Vinyasa and Vayus Marut with Tina Pashumati James

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10-2201 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

I am awake to the electricity of life.The dynamic power of breath is renewing me moment by moment. Nature is wild, serene, and so am I.Marut suggests that the breath is wild and magical, like lightening, Let go of your civllised self and welcome your wildness, your storms. You are part of nature, part of the Earth, a dynamic and self sustaining little system within the larger ecosphere. The vayus are the winds or currents of life-force energy in the body that facilitate the circulation of prana throughout our entire being. As one of the five elements breathing, breath.

Vayu also means desired by appetite, and this meaning points to life itself as driving our practice. Life’s hunger for prana, for air, is what gives to this practice.

This Jivamukti workshop emphasizes the importance of energetic alignment within movement, intention, bandha and drishti, and of course breath itself.

Breath is exciting, and it propels itself. If you want to know peace, let the breath excite you.

samana – drawing inward of energy
vyana – expansive energy
udana – rising energy
apana – grounding and releasing energy
prana vayu – which is the all-encompassing movement of energy.

These are expressed through Jivamukti vigorous practice and sequencing using pulsing, body and rhythmic strict vinyasa.

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Benefits of the workshop:

– cultivating a basic awareness of one or more of the vayus can deepen awareness of body, breath and enriching your yoga practice.
– you will leave this workshop with vital tools for life that can be incorporated into your classes and or self practice.
– experience and learn about the five movements of prana and their very subtle yet distinct energetic qualities, including specific functions and directions of flow.
– with this knowledge of vinyasa + vayus you will be guided through a doorway into energetic alignment to awaken the union of opposites within asana practice.

About Tina Pashumati James

Tina PASHUMATI James is an ERYT500 yoga teacher, Advanced Senior Certified Jivamukti Teacher, Yoga Injury Therapist and Trauma Sound Healer. She has been practicing for 28 years and teaching since 1995.
She is a radical teacher who believes through the practices of yoga, we discover that concern for the happiness and well being of others, including animals, must be an essential part of our own quest for happiness and well being.

Tina believes in the 5 P’s:

1- Passion. 2- Persistent practice. 3- Perfection in action. 4- Precision. 5- Peace.

Tina shares her experiences of the spiritual quest, and how each and everyone of us can find our natural state through selfless service and activism.
Tina offers courses, workshops and retreats around the world. She has created a sort of divine bridge across which many Yoga practitioners can heal their bodies and minds.
She is one of the most sought after guest teachers in the world, leading intensives and mentoring at the world famous Jivamukti Teacher Training programs in New York. She has sat on the Advanced Jivamukti board as an ajudicator.
Tina is best known for her unique ability to help students and teachers embody their spiritual practice. Her work focuses on the refinement of natural and universal movement principles, assisting to the highest level that will evolve your entire Yoga practice and lifestyle, and a deep connection to the wellbeing of Animals the Oceans and Mountains, Indigenous Elders and there teachings and veganism in the modern world.
This concentration on fundamental principles of life allows student of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic Yoga practice for the future of the blue planet.
Considered the “teacher of teachers”, students return to Tina’s intensives again and again to be a part of the inspiring evolution of Tina’s own practice and teaching.