An Afternoon Retreat for Mapping a Deeper Practice
When on any journey it can be very helpful to have a map, and the Kosha Model is a perfect map for going deeper on the journey of yoga. Kosha is a sanskit word meaning ‘layer’ or ‘sheath’. The model comes from Vedic scriptures over 3000 years old, which detail a map of the body as a complex and layered system to explore.
In this workshop we will dive in to how our physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual ‘layers’ illuminate this terrain using the essential tools of yoga practice: posture (asana), breath-work (pranayama), restorative (pratyahara), and meditation (dharana).
Through a combination of discussion and well rounded practice, we will explore how each component of yoga flows together and the importance of contextualizing each element using the elegance of The Kosha Model as our map. The result will be a richer understanding of what and when to practice with the goal of creating a more lasting connection with the goal of yoga: deeper presence.
Scott Davis has been sharing his passion for health as an acupuncturist, movement therapist, yoga teacher and health educator for the past two decades. He integrates therapeutic traditions, contemporary approaches to health and the latest research in biomechanics and human movement in ways that are clear, accessible and results-based.
Scott brings a balance of authenticity, humour and depth to his teaching, a synthesis of yoga and eastern medicine, and the three pillars of health: Movement, Nutrition and Rest. As an educator, Scott has trained hundreds of yoga teachers and movement instructors and is on a lifelong path of learning and discovery to continue to help people feel better in their lives.
Date: Sunday February 16th
Time: 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Cost: $60 for members ($70 for non-members)