Sunday March 11th
$35 for YCA Members
$40 for Nonmembers
“You” includes more than you think
Just as the body cannot move safely or effectively without support from being grounded on earth, so can the mind also not move and serve its function well unless grounded. Mental movement–thoughts, feelings, insights and intentions–happens within an often unnoticed field of awareness. All experience in fact, including the body, occurs within this field, a groundless ground of awake being. Learning to recognize it, rest in it, and let life move from it is a rich dimension of yoga. This workshop will explore this principle, and what awakening to it through meditation and direct pointing-out can be within in a yoga practice.
As guiding teacher for the Bodhisara Dharma Community, Mark offers teachings, or Dharma, grounded in both Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana Meditation, from the Theravadin Buddhist tradition of Southeast Asia, and nondual schools of meditation that point the student to the primordial stillness of awareness itself. These meditative traditions offers skills and insights that can benefit people of all religious traditions, and no particular doctrinal affiliation is expected of participants. More information about Bodhisara, including current class, guided meditations, sample teachings, and a teacher bio may be found at our web site www.bodhisara.org . Mark has also been on the teaching staff for Insight Meditation Center of the Pioneer Valley since 1998 and have taught in the Yoga Teacher Training Programs at Yoga Center Amherst and Karuna Center for Yoga for 10+ years. He has taught a yearly weekend at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies for 6 years.
(G) Gentle—an easy, soft balancing & relaxing class
(M) Moderate—accessible, enjoyable well-balanced workout
(V) Vigorous—a satisfying workout with a faster pace
Class levels and pacing are guidelines only. We recommend that each student work at their own level at all times.