We will be in Amsterdam, Germany, and Switzerland this August/September!

Please pass the word along and we hope to see you somewhere along the way!

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EMAIL us any questions:
Shirley
Bo

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The EVENTS:

30-31 AUGUST : Amsterdam, Netherlands

Please contact Shirley Srey to register for this event

KEY ELEMENTS OF ALIGNMENT : Practicing Mindfully, Digging Deep

A Weekend Intensive With Bo Srey in Amsterdam!  

Session 1, Saturday Morning, 9.30am-12pm :

As Above, So Below

In this dynamic session, we learn to keep it real by literally keeping our feet on the ground while aspiring for the highest.

Focus: Foundational Standing Poses leading to expansive backbends.

Session 2, Saturday Afternoon, 1.30pm-4pm :

Stability and Freedom

The external world is a perfect play of opposites.  We dive into this play to consciously realign our bodies, seeking the profound through the simple.

Focus: Exploration of the lines of flow of stability and freedom with a focus on hip openers.

Session 3, Sunday Morning, 9.30am-12pm :

Horizontal and Vertical

Playing with the pulse of opposites, we learn to create horizontal and vertical alignment at key landmarks of the body, further refining our ability to find freedom and joy in the practice.

Focus: Creation of horizontal space in the pelvic and shoulder girdles creates vertical freedom: mixed asana practice focusing on inversions and twists.

Session 4, Sunday Afternoon, 1.30pm-4pm :

Earth and Sky (and Everything in Between)

Drawing on five elements theory, we explore how all of our alignment techniques reflect the dance of the five elements in nature.

Focus: Bringing together the key elements of alignment in a mixed practice, culminating in arm balances and deeper backbends.

Venue :

Studio Singel, 1e Nassaustraat 7, Amsterdam.



6-7 SEPTEMBER :  Deva Yoga, Darmstadt, Germany

Please contact Martina Basten to register for this event


A WEEKEND WORKSHOP WITH BO SREY
CULTIVATING FLOW : FROM ASANA TO BHAIRAVA

Engaging the timeless teachings of Vijnanabhairava Tantra to step fully into the state of flow.

 

In this unconventional workshop, we infuse our asana practice with essence by engaging the timeless teachings contained in Vijnanabhairava. We uncover the traditional techniques for cultivating flow, transmuting our therapeutic and healing physical practice into an ecstatic dance with our Divine nature. Ultimately, the dharanas (centering techniques) revealed in Vijnanabhairava move us up the scale of practice (upaya) from gross effortful practice, to subtle practice, to abiding recognition of Truth.

In the preface to his translation, Jaideva Singh says this about Vijnanabhairava:

Vijnanabhairava is a very ancient book on Yoga. It closely follows the basic principles of Saivagama [non-dual tantra of Kashmir]. It contains 112 types of yoga. There is hardly any other book on yoga which has described so many ways of approach to Central Reality that is present in each man as his essential Self. It is both extensive, and intensive in the treatment of the subject of yoga.

Those drawn to the more physical aspects of the practice will also find these sessions appealing. Subtle essential Truth pulses through everything, including the body. Through understanding the process of manifestation into form, we skillfully ride that process back to its source. We can begin with this very body!

In Sanskrit, the immediate and ongoing flashing forth and withdrawal of our world, is called Spanda. This process happens so fast that our senses rarely take notice. Instead, we perceive the march of time in sequential order, and often get mired in our stories about the past and the future.

Yet, when we align our gross form (physical body) up through our subtle essence with this infinitesimally subtle pulsation, we can ‘hitch a ride’ away from our everyday subject-object reality back to the Truth of our being. As we establish ourselves in this essence, we rest in our true nature: Bhairava (the name for Truth in Vijnanabhairava.)

The 112 yogas expounded in Vijnanabhairava show us the way.

This workshop is suitable for all levels. Truth is simple.

 


SATURDAY SESSIONS: 6TH SEPTEMBER

Session 1: ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES OF FLOW | 10am - 12.30pm

A mixed, fun asana practice focusing on foundation and intention.


Session 2: CULTIVATING ABSORPTION | 2 - 4.30pm

A dynamically indrawn practice of hip-openers and forward bends, moving us from periphery to the Heart.


SUNDAY SESSIONS : 7TH SEPTEMBER

Session 3: EXPANDING THE MIDDLE | 10am - 12.30pm

Expansive practice of arm balances and backbends, cultivating an authentic understanding of what it means to “Open the Heart”.


Session 4: RECOGNIZING WHOLENESS | 2pm - 4.30pm

Integration with our essential nature: a practice of turning upside down and inside out, putting all the pieces back together again.


* All sessions include meditations from Vijnanabhairava.



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12-14 SEPTEMBER : Centro Annapurna Yoga, Ticino, Switzerland

Please contact Rosi Babbitt to register for this event

KEY ELEMENTS OF ALIGNMENT: Practicing Mindfully, Digging Deep

A Weekend Intensive With Bo Srey in Ticino, Switzerland!

 

 

Session 1, Friday Evening, 7-9 PM:

 

As Above, So Below

In this dynamic session, we learn to keep it real by literally keeping our feet on the ground while aspiring for the highest.

 

Focus: Foundational Standing Poses leading to a mixed asana practice.

 

 

Session 2, Saturday Morning, 9-12 AM:

 

Stability and Freedom

The external world is a perfect play of opposites. We dive into this play to consciously realign our bodies, seeking the profound through the simple.

 

Focus: Exploration of the lines of flow of stability and freedom with a backbend focus.

 

 

Session 3, Saturday Afternoon, 2-5 PM:

 

Horizontal and Vertical

Playing with the pulse of opposites, we learn to create horizontal and vertical alignment at key landmarks of the body, further refining our ability to find freedom and joy in the practice.

 

Focus: Creation of horizontal space in the pelvic and shoulder girdles creates vertical freedom: mixed asana focusing on inversions and twists.

 

 

Session 4, Sunday Morning, 9.30-12.30 AM:

 

Earth and Sky (and Everything in Between)

Drawing on five elements theory, we explore how all of our alignment techniques reflect the dance of the five elements in nature.

 

Focus: Bringing together the key elements of alignment in a mixed practice, culminating in arm balances and deeper backbends.

 




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