WHAT TO EXPECT:
Week 1 – Discuss Modalities: Yoga, Reiki, Mindfulness. Philosophy concept 1, meditation exercise, yoga poses with reiki received during long holds.
Week 2 – Philosophy concept 2, meditation exercise, yoga poses with reiki received during long holds.
Week 3 – Philosophy concept 3, meditation exercise, yoga poses with reiki received during long holds.
Week 4 – Philosophy concept 4, Ayurveda concept 1, meditation exercise, yoga poses with reiki received during long holds.
Week 5 – Philosophy concept 5, Ayurveda concept 2, meditation exercise, yoga poses with reiki received during long holds.
Week 6 – Philosophy concept 6, Ayurveda concept 3, meditation exercise, yoga poses with reiki received during long holds.
Week 7 – Philosophy concept 7, Ayurveda concept 4, meditation exercise, yoga poses with reiki received during long holds.
Week 8 – Philosophy concept 8, Ayurveda concept 5, meditation exercise, yoga poses with reiki received during long holds.
IS PRACTICE PROJECT FOR ME?
You’re always running out of time. You have too many obligations to spend this kind of time on yourself. There’s no way all this yoga / energy / mindfulness stuff is really that magical. Fear. Assumption. Doubt.
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You’ve been taking drop-in classes for years, and you feel like you’ve plateaued. You cannot understand why chair pose or warrior I pose still feels awkward after all this time. You’ve done the hard-sweat-it-out kind of yoga long enough, but you’re curious about meditation and Reiki. Stuck or stagnant, and ready for a different outcome.
A NOTE FROM CALLEY:
I’m light-hearted about this stuff. Yes, it seriously serves a purpose (or 50) in our busy lives. And there will be moments in this workshop series when you’re seriously swearing at me under your breath. But only for a moment, and then it’ll pass and you’ll feel… better. Yoga is a practical and fascinating exploration meant to be interesting, relational, challenging, and applicable to every-day life. Ok, so Reiki is kind of like quantum physics… which is pretty serious… but without all the equations and mathspeak. Come get quantum with us. – Calley
SO...WHAT IS PRACTICE PROJECT?
The Practice Project is a workshop series to build regularity around yoga and related practices. The series facilitates a deeper understanding of the ways your yoga practice can be refined to support and strengthen your mind, body, and breath. Education science tells us it takes 8-12 weeks to integrate new information. As such, the series creates a structure that will facilitate optimal learning, and sustainable, progressive change for your body and yoga practice.
The Practice Project is:
~ An Intentional Setting (Tailored lessons and sound meant to open physical and energetic understanding of poses)
~ A Community (same small group of no more than 12 people to support regularity for learning)
~ Tools (custom sequence with detailed print-out instructions and audio guide for at-home use)
“We cannot reach the goal by mere words alone. Without practice, nothing can be achieved.”
– Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yoga Philosopher
“You cannot simply read about the practice to gain its benefits, you have to actually do it.”
– Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Develop Your Practice
Participants will be asked to practice a short (8 minutes) daily solo practice as a tool for self-learning and growth, with the support of an intimate group. Staying accountable to ourselves and new health, wellness, or fitness goals provides us the opportunity to create a positive relationship with challenges, and overcome resistance to self-care. By practicing, we gain insight into the great web of our personal health, and functionality within our chosen communities.
Learn By Association
We practice yoga asana together (12 ppl max) for 90 minutes, beginning with a five-minute meditation, some intro to yoga concepts, and then workshop-style practice with Calley’s detailed cues and discussion. Sequences are tailored for each format based health intake information of the group, facilitating greater understanding of ourselves physically, mentally, & emotionally. Learning our body, mind, and breath through observation and repetition of stillness and movement, and how these patterns are reflected through a yoga sequence, the energy/matter relationship, and the basics of Ayurveda and the Chakras. We observe our poses in contrast to those of one another as a sort of mirror.