April 27- April 29, 2018
International yoga teacher and author of The Yogi's Roadmap presents Yoga Kriya, a Workshop of Asana + Sutra.
International Yoga teacher, author, and musician, Bhavani Maki was raised quadrilingual, in a multicultural European family, and has traveled extensively from a young age. Bhāvani attended her first Yoga class at the age of nine, and began her exploration of Patañjali’s Aṣtānga Yoga in 1987. She began teaching and founded Aṣtānga Yoga Kaua’i in 1995, Yoga Hanalei in 1999, and has trained over 300 Yoga teachers since 2003. Bhāvani has made seven trips to Mysore, South India, to study with Srī K. Pattabhi Jois, as well as having the rare opportunity of hosting him twice on her home island of Kaua'i. She received her teacher training and authorization from Aṣtānga Yoga Masters Baba Hari Dass of Hardwar, North India, and Srī K. Pattabhi Jois. Bhāvani studied Saṃṣkrta in Mysore, India with Professor Narayanāchārya, and regards Rama Jyoti Vernon as integral in her understanding of the Patañjali Yoga Sūtra.
Since 1993, Bhāvani has resided on the island of Kaua’i, where she continues to live with her husband Ray and son Niko, on their organic farm and nursery, Permaculture Kaua’i. She offers Yoga classes, intensives, and annual teacher training programs at her studio, Yoga Hanalei, as well as annual workshops on the US mainland and Europe.
Her web address is: bhavanimaki.com
Friday, April 27, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sutra Class 1
Patanjali uses the term Kriya Yoga as the active purification of the physical, mental and emotional bodies. The first aspect he mentions is Tapas, the value of challenging our self to keep us vital and dynamic. We will explore Tapas in reference to the Sutra on practice of asana and pranayama .
Saturday, April 28, 9:30am-12pm
Asana Class 1
The Yoga asana can be applied systematically as an act of purification known as Kriya. This subtle yet profound shift in approach penetrates the physical and subtle bodies in a way that moves energy to uplift and invigorate all of our systems. Standing, balancing and twisting asana will provide the context to explore freedom within the content of our being.
Saturday, April 28, 2pm-4pm
Sutra Class 2
The second aspect of Kriya Yoga is Svadhyaya, self-analysis in which we monitor our personal progress, and self-correct. An inquiry into the nature of Self and how the Sutra encourage the art of unfolding into one’s most authentic and skillful expression of Self.
Sunday, April 29, 9:30am-12pm
Asana Class 2
The ancient masters describe strength as the development of Sushumna Nadi, or the central nervous system and Bandha as a point of stability to explore concentrated awareness. This class will work directly with the nervous system as the link between the Earth’s magnetic field and accessing cellular lightness in our personal sphere.
Sunday, April 29, 2pm-4pm
Sutra Class 3
The 3rd aspect of Kriya Yoga is Ishwarapranidhana, recognition that there is a greater perspective that holds all of creation in balance. An inquiry into the nature of the spirit and the soul, and how to leverage one’s Karma into Dharma - our unique offering of self to the Self.