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Friday, July 27
 

1:00pm

Heart Like A River : Embodying Our Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

To limit our yoga practice to our mat, to a place, to a time is to miss all that yoga has to offer us. Yoga has always asked us, from the beginning, to take great vows in our efforts to embody the practice, to be living yoga. This workshop will be a physical flow linking all aspects of our being accompanied by #getyourfestivalon rockin' playlist. Elements of Kundalini, Ashtanga and Vinyasa will all appear as we embrace those aspects of the practice that are meant to be lived in the world. It’s not only body, but heart and mind. How can we make this practice stick? One of Thich Nhat Hanh’s first teachings on how to love makes the comparison of what happens when we put a handful of salt into a cup of water versus what happens when we put a handful of salt into a river. No one can drink the cup of water but the river is immense and is able to receive, embrace and transform the salt. Our hearts are the same. When our hearts are small and tight, we have little to offer, we suffer. Yet when our hearts soften and expand, we move beyond our limits. We embody understanding and compassion. We can hold others, as they are and they have a chance to transform. This practice lives in the heart. Participants of this class will be eligible for 2 YPLE Continuing Education Credit Hours, Yoga Alliance Approved (YPLE – Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics). how can our practice sustain us in our efforts to be the best version of ourselves? What aspects of our practice keep our heart open? Keep our heart moving in the direction of being a river, rather than a cup? How does our practice support our efforts to be more inclusive, more tolerant, more able to transform the salt?

Presenter
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Sierra Hollister

Sierra has been sharing yoga for 25 years, mostly in southern Appalachia. On the teaching staff of Warren Wilson College and Asheville Yoga Center, Sierra wholeheartedly believes the objective of yoga is the alchemy of love, compassion and kindness off the mat. Sierra founded Light... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
AC Marriott Asheville Downtown - Room Two 10 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC, USA