Join five teachers in a transformational weekend workshop in Boulder.
Free introduction talk and workshop on Friday the 16th – 7-10 pm.
Online registration has now ended, but spots in the weekend workshop can still be purchased at tonight’s event.
Laura Zeigler & Pavandeep - Partner Yoga
Mani Powers – Shamanic Journeying
VerDarLuz CelestiOwl – Astrology & Sound Healing
Cassandra Clayton – Divine Feminine Work
Joe Moore – Transpersonal Breathwork
Laura’s Aikido practice originally led her to yoga as a way to release muscle tension and deepen the breath. She is a graduate of Naropa University where she studied yoga, meditation, contemplative education and Sanskrit. As a preschool teacher for 11 years she always considered teaching her primary vocation. When her commitment to a regular yoga practice showed her that yoga is a life-changing tool, her desire to help others discover this drove her to turn her teaching skills toward yoga. Laura loves to teach yoga to both adults and children as a way to open up the body, mind and spirit to greater freedom, joy, and peace. She is particularly excited by partner yoga and loves to see what happens when we practice in relationship.
Partner Yoga is a unique way to explore interconnection and relationship. We will practice in community as well as in pairs to explore how we can listen deeply to one another and ourselves. Practicing with another person challenges our ability to remain centered, relax, and enjoy being present in relationship. Prior yoga experience is not required as we will begin with the basics of any Hatha yoga class- strength, flexibility and breath integration- with fun, interactive yoga poses as we begin to flow and warm-up. From here we will challenge fears to discover trust with a few basic lifted poses practiced in a safe and playful way. We will conclude by giving and receiving nurturing touch with Thai massage-inspired techniques and partner relaxation.
Mani Powers has been a spiritual counselor since 1987. Using many tools including Integrative Breath Work and Shamanic Journey Work she teaches her students how to go to altered states of consciousness at will and transform the energy patterns that keep them stuck in pain and limitation. Her Earth based style of connecting to spirit is rich with truth that awakens in the heart age old knowledge and wisdom.
Verdarluz began training in 2003 with courses in Zen Shaitsu, Thai massage, Reiki 1 and 2, and Qikung during my pilgrimage through Asia. He began his studies in Astrology shortly after returning, by investigating the Mayan Calendar and working with Mayan elders in Guatemala. His astrological training includes work in the schools of archetypal, Shamanic Astrology, soul-centered Evolutionary Astrology, and Relocation Astrology.
Cassandra Clayton began her formal spiritual path living in a monastic community on an ashram as a young woman in 1990. There, she was trained as a pujari (temple priest) and began her path as a karma yogi, which is the path of service to humanity. The techniques for spiritual evolution that she shares are a culmination of 24 years of spiritual study, meditation and openness to the truth beyond subjective thought. They are also a result of weeding out teachings that are not useful, calibrate in low consciousness levels or simply are not true. And as such, the teachings are simple, useful in everyday life, and designed to support anyone and everyone in their path to happiness.
“The truth is that we are all in a state of perfection masked only by the constant activity of the mind and its beliefs. There are tools that have been used consistently across religious boundaries to transcend suffering by moving beyond the faulty beliefs of the mind. Dropping into to the heart is at the core of this divine feminine tradition. There is no reason for any suffering of any kind. I wish everyone the greatest love.”
Joe has been studying and participating in the work of Stan Grof for the past 9 years. He has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, and a keen interest in esotericism of the east west, as well as a passion for being outdoors. He is currently studying Permaculture and regenerative design at the Denver Permaculture Design Course. Joe has previously worked with Dream Shadow and Boston Holotropic.
Transpersonal Breathwork is a powerful method of using non-ordinary states for self-exploration, personal transformation & healing. It is based on insights from modern consciousness research, depth psychology, Eastern perspectives & various spiritual practices. It combines breathing, evocative music, focused release bodywork, mandala drawing, and group sharing. By activating the unconscious and mobilizing blocked energies, this work gives us access to all levels of human experience and activates the spontaneous healing potential of the psyche.The basic premise is that we all have deeper knowledge/wisdom veiled beneath ordinary conscious awareness. If we can get out of our own way and allow that deeper wisdom to come forth, positive things happen. Just as your body will heal a cut, your psyche also will instinctually guide you towards healing, or growth if you allow it to. This work is of value to those interested in inner exploration, self-discovery and spiritual awareness. It is a powerful adjunct to psychotherapy and other forms of inner work, as well as a useful method of self-care for helping professionals.
Pavandeep Kaur has been following a yogic path for over 10 years with certifications in Hatha as well as Kundalini Yoga and currently gains knowledge through Practice. She deeply desires connection and enjoys the many benefits of practicing yoga in relationship with others. How do we breathe together, how do we listen to the non verbal conversation as well as the verbal, and how do we find mutual support? Steady in the direction of her heart she continues to grow into the depth of these ancient traditions, evolving into Truth. Loving the many offerings life brings it is the passion of Mother Earth, Bodywork, Dancing, and Yoga she turns to that make her life so rich.
With an interweaving of these practices you can expect to experience a playfulness of the Asana while gaining inner wisdom through meditative states. Supportive of the physical, energetic, and spiritual aspects of Yoga, Pavandeep offers a nurturing space for each student to be their fullest potential. Always grateful to be on this journey of such expansive exploration and to be sharing the experience with all.
Adi Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center – Boulder