MANTRA YOGA is honored to present a very special event with Beryl Bender Birch
February 6th - 8th
Join us for an very special and rare opportunity to practice with a legend in an intimate setting for full weekend of workshops including discussion, meditation, pranayama and her famous vinyasa practice.
Space is limited and these workshop will sell out!
Preresgistraion is required and highly recommended
Why Are You Here? & Yoga Nidra
Join us for inspirational discussion, light asana, and Yoga Nidra meditation.
Friday, Feb 6th: 6-9pm
There are lots of things you could be doing tonight. Why are you here?
This is yoga. It’s a discipline. It’s hard work. Why would you want to do this? There are easier things to do than to become a yoga practitioner. If you are longing to know, to soar, to heal, to be happy, to answer the question “Who am I?” then you know why you are here – yoga changes us, transforms us, strengthens us, and elevates our consciousness and it all begins with “breathe in and breathe out”.
Yoga Nidra is a deep guided meditation that gradually withdraws our awareness from the outer world and turns it inward (pratyahara). This state of mind rests between wakefulness and dream sleep. Mental activity quiets down and we enter a calm “sleep-like” state, where deep relaxation occurs, and the door opens to the three inner limbs of yoga – concentration, meditation, and realization.
You'll feel rested and prepared to go home, sleep well, and come back tomorrow!
Detox for Mind and Body: The Cleansing effects of Tristana
Saturday, Feb 7th: 9-12pm
(Breath, Bandhas, and Drishti) (Asana and pranayama)
A strong and sweaty astanga vinyasa flow asana practice is an incredibly potent ally in maintaining good health. It can strengthen our immune system and help us to clear tightness, toxins, and tension from our minds and bodies. Using the yoga tools of breath, bandhas, and drishti, we learn to fine-tune our attention and tap into our inner world. These three aspects are profound and powerful aids to the development of mindfulness and are designed to bring the attention to the present moment and quiet our mind. Then we can work to burn out physical and psychological obstacles that limit our health and happiness.
Yoga for Warriors
Saturday, Feb 7th: 1:30-4:30
(moderate asana and discussion)
The day after 9/11 Beryl Bender Birch, yoga teacher and Wellness Director at the time of the New York Road Runners, was called upon to help families of victims, first responders and others suffering the brutal aftermath of the attacks on New York City. She subsequently witnessed the power of the yoga practices—breathing, movement, and meditation—to help those suffering with anxiety related disorders such as post-traumatic stress (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). A yoga practitioner and teacher for over 40 years, Beryl is the author of three books on yoga, including Power Yoga. Her newest book, Yoga for Warriors, is a guide for stressed out veterans struggling to navigate the transition to civilian life.
Beryl will share with us the grounding, calming, and pro-active practices that she teaches to veterans and those with any anxiety related disorder. See how you or your students can use yoga to develop reliance, a sense of control, and a safe connection to the present moment and ramp down debilitating anxiety. Yoga for Warriors is a practice for anyone who hopes to be healthier and happier and effectively deal with the traumas of life—whether past or future.
Power Yoga: Yoga for Athletes
Sunday, Feb 8th: 11-2pm
(strong asana and yoga breathing)
Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft, can you be extremely hard and strong ---- Zen proverb Join Beryl Bender Birch, author of three best selling books on yoga and former Wellness Director of the New York Road Runners for 22 years, for the sweaty and powerful practice she made famous, with her best selling book, Power Yoga.
Beryl pioneered the introduction of yoga into the world of sports and has taught yoga and meditation to tens of thousands of athletes since l974. She revolutionized the concept of stretching with her “hard and soft” philosophy and taught athletes that yoga, when practiced correctly, developed not just flexibility, but strength and focus as well.
Beryl is the creator and innovator of the world renown style of Power Yoga. She's been teaching and practicing since the 1970's and continues to travel world wide to teach workshops making the practice approachable for all.[/text_output][button shape="square" size="large" float="none" target="blank" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" href="http://mantrayogastudio.com/schedule"]Sign Up[/button][text_output]
$65 per workshop
$210 for all four workshops
BIO: Beryl is the author of three best selling books on yoga and former Wellness Director of the New York Road Runners for 22 years, for the sweaty and powerful practice she made famous, with her best selling book, Power Yoga. Beryl pioneered the introduction of yoga into the world of sports and has taught yoga and meditation to tens of thousands of athletes since l974. She revolutionized the concept of stretching with her “hard and soft” philosophy and taught athletes that yoga, when practiced correctly, developed not just flexibility, but strength and focus as well.
She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in English and Philosophy. She has been an avid student of classical yoga and the parallels with quantum physics and the study of consciousness since l971, and is the founder/director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and the Give Back Yoga Foundation. She has been teaching yoga and training yoga teachers as “spiritual revolutionaries” for 40 years and is the best selling author of many books on yoga, including the newly published yoga for veterans book,Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training for Strength, Resilience, and Peace of Mind.
To Learn More about Beryl: www.power-yoga.com