Philosophy & Asana Intensive
with DOUGLAS BROOKS, DARREN RHODES, & BRIGETTE FINLEY
Fri. 5:30-6:30 PM
Fri. 6:45 - 8:30 PM
Sat. 8:30 AM - 12:30
Sat. 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Sun. 8:30 AM - 12:15
Sun.1:45 - 3:45 PM
2631 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
$275 full intensive
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The Untellable Stories of the Great God of Yoga; The Mythologies of Shiva and the Archetype of Power
It is said that great Lord Shiva is so outrageous, so dangerous and beyond that pale that his stories are "untellable." This is precisely why we must tell them. For in these stories we find the deepest truths about ourselves, about our hopes and fears, our most tender sensibilities and our most violent nature. We discover the unsavory facts we cannot deny and all the goodness that we might hope to be. Shiva is called by many names including Yogesvara, Lord of Yoga, and Mahadeva, the Great God. Long before he appears in familiar forms like the meditative Shankara or the dancing Nataraja, he appears as the Fury, the Tears, and the Blood known in the Veda as Rudra. Rudra is the strangest and most powerful of the ancient Vedic gods and in these early stories and songs we begin to see Shiva's character taking shape and form. As Shiva assumes further guises we begin to recognize his mythic purpose: he reveals to us how the most primal and archaic forces of the universe manifest as nature, in our fundamental relationships with one another, and in our own bodies and minds. Shiva is the unrestricted and elemental power that causes the world shape itself, persist through torrents of being, and dissolve into change. In this seminar we will learn some these untellable tales of Shiva. We will explore how these myths reveal to us the primal secrets of the unconscious and the mysterious depths of human awareness. Shiva is nothing less than our own self and to study his stories is to explore deeply the depths of one's own heart. No previous knowledge or experience is expected or required. Bring an open mind, a willing heart, and be ready to laugh, to cry, and, perhaps too, to learn.
All philosophy sessions taught by Douglas Brooks. All asana sessions (all-levels) taught by Darren Rhodes & Brigette Finley.
Douglas Brooks is a scholar of Hinduism, south Asian languages, and the comparative study of religions. He lived in India with his teacher, Dr. Gopala Aiyar Sundaramoorthy, for many years studying and practicing Srividya, Auspicious Wisdom, and the modern traditions of goddess-centered Tantra. Currently Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester, he holds both Masters and his doctoral degrees from Harvard University.
Darren Rhodes, E-RYT 500, is the director of YogaOasis Studios in Tucson, AZ. Darren is featured in the yoga poster, Penchant for Practice. His book, The Yoga Resource Practice Manual, includes practice instructions for 360 poses. Darren is the founder of Yogahour and was named one of Yoga Journal's "21 Talented Young Teachers Shaping the Future of Yoga." Darren is also a faculty member of yogaglo.com.
Brigette Finley, E-RYT 500 Brigette (Niedringhaus) Finley is the Director of Yogahour, the founder of Prenatal Yogahour and holds her E-RYT® 500 with Yoga Alliance. She co-founded Southtown Yoga in St. Louis, MO in 2007. As a householder, she is passionate about incorporating practice into her daily life as a mama. Brigette currently lives in Tucson, AZ with her husband and two children. She teaches trainings locally and nationally.