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Dharma and Yoga Training | Session 1 - Foundations of Body, Mind, and Heart


  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center 5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Woodacre, CA, 94973 United States (map)

In this session, we address the foundational asanas with a focus on standing postures and the feet as the “foundation to the temple of the body.” This work is supported by the core teachings of the Buddha and Yoga Dharma. Our focus is on healthy alignment in asana and somatics training to increase sensory awareness and grounding the practice in mindfulness. Through lectures, images, and hands-on practice, we study the anatomy of the feet, legs, and pelvis for more effective asana practice and teaching. Anatomy study fosters internal, or mindful, awareness through deepening knowledge of the body and its structure. Central to this course is the training of the mind and heart. We connect with the triple gems: the Buddha (Awakened Mind), Dharma (the Teachings of the Buddha), and Sangha (the community of practitioners). Our daily meditation includes the practices of Shamatha and Vipassana with the support of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and the Eight Limbs of Yoga will be studied throughout the five-month training through traditional texts, poetry, and contemplation for an embodied connection to the Dharma.

Earlier Event: January 24
Public Class at Orcas Mandala
Later Event: February 1
Tias Little: Embodied Dharma