The Yoga of Refuge
Weekend Workshop with Kofi Busia
May 1-3, 2015
Everyone needs a Refuge. At some time or other, everyone needs to look inside them with respectful attention, and to become calm and centered. A long ago, we could all seek sanctuary for a year and a day, following which we would be freed from persecution, servitude, or whatever burden or quest had been placed upon us. Yoga masters remind us that while we may take refuge anywhere and with anyone, a place, person or activity can only truly be a refuge when it connects us to something which feels timeless and eternal: our inner self, our inner spirit, and our inner soul.
Krishna provided that refuge to Arjuna, in the ‘Gita’ as a refuge from the fear of wrongdoing. Krishna tells Arjuna that He is ‘the self hidden in the heart’. This weekend, we will practice yoga as an eternal conversation. We will find that dialogue between our individual and our higher selves. We will perform our asanas so we can establish contact with the inner wisdom of spirit. We will search for that creative presence at the heart of all reality, and that is the breath inside the breath. We put into practice that deepest piece of wisdom in the yogic tradition. It is our own bodies, in the subtle center. We can tune in to the true self: that part of us that has no fear nor any confusion our life’s purpose. That is the true refuge.
Saturday, May 2nd
9:00-11:30am and 2:00-4:30pm
Sunday, May 3rd
9:00-11:30am and 1:00-3:30pm
All styles of yogis are welcome, you do not need experience in Iyengar yoga.
$185 before 4/11, $210 after 4/11 – for all five sessions
$50 one session and $35 for Friday evening
Registration preference given to those who sign up for the full series.
Space is limited; please register in advance by contacting Emily at (530) 836-1500 or Info@TrailsWithin.com.
Kofi Busia is one of the world’s foremost teachers in the Iyengar tradition. He has been teaching for nearly 40 years, and has held his Advanced Certificate for 35 years. He has taught, and is recognized, all over the world. He began yoga as a student at Oxford and has taught professionally ever since. Throughout the 1970’s and up until the mid-1980’s, he studied regularly with B. K. S. Iyengar, and directly from him on a regular basis at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, Maharashtra, South India. As well as being a widely respected and renowned teacher, Kofi has translated the Yoga Sutras directly from the Sanskrit. More at KofiBusia.com.
Below is a short video of Kofi Busia “Yoga of Union, Yoga of Diversity” from Omega Institute
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Cancellations 7 or more days prior to start of a workshop will receive a full refund.
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Cancellations within 48 hours of the start of the workshop, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason, no credit or refund is available.
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