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- What is the deep feminine face of yoga? How can the archetypal energies of the divine feminine impact our practice? What happens when yoga philosophy and practice combine with somatic psychotherapy? How can we experience these insights in the body through yoga asana? Join master yoga teachers Sianna Sherman, Sally Kempton, and Mariana Caplan, as we dive deep into a shared inquiry and discovery of the feminine heart of yoga, exploring it philosophically, experiencing it psychologically, and embodying it through physical yoga asana practice. Sally will share insights and meditations based on her forthcoming book Falling in Love with the Goddess: The Fierce and Gentle Energies at the Heart of Yoga, and will lead us in exploring how goddess energies can transform your inner space. Mariana will draw upon the deep feminine to guide us into a gentle opening of, and working with, the psyche. She will explore how through embodying a feminine approach to yoga practice, and utilizing tools from somatic psychology, we can learn to integrate emotions and trauma, rather than prematurely bypassing psychological material. Sianna will artfully weave these teachings into a direct experience in the physical body through yoga (asana) practice, and further elaborate our exploration into the feminine face of yoga through storytelling and philosophy. Drawing on over 80 years of combined experience in yoga, these teachers will offer their passion, creativity, and weave of collective gifts to bring participants to a new and emerging knowledge of the feminine face of yoga. No yoga experience is required, and men who love the feminine are also welcome. Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in somatic approaches to psychological integration on the spiritual path, and a teacher of yoga philosophy and asana. She has written seven books on cutting edge topics in psychology and spirituality, including the seminal Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment, the award-winning Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path and The Guru Question: The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher. She is a leading spiritual psychologist, using somatic approaches to psychotherapy to support spiritual practitioners and teachers with the process of healing trauma and moving towards psychospiritual integration. She is an adjunct faculty member at The California Institute of Integral Studies. Sally Kempton is an internationally recognized teacher of meditation and Tantric philosophy, known for her capacity to transmit meditative states through a creative, gentle, and radically empowering approach to practice. Her Yoga Journal column, Wisdom, has long been a guide for bringing yogic wisdom into daily life, and her book, Meditation for the Love of It has been called "the meditation book your heart wants you to read." A former swami (monk) in an Indian tradition, she teaches regularly at Kripalu, Esalen and at yoga conferences, as well as in the Yoga Philosophy program at CIIS, and is an original member of the Integral Spiritual Center. Sianna Sherman is an internationally recognized and certified Anusara Yoga teacher. In 2008 she was chosen by Yoga Journal as one of 21 talented young teachers who are shaping the future of yoga. Known for her artful fusion of heart, alignment, therapeutics and creative sequencing, Sianna facilitates a sacred space for each person to feel held in a wider embrace of compassion and love. She shares her insights in the way of stories, personal experiences, poetry and yoga philosophy rooted in Tantra with a special devotion to collaboration, community and collectively conscious gatherings that help elevate the vibration of humanity. As a regular contributor to YogaGlo online yoga, Origin Magazine and other multimedia expressions, she wishes to serve the students with accessible information that helps them in the true transformation of their lives. Sianna humbly bows to all her teachers on this path of Grace, especially to Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, John Friend, Paul Muller Ortega, Douglas Brooks and her Open to Grace family. www.opentograce.com WORKSHOP Sunday, June 17, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm CIIS Main Building, Namaste Hall 1453 Mission St., San Francisco $150/$120 Members REGISTER >> MEMBER REGISTER >> CIIS STUDENT/STAFF/FACULTY REGISTER >>
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