An intimate evening concert of traditional Sufi devotional music.
In a weekend workshop David offers clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice in varying levels of detail according to the tastes of the workshop host. These investigative classes help students come to new perspectives on how to practice more intelligently, safely and joyfully.
This 16-hour offering, led by Adam Rumack & Jared Seide, is a powerful and inspiring introduction to the practice of Council and offers an experiential opportunity to work with the basic elements, modalities and forms. Council Training 1 workshops are offered by Center for Council throughout the year in a variety of locations.
with Steven Harper, joined by MO director Adam Rumack at the Esalen Institute. This workshop will present simple yet profound practices designed to access our capacity to innovate and participate with the essential movement processes of life. Through physical practices, work in pairs, group discussions, and direct experience of nature, we draw on ancient movement traditions of tai chi, aikido, and contemporary somatic practices that offer ways of centering, grounding, and knowing our belonging to the greater community of being.
Join one of the foremost western teachers of The Yoga Sutra, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the classical ancient Indian treatise on the practice of Yoga. This seminar series will consist of a close reading of Patanjali's original text, focusing on the opening section of the work, wherein Yoga is defined and the state of samadhi, liberation, described, as well as on the eight limbs of yoga covered in the heart of the text, which outline the step by step methods for attaining this enlightened state. Attention will be paid to the pre-modern commentaries of the text, thus exposing students to the traditional understanding of the practice of classical Yoga and its goals.
The Ojai Valley in California is known for its expansive and wild beauty set against the backdrop of the Sespe wilderness, it’s friendly locals and small town feel, its Chumash history and culture, and its legacy of great spiritual teachers and communities. With the support of this place, and the community that gathers to practice here, join us for small group yoga practice in the mysore tradition.
Prison Yoga Project, in collaboration with Mysore Oakland and Give Back Yoga Foundation, is offering a special training for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with at-risk populations, including the incarcerated.
This weekend workshop will be a space to explore, inspire and reimagine the conversation about death. With discussion of yoga philosophy, yoga and meditation practices and practical information about preparing for our own death as well as supporting others in dying, we will dive in to the topic of death and learn to approach this natural reality with grace and recognition of our true nature.