Prajna Yoga: Full Spectrum Practice
Theresa Murphy and Troy Rapp
October 25–27, 2013
This retreat offers an opportunity to draw from the vast spectrum of techniques created by yogis over millennia, and develop an individualized, intuitive approach to yoga practice. These practices lead to health, balance and ease in body and mind, laying the foundation for the development of wisdom and compassion. We will explore several approaches to the practice of asana (yoga postures), including exploration of individual postures, therapeutic applications, rigorous vinyasa, yin yoga, restorative poses, and subtle unwinding through somatic sensory awareness techniques. Theresa will introduce ways to integrate intuition with formal asana technique and nurture energetic balance through pranayama, bandha, and Sanskrit chanting. Troy will offer instruction in Buddhist meditation for cultivating wholesome states of mind, tranquility and insight. No previous meditation experience is necessary; a minimum of one year of regular asana practice is recommended.
Much of this retreat will be held in silence. Talks and Q & A periods will be offered daily.
Theresa Murphy, ERYT500, Senior Prajna Yoga and Insight Yoga Instructor, is deeply influenced by classical Hatha Yoga, the ancient Yoga philosophies and the Buddha Dharma. She has been practicing for over 25 years and teaching workshops and yoga teacher trainings internationally for 15.
Troy Rapp began practicing meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition in 1996. He has spent 5 years in residential practice at Zen Centers and monasteries in the US and Korea. For the past several years he has also practiced in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. He currently works and practices at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts.