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Come explore Esalen's new 28-day residential study offerings. Our next cohort begins March 11.


The Yoga of Willpower and Intention™: A Journey to Self Mastery Week of February 11-16, 2018

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Are you living to your fullest potential? Many times in life we may feel like a rudderless ship: aimless, stuck, or having so many projects that our energy is dispersed and nothing ever gets accomplished. At other times, we just don't know what our purpose is, and if we do have a sense of our dharma, it can be hard to actualize it with all the other responsibilities that we have in life. This immersion offers a chance to journey into the lotus of the heart, uncover our heart's deepest desire, and align with our soul’s unique purpose. Sourced from the teachings in Rod Stryker’s book, The Four Desires, we access the deepest parts of ourselves through yoga, meditation, visualization, deep relaxation, and writing exercises. During this workshop, you can gain tools to activate willpower, manifest intentions, and release negative habits. Through this process of self-study and deep listening, we come into effortless alignment with who we truly are meant to be and access the doorway to our infinite potential. Other goals of the workshop include the following:
· Develop a personal practice to reduce lethargy, procrastination, and other negative habits
· Discover deep relaxation techniques to enhance rejuvenation, memory, and clarity
· Access meditations to cultivate intuition and increase shakti (empowerment)
· Uncover and diminish the shadow energy that keeps you from achieving goals
Recommended reading: Stryker, The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom.


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