Pranayama, Meditation & Sound Healing Workshop
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About the Event
In our busy and fast-paced lives, we often forget to breathe and prioritize calming the mind. In this workshop we will learn prānāyāma techniques to control the breath, reduce stress and anxiety, and enter a deeper state of meditation. According to Patanjali's 8 Limbs of Yoga, after prānāyāma practice comes pratyāhara, dhāranā, and dhyāna, or sensory withdrawal, concentration and meditation. Learning how to quiet the mind through the more subtle limbs of yoga creates a deep sense of connection with our highest self, which is the ultimate aim of yoga. In the last hour of the workshop we will be able to fully experience the effects of the prānāyāma techniques with a guided meditation and sound bath using Tibetan singing bowls, detaching from our everyday lives and reconnecting with our highest purpose. We hope to guide you in a meaningful and educational experience on cultivating tools and techniques to deepen your spiritual journey.
TEACHERS: Natalie Maharjan, CAP, is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner who studied for 3 years with Dr. Vasant Lad at both The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico and The Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda in Pune, India. A world traveler at heart, she lived and studied yoga and Ayurveda for an additional 3 years in Nepal as well as India. Natalie is excited to return home and offer authentic Ayurvedic healing through group classes and individual consultations on diet, lifestyle, yoga, meditation, pranayama, and herbal protocols to bring harmony to the body, mind and soul.
Sujan Maharjan is a Certified Singing Bowl Therapist with the Golden Temple Sound Healing Center in Nepal and a Certified Ayurvedic Chef with Mahalaxmi Culinary Arts School in Nepal. He was born and raised in Patan, Nepal in a family of native Newari farmers and temple wood carvers. After working 4 years as the head chef at Annapurna's World Vegetarian Cafe, an Ayurvedic Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he started collecting and studying healing instruments from Nepal and India. Sujan is happy to offer individual and group sound healing sessions in Ventura, California.
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS OF GRASSROOTS $30, NON-MEMBERS $40*Early Bird Discount- available until day before event: members $25, non-members $30*
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