QIGONG & MEDITATION
Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (“subtle breath” or “vital energy”) and Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”).
start Dec 1, 2021
Thursdays & Fridays
ODISSI: YOGIC DANCE
Odissi is one of the eight Classical Dances of India, originating more than 2,000 years ago. This meditative, yogic dance was initially practiced in the temples of Odisha and pulls strongly from Hindu tradition. In Hinduism, it is believed that this dance was invented by the god, Shiva, the supreme yogi, who taught it to a dancer named Manirambha.
Odissi involves flowing movements of the hands, eyes and torso together with rhytmic movements of the feet. It uses mudras, or hand gestures, expressing a particular act, and includes moments of stillness in particular poses that originate from asanas.
Combining powerful, masculine footwork (called tandava) with fluid, feminine poses and motions (called lasya), Odissi connects the body-mind-spirit.
Class Schedule coming in 2022