WHAT TO EXPECT AT SHAKTI IN DECEMBER
For some, it’s getting more difficult to leave the warm embrace of your bed in the morning, and you’re spending more time on the couch, wrapped in a blanket. This is the time of year when Kapha sets in. According Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, Kapha is the combination of the Water and Earth elements, and it tends to increase during the cold winter months. A Kaphic increase results in feelings of lethargy and procrastination. Kapha’s static nature causes us to slow down, to feel unenergized and can tend to lead to depression. We start to get more congestion in our lungs and nasal passage ways. We may begin to accumulate excess weight .
Certain foods increase Kapha, such as those that are cold, sweet, heavy, or dense. However, when Kapha is balanced, it makes us feel stable, compassionate, centered, and energized. Stimulating spices such as cayenne, black pepper, ginger and garlic can help bring Kapha into balance. Having a vigorous yoga practice and increasing circulation through exercise has an enormous effect on reducing the undesired effects of Kapha.
During December, we will bring more heat to our asana practice in order to balance Kapha. We will work on stoking our internal fires using heating pranayama (breathing techniques) like Ujjayi and Kapalabhati. During this season where congestion is more common, we will focus on back bends to open and expand the chest, as well as standing poses to create heat throughout the body. Our practice will be vigorous, enlivening, and stimulating, and last month’s work on the shoulders and neck may make challenging back bends more accessible than ever before! Working on increasing tejas, or inner illumination, will add luster to our lives and a little more sparkle to our holiday cheer!
wear sneakers and indoor outdoor clothing– lots of layers!!
WHAT IS SHAKTI FITNESS:
This program is designed by three fitness professionals/yogis who have created the most ultimate fitness experience. We are using scientifically proven methods for ultimate health and fitness that also appeals to your sanity and intelligence. We combine outdoors and indoor training locations for beauty and inspiration. We combine cardio, strength/resistance training, high intensity interval training, loaded functional movement , core stabilization , kick boxing , pilates and of course yoga (we even include some horsing around ).
Small groups of 4-5 participants will be matched up based on ability level. You are also encouraged to create your own crew.
Three Levels of Commitment: 1 Track = 6 weeks 9 Tracks = BIRTH of a NEW YOU
1: Maximum Transformation: 3x a week per track
2: Lifestyle Shift: 2x week per track
3: Maintenance Program: 1x a week per track
Three Levels Of Programs:
1) Beginner Level: Steady Power w/ Terry Fister
2) Mixed Ability: Power Groove w/Linda Lalita Winnick
3) Intermediate/Advanced: Power Surge w/Lauren Trippodo
Client Profile A : You made it this far! You’re mature, cautious, and want to increase your strength, flexibility and stamina, but are dealing with some physical issues.
This program will help you correct your muscular imbalances, ease the pains associated with the middle years and beyond and stimulate your metabolism. Come join like-minded individuals in a supportive atmosphere to recapture that vibrant, physical you.
Your Program Solution : Steady Power
Client Profile B : You have strayed from your self care and now you want to do something about it. You may have even put on some unwanted weight. You like to exercise and still intermittently do it. You like a measured challenge. Your team will have fun working at an engaging pace. You will see results immediately.
Program Solution: Power Groove
Client Profile C : Client Profile: You are an experienced exerciser wanting to improve strength, endurance, flexibility and focus. You love to workout and are consistent but looking for a new challenge and ways to accelerate your fitness level ,both physically and mentally. Become part of a team of driven athletes who will motivate and push each other to crush personal obstacles and surge ahead!
Your Program Solution: Power Surge
3x week- $450/track
Private sessions: Please inquire
Intro to the Meditative Practices of Kriya Yoga & Yoga Nidra with Glenn Black
Saturday Jan 10 , 2015 1:00 – 3:30 $35/ $40(day of) pregistration required
In this workshop Glenn Black will guide us in an exploration of the deeper, non-physical levels of our being through the transformative practices of kriya yoga and yoga nidra meditation. We’ll learn pranayama breathing practices including complete yogic breath which relaxes the body and prepares us for yoga nidra (yogic sleep), a systematic method for moving into deeper realms of consciousness in which images and insights often arise from the dream state. This practice deeply rejuvenates the body and releases mental and emotional tension. We’ll also experiencechankramanam (yogic roving or movement), a practice of awareness and presence in all of our activities such as walking and eating. And we’ll learn a technique that enables us to access the ascending and descending internal energy pathways, arohan and awarohan, which will help us tap into our psychic abilities. Together these yogic meditation techniques form the essential foundation for the practice of Kriya Yoga,
one the the most powerful methods for awakening consciousness.
Glenn Black, a renowned and highly respected yoga teacher with 40-plus years’ intensive study of yoga, meditation and movement began Kriya Yoga studies in the mid 1970s with the Bihar School’s Swami Vivekananda, studied with B.K.S. Iyengar in India, and is a longtime student of Swami Satyananda. Like the ancient “forest yogis,” Black has devoted years to intensive practice in solitude. He leads workshops and retreats internationally.
Day 1: Arrival – Delhi – 1 night
Total – 14 nights/15 days
All stay in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in 5-star hotels (Holiday Inn, Marriott and Trident). In Vrindavan there are no 5-star, we are staying in best hotel there, it’s a 4-star.
These rates include pick up, hotels, car travels, flight, all entry for places, pujas in temples and all vegetarian meals – no non-veg (no eggs or fish or meat) and no alcohol.