If in the past you avoided yoga classes because you were "of a certain age," you were just too stiff, or you didn't have a "yoga body," this yoga workshop is designed with you in mind. In this program—for people who ordinarily wouldn't be caught dead doing the "corpse pose"—participants are gently guided through breathing exercises (purifications), meditation, asanas (yogic body postures), and the coordination of breath and movement within the asanas. Additional emphasis is on yogic philosophy and theory.
With regular practice, yoga can strengthen, rejuvenate, and help heal the body. It can also calm the emotions, focus the mind, and uplift the spirit.
This workshop lays the foundation for a yoga practice that can be continued at home. Although the workshop is intended primarily for the more "yogically challenged," everyone is welcome. With Big Sur's coastal beauty, and the power and spirit of the Esalen land, it is easy to fall into the natural rhythm of practicing yoga. What better way to spice up your winter doldrums and turn toward the spring? Program something positive into your life: a yoga practice.
Please bring a yoga mat, an open heart, and a good sense of humor.