Health and Fitness of the Body and Mind Through Wisdom Dakini Training
OPEN TO ALL LEVELS OF PHYSICAL ABILITY
Five Saturdays, February 25, - April 1
2 - 3:30 pm (No class on March 11)
With minds totally excited by great bliss and
bodies in a dance of constant motion,
hosts of yoginîs, let us offer you the great bliss
that is experienced in the lotus of the consort!
- Lama Tsongkhapa
What's Your Healthy Relationship With Your Body, Even Achy One?
A healthy, strong, flexible, and fit body will undoubtedly complement and support the pursuit of a healthy, strong, flexible, and fit mind. Of course, the vice-versa is also true. This special SBT Dakini Series will explore Dakini movements focusing on Dakini strength training to boost and maintain our mental and physical capacity for adaptability, endurance, resilience, flexibility, agility and clarity. With a sensitivity to the connection between different dimensions of the body and mind, we will integrate into each class a variety of Dakini strength modalities such as meditation on altruism, subtle body trulkor movements, breath work, and restorative postures, as well as dance movements.
The beginnings of the yogic tradition can be traced back over 5,000 years ago in India when ancient yogis and yoginis engaged in physical exercises along with pranayama (breathing the life force) to prepare their bodies for long periods of seated meditation. JOIN Khandro-la and fellow pilgrims for this DAKINI INTEGRATIVE STRENGTH TRAINING to support your own Dharma practice and your life of service to others!
Please prepare to use yogic props (or your alternative) listed below during each class:
Set of Weights 1 kg/2lb (or 2 small water bottles)
Theraband (Registant band)
Yoga Blocks if you have
WHAT IS SUBTLE BODY TRAINING?
Subtle Body Training is an integrated, transformative spiritual journey based on advanced Tantric theory that weaves together tantric techniques of subtle body-oriented practices, chanting, meditation, and breathing practices as well as the contemporary discipline of the biomechanics of yoga.
FEE & REGISTRATION
Free of charge for Sponsor Members (2 series per year). Donations are welcome and appreciated.
$75 for other DW Members
$95 for Non-Members
$20 for Drop-In
Please register in advance by completing the form HERE along with submitting the corresponding payment by February 22, 2023. Registrants will receive a Zoom Meeting link and any supplementary material needed.
Not yet a member but would like to be? Please click here to complete that process prior to registration.
There will be no class on March 11.
This class is open to all levels of physical ability. However, please notify us if there is any specific physical condition of which we may need to be aware such as high blood pressure.
Avoid eating heavy food one hour before the class.
We will adapt both standing and seated postures and movements so please arrange the computer accordingly in advance.
Also, please wear a light cloth that allows you to touch your skin directly
Keep your video on during the sessions.
Prepare some blankets and a pillow to lay down on the floor for restorative posture in the end.
Recordings of the session will not be available so please do your best to attend all the sessions.
If you have any questions, please contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org.