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Sustainable Yoga for Life -Mindfulness of Body : Cyndi Lee
Open to students, teachers and teacher trainees.
These three weekend classes unfold the practice of Sustainable Vinyasa, a medium paced flow practice designed to balance your physical and mental strength, stability, clarity, mobility. Based on the long view of Sustainability, these vinyasa practices will energize and enhance you today as well as expand your capacity to move, breath and live well in the future. Sustainable Vinyasa, grounded in the practice of MIndfulness, helps us care for ourselves in a way that naturally helps us care for others and our whole world.
Saturday’s afternoon session - Sustainable Yoga for Life -Mindfulness of Body:
Mindfulness of Body is an integrated mind-breath-body training practice which teaches us to fall back into the simplicity of each moment. Cyndi will unfold the traditional layers of this powerful Buddhist practice in mini-talks on Sati or Mindfulness: Establishing Presence of Mind, Contemplating Externally, Impermanence and Insight. Meditation practice will sandwich a slow-flow asana practice focussing on connections, transitions, presence and your own mind on motion. Standing poses, floor work, backbends, working on our hands, going upside down and turning inside out — find out what yoga feels like when it grows from a practice of arriving in every step.
About Cyndi Lee:
Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. In 1998, she founded the OM yoga Center in NYC, which became a mecca for yogis worldwide. One of the most influential teachers in the U.S., Cyndi’s teaching work is now focussed on yoga, meditation and resiliency workshops worldwide.
Known as a “teacher’s teacher,” Cyndi has trained thousands of yoga teachers in Europe, Asia, Central America and the United States. Her on-line courses include Meditation TT and Restorative TT(www.yogainternational.com), Slow Flow: Sustainable Yoga for Life (www.yogajournal.com) and Taking Refuge in Your Body (www.lionsroar.com). Her annual “Very Special Yoga Teacher’s Retreat” magnetizes yoga teachers from all over the world who are looking for fresh inspiration, clarity of direction and reconnection to their own practices.
Cyndi is the author of five books including the classic yoga text: Yoga Body Buddha Mind. Other books are the The New York Times critically acclaimed May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind and OM yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice. She is a regular contributor to numerous publications including Yoga Journal, Real Simple and Lion’s Roar.
Cyndi is a formally trained Lay Buddhist Chaplain under the guidance of Roshi Joan Halifax of Upaya Zen Center. Her root guru is the Tibetan master, Gelek Rimpoche. She has been teaching yoga for 40 years and meditation for nearly 30 years. To find more of her on-line classes, courses, and trainings, as well as IRL teaching activities, please go to www.cyndilee.com
Saturday 15th June. 2pm (2.5hrs). £40
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