Aloha Yoga Hanalei O'hana,
I hope this email finds you well and content. It is so wonderful how pearls come to us throughout life. Like the Patanjali Yoga Sutra, a 1-liner might penetrate us to the core and help us to develop Viveka Kyati, or discriminating wisdom. I received such a pearl the other day when discussing a possible workshop in Utah.
"You can do anything, but you cannot do everything!"
I think that as we age, we naturally gravitate towards doing less, and to exploring refinement. Even our approach to Yoga practice shifts, where we utilize the law of Karma to our advantage. We practice postures well aware of the effect they have, thus nourishing not only our extrinsic musculature, but also balancing our intrinsic systems, such as our organs, endocrine system, physiology and psychology.
Such development of skillfulness is described in the Samskrt terms, "Sukshma / Sthula". We are able to penetrate the obvious to the subtle energetic realm, and consciously go to a place of receptivity where breath, movement and consciousness are transformed into Prana. The great masters concur that it takes an average of 10 years of consistent application before we are proficient in the practices, and 20 years before we really embody the wisdom in our lives. This is all based on the understanding that we have a relationship with a trusted and respected authority in our given field. In the modern boom of Yoga, many students are deprived of the steady guidance of such masters, and their practice only depletes, disintegrates and exhausts them. Simply to be in the presence of a seasoned teacher elevates the student on many levels, as the transmission extends from the obvious to the subtle, resulting in true embodiment.
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join in a workshop with Rama Jyoti Vernon. With over 50 years of teaching experience, Rama has worked with some of the greatest Masters of the last generation, and is an embodiment of Yoga in action. Rama is responsible for igniting me personally with a passion for the Yoga Sutra, and has deeply informed how we approach Yoga at Yoga Hanalei as developing a total system of Self-care. It is said that "the teacher empowers the student, and the student empowers the teacher." Just to be in her presence is deeply transformative.
Rama Jyoti Vernon Returns to Yoga Hanalei
Yoga & Philosophy Workshop
April 8-10th at Yoga Hanalei
Friday 5:30-7:30 pm Yoga Sutra
Saturday 9-12 pm Yogasana
2-4 pm Yoga Sutra
Sunday 9-12 pm Yogasana
2-4 pm Yoga Sutra
Early Bird Special, paid in full by March 1st $240
Single Sutra Class: $50
Single Asana Class $75
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