TaOist Yoga & LIFESTYLE FOR SELF CARE with Andrew tanner
Nurture your life force and create healthy habits with a community of like-minded seekers who will support each other while moving through the holiday season. In the Taoist traditions the coming of winter is a time for reflection and self-care, too often the holiday season is about pleasing and appeasing others and in it one can lose their sense of center. The Taoist Yoga & Lifestyle philosophies and practices taught throughout this month will be invaluable in setting you up for a transformative New Year.
Taoist Yoga & Lifestyle For Self-care: Course 1 Begins November 29th
Meets 3 Wednesdays Nov 29th, Dec 13th and 20th 6:00am-8:45am and one Sunday Dec 3rd 10:30am-1:30pm
Taoist Toga & Lifestyle For Self-care: Course 2 Begins January 10th
Meets 4 Wednesdays Jan 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st 6:00am-8:45am and one Sunday Jan 28th 10:30am-4:30pm
COURSE 1: Toaist Yoga & LIFESTYLE FOR SELF CARE (pt 1)
Taoist Yoga and Lifestyle is all about health, longevity, well-being, and optimal living to roll effortlessly with the punches of life. Whether you are a Taoist Yoga regular who wants to deepen your understanding or a total newbie curious about the healing power of this practice, this 4-week course is guaranteed to improve your health and well-being between Thanksgiving and New-Years! All ages and body-types are welcome.
Part 1 of this course teaches you the fundamental philosophical concepts of Taoism, (Tao,Qi, & Yin-Yang) how energy moves in your body(Principles of Meridians or Micro-cosmic Orbit), how to create an evening ritual for optimal sleep, and daily practices for gratitude and simple wisdom, the Taoist concept of "Wu-wei."
This course will help you establish a new self-care routine surrounded by the support of other like minded students. 12 Hour course counts towards 2018 Taoist Yoga Teacher Training.
Schedule: Meets 3 Wednesdays Nov 29th, Dec 13th and 20th 6:00am-8:45am and one Sunday Dec 3rd 10:30am-1:30pm
COURSE 2: Toaist Yoga & LIFESTYLE FOR SELF CARE (pt 2)
Building on the learnings of the first course, Course 2 takes a deeper dive into the history and philosophy of Chinese Taoism, Korean Sahm-Je Taoism, and Western Taoism and how it relates to modern day living. We will study the second principle of energy and explore the connection between the physical body and emotional states. Techniques for gathering energy in one's center and one's heart will be taught and experienced. Participants will leave the second course with more resources for managing their emotions and deepening their connection to breath and vitality.
At the end of Course 2, students will have the prerequisite knowledge to begin learning Taoist healing techniques. Course counts 18 hours towards 2018 Taoist Yoga Teacher Training
Schedule: Meets 4 Wednesdays Jan 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st 6:00am-8:45am and one Sunday Jan 28th 10:30am-4:30pm
Each Wednesday session begins with morning wake-up Taoist Yoga practice followed by a mindful tea ceremony (caffeinated and de-caf tea provided). The second part of class is dedicated to an experiential lecture. Enrollees are asked to attend the Wednesday 9:00am Taoist Yoga class following each session (not included in price, must use class pack or membership).
Weekend sessions will also include a warm-up moving practice, tea ceremony and experiential lecture. Full day weekend sessions will include a break for lunch.
COURSE 1: $199 REGULAR; $179 if purchased by Nov 6th
COURSE 2: $349 REGULAR, $319 if purchased by December 10th