Why is it that work in the body can so dramatically impact our mental state? Why does work in the mind create physical experiences? This question is so big and so obviously a conundrum that we often miss it altogether. But in fact, this is the magic of yoga: that our work in our bodies so radically affects our state of heart, literally who we are in the world.
Modern science is just beginning to explore this mysterious relationship. But in yogic understanding, this relationship belongs to the domain of the subtle body, or the energetic body, a place of exploration that yogis have been very comfortable with for centuries. The energetic body is a ghost-like web of channels (nadis), currents of energy flowing through those channels (prana), and energy centers (chakras), inside which the currents of our life force tend to get stuck and confined, creating illness in the body and emotional disturbance in the heart-mind.
In this subtle body anatomy weekend, we'll explore the human body from the inside out and we'll learn how to connect to our subtle body and use that deep and sensitive awareness to make our asana practice more potent and meaningful to our lives.
This course fulfills an elective requirement for the Carolina Yoga 500-Hour Teacher Training. It is also open to everyone!
$300; $250 before April 1
Friday, April 28: 6–9 p.m.
Saturday, April 29: 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 30: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday's class begins with a 1.5hr vinyasa practice.
Sign up here.