Shari Friedrichsen returns to 8 Limbs to share her timeless wisdom and depth of practice. Shari is a senior faculty member at The Himalayan Institute, original publisher of Yoga International, and is a student of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. She has over 40 videos, e-courses and free courses on yogainternational.com and is an internationally recognized teacher, with 39 years teaching experience. Join us to dive deep into the subtle body through experiential exploration with Yoga for Inner Healing, The Chakra System, and Yoga: The Light in the Darkness. Be sure to register early, space is limited and Shari’s classes fill quickly. Shari will also teach within our 500-hour Teacher Training. Click here for more information on joining us!
Schedule for May 3-5, 2019
Saturday: 12:15 – 4:15PM, The Chakras: Beauty Unbounded
Sunday: 12:15 – 4:15PM, Yoga: The Light in the Darkness
Full Class Descriptions & Cost:
Yoga for Inner Healing
Through this practice-based seminar we will infuse the teachings of yoga that allow our greatest self to emerge. The Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita foundational yogic texts from India that clearly guide us to our best self. They do not specifically say what poses to do, but rather are very specific in how to do them. These scriptures also hone in on why and how to capture the gift of prana and the enormous resource it is for our daily living. Each of these texts focuses on the rewards of a clear and well-structured meditation practice, allowing us to meet our full potential in this life. The Yoga Sutras give the goal of yoga as discovering our own fulfillment, joy and freedom, while living in this body, in this world.
In this workshop we will systematically practice asana, pranayama and meditation that guides us further into our own vital, strong, sacred self so that when we emerge we have the tools and means to live more fully, have greater faith in our ability to heal ourselves, and love the world more deeply.
Saturday: 12:15 – 4:15PM
The Chakras: Beauty Unbound
The energy that supports you, that empowers your passion, that informs your truth, and that gives you your voice in the world comes from deep within in streams that converge in vortexes at your chakras. These nadis (waves, rivers) are the underlying scaffolding that your body forms around. When the flow is healthy and strong, your life reflects this graceful foundation. And where these streams converge at 7 points throughout the body, there is an opportunity for increased awareness of and access to your most sacred self.
Unfortunately these rivers often become dammed, polluted or dissipated, due to different circumstances, attitudes and habits that we have adopted towards ourselves and perhaps even life itself. With compassionate awareness we can begin to clear and strengthen these internal rivers, giving ourselves more support, greater understanding our of internal and external life, and increasing our ability to be compassionate, kind, resilient and courageous.
The three main chakras are the manipura, anahata and ajna. They govern the other major chakras in very sublime and profound ways. The Manipura Chakra at the navel center is the gateway to the lower two chakras and healing. The Anahata, heart, chakra is important because of its deep connection to Consciousness and our innate nature of joy. The Ajna Chakra at the Center of the mind is the Command Center and governs all the six major chakras in the body. By understanding these energy centers, you reach deeper into the well of yoga, enriching the practice you currently have in a profound and meaningful way.
Sunday: 12:15 – 4:15PM
Yoga: The Light in the Darkness
We are born with the capacity to have radiant bodies and luminous minds. During the dark times, personally or collectively, it can be easy to forget about one’s innate radiance. We might find ourselves getting lost in the shadow of our own negative thoughts, habits, and beliefs. Through the practice of yoga, we can reclaim our luminosity, and lead ourselves to unfailing peace and joy.
Discover practices that establish connection, uplift the spirit, and remind us that our inner and abiding radiance is stronger than any darkness we may be experiencing.
Teacher: Shari Friedrichsen
Studio: PHINNEY RIDGE
Cost: See individual classes.
Please note: All three workshops are almost full! If you are unable to register, that means we’ve just hit our maximum, for now. There is a strong change several spots will open up on April 19 as we hold spaces in each workshop until that date for our 500-hour Teacher Training Program. Please email email@example.com to be put on our wait list and we will contact you if we can fit you in.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.