Anchoring | Riding the Waves of Transition
Anchoring in Sattva: Establish Your Horizon Line
Riding the Waves of transition through Ayurveda & Yoga
The material make-up and expression of all existence can be identified by three basic gunas or qualitative energies. Tamas which translates as darkness or inertia, rajas to passion or action and sattva relating to goodness or that which is pure in nature. How do we begin to observe, perceive and translate things to these gunas? What deciphers if something is rajasic, tamasic or sattvic in nature? More importantly, how can one harmonize or balance with a complementing or opposing action? In this workshop, we will take a broader look at the qualities of these three essences through lecture; setting the stage for a moving meditation. Through an all-levels yoga class, attendees will be guided to experience and embody the qualities and sensations of these gunas ultimately leaving the workshop feeling more empowered to ride the waves of change.
Navigating through difficult times can be exhausting, frustrating and even nauseating at times. Whether sailing into forceful winds or lacking any direction, confusion can arise when sudden shifts in our course ensue. When the waves are rough, how does one find balance or sattva? To mitigate the nausea and confusion—it is important to orient with some sense of stability to dilute the rocky, unstable situation. Sailors on the high seas would refer to this approach as “the horizon watch.” The horizon is set on sattva. Anchoring to find stillness in choppy waters would be the tamasic approach while actively going against the winds of change in attempts to reach that horizon can be thought of having rajasic energy.
Emma will provide any and all handouts as necessary.
This class will be offered once during the May Session.
BRING: Yoga mat, any props needed (blanket or cushion etc.) and a journal for note taking if desired; Materials fee~ FREE
Emma Kate Veader is a practitioner of yoga and Ayurveda. Having training and certifications as an E-200/500 Yoga teacher, PureBarre instructor, Ayurveda Health Counselor and Chef, she is currently based in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts where she teaches R&R guest yoga classes and lectures on Ayurveda with Kripalu Schools of Yoga & Ayurveda. A forever student, Emma currently interns with Kripalu as she further hones her abilities to share the teachings of yoga, Ayurveda and path of service through love. She attributes her practice and offerings to the grace and guidance of her teachers along this path. She teaches Vinyasa and yin-style of yoga in the Bhakti tradition as it is from this place of devotion and service that guides her on and off the 'mat.' Learn More...