Philosophy: The feminine and the sublime
In Tantric philosophy, the feminine principle is the principle of creation. This principle is excessive and effulgent, and it can overwhelm us when it overflows. But making space for the unfolding of this principle is the very essence of contemplative practice. In this talk, we explores the nature of the feminine, and the possibility of relating to the feminine intimately, by unraveling the Myth of Sati, “she who is.”
This is a traditional Mysore-style Ashtanga Vinyasa class. Students lead themselves through the Ashtanga sequencing while receiving individual guidance and support. This class is intended for people with an established Ashtanga practice. There are no expectations of proficiency, but instructions on sequencing will be kept to a minimum, so please know the standing and closing sequence to attend.
Mula bandha workshop
Some say that mula bandhais the toning of the pelvic floor. Other say that mula bandhais the experience of non-duality. Still others say that mula bandha is the awakening of the feminine divine. What do these disparate things have in common? This workshop aims to clarify. Observing the subtle breath within our bodies, we discover a thread of sensation that reaches from the pelvic floor to the soft palette, a thread that connects us to the source of our vitality. By awakening our love and admiration for where that thread leads, we can invite some of the finer experiences of mula bandha to arise.
Spinal fluidity workshop
One of the surest ways to create a fluid sense of embodiment is to make elegant movements with a supple spine. In this session, we learn to roll the spine from the base of the pelvis to the base of the skull, integrating the internal currents of the breath, and opening the central axis of the body to a fuller flow of consciousness. This session will involve a light practice, with special emphasis on back bending. It will integrate postures from the first and second series, with variations to accommodate a wide range of abilities.
Ty Landrum is an international exponent of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. He teaches in the experimental style of his mentor, Richard Freeman. With a PhD in philosophy, Ty has a special touch for explaining the theory of yoga with color and creativity. His passion as a teacher is to share the brilliance of yoga with anyone who wants to learn.
- Workshops in English
- Places are limited
- Booking requested
- 35€ PHILOSOPHY SESSION
- 50€ MYSORE
- 60€ WORKSHOP
- 110€ ONE MYSORE AND ONE WORKSHOP
- 230€ FULL WEEKEND
Attendees must have CSEN membership card, available at City ZEN for 5€, valid for a solar year. We suggest to arrive 20 minutes before the beginning of the event.