Saturday, March 17th
“IGNITE YOUR SOUL WITH DHARMA YOGA” 10am - 1pm
An introduction to the lineage of Dharma Yoga.
In this workshop we will guide you through a series of techniques, which will include asana, pranayama, meditation, and understanding of the main teachings of the living master, Sri Dharma Mittra. We will explore variations of postures you may not encounter in any other lineages, and give you instructions in how to take the steps to acquire these postures.
The method weaves together many teachings in order to bring all students closer to the goal of Self-realization.
"MAHA SHAKTI" 4 - 6pm
This is an open style Dharma Yoga practice. Everyone is welcome.
Dharma Yoga is a system of classical Hatha-Raja Yoga. A devotional practice that emphasises good health, a clear mind and a kind heart.
Many variations and modifications will be provided to make the practice accessible to ALL, creating a collective and devotional atmosphere where students have the ability to realise their infinite potential.
Sunday, March 18th
"MAHA SADHANA" 10am - 1pm
The practice will touch on all aspects of Yoga through the classical system of Hatha-Raja, providing subtle breathing techniques to calm the mind, invigorate the body and energize the chakras, as well as healing mantras (sound vibrations) to stimulate the pituitary gland and subtle consciousness. The extended Charging Series and Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa posture flow, stretches, tones and strengthens the entire physical body. After all that effort you will experience a final guided meditation in deep relaxation – yoga nidra to recharge and rejuvenate the entire physical and mental system .
The program culminates in Sri Dharma Mittra's joyous signature ASANA SATSANG JAM. All students come together in a large circle for Kirtan – singing, as those that wish offer their favorite postures to the teacher, the higher self, and each other.
"HOLLOW BACK STEP BY STEP" 4 - 7pm
In this workshop we will break down one of the most iconic poses of the Dharma Mittra lineage, the HOLLOW BACK. We will work on correct hands or forearms placement, body positioning and a wide range of drills designed to help you progress with flexibility, strength, stability, muscle endurance, and balance. The thoracic spine is an area that often times lacks mobility. The beauty of the hollow back is that it allows us to isolate the upper chest, protect the lower back, and make us feel a glorious opening at the heart, even when lacking flexibility in the spine!!!! An amazing counterpose for people that spend their day in a hunched forward position working on a computer, driving or sitting. To develop confidence we will use the wall and work in pairs. Some will wave goodbye to the wall while others will find the pose for the first time with the wall.
Open to ALL LEVELS!!!!!