Dubuque Yoga & Oneness Festival 2017
April 28 - April 30
Join the Masters Institute for what promises to be a great time at the Dubuque Yoga Festival in April!
We will be offering four of our engaging workshops to attendees including:
Saturday April 29
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM – Samskaric Archeology & Alchemy: The Foundation
Samskaras are powerful forces that influence the shape and color of our perception of reality. In this class we will explore the capacity our body has to perceive, receive, carry and store Samskaras and how these impressions are embedded at multiple levels within the different Kosas. We will also cover the use of Yoga to process these deeply held impressions.
We will explore current research supporting the physical correlates of the various Kosa that allow for Samskaric transference and be introduced to Samskaric Archeology & Alchemy practices for engaging each sheath to become aware of, process and ultimately release these deeply held patterns.
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Mantra: The Sacred Geometry of Sound
The science of mantra is literally the science of ‘freeing the mind’ from the distractions of the external world and internal fluctuations of our thoughts.
During this experiential class we will delve deep into the study of how sound impacts the mind, how it can affect the very structure of tissues and its’ influence on the cascade of our emotions components that govern our overall health and wellness.
We will also explore the consciousness expanding nature of mantra as it applies to the esoteric practices of Tantra Yoga.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Yoga and the Psychobiology of Stress
Stress and trauma are vast subjects with many facets and aspects of study. Similarly, the system of Yoga, ancient and as deep as the wells of time and space, consists of many disciplines and “tools” that can be tapped to assist us in our everyday lives. At the root of Sri Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga is the concept of Samskaras, latent impressions that impact our consciousness and, to a greater extent, our lives.
During this two-day class, participants will explore the history of stress, the trauma experience, the physiology behind the roots of the trauma experience, it’s connection to the Yogic concept of Samskaras, current research and neuroscience behind the healing aspects of Yoga, and simple practices which can be taken back to support their practice and their community at large.
This course re-enforces common Yogic terminology, philosophy, and practices while bringing ancient practices into the light of current scientific research and discoveries.
Sunday April 30
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM – An Introduction to Samkhya Yoga
Many who study Yoga may have not heard of the Samkhya philosophy. Samkhya is the life blood that runs through the practice of Yoga and the art and science of Yoga is the practical manifestation of the Sāṁkhya Philosophy. It is through this practice that students are able to embody the states of mind and body elucidated in the Yoga Sutras of Sri Pantanjali.
About The Dubuque Yoga Festival
This is the third annual Dubuque Yoga Festival! At this festival the focus is creating an inspiring, fun, transformative and soulful experience across all four pillars of their festival experience. They begin building sangha (safe, sacred community) on Friday night, cultivate it’s expansion on Saturday and Sunday morning, then bring it to a powerful close early Sunday afternoon with the closing ceremony.
Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in yourself, sign up now, unplug and recharge at the DYF!