The Majesty of Being: The Journey into Inner Sanctuaries

Meghan Currie is Back!  

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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
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Program

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.

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Bio
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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info:
meghancurriemilano@gmail.com

To subscribe:
send an e-mail to meghancurriemilano@gmail.com  with:

Name Surname
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Please specify: First Name, Surname and Meghan Currie

Tessera SIS/ASC obbligatoria per i non tesserati: 5 euro
Just Full workshop subscription is allowed: (full paymetn requested), 220 euro + 5 euro
Early Bird before march 30th 2018: 180 euro + 5 euro

Refund Policy :
total refund until april 25
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Patrick Beach for the First time Ever in Italy!

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Program:
Saturday | 10-12 | 50 eur – Core Control
Learn to glide through your practice with lightness as we break down how to activate midline of your body in the full breadth of asana. Using efficient alignment principles and newly found core awareness we will play with a variety of arm balances and handstands. All levels are welcome to this fun exploration of the practice. Join in as we ignite a fire in your core, allowing you to take the reigns and move your practice anywhere!
Saturday | 2-4.30pm | 60 eur – Awakening Inversions
Together we will break down the practice of getting upside down. By honing in on unique and individualized alignment, alongside full-body activation we will learn to glide through practice with efficiency and levity. Using these efficient alignment principles and new found core awareness a variety of arm balances and handstands will be explored as we focus on deep awareness and activation radiating outward into the full breadth of asana. All levels are welcome to this fun journey into the practice. Join in and get ready to take flight as we build the strength, knowledge and confidence to take the reigns and move your practice anywhere!
Sunday | 10-12 | 50 eur – Awakening Yoga-Complete Practice This intuitive flowing practice asks for your full attention through both challenging movement and complete stillness. Shift within the balance of organic freedom and structure as we explore new ways to create harmony in the yoga practice. This full class experience will move you through a variety of different deeply integrated postures with grace, breath, and purpose. Experience inner stillness with the aide of expansive pranayama throughout and restful meditation to conclude this unified practice.
Sunday | 2-4pm | 50 eur – A Sense of Calm
Creating a balance of effort and ease is crucial to a well rounded yoga practice. This full body restorative Yin style practice will release the hard work and surrender you into a blissful resting state. Unlocking the deep tension stored in our backs, shoulders, hips and legs allows us to move through life free and calm finding both sukha and sthira, the balance of steadiness and ease.
Payment bundles:
SIS/ASC subscription (compulsory): 5 euro
4 workshops bundle: (full payment requested) 210 euro + 5 euro
Early Bird : subscription before february 28th 180 euro + 5 euro
Bank transfer to:
IBAN IT30C0617520701000000836880
Swift/BIC: CARIITGG
Cieloterra a.s.d.
Please specify Name, Surname and workshop.
Refund Policy :
total refund until march 14th
50% refund until march 31st
for info and subscriptions: patrickbeachmilano@gmail.com
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Meghan Currie in Italy – 1st Time Ever!

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3 years…yes it has been 3 years going onto 4 since i first attended Meghan’s workshop in London…i had been a fan for years before that…but had never actually had a chance to meet the lady…and i did. and i fell in love again. i introduced myself and mentioned to meghan that she should come to milan. and then i set out to do just that. to bring meghan to milan. it look a few years. but as they say, all good things come to those who wait, and boy did i wait. 3 years, going onto 4. did i already mention this? 😉
Anyhoo i digress, Meghan is coming…yes you read it, meghan is actually finally coming over! so u know, all that stuff they say about perseverance and if at first you dont succeed, try and try again – dude, it’s all true.

Soooooo…here is what she’s gonna be delighting us with!

MOVE FROM LOVE – Weekend Workshop with Meghan Currie
 All of life is a constant spontaneous process – moments weaving new moments. We are co-creators in this never-ending work of art, endowed with the gift of consciousness and granted the ability to see the direction and quality of our energy investments. Every time we invest our energy, we create a ripple, a rumble, a shift of some kind that affects the whole collective reality. And we have the gift to choose to create fluctuations of love or fluctuations of fear. We need only to get curious enough to learn how to use this magical gift.
This weekend intensive is a playful journey into the depths of the self. We will cultivate clarity and insight, and ultimately, a greater understanding of what it means to Move from Love and how to stay awake to Love Consciousness in daily life. 
 
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. 
-Ann Landers 
 Each workshop in the series will build upon the previous one. And all will be an infusion of restorative healing, slow motion alignment, breath focused vinyasa, stamina building exercises and informative pauses to break down the intricate patterns of movement and complex postures. All this is interwoven with intentional dialogue and silent space for the individual to dive deeper through their layers.
*As each one builds upon the last, it is strongly recommended to sign up for all workshops. As a result of utilizing the entire package, you will see more expansive growth in your practice and a deeper integration of the practice into your life. Please bring a towel and a journal.
 Friday June 16th 2017 from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm – 50 euro
The Unlearning Curve 
A practice of any kind repeated for a prolonged period has the capacity to build patterns that do not necessarily serve our body-minds, or our highest growth potentials. In this workshop, we will inspect this common phenomenon, and how it affects other aspects of our lives as well. We will learn to unlearn the patterns that no longer serve and replace them with those that do! 
 
The more I see the less I know for sure. 
-John Lennon 
 
Saturday June 17th 2017 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm – 60 euro
Love in Every Direction 
Naturally we tend to accept certain aspects of our practice/body/circumstances, while rejecting others. But, avoidance of any facet of life’s expression creates within us a dormancy, a void, which can manifest as fear or judgement in our lives and in our relationships. What would happen if we could love and respect every aspect of ourselves and of life’s dynamic unfolding? How could this change our entire life’s experience? 
In this practice, we will curiously inspect what this means, and how we can implement the practice of love toward every detail of this human experience. 
Saturday June 17th 2017 from 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm – 50 euro
Surrender and Actualize
clear vision; aligning with your highest desires 
Sometimes it seems as though life accelerates with each passing year. This is partly due to the sheer amount of information we accumulate and store within our body-mind. One of the best ways to clean out these internal storage lockers is through deep surrender. Once we allow the old information to fall away, we create space around what we truly want in our lives, and regain the power and energy to realize these intentions. 
This class will be a blend of discussion, deep yin-full surrender, meditation and journaling exercises to help you cultivate clarity and allow you to begin to actualize your dreams and desires.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. 
-Carl Jung 
Sunday June 18th 2017 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm – 60 euro
 Move from Love Master Class
it’s a Process, not a Perfect 
To move from love is to hold space for self exploration, growth in every direction and learning through play. 
This practice is a celebration life, a mashup of all that was explored over the weekend and an opportunity to integrate it into a piece of fluid movement. You will learn about flowing through every situation, holding yourself in a space of love and acceptance and listening to the symphony of life as it spontaneously unfolds.
4 workshops bundle: early bird 180 euro until march 31st, 220 euro after march 31st
SIS/ASC subscription (compulsory): 5 euro
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Subject: ” your name and surname/Meghan Currie and chosen workshop”
When and How much:
Friday 16.06.2017 from 6.00pm to 8.30pm – 50 euro
Saturday 17.06.2017 from 10.00am to 1.00pm – 60 euro
Saturday 17.06.2017 from 3.00pm to 5.30pm – 50 euro
Sunday 18.06.2017 form 10.00am to 1.00pm – 60 euro
4 workshops bundle: early bird 180 euro until march 31st (fully payed), 220 euro after march 31st
*SIS/ASC subscription (compulsory): 5 euro
Where: CieloterrA, via Pisa 200/20, Sesto San Giovanni (Mi)
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Article by Nancy Gilgoff

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.

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If you happen to be on Maui, then you gotta go to Nancy’s House of Yoga & Zen 🙂

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Changes.

*New* and *Exciting* changes to the my schedule! I’ve sadly had to say bye to some classes, but as the saying goes, when a door closes, another one opens.

Here are the *New* classes:

Tuesdays @ CityZEN Milano 5-6pm – Yoga for Mom whilst their little ones are next door doing yoga! 🙂

Wednesdays sees the addition of not 1 but 3 classes!!!!
12.45-1.45pm Vinyasa Flow @ YogaSegrate
5-6.30pm Rocket @ Spazio Garibaldi 77
7.30-9pm Ashtanga Led @ Spera Hot Yoga

Below is the newly updated weekly schedule 🙂 Check back here for info on upcoming workshops (End of Nov with Ambra Vallo!!!)

xoxo

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