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Mudra – The Art and Science of Gesture with Rachel Zinman
Saturday 26 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$55
The word mudra means seal or gesture and in ancient spiritual traditions, mudras were used for both meditation and ritual. Mudras have been around for thousands of years in India, China and Japan. Even western traditions use mudras like the prayer position or a gesture of benediction by a priest.
On a scientific level mudras engage the motor cortex are used to bring about emotional balance and also help heal the physical body.
A mudra practice involves more than just hand gestures. It is a yogic practice which brings together mind, intention and energy and invokes a feeling of stillness and contentment.
In this workshop you will experience the power of mudra through learning a flowing mudra sequence.
The workshop includes:
~ Informative talk on mudras
~ Initial exploration of the gestures in the sequence
~ Asanas and Pranayama for Pratyahara- sense withdrawal
~ Practice of flowing mudra sequence
~ Closing meditation
Rachel Zinman is passionate about the deeper aspects of yoga and its ability to heal and inspire. She has spent the last 34 years practicing enthusiastically as well as teaching nationally (in Australia) and internationally since 1992. She has studied with some of the most influential teachers in the west as well as immersing herself in the study and assimilation of the classical system of knowledge called Vedanta, in the lineage of Adi Shankara.
While living in New York from 2000–2004 Rachel met and mentored with ISHTA yoga founder Alan Finger which led to teaching in his studios for four years. There she co-created and coordinated their Teacher Training Program, becoming a senior facilitator and mentor.
Rachel was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008 at the age of 42. It took six years for her to accept her diagnosis of type 1 LADA diabetes. Her diagnosis revolutionized her approach to teaching and practice. Interested in all aspects of health and wellbeing, she started her Yoga for Diabetes blog to share with the diabetes online community how yoga has helped her to manage her diabetes. www.yogafordiabetesblog.com
Her new book “Yoga for Diabetes, How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda is available from Amazon or at your local bookstore. http://bit.ly/diabetesyogabook
Her classes are often described as a fluid mix of creative playful sequencing, meaningful insights and lighthearted fun. http://www.rachelzinmanyoga.com/about
Early Bird $55
At the door $65