Apr 10

Yoga Sutras and Vedic Chant with Linda Spackman

Yoga Sutras and Vedic Chant with Linda Spackman

~Friday April 8 -10, 2016~

~Exploring Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras~
 Practice and Detachment: The Two Wings of Practice - Energizing Asana
 Friday- 9:15-10:45AM
 Cultivating Appropriate Effort - Rejuvenating Asana and Pranayama
 Friday- 2-4PM

~The Art of Vedic Chant~
The Sounds of Sanskrit and Vedic Chant Fundamentals
Friday- 5:30-7:30PM
Honoring the Sun
 Saturday-9:30AM -12:30PM
Invoking Peace
 Saturday- 2:30-5:30PM
Essence of the Heart
 Sunday- 9-11AM

Drop-in Friday morning 9:15-10:45am class- $15
Drop in for 2 hour classes- $36
Drop in for 3 hour classes- $54
All Classes Friday through Sunday- $216
Registration limited to 15 students for the whole workshop. (excludes the Friday 9:15AM class)
Preference will be given to those registering for the entire workshop.

Exploring Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
 In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali explains that balanced effort will sustain us on path of yoga. The sutras are rich with suggestions that both influence our practice of this ancient tradition, and support our navigation though the responsibilities of daily life.
The Art of Vedic Chant
Experience and learn the art of Vedic Chant. Vedic texts, thousands of years old, are presented in the Sanskrit language and contain wisdom still relevant to the challenges we face in the modern world. But it is the act of chanting itself that brings life to these texts as well as to the person listening and reciting.
Through time honored principles of instruction found in the Vedas, explore listening and chanting as an integrating experience for body, mind and breath. Basic orientation to the principles and practice of Vedic Chant presented through recitation and response, repetition of simple sounds, brief chants, and short excerpts from longer passages.
Classes are suitable for all levels of students, from beginners through life-long practitioners.
 Each session will include, chant, movement, meaning and reflection.

Linda Spackman began practicing yoga in 1984 and teaching in 2000. In each class, Linda imparts her joy and underlying reverence for all aspects of yoga. Linda’s classes are upbeat and embracing, and encourage students to refine and deepen their practice. Her teaching style is accessible yet challenging for all levels of practice, from beginner to lifelong practitioner.

Linda is a dedicated, long-time student of Sonia Nelson, with whom she regularly studies the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Vedic Chant, Pranayama and Meditation. Sonia is a senior student of TKV Desikachar. Linda also treasures the opportunity to study with Patricia Walden, one of the most senior teachers of Iyengar Yoga.