A Weekend of Master Classes in Yin Yoga With Joe Barnett
3rd Eye: Yin Yoga, Dream Work, and Meditation
Saturday 6/25, 1pm-3pm
Yin Yoga's techniques of surrender and observation naturally opens what the Yogis called the Third Eye: the space where visions and dreams are projected...though not necessarily where they originate.
As the deep tissue is released in Yin Yoga, water channels open up in the physical body, the energy flows more freely and an equally fluid course of visions often follow. Working a variety of these Meridian lines with a complete sequence can induce an equally wide spectrum of imagery which begin to interweave and create a landscape of stories.
At this point the Yogi has a golden opportunity: An opportunity to achieve Lucidity in the terms of Western Dream Science, or Samadhi in the terms of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras; An opportunity to see and interact clearly and calmly with our Shadows as well as our Higher Selves.
The intention of this practice will be to develop Third Eye receptivity while freeing the joints of stagnation and fixation.
Sacral Nutation: Rock the Sacrum!
Saturday 6/25, 3:45pm-5:45pm
Nutation is a Latin word for rocking or nodding. The planets nutate, the growing shoot of a flower nutates, and your Sacrum nutates. Or at least it should. The Sacrum (another Latin word for Sacred) is the axis, the core, the keystone if you will, of the skeleton. It is the connection between Spine and Pelvis. And with every movement of the body, it has a very subtle, yet crucial movement unless it is stuck. Fixation of the sacrum is a very common occurrence in the developed world of chair-sitting. Come study and more importantly practice the Yin postures that will keep your Sacred Sacrum Rocking.
Yin Yoga and Chakra/Meridian Meditation
Sunday 6/26, 1:30pm-3:30pm
The mysteries of the energetic body go as deep as the Spirit, as deep as the mysteries of life and death. The study of the Chakras and Meridians is the study of the wheels and rivers of subtle energy that unite our physical, emotional and thinking bodies. Yin Yoga directly affects the Meridian system. And the techniques of surrender can lead the practitioner into her spine where the Chakra wheels spin and deep truths reside.
Joe will present an outline of the Ancient Theory of the Three Bodies (Chakra layers) and how it blends with the Modern Meridian Theory through a brief lecture.
However, the real education is in the practice: A Yin Yoga sequence to release thick fibrous channels of Fascia where the Meridian lines commonly stagnate; And brief but potent Chakra Meditations to pull the freed energy deep into the spine, for awakening and evolution of the Heart/Spirit.
Joe travels nationally and internationally year round offering presentations and trainings on Yin and Yang (Vinyasa) forms of Yoga. He provides a deep study (both experiential and anatomical) of the crude physical Skeleton and Fascia, as well as the more subtle Meridians and Chakras. Joe is a senior student and primary teaching assistant of Paul Grilley, a true Yoga Scientist and founder of Yin Yoga. www.joebarnettyoga.com
Single workshop: $35 in advance ($40 day of)
All Three Workshops: $90