interested in eventually becoming a Yoga Teacher.
The Dates for this Intensive are:
September 10-24, October 8-31,
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 4:30pm - 7:30pm;
Saturdays 10am - 3:30pm
John Bentham has been practicing Yoga since 1986 and has a few thoughts on the subject.