02.-04.09.2011

Weekend Retreat

David Lurey
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September 2 - FRIDAY

18:00 - 20:00
Mantra in Action;
A Journey Through the Chakras of Asana and chanting

Beginning at the root... Ganesha / Muladhara... we will journey through the seven main chakras of the body with asanas to stimulate physical awareness and mantra singing. Along the way, we connect to the God / Goddess energies that support our evolution and each Chakra. This is an all levels class that includes standing and seated postures and singing.

20:30 - 22:00
Kirtan: Ecstatic Chanting

Part of the centuries old practice of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion. In Kirtan, practitioners chant mantras as a means of invoking the qualities of various deities to empower their lives. There is no experience necessary, and best of all, it is an open and safe environment to sing and be free in a light and fun way. The opening comes from your devotion and intention behind the mantras we sing. David will lead the chanting in call and response style and playing guitar.

September 3 - SATURDAY

9:30 - 12:00
Arm Balances; Cultivating Strength and Balance

Working from the core of the body and playing with gravity, we will explore various arm balancing postures that awaken, strengthen, and feel fun! Using visualization and concentration, we’ll tap into the parts of you that are confident so you can perform these Asanas.The class will also incorporate shoulder and hip opening as well as bandha awareness and core strengthening exercises as they are crucial to arm balancing Asanas. It will be a Vinyasa style class with fluid transitions into and out of selected arm balancing poses.

~Intermediate and Advanced Practitioners Welcome ~ Not recommended for beginners

16:00 - 18:00
Won’t you take me to…Shanti Town: Relaxation with Live Music

With busy and active lives, taking time to consciously rest and restore your body and mind is very important in maintaining physical and mental peace. Restorative yoga is the art of learning to be supported as the postures will have you being held by props while you relax deeply in shapes that promote your vitality. David will guide students into restorative poses and then serenade the busy mind to Shanti Town (Shanti is the Sanskrit word for Peace) with live music.

-Open to students of all levels, shapes and sizes

September 4 - SUNDAY

10:00 - 12:30
Independent Movement of your Parts; from Asanas to Daily Living

The human body is a miracle in motion and designed to have independently moving pieces through our system of joints. But due to lives challenges, our muscles become tight and joints restricted and we can lose that sense of independence. Through asanas and deep exploration, this workshop will focus on how to move your ‘parts’ independently making more room for Prana to flow while also discovering the causes of tension with deep introspection.
-All levels welcome

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David Lurey

David Lurey has been teaching Yoga since 2000 and is a self-titled 'Global Yogi' for the last 5 years sharing Yoga as a traveling teacher in Brasil, the United States and Europe. His teaching encompasses many paths of Yoga and is focused on the dynamic transformation when Body, Mind and Spirit align towards selfrealization. With a physical practice that focuses on foundation and alignment he supports students in awakening the inner teacher and with mindfull awareness he guides students to a place of peace of mind so the essence of the heart can be revealed. As a musician, David leads Kirtan chanting with an open and energetic feel and is able to awaken positive vibrations with a playful and loving connection.

For more information please visit: www.findbalance.de