Events

Asana and Samadhi: Prajna Yoga Immersion

with DJUNA MASCALL

January 23 – 26, 2018

The alchemy of meditation, somatic movement, asana, and wisdom teachings is a potent combination for awakening. In our mornings together we will begin with meditation guidance and practice, followed by a yoga sequence that will bring new insight.

We will alternate between practicing novel ways of accessing the body while gaining understanding of the yoga postures, and approaching the asanas from a mindfulness perspective. In the sessions focussed on mindfulness we will use the breath to sense our alignment and the asanas as vehicles for cultivating a gathered mind, or samadhi.

Immersions: $80 for 4 classes or $25 per single class.

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A Yoga Immersion: Healing the Core Sheath

with JENNIFER RAYE
FEBRUARY 17 – 23
9:00-10:30am every day

This immersion will explore how we can work with the “core sheath” of the physical and energetic body. The core includes gently stretching and toning the inner leg, pelvic floor, psoas, and diaphragm. The core sheath also has a close relationship with postural imbalance and the energetic chakra system.

Throughout class we’ll practice the integration of conscious breath and movement techniques designed to increase neurological and circulatory flow leading to deep healing. Open to all levels.

Immersion: $70 for 7 classes or use your studio class pass. You can attend any or all classes.

JENNIFER RAYE:
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Herbalist and Acupuncturist, Holistic Nutritionist, and E-RYT 500 Mindful Yoga and Meditation Teacher.

Jennifer teaches a mindful, therapeutic, and alignment based practice, influenced by her study of Prajna Yoga, anatomy, yoga therapy, Buddhist contemplative practices, and a deep understanding of the energetic body as outlined by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. When she is not teaching and traveling, Jennifer lives on beautiful Vancouver Island with her husband and runs a private medical practice.

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Yin Yoga, SATYA and the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness

with JENNIFER RAYE
MARCH 13 & 20
5:30 – 7:00pm

prayatna saithilya ananta samapattibhyam ~ Yoga Sutra 11.47
By relaxation of all strain in the yoga posture, there is a merging with the infinite

These classes bring together the slow and contemplative traditions of yin yoga, SATYA, and mindfulness meditation. In a Yin Yoga and SATYA (sensory awareness training for yoga attunement) practice, postures are done on the floor and affect deeper tissues in the physical body as well as revitalizing the energy body.

The slower nature of the yin yoga and SATYA practice also helps to deepen our mindfulness practice by giving us the space and time to explore the more subtle aspects of our bodies, minds and hearts. During our session together we will look to t​he​ ​Satipatthāna Sutta ​or ​The Four Foundations of Mindfulness​ to guide us.

Immersion: $18 for single class or use your studio class pass.

JENNIFER RAYE:
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Herbalist and Acupuncturist, Holistic Nutritionist, and E-RYT 500 Mindful Yoga and Meditation Teacher.

Jennifer teaches a mindful, therapeutic, and alignment based practice, influenced by her study of Prajna Yoga, anatomy, yoga therapy, Buddhist contemplative practices, and a deep understanding of the energetic body as outlined by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. When she is not teaching and traveling, Jennifer lives on beautiful Vancouver Island with her husband and runs a private medical practice.

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A Yoga Immersion: Open Into Spring

with JENNIFER RAYE
APRIL 25 – 30
9:00-10:30am every day

In five element theory, spring ​is​ related to the wood element and ​is ​​considered a t​i​me​​ ​​of renewal.​ ​New green shoots of possibility are popping up everywhere and there’s the promise of greater creativity and movement.

Spring​time​ is related to the​ ​Liver and​ ​Gallbladder which can easily become congested leading to stress and emotional difficulty​.​ Because of this, practices that help us “detox” and unwind tension and stagnation support us in finding harmony this time of year.

Through yoga asana, inquiry work, and meditation, this ​i​mmersion will help us attune to the season and help us to embody and hono​​r the energetic qualities of the ​spring​.

Immersion: $60 for 6 classes or use your studio class pass. You can attend any or all classes.

JENNIFER RAYE:
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Herbalist and Acupuncturist, Holistic Nutritionist, and E-RYT 500 Mindful Yoga and Meditation Teacher.

Jennifer teaches a mindful, therapeutic, and alignment based practice, influenced by her study of Prajna Yoga, anatomy, yoga therapy, Buddhist contemplative practices, and a deep understanding of the energetic body as outlined by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. When she is not teaching and traveling, Jennifer lives on beautiful Vancouver Island with her husband and runs a private medical practice.

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Community Acupuncture Clinic

with DANIELLE DYER
January 28

SUNDAY 1:00 – 5:00PM

Walk in to Wellness!

Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio will host a Community Acupuncture Clinic on Sundays with Danielle Dyer of Heal~Flow Acupuncture. Treatments will be based in Japanese constitutional acupuncture, which seeks to treat our root imbalances through fewer needles and gentle techniques.

Danielle Dyer’s style as a practitioner is rooted in touch. She uses information gathered from the pulse, tongue, channels and abdomen to make sure the treatment is right for your body and the moment. She also incorporate other forms of touch healing such as Reiki and bodywork in the community clinic.

UPCOMING DATES:
Feb 11th and 25th
March 11th and 25th

Treatments will be sliding scale $20-50. No appointment necessary.

DANIELLE DYER:
Greetings from Panacea, my sailboat that carried me to Orcas Island last November. I arrived here with a mission! After years of constant study, I finally got to leave the city, Masters in Acupuncture in hand, to share my love of Chinese medicine through my business, Heal~Flow Acupuncture.

My vision is to broaden the scope of acupuncture beyond the office and into the daily lives of people and communities. My mission is to make Chinese Medicine accessible by offering sliding scale pricing and mobile services. I feel blessed and honored to call these islands my new home and to offer my skills and my heart to this community.

Danielle Dyer
healflowacupuncture.com
(458) 205-9450

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Prajna Yoga Immersions

with DJUNA MASCALL

January 23 – 26, 2018
March 27 – 30, 2018

These 4-day Yoga Immersions will deepen your practice and insight into the internal art of yoga.

Each class is 2 hours from 9:00-11:00am.

Immersions: $80 for 4 classes or $25 per single class.

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Prajna Yoga In-Depth Study and Teacher Training: The Fluid Body

with DJUNA MASCALL E.R.Y.T 500
October 8 – 13, 2018

8:00am – 5:00pm

Prajna Session 2ATTAIN INSIGHT: PRAJNA YOGA TRAINING
The Prajna approach to the practice of yoga is classical, yet multidimensional. Rather than a prescription to teach a given system, this program is an invitation to cultivate a language of yoga that articulates the body in asana and pranayama and incorporates the study of poetry, sutras, myths, and chanting. We inspire students to discover new associations and tap their inner strength and unique gifts. Students are empowered to practice and teach from a place of creativity, adaptability, and imagination~ and ultimately “attain insight” or “prajna.”

Level 2: THE FLUID BODY
This session is an in-depth study of the hands, arms, and shoulders relative to the diaphragm and pranayama. We reflect on myths from the yoga tradition that relate to rivers, ocean and the fluid body.

The Fluid Body begins at the third chakra and the kidney/adrenal region. We investigate the importance of hydration and fluidity within the body. This course is an in-depth study of the upper torso including the sternum, shoulders, arms, diaphragm, brachial plexus, heart/lung and carpal tunnel. We include mobilization techniques to free the ribs, spine, shoulders and hands in the SATYA training. Asana sequences emphasize arm balance preparations and shoulder openers for backbends and inversions. Much time is devoted to the shoulder girdle and practicing poses that serve to align the shoulders and reduce strain in the rotator cuff area. In addition, we continue our study of the Five Sheaths of connective tissue that spiral around the trunk and pass through the arms. We study the nadis, Ayurveda marma points, and chakras that relate to the arms and upper trunk.

This week, Djuna will introduce the foundation of pranayama practice, while introducing ways to sensitize the diaphragm, ribs and lung tissue. The primary theme for the week is water and the fluid systems of the body. We look at the fluid pulse (spanda) that animates the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction, particularly through the powerful metaphors of ocean and river. As we explore the cosmic themes of water and life, we detail the circulation of blood, lymph and cerebral-spinal fluid through the body. We investigate the power of myth (from the mythology of Vishnu) and in particular the teachings on maya, or the illusory nature of the visible world. We read chapters from Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha while investigating the teachings on karma, inter-dependency and nonjudgmental awareness.

TUITION:
Early Bird: $875

For more information and to register: https://www.illuminatingyoga.com/teacher-training/2017/10/14/200hr-us

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