Meghan Currie is Back!
Majesty of Being is our natural state of rich abundant fuller than fullness. Where we find ourselves complete and more than enough, cozy and nourished from within. Nourished not from an idealized state of an idea of perfection, but rather, nourished deeply from the precision of each aspect of our life’s circumstances unfolding as is. This state of rich Being can become lost territory due to all the noise of the daily life, the ideas and belief patterns we may have collected along the way, and accumulations of all of these informations held within the body-mind complex.
This weekend workshop is a journey home. Home to where the breath is. Home to where the symphony of life unfolds note by note, forever never replaying two melodies in the same way twice. Home is here, Now, as is. Come as you are, receive your own riches. The innate wealth upon which we all sit calls us back home.
This weekend will be a dynamic journey of re-establishing intimacy with breath, fluid conscious movement, nourishing reflection, integrative stillness, profound surrender and sweet meditations; all techniques collaborating to orchestrate our consciousness deep through the layers of self.
“You are loved just for Being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success- none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.”-Ram Dass
We are happy to inform you that the subscription to single workshops is now OPEN:
* Friday may 25th from 6 to 8.30 pm – 60€
* Sarurday may 26th from 10 am to 1 pm – 70€
* Sarurday may 26th from 3 to 5.30 pm – 60€
* Sunday may 27th from 10 am to 1 pm – 70€
Have a nice day
Silvia, Francesca and Christiane
La Grandiosità dell’Essere con Meghan Currie a Milano!
Friday May 25th 2018
Dimensions of Listening | 6-8.30 pm
With every physical action that we take, there is an equal effect that ripples just under the mainstream of what can be heard. We have an ability to pull our focus impossibly tight, like when listening to someone telling a secret in a loud room, to zoom in to amplify the smallest sounds.
Our inner capacity for hearing the usually un-hearable amplifies to new dimensions when we take time to really listen, not only to what can be easy to hear, but also to the most silent aspects of our experience. The most subtle strokes of the breath, the tiniest twinkling of our sensations, the most silent conversations of our inner layers. What can be witnessed with greater clarity is the grand symphony of life, forever playing, pulsating through us each moment, never two notes playing in the same way twice. To experience this through our sensational aspects helps us to re-member our magic. That we too are made of pure mystery, genius, creative force, continuously playing our melody adding to the symphony, simply by existing.
On this journey, we discover the fullest dimensions of our inner world through developing our multidimensional skills of listening. Through breathing techniques, conscious slow fluid movement, stillness to feel, guided meditation and deep rejuvenating surrender, this class will open up awareness for the rest of the weekend to shine through.
Saturday May 26th 2018
Space of Potentiality | 10.00 am – 1pm
When spiritual traditions speak of “opening one’s heart,” they usually mean openingthe front aspect of the heart chakra. The front connects us to the manifest world, what is literally in front of us, and makes us more open in our heart-relations with the manifest world.
The back aspects of our heart chakra are equally as powerful and important as are the front. They are our connection to the un-manifest dimension from which the Manifest world manifests. They open us up to Divine love, trust that the universe has got our back and trust our life’s journey unfolding. The back aspects are where we plug into our own source to receive energy and find our roots in our Being.
The front is our place from which we give to others and the world while the back is our source for receiving.
The Un-Manifest World is often spoken of as the invisible, hidden dimension that lies behind the manifest world. It’s the realm of potentiality, that connects us to our past, our lineage, our ancestors, the collective history of humankind.
“Potentiality is paradoxical. The paradoxical nature of potential is that it includes both what has not yet manifested, and what has already manifested. Our past is not gone; it’s part of our potentiality, because it affects what we bring forward into actuality in so many ways. In this sense, the back of the chakras connects us to our past, our lineage, our ancestors, the collective history of humankind, and so on.” -Jim Kepner
This journey will be an unfolding of the rich aspects of life from the back space of the body, and an exploration of the effects of shifting from primarily front focus (manifest) to back body (potential). Physically we will explore “heart openers” initiated from the support of the back space. Receiving rather than striving, allowing rather than pushing moving from the power of Being rather than doing.
Saturday May 26th 2018
The Deep Steep: Allow Allow Allow | 3-5.30pm
The word steep implies no poking, pushing, prodding, forcing, squeezing, squishing or trying. Like steeping herbs in hot water, no need to add or subtract anything to make the infusion of the medicinal properties of the herb more complete.
When we really stop and drop all efforts and allow ourselves just to be, as we are, without any need to poke, prod, fix, squeeze, try, do, add or subtract- where we find ourselves is in a state of deep steep, a state of simple Being. This is one of the most delicious and powerful skills we can acquire.
We can easily get caught in the idea that we are not enough, that something is missing from our life or our composition and that when we get that one thing everything will be complete. What we forget is that we are already far more than enough. We hold all the medicinal properties we long for, all we need to learn to do is steep in them and receive their medicine.
This nourishing journey is about dropping all doing and allowing ourselves just to Be. Through a mix of Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra, breath work and guided meditation we will travel to the sub conscious and parasympathetic aspects to allow the deepest most profound kind of medicinal infusion.
Allow allow allow.
Sunday May 27th
The Journey | 10.00am – 1pm
The Journey is a never-ending process that deepens with each breath, just as in any relationship to a friend, lover, animal, earth or cosmos. If we can remember to stay awake, remembering the universe has got our back, this immediately Re-members us. To re-member is to allow reconnection to our highest wisdom, potent intuition and majestic Being-ness. Re- membering to wake up to this moment now, and to stay awake, through as much of the journey as possible.
On the journey of our lives, we will not know exactly where we are going, where we will end up, who we will meet or what we will learn along the way. On our journey we have many guides, tools and skills that are collected to help us to courageously stay awake to receive each moment with naked eyes and fresh perceptions, receiving it all anew. The journey of a lifetime is one of surprise after surprise being revealed in order that we discover ourselves to be more powerful, intelligent, magical and amazing than we might have believed ourselves to be.
This unfolding journey will be an integration of all the previous skills learned in each workshop, combined fluidly with delicious intentional sequencing, breath work, guided meditation, deep juicy stillness- all to assist in deep assimilation of all the nutrients, practices, teachings and insights of the weekend.
Meghan Currie is electric, potent, infectious. She is a creator, molding the light and dark within herself into yoga classes and art which are expansive journeys through inner layers. She works with the powerful healing mechanisms of the body-mind, intuiting higher truths, deeper stories, in the service of revelation.
What to expect
There is a depth, an intensity to the experience of each practice with Meghan. Deliciously composed, intentionally sequenced, beautifully fluid; It is a journey through inner layers to heart and to truth. This kind of journey is revelatory, which means it shows you everything; Whatever there is inside of you that you have avoided or forgotten.
It is a process of unwinding, as though you were a tangled ball of yarn, each day bringing a new section of yarn to be worked, with love and patience and acceptance. Each day you practice a surrendering to the emotions that rear, and an openness to receive the lessons they offer.
Meghan will teach you to tap into your authenticity, your truth. She will show you that at the very heart of your tangled ball of yarn is something very important, some golden thread of wisdom that only you are able to reach, and pluck out, and show to the world.
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total refund until april 25
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ASHTANGA YOGA AS IT WAS (THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT)
The following is the way in which Guruji taught me, Nancy Gilgoff, the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga during my first trip to Mysore, in 1973. David Williams and I stayed for four months that trip and had two classes per day (excluding Saturdays and Moon days).
In the first class, I was taught to do five Surya Namaskara A, plus the three finishing postures – Yoga Mudrasana, Padmasana, and Tolasana. The second class, later that day, was five Surya Namaskara A and five Surya Namaskara B, plus the three finishing. In the next class, Guruji told me to only do three each of Surya Namaskara A and B, and to keep it that way in my practice, and he then began adding on at least two postures per class, always with the three finishing at the end.
Guruji taught me the standing postures through Parsvottanasana, but with no Parivritta Trikonasana or Parivritta Parsvakonasana. After Parsvottanasana he had me jump through to Dandasana.
In the seated postures, there were a minimal amount of vinyasas. There were no vinyasas between sides. Moreover, there were no vinyasas between variations – so all of Janu Sirsasana A, B, and C were done together (right side, left side of A, right, left of B, right, left of C), then a vinyasa before Marichyasana. Then all of the Marichyasana variations, A, B, C, and D, were done together, without vinyasas between sides or variations; then there was a vinyasa before doing three repetitions of Navasana. Baddha Konasana, Upavishta Konasana, and Supta Konasana were also grouped together without vinyasas between them. Ubhaya Padangusthasana and Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana were also done together, with no vinyasa between – I was taught to simply change the hand position after Ubhaya Padangusthasana and go right into Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana.
In Kurmasana, Guruji had us bring our arms straight out from the shoulders (so the arms were in a straight line), with the knees close to the shoulders. There was no vinyasa to move into Supta Kurmasana; we would pull the feet back first, rounding the back, then clasp the hands together behind the back, and then cross the feet at the ankles in front of the head, with the head tucked in.
After Setu Bandhasana, Guruji added in Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana and Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana – but to be put in the series back in the standing sequence, after Parsvottanasana. (Utkatasana and Virabhadrasana were not in the series at this point, nor were Parivritta Trikonasana or Parivritta Parsvakonasana, all of which were added in later.)
Once Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana and Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana were taught and added into their place in the standing sequence, Intermediate was taught immediately – added on at the end of Primary, with Pashasana following Setu Bandhasana. In fact, I had no idea that there were two separate series until the end of that first four-month trip, when we were leaving, at which point Guruji gave us a sheet of paper with a list of the postures, which were listed as Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A, and Advanced B. At this point he told us to practice one series a day, and only once a day. While we had been with him in Mysore, we had learned both Primary and Intermediate series in the first two months, and after that, he had had us practice both series, together, in entirety, twice a day.
Intermediate Series also contained fewer vinyasas back then. There were no vinyasas between sides (in Pashasana, Krounchasana, Bharadvajasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Eka Pada Sirsasana, Parighasana, and Gomukhasana). From Shalabhasana through Parsva Dhanurasana, the asanas were done in a group, with a vinyasa only at the end. Ushtrasana through Kapotasana also were done all together, with a vinyasa only after Kapotasana. The same went for Eka Pada Sirsasana through Yoganidrasana – there were no vinyasas until the Chakrasana after Yoganidrasana.
The Intermediate series, as Guruji taught it to us during that first trip, included Vrishchikasana after Karandavasana. We were taught to hold Pincha Mayurasana for five breaths, bring the legs into lotus and lower down into Karandavasana, hold five breaths, inhale up, and then exhale right into Vrishchikasana for five breaths. The series ended with Gomukhasana. David asked for more, and so, per his request, Guruji added Supta Urdhva Pada Vajrasana as well as the seven headstands – Baddha Hasta Sirsasana A, B, C, and D were taught first, with Mukta Hasta Sirsasana A, B, and C following. Guruji said these were from Fourth Series.
Backbends from both the floor (Urdhva Dhanurasana) and standing (“drop-backs”) were taught after Intermediate Series, as was the rest of the finishing sequence (Paschimottanasana, Salamba Sarvangasana, Halasana, Karnapidasana, Urdhva Padmasana, Pindasana, Matsyasana, Uttana Padasana, and Sirsasana). Up until this point, we had just been doing Yoga Mudrasana, Padmasana, and Tolasana at the end of our practice.
Guruji taught us Pranayama after we had learned the entire Intermediate Series (at the end of our third month in Mysore, about a month after learning all of Intermediate).
I think it was when Guruji came to teach on Maui in 1980 (in Paia) that he added in so many vinyasas, while teaching led classes. When I asked him whether or not to do them in my own practice, as I had been practicing without – as he had taught me, he told me to add in the vinyasas to build my strength. By that trip in 1980 there was still no Parivritta Trikonasana, Parivritta Parsvakonasana, Utkatasana, or Virabhadrasana in the practice. (During another, later trip to the States, Guruji added in Parivritta Trikonasana and Parivritta Parsvakonasana. The next time he came back to Maui to teach, he saw us doing Parivritta Parsvakonasana, asked why we were doing it, and said that this was “crazy posture” and that we should take it out. But the whole Maui crew loved it so much that he said we could leave it in.) (Utkatasana and Virabhadrasana were perhaps added in at some point in the late 1980’s.)
Originally there were four series on the Ashtanga syllabus: Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A, and Advanced B. A fifth series of sorts was the “Rishi series,” which Guruji said could be done once a practitioner had “mastered” these four.
If you happen to be on Maui, then you gotta go to Nancy’s House of Yoga & Zen 🙂
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