Some scoff at the value of "gentle" practice or marginalize it as merely a preparation for more intense effort. This workshop will show gentle vinyasa for what it really is: an efficient route to releasing physical tension, an artful exploration of the intricacy of movement, and a uniquely effective prelude to the subtle seated practices of pranayama. Our goal is not exhaustion or pools of sweat, but rather a feeling of profound rejuvenation and mental clarity.
We'll begin with a conversation about the theory that drives vinyasa (breath-enhanced movement) and pranayama (attention-enhanced breathwork). Then we'll enjoy a full two hours of practice: gentle vinyasa in standing, supine, and seated positions followed by a long shavasana and skillfully guided pranayama.