Immerse yourself in the energies of the luminous full Moon. We will engage with the element of Space, weaving its energy throughout the practice. The space element gives the possibility of transmuting hopelessness, numbness, apathy, and fragmentation into Wisdom, unity, stillness and freedom. This sadhana (practice) will consist of a combination of gentle asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, accessible mantra (the yoga of sound), spontaneous movement, and yoga nidra (conscious rest and relaxation). This evening will be in functional silence in order to support and deepen your experience. Functional silence means that we speak, if necessary, for practical purposes only – directions, relevant questions, etc. There will be a break or two throughout the evening. Some light healthy snacks and iced tea will be available. Please do bring water in a sealed water bottle for yourself.
Teachers: Tara Mahady with live music by Morgan
Cost: $30 per person
Tara Mahady: Tara is a certified yoga and meditation practitioner. Her training includes basic and advanced certification in Kripalu and vinyasa flow yoga, Yoga4Cancer, restorative yoga and in a variety of meditative lineages. She is an authorized Shri Vidya guide under the tutelage of her Guru, Uma-Parvathinath Saraswati. Sri Vidya is an ancient and intricate science and practice honoring the Divine Feminine. Meditation, mantra, and ritual are the practices of this path. With devotion and surrender, Tara offers yoga within its full and living context. The physical aspects of the practice serve deepening embodiment and preparation for meditation, all on the path of liberation.
Morgan Leininger: After practicing music and yoga separately for decades, the two were joined when Morgan entered yoga teacher training and was introduced to the world of kirtan. This led to an exploration of traditional Indian music and translation of various ragas to a specially tuned acoustic guitar. Now he combines elements of western music and eastern ragas along with the addition of a looper and e-bow to expand the sonic palette and create completely unique live immersive soundscapes for yoga. Tuned to the energy and focus of the teacher and class in the moment, this sonic support system will be a moving, supportive, sustaining soundtrack for your experience.