with Michael Lucey
Saturday, November 23rd | 2-5pm
How do we make sure we are not avoiding something we dislike in our practice and not overdoing something we enjoy? How do we find ways to work with both dukha (that which provokes distress or aversion) and sukha (that which delights or brings pleasure) in our asana practice? How can we overcome the subtle forms of aversion or frustration we might have developed around certain poses, preventing us from practicing them as we should? We will use this workshop to explore strategies for working on poses in ways that do not give way to aversions or partialities we might feel. Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana will be a test case. Come if it frustrates you or if you really enjoy it! Attendance at Part One is not required for Part Two.
Michael Lucey is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Senior Intermediate 1 level. Michael stumbled into an Iyengar yoga class in England in 1982, while he was a student at Oxford University. From his very first class he has been fascinated by the many ways yoga can transform your relation to your body, mind, and breath. He has also made 11 trips to India to study directly with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, most recently in December 2018. Michael is also a professor of Comparative Literature and French at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States from 2014-2017.
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