Flow Yoga and Meditation with Katharine Kaufman
August 5–7, 2011
How do we go from one posture to the next safely and with awareness? Flow or Vinyasa Yoga teaches us to pay attention to movements in between. Synchronized with rhythmic breath we float, reach, suspend, pause, feel the ground, find lightness and delight while inhabiting the moving body. Free of striving, we find power and strength by preparing the body through stillness and small movements before we practice more spectacular sequences of postures. We will investigate this relevance of movement springing from stillness through sitting, lying and standing meditation. Finding unique ways to travel through postures, we will practice a variety of creative sun-salutations; explore floor sequences and a little playful improvisation. Appropriate for those with some yoga experience or the enthusiastic beginner.
This program may serve as a follow-up to Foundations of Yoga and Meditation taught by Katharine Kaufman March 25-27, 2011.
Katharine Kaufman holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Performance and Choreography. She taught and studied for many years with Richard Freeman at the Yoga Workshop and also practiced in India with Pattabhi Jois. Katharine is a senior adjunct at Naropa University where she teaches Contemplative Dance Practice and Contemplative Learning Seminar.
Katharine Kaufman is priest ordained in the Soto Zen lineage and teaches meditation, writing workshops, Yoga, and contemplative dance in Boulder County and at Shambhala Mountain Center. She taught for many years at The Yoga Workshop and Studio Be in Boulder. Katharine is an adjunct professor at Naropa University. She holds MFAs in Performance/Choreography and Writing/Poetics. www.katharinekaufman.com
Financial aid is available for this program.