Yantra yoga - Valerie Marquis
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yantra yoga

Come experience a refreshing approach to yoga! This introduction 
will teach you a full sequence of physical exercices and breathwork called “the 8 movements”

This is a 12 hours workshop on foundations of Yantra Yoga (Tibetan yoga). 

Program will be taught in English by a visiting teacher from NY, Angelica Siedlecki

About Yantra Yoga:
Synchronizing every movement with conscious breathing we find ourselves in a perfectly relaxed state. Each yoga sequence performed in Yantra Yoga aims to guide the breath into a natural harmony with the mind and body. One of the oldest recorded systems of Yoga that exists in the world, for centuries Yantra was a closely guarded secret reserved for advanced yogic practitioners. It was first introduce to Tibet in the 7th century by Padmasambhava. Understanding the immense benefit it holds for everyone, Yantra Yoga was first introduced to the West in the 1970s by one of the foremost Dzogchen masters of our time, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

The practice of the Eight Movements, also known as Lungsang, is an effective way to coordinate our energy and purify the condition of our prana. With this unique sequence of movements, we can make our body more flexible and fit while improving our mental and physical health. In fact, the Lungsang are also
known to be very beneficial for people that suffer from depression, anxiety, and stress.

These movements, aside from toning and training the body, teach us how to master all the aspects of the breathing, how to inhale and exhale correctly, and especially how to hold the breath and how to guide the hold. The Lungsang are the key to harmonize and reshape our breathing. Each of the movements is also closely related to Tibetan Medicine, and through the course, we are going to have an overview of the specific healing property of each movement.

Each session of Yantra starts with the Nine Purification Breathing to Exhale the Stale Air are. The purpose of this breathing exercise is to purify the function of our prana life force and expand the capacity of our breathing in a correct and relaxed way.

In our everyday life we get distracted and stressed and as a consequence, our breathing becomes contracted and fragmented. Our life energy then becomes imbalanced, but we can purify this condition by consciously training our breathing. We are also going to learn Rhythmic Breathing, that is a pranayama that trains us to coordinate and improve the individual phases of the process of breathing (inhaling, holding the breath, exhaling and
remaining empty). This effective exercise balances our energy, calms stress and nervousness, and counteracts depression.

Yantra Yoga is one of the oldest recorded systems of yoga in the world. It has come to us by way of Tibet, a land that holds a vast, rich Buddhist knowledge and heritage.

Yantra Yoga’s unique series of positions and movements, combined with conscious breathing, can help coordinate and harmonize one’s personal energy so that the mind can relax and find its authentic balance.

Many positions used in Yantra Yoga are similar to those of Hatha Yoga, but the way to assume and apply them differs significantly. Yantra Yoga uses a sequence that consists of seven phases of
movement, connected with seven phases of breathing synchronized in rhythm with the movements. In particular, the position in the central phase of each movement helps create specific retentions of the breath that work at a deep, subtle level. For this reason, it is not only the main position but this holding
and the entire movement that are important.

The system of Yantra Yoga contains a wide range of movements that can be applied by everyone. This is a superb method to attain optimal health, relaxation, and balance through the coordination of breath and movement. Today anyone can practice Yantra Yoga without the need to follow any particular spiritual path, anyone
can practice without any limitation.

Nevertheless, for millennia this fundamental and rich method, connected with the profound essence of the Dzogchen Teachings has been taught by great spiritual Teachers for the purpose of finding our true relaxed natural condition.

For more information, visit www.yantrayoga.org.

About the teacher:

Angelica Siedlecki grew up in Italy, close to the first center founded by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, who introduced Yantra Yoga to the western world. She has been practicing Yantra Yoga for more then ten years, and was recently authorized to teach the Eight Lungsang Movement of Yantra Yoga by the two main instructors Laura Evangelisti and Fabio Andrico. She currently lives in New York, were she gives classes.

Upcoming workshop March 3rd-4th

Register by clicking below or by sending your payment via e-transfer at espacekaya@gmail.com.

The cost for the week-end is 185$, early bird rate up to Feb 15th is 150$.