Join Adam Rumack for a yoga practice intensive in the Ojai Valley
The Ojai Valley in California is known for its expansive beauty set against the backdrop of the Sespe wilderness, its 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 ashtanga yoga traditions. Time will be given to all 8 limbs of the ashtanga yoga (8-limbs) path outlined by Patanajali in the Yoga Sutra, with an emphasis on pranayama & meditation in light of the practical application the yoga philosophy. We are generously hosted by the Spirit House.
In this 6-week course, we will examine just a selection of the multiplicity of perspectives on contemporary yoga practice, with a particular focus on Ashtanga Yoga and bias toward the “shadow” or less comfortable obscured discourses.
How do toxic group dynamics emerge in yoga and dharma groups? What are the warning signs? What does it feel like to be recruited into something that is not what it appears to be?
Yoga practices and communities are prismatic: they throw off a full spectrum of light and dark colours. In this unique training module, we’ll play close attention to that range of experiences — from transformative to traumatic — as reported by people from many yoga communities. The intention is to encourage a practice of acknowledging and healing trauma patterns in the culture, so that communities can expand their inclusivity.