This two-week deep training program follows the footsteps of G.M. Cheng Man Ching & M. Huang Sheng Shyan as has been transmitted in Europe for more than 30 years and now in Shanghai by Patrick Kelly. Expect traditional taiji training with modern western approach to train and understand the sometimes elusive daoist teachings deeply rooted in the Art of Taijiquan. Training is transmitted step by step for those who value learning deeply and progressing steadily. Guillem Bernado is a senior student of Patrick Kelly with 20+ years of experience who also teaches in Shanghai at 9 Clouds, Patrick's studio.
We will begin with a Yin Flow class, led by Jennifer Goodman, to gently warm up our bodies and end with a complete practice of Yoga Nidra, led by Nina Yau, to ease our minds.
Yin Flow is a balanced practice of yin and yang, stillness and flow, to bring about energetic circulation, growth and strength, and vitality of body, mind, and heart.
Yoga Nidra is a deep form of relaxation, bringing an incredible calmness, quietness, and clarity. Yoga nidra means "yogic sleep," a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Yoga Nidra, one appears to be asleep but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. Yoga Nidra can be helpful in soothing the nervous system, increasing relaxation and mental focus.
Please bring additional layers/socks, as the body temperature can drop slightly during Yoga Nidra.
Nina Yau has been teaching yoga since 2012, is certified E-RYT 200 by the Yoga Alliance, and is a 300-hour Yin and Yang Yoga Registered Teacher under the founder of Yin yoga, Master Paulie Zink. As a certified Black belt in Shotokan Karate, she has over a decade’s worth of martial arts training and experience and brings a different perspective to the yoga practice. Nina’s classes are a creative blend of philosophy, breath work and focus, and mindful movement to ease the body, lighten the heart, and strengthen the spirit. www.ninayau.com
Amy Patel is a 500-hr RYT and a licensed physical therapist.
Spiritual Reality Series
Spiritual Reality Workshops with Tim Suh
This continuing spiritual training is developed from Daoist, Yogic and Sufi philosophies. These are ancient systems that have brought many to spiritual reality. This training is to help those in search of something real and practical.
No previous experience is necessary, beginners are welcome.