Yoga for Environmental Awareness and Action: April 20, 2019
Saturday April 20th - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Led by Karen
In this workshop, we will integrate the principles and practices of Yoga, as outlined in the Yoga Sutras, with notions of sustainability. Through these connections, we will explore the self-transformative nature of Yoga as a way to deepen our connection to the natural and human communities within which we live.
This workshop will draw from the following recommended readings:
- Feuerstein, G. and B. Feuerstein (2007). Green Yoga. Saskatchewan, Traditional Yoga Studies.
- Stone, M. (2009). Yoga For A World Out Of Balance. Boston, Shambhala Publications, Inc.
- Hanh, T. N. (2009). The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra. Berkeley, CA, Parallax Press.
These texts are full of nature-oriented metaphors, and emphasize the nature of being in relationship with our earth mother. They have supported my belief that through the transformative power of meditation and mindfulness, combined with contemplation and yoga, we forge relationships between notions of sustainability and our shared responsibility to preserve, conserve, and regenerate our earth mother so that she can sustain future human generations. By bringing awareness to patterns of thought and behavior, we can cultivate more just human societies.
This workshop will be largely practice-based, and its primary intended outcome will be to provide participants with enhanced skills for responding to increasingly complex sustainability challenges—from the inside, out.
All levels welcome and all props provided.