Embody Awakened Qualities Through Dakini Subtle Body Yogic Exercises
OPEN TO ALL LEVELS OF PHYSICAL ABILITY
Five Saturdays, January 13 - February 10, 2024
1 – 2:30 pm, PST
Enlightenment arises from within the body,
Or it does not arise at all.
Unless the body is realized as a perfect vessel for liberation,
Freedom from conditioned existence remains only an imaginary dream.
- Yeshe Tsogyal, 8th cent.
(artwork by Yen Chua)
Start 2024 with the new SUBTLE BODY YOGA, Basics II, series. Awakened Beings possess the complete manifestation of the qualities of compassion, wisdom, and power. How can we cultivate these same awakened qualities in us that will lead us to become immense benevolent presences in the world of struggles? Through various subtle body exercises and meditations, we will explore Buddha’s qualities of deepest caring, discerning insight into the ultimate reality of emptiness, and limitless power, expressed as Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, and Vajrapani. We will see if we can uncover and embody our own awakened nature through these movements, dancing, and mantra chanting.
SUBTLE BODY YOGA is an integrated, transformative training of the psycho-physical body based on advanced Tantric theory and practice. 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 to prepare their bodies for long periods of seated meditation.This series could lead you to a unique and evolutionary home study experience resulting in genuine transformation.
Whether you are new to the path of Buddhist Tantric practice or yoga, or are an experienced student or teacher, we invite you to join us for this unique and potent exploration to support your Dharma practice and your life of service to others!
If you are a DW Training student in the SBY Stream, this series is a Level 1 transmission and practice. This series will include a reading assignment of Chapter Eight, Dakini As the Subtle Body, pp. 180 - 202, in Dakini Journey in the Contemporary World by Choying Khandro.
Check out what SUBTLE BODY YOGA students say about the class!
REGISTRATION & FEE
Free of charge for Turquoise (Sponsor) Members (3 free series per year), Ruby Members (2 free series per year), and Emerald Members (1 free 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 and submitting the corresponding payment by November 25, 2023. If you are not submitting payment, please register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 before registration.
Prepare to use these yogic props during class:
Yoga blankets (or alternative)
Yoga strap (or alternative)
Theraband (or alternative)
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 use both standing and seated postures and movements so please arrange the computer accordingly in advance.
Please wear light clothing 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 email@example.com.