Samantha St. Pierre 3 p.m., July 18
Eddie Stern: Meditation & Breath Workshop
Eddie Stern is one of the most recognized and extraordinary teachers in the world today known for his multi-disciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga, as well as his teaching expertise in Ashtanga Yoga to which he devoted his entire life, including its more esoteric aspects. His approach combines the ancient philosophy and practices of yoga with a modern, scientific understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms that make yoga work. By being one of the closest students of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, he has initiated the publications of Yoga Mala and many other books on Ashtanga Yoga. This workshop is a great opportunity to share with Eddie the true and pure essence of comprehensive system of Ashtanga Yoga and learn about his ideas on science, philosophy and physiology related to yoga and its practices today. THE WORKSHOP -- A guided meditation and discussion on the philosophy of “dhyana” from the yoga sutras. -- What is prana? Is it breath? Is it energy? Is it something else? In this class we will look at some different ideas on what prana is, and how the breathing exercises called pranayama help to harness it. He will share some simple, safe and effective pranayama practices. -- An interactive discussion with Poonacha Machaiah on his new book “One Simple Thing” -- the discussion will cover a variety of scientific findings and yogic explanations that complement both an Eastern and Western approach to spiritual practice. The workshop will be followed by a book -- ‘One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life’. Date: July 14th (Sunday), 2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:30AM Location: EVE Encinitas (575 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024) Seats are limited and tickets are required for the event ($25). THE BOOK Internationally renowned yoga teach and author Eddie Stern has written a clear and concise instructional manual on the 8 limbs of yoga that is a must-read for all yoga enthusiasts. Drawing on modern neuroscience, ancient wisdom, and decades of practice and teaching, Eddie Stern reveals how what we do—from diet to chanting, from postures to meditation, from ethical practices to breathing techniques—affects who we become, and how a steady routine of activities and attitudes can transform our bodies, our brain functions, our emotions, and our experience of life. For more information on Way of Wellbeing Events: https://poonacha.com/way-of-wellbeing
- When: Sunday, July 14, 2019, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Cost: $25