Foundations of Yoga and Meditation with Katharine Kaufman
March 25–27, 2011
The art of posture is not only the first step in inhabiting our bodies in yoga and meditation; the most profound truths of our own being wait to be recognized through the play of diving beneath the skin. No two bodies are the same. With gravity’s help we begin to release habits and patterns and listen to our body’s wisdom which calls us back to the ever-changing center—our middle way. With curiosity toward innermost stillness and gentle slow movement we come to understand the body’s beautifully curved structure. Through a variety of sitting, standing and prone postures we explore the deep, underlying rhythms of breath, the mysterious bhandas and gaze. We will also practice therapeutic restorative postures, partner work and a few challenging balance postures.
Katharine Kaufman is also teaching Flow Yoga and Meditation, August 5-7, 2011, which may be considered a follow-up to this program. Register for both programs and receive a 10% tuition discount ($270 total). To receive this discount: 1. register for the March program at the full price on this page by clicking the red registration button; then 2. click here to register for the August program. The combined tuition discount ($30) will be calculated on your August program registration. This discount is available only for registrations received prior to March 25, 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 Pattahbi 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.