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      Achieving Steadiness in Handstands PT I

      Saturday September 24 4-6pm $30 advance $35 at door Training for Steadiness in Handstands Handstands are the cornerstone of many branches of acrobatics, used by Sports Acrobats, contortionists, gymnasts, and hand-balancers. Amongst yoga practitioners, the handstand is known as Adho Mukha Vrksasana: downward facing tree pose, emphasizing the strength and rootedness of this pose. In this workshop, we will use the secrets of the acrobat to turn our world upside down. We will discuss proper alignment and how this leads to steadiness and control. We will also discuss the variety of handstands as seen in sports and performance, and we will learn multiple methods of coming into and out of a handstand. A spotter is one of the best tools we can use to help us perfect our alignment, and we will learn spotting techniques in a supportive environment to help overcome fear and improve communication. We increase our fire with conditioning exercises specifically for handstands. By the end of class, you will have a training regimen for your handstand. Our emphasis is on finding equanimity in the pose, training mindfully, but effectively, and whether we ever perfect a handstand or not, we strengthen our core, enliven our being, and enjoy the process. Tanya’s Bio: Tanya’s love affair with yoga began in 2000 with a Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga VHS tape. She completed the Himalayan Institute 200 hour teacher training in Honesdale, PA in 2003 and went on to complete the 500 hour training in India in 2004 where she practiced yoga in the morning sun over the Ganges River and visited the historic sites of the birthplace of yoga. In 2008, Tanya decided to run away to circus training and began practicing partner acrobatics and fell in love with handstands. She has since trained extensively in the tradition of hand balancing with professional handbalancers from around the world.



      "Stories of Hindu Gods = the fruits of the Vedic Tree" A Talk and Discussion with Devdutt Pattanaik

      Sunday Oct. 9, 2016 3:30-5:30 PM FREE ADMISSION!!! "Stories of Hindu Gods = the fruits of the Vedic Tree" A Talk and Discussion with Devdutt Pattanaik Devdutt will be returning to discuss the Hindu Gods. To see the last lecture at Jivamukti Yoga Jersey City. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNEAxI0vZPo Devdutt Pattanaik writes and lectures on the relevance of Hindu and World mythology in modern times. Devdutt's talks & writings provide a deep understanding of how the myths & mythology from around the world have shaped our culture & the world around us. TED speaker, he has 3 TV shows, 30 books and over 600 articles to his credit. His recent book '7 Secrets From Hindu Calendar Art' offers understanding of the symbology in the visual representation of fascinating gods, goddesses and characters through calendar art. These portraits of the Hindu pantheon of gods are rich in symbols & each image is a piece of an ancient metaphysical jigsaw puzzle. The books in focus at the event would be: - 7 Secrets of Vishnu - 7 Secrets of Shiva - 7 Secrets of the Goddess About the books: The Hindu trinity series in the living tradition that is Hinduism, divinity manifests as the goddess, who embodies the world, as shiva, who seeks to withdraw from the world, and vishnu, who engages with the world. This three-book set explores their art, rituals, stories and relevance in modern times. - 7 Secrets from the Hindu Calendar Art About the book: Hindu mythology abounds with fascinating gods, goddesses and characters whose visual representations through calendar art are equally colourful. Hindu calendar art may seem fantastic and kitsch, but it is in fact the most democratic expression of a mythic imagery that was once restricted to temple walls and palm leaf manuscripts. These portraits of the Hindu pantheon of gods and the stories that surround them can be found on the walls and puja rooms of almost every Hindu household in India. Rich in symbols, each image is a piece of an ancient metaphysical jigsaw puzzle.

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