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Workshop lead by Justine Hoang
Held at Rama Lotus Yoga Centre
Friday October 19th • 7:45pm-9:15pm
In order to attain enlightenment, one must be willing to open one's mind to the vast possibilities and truths that exist in the external world, and to unleash the endless potential that exists within the Self. Such are the main ingredients for growth in the Dharma Yoga tradition; hence the catch-all phrase "Be receptive"...
This workshop exemplifies the hatha-raja based practise that was developed from 50+ years of experience and knowledge. Founded by the legendary 'Rock of Yoga', Sri Dharma Mittra, this style of yoga is a great solution for those who are seeking to deepen and expand their practise from all angles. It captures all the essential elements, through the enforcement of the 8 limbs of yoga. You will therefore have the opportunity to experience a fuller range of the yoga practise, including asana, pranayama (breathing techniques), chanting, yogic philosophy, meditation and guided relaxation. The result is an intensely rich, satisfying and holistic experience that leaves one feeling serene and grounded.
In terms of the physical practise, it starts off with Sri Dharma Mittra's infamous Shiva Namaskar vinyasa flow to warm up the body. This is followed up by a sequence of deeper postures, which provides students more opportunity to discover the benefits and explore their abilities. This is an all-levels class, although a minimum of 1 year of consistent yoga practise is suggested, since the flow can tend to be fairly vigorous, and features some postures that typically correspond to an intermediate level or beyond. That said, one of the most distinguishing and admirable characteristics of the Dharma Yoga physical practise is the versatility of the sequence, which lends itself very nicely to modifying up or down. Students are encouraged to stay within their comfort zone and to explore alternatives suggested by the teacher. Please inform the teacher of any injuries or physical limitations prior to the start of the class.
In observance of Sri Dharma's deep love for all living things, proceeds from this workshop will be forwarded to a charitable foundation whose goals are the protection and sustainment of animal species and/or ecosystems.
About Sri Dharma Mittra: Legendary Yoga teacher Sri Dharma Mittra first encountered Yoga as a teenager before meeting his Guru in 1964 and beginning his training in earnest. Sri Dharma founded one of the early independent schools of Yoga in New York City in 1975, and has taught hundreds of thousands the world over in the years since. He continues to disseminate the complete traditional science of Yoga through daily classes, workshops and his “Life of a Yogi” Teacher Trainings, both at his Centers in New York, and around the world. For more information on all things Dharma, please visit: www.dharmayogacenter.com.
About the Intstructor: Life of a Yogi 500-hour advanced level teacher training graduate, Justine Hoang, is currently the only Dharma Yoga teacher in Canada certified to teach the beginner to advanced levels of the practise. Her first exposure to Dharma Yoga was back in 2007, at a yoga conference. Riveted by the sheer power and magnetism of the flow and the charisma of the highly popular presenter, she became immediately hooked and has ever since been seeking out other opportunities to study with him. Justine is thrilled and honoured to be the first to bring Dharma Yoga to Ottawa and looks forward to breaking Canadian ground with the guru’s great practise. Justine currently teaches at several yoga studios throughout Ottawa including Adi Shesha Yoga Zone, Mountaingoat Yoga and Santosha Yoga, and can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or www.facebook.com
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