“To survive and flourish in such a world, you will need a lot of mental flexibility and great reserves of emotional balance. You will have to repeatedly let go of some of what you know best, and feel at home with the unknown.”
Yuval Noah Harari, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
MY MISSION IS TO HELP CULTIVATE THESE CRITICAL MENTAL & COGNITIVE SKILLS THAT ARE INVALUABLE IN OUR RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD.
The Yogic Sciences & Contemplative Arts have meandered through history
We work with the physical body as an epistemological tool to enter into a state of dynamic meditation. The power of these Yoga classes is driven by the dynamic Ashtānga-Vinyāsa system of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. However, I firmly believe in including other approaches to Yoga such as the profound teachings of Ana Forrest. P.O.W'ER Yoga for me represents a Plurality of Wonder.
CONTEMPLATION, CONCENTRATION, MEDITATION
The first step is finding the proper guidance and care necessary to establish a solid foundation. This way the transformational benefits of a personal meditation practice can be sustained throughout one's life. My approach is one that develops Concentration, Relaxed Awareness, and Contemplation as means of developing the natural meditative functions of the mind.
Relaxation is only one benefit, regular contemplative practice brings about extraordinary changes in one's experience of the world, spiritualistic/ metaphysical connection, creative thinking, high level performance, emotional intelligence, self- regulation, and cognitive ability.
Yoga Nidrā is a practice within modern Yoga that takes the form of guided meditation in a state between wakefulness and sleep. Innovated by Swāmī Satyānanda Saraswati from the Bihar School of Yoga in 1976, this method creates the conditions for complete relaxation at the deepest levels of the body and mind. The entire session takes places in a comfortable reclining position. The guide will lead the practitioner through a series of stages: relaxation, circulating awareness through the body, breathwork, perceiving the senses, visualisations, and externalisation. Even though in a complete state of stillness, the participant is awake and aware throughout.
Addressed for the modern age, this practice is noted for improving sleep, creative inspiration, lucid dreaming, stress reduction, and overall better wellbeing. There are great applications for high performance and practice of technical skills. Research into Yoga Nidrā as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has yielded interesting results.