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Please wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and bring a pillow and blanket to Sunday’s class.
Sifu Adams is a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Hawaii and a certified Acupressure and Zen Shiatsu Therapist. He has been a student of the Chinese healing arts since 1980. He is also a certified instructor of Classical Yang Style T’aijiquan and Soaring Crane Qigong. Sifu Adams maintains a private practice in Ocean View, Hawaii, (on the Big Island) where he and his wife, Jane, reside with their 4 dogs and Scarlet, the cat. A former Fairbanks resident, he makes regular visits to Alaska.
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Qigong is the ancient Chinese art of cultivating ones qi ( life force, prana) as preventive health care, as a method of maintaining quality of life and as a spiritual practice. It is practiced to promote good health and longevity. It is the art of working one’s vital energy (qi, ki, prana, life force) along the energy pathways of the body to promote a smooth flow of qi and blood; relieving pain and dis-ease.
For me, Qigong has been a constant companion in the healing of my body and the quieting of my mind. And through this healing journey I have discovered the value of the basics. These are foundational understandings and practices which are necessary for the evolution of the student, regardless of the form studied. Revisited over time and viewed from alternate perspectives as we grow, these foundational elements strengthen and hone us so we can “…return to the beginning as if for the first time”.(Thomas Elliot) It is from this vantage that we are able to observe and guide our practice.
In this workshop I will utilize the Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong form to present to the student the fundamental principles from which to practice Qigong. The form is easy to learn and presented with much-hands on practice. Some necessary theory will be presented but for the most part we will practice Qigong.
There are many names and many differing forms presented in the world today known as Eight Pieces of Brocade, Eight Silken Treasures… The form presented in this workshop lends itself well to the 3 basic Qigong principles; correct posture, regulated breath and a tranquil mind. I have practiced and taught this form spanning 3 decades. The structure of the form has evolved as I have grown and healed. I call practice “playing my instrument”. You will learn to move, breathe and focus from your center and to expand outward, or inward, or both. Play your instrument.
The postures and movements of the Eight Pieces of Brocade lend itself well to the process of opening the energetic pathways. Coupled with the regulation of breath and clear mind intent, an integration of body, mind and spirit can be realized.
Sunday’s workshop is 4 hours long. It will include foundational stances, an introduction into natural breathing, qi gathering and clearing methods, plus the Eight Pieces of Brocade. We will take breaks as needed and snacks will be available. Also, tea, coffee and water will be available.
It is with great sadness that I am deleting the flyer for Mukti (Michael Buck). He was to come up and give us a Vedic Thai Yoga Massage workshop March 7-9. Because not enough people have signed up, Mukti regrets that he cannot come up. Our Fairbanks habit of waiting until the last minute and showing up does not work for most people coming up from the lower 48. They need to know it is worth their time and effort.
Beat Breakup with Reiki and Restorative Yoga this April! Join HeartStream yoga teacher and Reiki Healer Jasmine Johnson-Kennedy for a pair of mini-retreats. Combining the modalities of Reiki Healing and the practice of Restorative Yoga, these workshops invite you to shed the tension and stress of the long dark cold days of winter and open to the warming sun and bright joy of our Alaskan summer. Support the body and rest the mind with a restorative yoga practice and soothing music while you receive the healing energy of Reiki to nourish yourself on all levels. Restorative yoga asana are restful, long-held poses supported by props (an abundance of blankets, blocks and bolsters) that are designed to relax and nourish mind body and heart. Reiki is a gentle and profoundly restorative form of hands-on energy healing. Reiki facilitates deep relaxation and catalyzes the natural healing response. These mini-retreats are a two-for-one: not only will you get two hours of deliciously restful, rejuvenating restorative practice, you will also receive a number of mini Reiki treatments. Jasmine will guide you in a sequence of restorative yoga poses, holding each pose for 5-10 minutes in order to allow the body’s tension to melt away, the heart to open, and the mind to rest and renew. As you rest in the comfort and support of the restorative yoga poses, she will offer mini Reiki sessions to each participant in turn. Depending on the size of the class, everyone will receive Reiki 2-5 times. Jasmine will place gentle hands on head, shoulders and feet and channel the healing life-force energy of Reiki to allow you to deepen your experience and receive healing where ever it is most needed. If you’re curious about Reiki or energy work in general, this is the perfect way to explore this alternative healing modality in the safe and serene space of Heart Stream’s yoga studio. Are you feeling over-worked, stressed-out or tired? Does break up have you feeling stuck-in-the-mud? Do you long for a little peace and quiet or a private oasis? How long has it been since you’ve had some quality me-time? These mini-retreats are for you! Treat yourself to a little R&R time at Heart Stream Yoga!
Jasmine is now offering Reiki sessions in the Healing Arts Room at Heart Stream Yoga. Find out more by visiting the Healing Therapies tab and scrolling down for the full explanation, costs and contact number.
OKAY YOGIS and YOGINIS! YOU LOVED CHRIS THE LAST TIME HE WAS HERE AND SAID YOU WANTED MORE – HERE IS MORE! Sign up through MindBody or call 474-8108.
Join Tantric scholar Christopher Tompkins (Christopher Tompkins ~ Shaiva Yoga) and Ina Sahaja. (Ina Sahaja – Embodied Sanskrit), founder of Embodied Sanskrit ® for a weekend of Tantric philosophy, sacred sound, and asana practice inspired by Shiva Rea, founder of Prana Flow®. This weekend will introduce, explain and embody key philosophical components of yoga based on ancient Tantric texts that Chris has been researching for years. These teachings are open to beginners and will inspire and revitalize the seasoned practitioner. Whole workshop – $195
Fri Date: 1/10/2014 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Immerse yourself in understanding by taking the first steps along the journey of the yoga of sacred sound. In this introductory workshop we will discover the origins and history of the Sanskrit language and learn to chant the Sanskrit alphabet, a simple yet profoundly powerful mantra in and of itself. $35
Sat Date: 1/11/2014 9:00 am – 11:30 am
In this workshop we will break down the physical, energetic and vibratory alignments of headstand and shoulderstand, for a full-body and mind reset and reframe. Using the Embodied Sanskrit® method of call-and-response chanting within the flow of a yoga class, we will discover the deeper meanings behind the poses, that only deep immersion in the subtleties of sound can fully reveal. $35
Sat Date: 1/11/2014 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
In this workshop we will explore the philosophical underpinnings of Tantra put in conversation with day-to-day life in the modern world, bringing freshness and new meaning to the spiritual, mundane, and everything in between.
Philosophy and satsang with Chris. Short āsana session led by Ina. Mantra and meditation with both. $55
Sun Date: 1/12/2014 9:00 am – 11:30 am
In Sanskrit, līlā means ‘play’ and is a call to action in remembering that modern yoga classes don’t have to be super spiritually-oriented to be profound, nor do you have to be ‘feeling the burn’ to be getting your workout on!
We will deconstruct the physical and energetic alignment in hip opening backbends, move into the flow of vinyāsa, and end with organic, free-form movement — the personal play of divine creative consciousness. $35
Sun Date: 1/12/2014 From: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO UCCHARA, THE (LOST) CORE PRACTICE OF HATHA YOGA.
Performed daily by Tantriks of all lineages (400-1300 C.E.), Ucchara, the ‘ascent’ of the internalized Goddess in the form of Mantra, was considered to be the very innovation that distinguished Tantrik (Hatha) Yoga as the most powerful way to spiritual awakening. Although a revolutionary innovation in Yoga, Ucchara was been largely lost to us in the post-Tantrik ‘Hatha Yoga’ manuals, our main source for Tantrik Yoga before now, along with the ritualized vinyasa (‘sequence’) for how to perform all practices of Tantrik Yoga in general. Christopher Tompkins has carefully reconstructed the original Ucchara practice over several years from a number of early Tantrik sources. $55
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First Immersion for our Teacher Training program begins February 21st, 2014 with Coral Brown, Prana Flow.
Put the following dates on your calendar for the rest of the training: April 10-14, June 19-23 and September 11-15. Go to the Teacher Training tab to get a more in-depth explanation of what will be covered.
*We are offering Massage Therapy again*!!- We are delighted to welcome both Julie Voigt and Mary Ella Davis. Julie is a Thai massage therapist. Mary Ella works with deep tissue and Swedish massage. Contact information is on the Therapy page for each one.