Bhakti Immersion: Hanuman

We'll discover some of Hanuman's lesser known teachings of service & love in this fourth module of The Complete Practice. All hours count as Yoga Alliance CEUs.

Sep 4, 2020 — Sep 6, 2020

Stephanie Snyder

473 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109

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Bhakti Immersion: Hanuman with Stephanie Snyder

About the Event

$350 for single weekend | $1700 for The Complete Practice 

Do you want more out of your practice? Would you like an entire weekend of complete immersion into the practice as a reset, rekindle or retreat for your body, mind and soul? For those who crave deeper knowledge of chanting and sacred devotional practices, who want time to explore the philosophy and how it relates to everyday life and  who are interested in more detailed asana instruction and technique: Bhakti Immersion was created for you. 

In this fourth module of The Complete Practice, we will discover some of the lesser known teachings that come from hanuman, the deity of service and love. We will explore his relationship and intersection through Vayu, Shiva, and Kesari, themes of devotion, recognition, and love in action. Hanuman inspires us to embrace our whole self in order to discover meaning in who we are and what we are meant to do here in this life.  Through lecture/discussion, asana, meditation, chanting, and inner personal work you will be guided through specific practices that you can integrate into your everyday life. These practices will help you identify your personal obstacles of doubt and misunderstanding while embracing and activating your unique gifts and super powers.  

This weekend is appropriate for strong beginners, advanced practitioners, and teachers. These hours are certified CEUs by Yoga Alliance.

Schedule:

Friday: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Introduction

Chanting: Invoking Hanuman, learn the English translations of the chants, understand the why and how of chanting

Sankalpa Practice: Intentional Flow

Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Chanting

Meditation: learn simple techniques that will support a home meditation practice

Philosophy: lecture/discussion on Hanuman through the sacred texts. 

Asana Lab Practice: Detailed technique and focus on the spine and its movements through side bends, twists and hamstring openers and strengtheners. We will explore how to leverage intelligent alignment, props and variations to understand how movement through the spine affects all poses and all that we do- not just in asana. You will learn skillful ways to increase awareness of how your body moves with the central column of energy, the spine. 

Break: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Saturday: 2:00 – 5:00pm

Chanting

Pranayama: Hanuman inspired techniques

Philosophy: accessible and lively lecture/discussion on the Hanuman traditions, stories and practices.

Vinyasa Practice: Hanuman and the Heart of Practice

Sunday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Chanting

Meditation Practice: engaging techniques learned, further instruction

Philosophy: Continued exploration and constructive follow up on philosophical guiding principles and engaging the teachings through inner personal spiritual practices. 

Vinyasa Flow: Mysteries, Mistakes, and Miracles Flow

Break: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Sunday: 2:00 – 4:00pm

Chanting

Philosophy: wrap-up, including closing circle and sadhana commitments 

Restorative Yoga: a deep release, gentle restorative and somatic yoga for a sweet end and integration of a full weekend.