REMEMBERING WHO YOU ARE: THE SUN IN THE HEART with Kofi Busia

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Namastday Yoga Center

http://namastday.com/workshops

June 9-11th (Friday-Sunday)

Friday 6p-8:30p
Saturday 12p-2:30pm, 3:30-6p
Sunday 1-3:30pm

REMEMBERING WHO YOU ARE: THE SUN IN THE HEART
"The Sun in the heart is propitious. It is verily the vanquisher of all impediments".

Sometimes we just forget what we should be remembering. Sometimes it is a resolution we had made. Sometimes we know perfectly well what we should do, but some "inner demon" is persuading us to not "do the right thing". Sometimes it is just something like someone's name we are struggling to recall! All these ask us to look inside. The great Sanskrit poet Valmiki, who wrote the "Ramayana" or "Tales of Rama", tells us that even the gods can feel this kind of depondency and despair. But he also tells us how to overcome it. When Lord Rama is at his darkest point, the celestial minstrel Agastya reminds him of the Light of the Sun. It can warm us and fill us so powerfully with its warmth, and with the knowledge of who we really are, and what we should be doing that -- as also happened with Rama -- we are illuminated from within. We find the wisdom and the courage we were lacking. Doubt and the misdirected mind are our worst enemies. The sun, so Agastya sings to us, is the Light of the Universe. We find it by seeking the Sun within. This Great Song called Aditya Hrdayam, "The Sun in the Heart" is the core idea for asana practice over the four classes of this weekend workshop as we explore how to help ourselves through our standing poses to ground us; inversions to gain a new perspective; forward bends to help us compose ourselves; backbends to strengthen and enliven us; and twists to help the wisdom within percolate through all of ourselves.

Kofi Busia is a long time student of Sri BKS Iyengar and has forty years of experience teaching yoga according to his guru's precepts. He studied Sanskrit and Philosophy in Oxford and Pune and has translated the Yoga Sutras from the original Sanskrit ( www.kofibusia.com) . An inveterate story teller, he is known for weaving  science, philosophy, ancient texts, oral tradition and stories of all kinds into his classes. He currently lives and teaches in Santa Cruz Ca.

Audience:

All Levels Welcome

Cost:

Single Class $65.00, Early Bird $55 ends 5/28/17. Full weekend $260, Early Bird $220 ends 5/28/17

Registration instructions:

3 Day workshop June 9th-11th, 2017 Times: (2.5hrs) Friday 6p-8:30p Saturday 12p-2:30pm, 3:30-6p Sunday 1-3:30pm Please register online or call to book (310) 923-9922 Single Class $65.00, Early Bird $55 Single Class ends 5/28/17. Full weekend $260, Early Bird $220 ends 5/28/17 Early Birds ends May 28th, 2017. No Refunds.

Contact:

Kofi Busia
info@namastday.com
310 923 9922

Posted: Apr 12, 2017