A Yin Yoga journey through the 5 elementsFrom 06/02/2016 to 18/06/2016 -Location: Yogaia, Yoga Studio, Passeig de San Joan, 121
In Ancient Chinese philosophy, the observation of nature revealed a whole wealth of knowledge, which enabled the ancients to better understand the flowing pattern of life. They observed that plants, trees and animals, as well as the seasons and planets all lived according to cyclical movements.
Chinese philosophy engendered the concepts of Yin-Yang (Tao) and the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth, metal). The Tao is the intrinsic balance of everything, and both our human form and character can be described in terms of Yin and Yang, and according to five phases or elements.
“A journey through the 5 elements”, is a five-part seminar offering the possibility to delve deeper into the teachings of Yin Yoga, Taoism, Chinese Medicine, Yoga Nidra and nutrition, from a perspective that will enable us to find balance among these five ever-flowing elements which make up every aspect of nature, and as human beings, we are an integral part of it.
The course is open to any one who may have an interest in ancient oriental traditions (the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Taoist traditions), and from a practical point of view, whether experienced in yoga or completely new to the practice. Yin Yoga deeply respects the individual, their body and physical condition, and is suitable for people of all ages.
The five four-hour sessions (each corresponding to one of the five elements) will share practical teachings, allowing all practitioners to apply them to their daily life.
The five sessions will be co-taught by Amanda Blackley and Laura Prieto, with theory and useful advice to find greater harmony and balance in our lives.
A special certificate will be awarded to those who complete the full course (20 hours), although there is also an option to attend individual modules.
The course dates will be one Saturday per month from February to June 2016:
6th February – Water
12th March – Wood
16th April – Fire
21st May – Earth
18th June – Metal
The price is 50 euros for a single workshop or 225 euros for the five. Reserve your spot at www.yogaiabcn.org.