It is the fundamental urge to evolve that leads an acorn to become an oak tree, a caterpillar to become a butterfly, and a human being to awaken in wholeness. David Whyte, the great contemporary poet once said, “We are the only part of creation that has forgotten how to be itself.”
Yoga of Awakening is about stepping into your own personal path of awakening to all of who you really are—Right now, just as how your are! Your conditioning is not an obstacle in this radical awakening process. There's no need to inexhaustibly practice, perfect, and purify your way into enlightenment, in fact, relaxing your efforts to work "on" yourself actually supports your awakening into wholeness.
Come together with others who have a deep hunger for personal evolution and dive into the deep heart of community – a community that has the capacity to fully hold you-without judgment or well-meaning advice-exactly as you are.
Discover for yourself the radiant aliveness that lies beneath that discomfort, when no one is trying to change you or make you wrong for feeling what you feel or being who you are. Discover your own authenticity, radiance, power, beauty and the true freedom of Awakening.
"True spirituality is not a high, not a rush, not an altered state. It’s been fine to romance it for a while, but our times call for something far more real, far more grounded and responsible; something radically alive and naturally integral; something that shakes us to our very core until we stop treating spiritual deepening as a something to dabble in here and there. Authentic spirituality is not some little flicker or buzz of knowingness, nor a psychedelic blast-through or a mellow hanging-out on some exalted plane of consciousness, not a bubble of immunity, but a vast fire of liberation, an exquisitely fitting crucible and sanctuary, providing both heat and light for the healing and awakening we need." —Robert Augustus Masters, Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters
This 9-week guided exploration includes some outside class assignments: short readings and videos, light practices, and journaling. We will ll investigate 3 Major Themes:
Waking - Exploring Consciousness, and the seamless nature of Onlyness
Down - Experiencing awakened consciousness in every cell of your body
Mutuality - Enjoying deep connection and the quickening qualities of group dynamics
Total Cost: $309 ** Course limited to 12 Participants **
($180 class fee to enroll and $129 in course materials. Partial scholarships are available. If you are interested, please contact Julie, moc.ramledagoynull@eiluj, for more information.)
This course will not be held at Yoga Del Mar. Once you enroll you will be sent course information, including the meeting place address and a link where you can purchase the course materials prior to the first session on Feb. 12, 2013.
ABOUT GERI: Geri Portnoy is the founder and director of Yoga Del Mar. She holds a Master’s degree in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, is a Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher [RYT 500], a certified MELT instructor and a Waking Down in Mutuality teacher. She is an articulate, compassionate, dedicated yoga teacher who creates a sacred space for the beautiful expansion and emergent awakening of her students.
ABOUT GREG: Greg Aurand is an experienced group leader, a Field Center Certified facilitator, and a Certified Gene Keys™ Guide. He has been involved in Waking Down in Mutuality—a process that produces consistent, stable realization of non-separate Conscious Embodiment—since 2004. Greg has a passion for emerging paths and practices that accelerate and precipitate self-realization and significant leaps in consciousness.