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CONTEMPLATIVE
YOGA  RETREAT

with Scott Farber, Ph.D.
&
Claudia "Karuna" Saucy



October 16-18, 2020
 
Friday, 5:30--8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am--6:00 pm


20 CEUs

This weekend retreat is a required courses
in the Discovery Yoga 300-hour
Master Yoga Teacher Certification Program.


Open to experienced students
and yoga teachers.

TUITION: $325
Earlybird Discount: $300
paid in full one month before the start date


REGISTER ON LINE



The Sanskrit word Sadhana refers to practices that deepen our attunement to spiritual life and the noble qualities we want to realize in ourselves and others. Sourced from the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, this retreat integrates the multidimensional aspects of yoga; and provides the space and time to immerse yourself in a spiritually nurturing, core-strengthening, mindbody healing environment with other practitioners. Various forms of meditation will be introduced and practiced--including yantras, mantras and chakras. The meditative qualities of Yoga's "8 Limbs" will be explored.

We will discover the connection between the classic philosophic texts and our experience of yoga. We'll begin each day with an inspiring morning sadhana of asana, pranayama, and meditation, and continue with an experiential inquiry.

Yoga Mudra


We'll dive deep into the practice of meditation in motion and breathwork. Yoga Nidra and sound healing (Nada Yoga) will also be included. These practices will be balanced with mindful reflection, discussion, journaling or art making--contemplating the meanings we uncover. In sum, we will be exploring the root meaning of "philosophy" as both the love of wisdom and the wisdom of love.

Insights gained through philosophical teachings can clarify habitual confusions and shine a light on our shared sources of happiness and well-being. Taken onto the mat and integrated through guided yoga experiences, these discoveries can become a springboard for taking yoga "off the mat" and into the world....



Required Texts:
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • The Bhagavad Gita

Please bring a translated copy of these Yoga "classics" to the workshop. We will discuss--and compare--the various translations of these universal philosophic texts as part of our inquiry into the meaning and nature of yoga.




"With rest, peace and insight I saw the possibilities in my own evolution spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.
This course is a “must” for the development of consciousness and lightening the 'load'."

 -Connie Windon



Scott Farber, Ph.D., RYT500/E-RYT200/YACEP has a doctorate in philosophy and holistic education, with over twenty years experience as a university professor and educational trainer.  Practicing yoga, t'ai chi and meditation for nearly 40 years, he is a graduate of the 500 hour Discovery Yoga Teacher Training, having studied also with Amrit Desai, at the Kripalu Center, Nosara Yoga Institute, and in Osho ashrams. A longtime teacher in the School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, he also is trained in TM, Kabbalah, Qigong, Buddhist and Arica meditation, as well as the African drum tradition. Having taught in Hawaii, Asia, Europe and Central America as well as throughout the U.S., he now teaches Yin Yoga, Chakra Yoga, Dynamic Gentle Yoga, and the Yoga Basics Training course at Discovery while also leading 200 hr. and 300 hr. yoga teacher trainings and serving as Studio Manager. His integrative healing sessions blend Eastern and Western bodywork modalities. As a health and wellness consultant, he founded 5 Waves Learning and is an avid surfer, paddleboarder and waterman.





C
laudia Saucy aka "Karuna Pragya" 500-CYT, began practicing yoga and meditation at age 18, and later in life completed her 500-hour certification under Don and Amba Stapleton, renown teachers in the Kripalu tradition. She studied Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad and Matthew Remski, among others, and is an Ayurveduc Lifestyle coach, a Bach Flower practitioner, and a private YogaGuide®. Holding a master’s degree in education, she moved from teaching academic subjects to children to teaching yoga in a variety of settings in Costa Rica, Canada, Italy, and the USA. Karuna brings to her Discovery Yoga classes the qualities that she is named for: karuna (compassion) and pragya (discernment). Combining breath, focus, and mindful flow, her movement explorations develop strength, and offer opportunities for relaxation and opening. Karuna's classes are an invitation to hold yourself with kindness while you explore with awareness the unique makeup of your body-mind-spirit.



CANCELLATION POLICY
All refunds will be charged a 10% cancellation fee.
If you drop out of the workshop after the start date, there will be no refund.



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