Lisa Walford & John Casey Workshops

Roots & Shoots: Standing Poses Inside and Out
with Lisa Walford

Lisa WalfordSat, Feb 29, 2020
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Open to the general public

Our legs propel us forward while our arms reach and grasp; both serve to enable us to live life fully. Standing poses free the shoulder and hip joints while they stabilize the core of the body. Each of us is unique, and the framework special. In this workshop, Lisa will introduce basic anatomy through handouts and asana to help you understand where you should hold and where you should fold. Add this unique dimension to your practice!

This session introduces material for deeper review in the Sunday Continuing Education Teaching Skills workshop.

Yoga Sutras with John Casey

John Thomas CaseySat, Feb 29, 2020
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Open to all students

There are few texts from classical India that have had such an long-running influence on the perspective of spiritual seekers than the one which bears the name of Yoga Sutra. Written nearly two thousand years ago by the sage Pataïjali, this text of less than two hundred pithy aphorisms may be read in its entirety in less than an hour. And yet, this elegant work, divided into four brief chapters, outlines a profound and effective contemplative path which can lead to radical spiritual enlightenment and freedom.

In this series of presentations, we will open up the contents and deeper implications of the Yoga Sutra, laying out the philosophy, psychology, practice, and consequences of the contemplative lifestyle that has inspired and edified countless generations of serious yoga practitioners.

John Thomas Casey has been a Yoga scholar-practitioner since 1971, and holds a doctorate in Asian and Comparative Philosophy from the University of Hawai'i. John has taught courses on World Religions, Sanskrit language, Buddhism, and Yoga Studies at local colleges, while also helping to establish the MA program in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University.

Future Sessions

March 28, April 26, May 30, Aug 29, Nov 7

Teaching Skills with Lisa Walford

Lisa WalfordSun, March 1, 2020
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

In depth review of Saturday's workshop including modifications according to individual needs or targeted areas, observation and correction, basic anatomy and adjustments.

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