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05 Nov.

Eddie Stern Workshop

2020/11/05 - 2020/11/07

Eddie is a yoga teacher, author, and lecturer from New York City. He is known for his multi-disciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga, as well as his teaching expertise in Ashtanga Yoga. He recently released his first solo book, One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga, which examines in clear and simple language the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms that make yoga an effective practice. He is also the creator of The Breathing App, which guides the user in a paced breathing exercise that balances the nervous system, helping to improve sleep, and reduce stress and anxiety.

Workshop fee:
(45 € per session if available after September 1st)
280 € full workshop Early Bird registration and payment before September 1st 2020
310 € Full workshop registration and payment after September 1st 2020

Thursday 5.11.

17:30-20:00 Led Primary, Pranayama, Meditation

Friday 6.11.

Morning
7:30-9:00 Led primary
If necessary there will be a second led primary class 9:30-11:00

Break

Afternoon
13:00-15:00
Three Bodies and Five Sheaths

In the ancient Hindu wisdom teachings of the Taittiriya Upanishad, our body, breath, mind, intellect, and source of joy are described as having five, interconnected parts that envelop each other like clouds. These are called the five sheaths, and they exist as part of the three-body model. The three bodies are the physical, subtle, and causal bodies, that though each made of different constituents, are still interlinked as well. The basic practices that were given by the yogis – postures, breathing, mantra, meditation, and service – address and purify each of the bodies and sheaths. In this class, we will discuss and examine each of these layers, and learn how we can, in a focused and deliberate way, work with every level of our being.

Break

15:30-17:30
Stillness, Feeling, Acting and Thinking: The Four Modes of Yoga

The four paths of yoga that represent the four basic ways that we interact with the world. Yoga at its core is the practice of knowing who we are on a deep level. The access we have to that inner knowledge gets cloudy because our minds are filled with thoughts, desires, confusion, conflict, and regrets. Yoga provides remedies for all of these mental difficulties, which are reflected through the four paths, or modes, of yoga. In this class, you will learn what the four paths are, how they apply to you, and what states of mind the four paths can help to soothe, so that you can use them to help strengthen your positive mental traits, and gradually diminish negative mental states. This class will include chanting, pranayama, and lecture.

Saturday 7.11.

Morning
7:30-9:00 Led primary
If necessary there will be a second led primary class 9:30-11:00

Break

Afternoon
13:00-15:00
Four Aims of Life

This lecture accompanies the four paths of yoga. In it we discuss the four aims of life in the Hindu tradition: purpose, a means to attaining that purpose, the fulfillment of purpose, and freedom from bondage. We will look at verses from The Bhagavad Gita and The Yoga Sutras that speak about these aims, and how yoga is a practice that helps us in feeling what our purpose is (and how purpose can change).

15:30-18:00
One Simple Thing: How Yoga Works (+ possibly a book signing)

Yoga has many forms and many meanings, but within this variety there is a continuity. Underlying the ways that we practice yoga, think about yoga, and talk about yoga, there is an impulse to seek meaning in our lives, and that is what drives us to the practice. In this talk, we will discuss the underlying mechanisms of yoga that make it an effective practice for personal and communal transformation, and specifically look at how yoga addresses our body’s innate ability to rebalance and restore itself through ancient yet simple practices.
You will have a chance to have your copy of Eddie‘s book One Simple Thing signed by the author after the lecture!

Slight changes to class times may be

Event Details

Date: 2020/11/05 - 2020/11/07
Time: -
Venue: GOLDBERG STUDIOS GMBH
Address: Müllerstr 46a
Organizer Name: Ashtanga Spirit Munich