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15 July 2014 · by Clara · Uncategorized
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We have 6 spots left! If you’re thinking about joining us, drop me a line: clara@lilavinyasa.com

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With Clara Roberts-Oss and guest teachers Paul Ochoa and Shivanad Oss
November 8-17th, 2014

*Open to teachers and students alike.

In Baja, Mexico at Prana Del Mar

This is an intensive program geared towards deepening our understanding of the more subtle aspects of the Yoga Practice along with anatomy lectures with guest teacher Paul Ochoa DPT, OCS, LMT

There is a suggested reading list for this program.
Discussion of each book will happen over the course of the week.

Also included in the program:
Art of Mantra and Meditation
Sacred Scripture
Pranayama
The Subtle Body
Ayurveda
The Power of Myth with guest teacher Shivanad Oss
Anatomy of the Injured Yogi with guest teacher Paul Ochoa, DPT, OCS, LMT

Price $2500 for double occupancy at Prana Del Mar. This includes all your meals, accommodation, shuttle and the program!

Class schedule:
6-8am Practice
8:15 Breakfast
9:30-12:45 Lecture
1pm Lunch
2:30-3:45pm Lecture
4pm Teacher in the 300 Hour teaches
6pm Dinner
7pm Lecture with Shivanand Oss

For more information and to register, info@lilavinyasa.com

This is part of a 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Program.
If you’re interested in the whole 300 hour program,
http://lilavinyasa.com/?feature=300-hour-vinyasa-teacher-training

Yantra Meditation

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4 June 2014 · by Clara · Blog Entries
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I came across this and wanted to share it with you…

Yantra Meditation
As you look at the yantra, allow your eyes to focus on its center. This dot in the center is called the Bindu, which represents the unity that underlies all the diversity of the physical world.
Now allow your eyes to see the triangle that encloses the bindu. The downward pointing triangle represents the feminine creative power, while the upward facing triangle represents male energy.
Allow your vision to expand to include the circles outside of the triangles. They represent the cycles of cosmic rhythms. The image of the circle embodies the notion that time has no beginning and no end. The farthest region of space and the innermost nucleus of an atom both pulsate with the same rhythmic energy of creation. That rhythm is within you and without you.
Bring your awareness to lotus petals outside the circle. Notice that they are pointing outwards, as if opening. They illustrate the unfolding of our understanding. The lotus also represents the heart, the seat of the Self. When the heart opens, understanding comes.
The square at the outside of the yantra represents the world of form, the material world that our senses show us, the illusion of separateness, of well defined edges and boundaries. At the periphery of the figure are four T-shaped portals, or gateways. Notice that they point toward the interior of the yantra, the inner spaces of life. They represent our earthly passage from the external and material to the internal and sacred.
Now take a moment to gaze into the yantra, letting the different shapes and patterns emerge naturally, allowing your eyes to be held loosely in focus. Gaze at the center of the yantra on the page. Without moving your eyes, gradually begin to expand your field of vision. Continue expanding your vision until you are taking in information from greater than 180 degrees. Notice that all this information was there all along, you just became aware of it. Now slowly reverse the process by re-focusing back to the center of the yantra. Now gently close your eyes. You may still see the yantra in your mind’s eye. The patterns of creativity represented by these primordial shapes express the fundamental forces of nature. They govern the world and they govern you.20140604-210403-75843855.jpg

I Belong Here

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7 April 2014 · by Clara · Blog Entries
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The One Who Is at Play Everywhere says,tumblr_n3hyblIwDv1s6ugjwo1_500

There is a space in the heart
Where everything meets.
Come here if you want to find me.
Mind, senses, soul, eternity–all are here.
Are you here?

Enter the bowl of vastness that is the heart.
Listen to the sound that is always resonating.
Give yourself to it with total abandon.
Quiet ecstasy is here–
And a steady, regal sense
Of resting in a perfect spot.

You who are the embodiment of blessing,
Once you know the way,
The nature of attention will call you to return.
Again and again, answer that call,
And be saturated with knowing,
“I belong here, I am at home.”

-Lorin Roche, Radiance Sutras