Yin Yoga as a Mindfulness Practice
with Isabel Fleury
Friday, March 17th,
1:00 pm to 3:30pm
Pacific Grove Studio
Early Bird $40.00-- REGISTER HERE
Day of $45
All Level of Students Welcome
How much of life have we missed, simply by failing to look?
Or even by looking and not seeing? What are you doing to fill up time and space, to avoid being present?
“If I could live my life once again, I would choose to do it with my eyes open wider”. --Henry David Thoreau
We all carry around trunk loads of old habits, but very fortunately for us, they’re removable. We are not our stories or our circumstances, so they don’t have to weight us down permanently.
Yin Yoga cultivates stillness of the body by holding the poses for longer and by practicing sensing into what is happening without automatically reacting. This slowing down of the whole body-mind spectrum creates a possibility of seeing our habitual responses more clearly, looking at the escape routes but not necessarily using them.
We can practice with the intention of getting in touch with the feelings of fundamental uneasiness and relaxing with it rather than being run around by our thoughts and emotions. We can use yin yoga and meditation as a path of transformation, using these practices to train the mind to be more present in what we are doing when we are doing it.
Isabel Fleury is a licensed psychologist and an archetypal astrologer dedicated to the integration of body and mind through Yoga and awareness practices. In 2007 she came to California to study at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, where she still lives and studies with inspirational yoga and meditation teachers: Bernie Clark, Sarah Powers, Silvia Boorstein and James Baraz. Her style is greatly influenced by Yin Yoga and the Buddhist philosophy and practices.