An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until August 25, 2017
Yoga-body-intelligence with Patricia Pace
ISOHA SUMMER YOGA WORKSHOPS
Welcome to ISOHA Summer Yoga Workshops.
You are welcome to attend any number of these workshops.
In and of themselves, they are fun and informative.
It is interesting to note, however, that the four sequences build on themselves. For optimum results, it is highly recommended to attend all four if possible.
Register early as space is limited to eight students.
Props will be supplied. However, it is recommended to please bring your own yoga mat.
I look forward to sharing my heart and wisdom with you in this simple but profound form of yogic service.
Thursday, August 17th – 4:45 to 6:45PM
Unwind your spine with this relaxing twist sequence. Twists free up our energy by squeezing out the tension and bringing more flexibility to our spine and our entire body. This workshop helps to reduce or eliminate chronic back pain and stiffness. Release your positive energy.
Friday, August 18th – 8:30 to 10:30 AM
Find your strength and balance in this invigorating practice of standing poses. This practice helps build endurance and flexibility, awakening you to your internal power source and stamina. Learn how to connect and align yourself from the ground, through your feet and up. Empowering practice.
Thursday, August 24th – 4:45 to 6:45 PM
SHOULDERS AND UPPER BACK
Lift your spirit and open your heart with this yogic shoulder and upper back work. Learn how o release chronic neck pain and stiffness/soreness in your shoulders. A beautiful way to let go of your tensions and emotional burdens and connect with the expansive nature of your heart.
Friday, August 25th – 8:30 to 10:30 AM
Find your joy and rhythm with this flow series designed to get you in touch with your Shakti (Creative) nature. This workshop will leave you feeling more inspired and free in your spirit.
Introducing Body Intelligence Yoga in the Wisdom Flow Style.
This unique style of yoga from Hawaii masterfully blends precise alignment principles along with a balanced flow technique that introduces the natural way of spanda.
Spanda states that: In the pulse of existence there are two currents. You may know this as:
Shiva: the Sun – the Source of Energy and Pulse of Life force, and
Shakti: the Earth – the creative expression of life. Shakti is the wave of the Shiva pulse in action.
This balanced action on and off the mat allows us to blend steadiness with ease, helping us grow stronger and wiser without pinching off the joy of the ride.
In the Wisdom Flow style of yoga, you will learn about optimal alignment and how to get there with more ease and joy.
Common problem areas such as tight hamstrings; inflexible and sore or injured shoulders; and stiff necks and hips are skillfully addressed in a non-rigid and creative format that is fun and approachable.
We will learn the more challenging poses such as deep forward bends, back bends and inversions in a way that brings more depth and accessibility than ever before.
The art of inversions will be carefully addressed, and its importance in balancing the hormones will be more fully understood.
Along with precise alignment, there is also a comfortable flow between the poses which enhances ease of movement and flexibility. Spanda in action!
In addition, every class teaches ancient and powerful breathing techniques that help the body as well as the mind to be more alert and also more at ease and peace. Ancient wisdom for modern life.
The eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga are also artfully threaded through each session, bringing us deeper into the essence and meaning of yoga.
These classes will be taught in a workshop format and are 2 hours in length.
Patricia Pace has studied and taught yoga for over four decades.
Initiated into Integral Yoga under the guidance of Sri Swami Satchidananda in 1976, she has embraced yoga as a life path. Her studies included traditional Iyengar training for 25 years, as well as movement, inspired practices of Ashtanga, Anusara and the Wisdom Flow style. Patricia’s early experience of living in an ashram is at the core of all her teachings, offering compassion and wisdom of the heart and mind.
She currently lives in Maui, Hawaii where she has a thriving massage practice.
She also teaches yoga classes, workshops, and retreats, including teacher training programs.
Why Yoga~By Patricia Pace
Yoga at iSOHA with Patricia PaceWhy do we practice yoga?
Perhaps you have heard that doing yoga will ease your aching body or help you get into better shape.
The practice of hatha yoga has gained recognition and respect among many health professionals, including, but not limited to, doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, psychiatrists, etc.
More and more people are being referred to the healing practice of yoga for a wide array of health conditions and problems, both physical and mental.
Of course, the healing power of yoga has been around for thousands of years.
Yogic philosophy appeared as long ago as 500 BC during the time of the Great Buddha. The well-known sage Patanjali is considered the founder of the yoga practice and philosophy, having written the teachings down in 150 AD in what is known as the Yoga Sutras.
In the late 1800’s the first English translation of Sanskrit Texts appeared. So Yoga is an ancient practice indeed.
But how and why is it relevant in the modern age? What does it do for us that say jogging doesn’t do?
Why are so many people gravitating to this popular technique?
In the current modern world, where the strains of life have become increasingly overwhelming, the world is turning more to Yoga in an effort to balance our bodies and enhance our sense of well-being.
For instance, there are a large variety of sports and physical exercise choices out there. Why not just go for a jog or go to the gym? Slowly, people are beginning to see that yoga opens a different door – a glimpse perhaps into our inner awareness…. A way of relaxing and settling within that is both calming and refreshing.
As we settle into a practice, yoga becomes a deep inward journey, offering a special time for self-reflection, compassion for ourselves and others and for enhanced personal growth, addressing the hectic modern age with the timeless wisdom of the Sages.yoga-body-intelligence We practice Asanas or postures for optimal alignment, bringing us out of physical pain, possibly lowering our cholesterol, balancing our hormones
Pranayama or breathing exercises help us increase our breathing capacity, calm our mind, and help balance many physical health problems, including high blood pressure and anxiety.
If we are curious enough, the study of the sutras or yogic scriptures brings us in touch with our spiritual morals and personal observances, helping us to reach new levels of understanding, awareness and higher consciousness.
So yes, Yoga will help make us flexible, but it may also help to make us more centered and happy and well-adjusted human beings. The choice is ours and the possibilities are vast and endless.
We are so fortunate to be living in this modern age where this profound ancient practice is so available and at so many levels to suit everyone’s needs.
Om Shanti~Patricia Pace
Patricia Pace has studied and taught yoga for over four decades.Her path began as a teenager in the early 1970’s when she was initiated and certified through Integral Yoga Institute under the guidance of Sri Swami Satchidananda (meaning Truth, Knowledge, Bliss). Growing up close to Satchidananda Ashram, she was fortunate to immerse herself in the essence and principles of yoga, including Hatha, pranayama, meditation, devotion and philosophy.
Her keen insight and awareness in health awareness inspired her to become certified in the healing arts as a massage therapist and ultimately led her to the alignment based study and practice of Iyengar Yoga for over 30 years.
She has also studied and practiced a variety of movement inspired practices including Ashtanga, Anusara and Wisdom Flow Yoga.
She has taught in many schools and institutions in the United States before moving to Maui, Hawaii over 20 years ago. She currently teaches and leads retreats in Hawaii along with a thriving therapeutic massage practice.
Patricia’s classes and retreats offer a rich blend of alignment based practices, freedom of movement with breath awareness and spiritual inquiry.
She will be guest teaching workshops at the ISOHA in Prague during the month of August.
Classes will be both therapeutic as well as spiritually focused.