"As is the desire, so is our will. As is the will, so is our deed. As is the deed, so is our destiny. "

- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Fall Immersion – Yoga Nidra: Resting to Awaken October 8-11 Ely, MN

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                                   Fall Immersion                                    Yoga Nidra: Resting to Awaken

                                        Oct 8-11  –  Ely, Mn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Our annual Fall Immersion is intended for yogis looking for deeper study and practice of yoga in a retreat setting.  We will explore the in-depth teachings and practices of through dharma, meditation, asana, pranayama, mantra, kriya, chanting, yoga nidra and self-inquiry.  This year we will be delving into Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Nidra is simultaneously a tool,  a practice, a process, and a state of transcendent awareness.  Often translated as “Yogic Sleep”, it is a process of bringing awareness progressively through the layers of our being from conscious to subconscious to super-conscious.  The journey of Yoga Nidra integrates practices for balancing the physical and energetic bodies, deep relaxation, sankalpa (sacred intention), and using guided imagery and kriya to work with the subtle body and subconscious mind.  In working with with the deeper layers of our being, it is unparalleled in its capacity for relaxation, healing, transformation and empowerment.  On its deepest level, yoga nidra is dissolution of all limited consciousness into the infinite.

Whether your goal is stress relief, rejuvenation, physical / emotional healing,  removing karmic patterns, unlocking creativity or empowering yourself to manifest a dharmic desire, yoga nidra has something profound to offer you.  This immersion will explore:

  • What is Yoga Nidra?  What is its purpose?
  • The traditional stages and progression of practice
  • Awakening Sankalpa Shakti: The Power of Sacred Intention
  • Yoga Nidra as a tool for relaxation, healing, freeing the mind or manifestation
  • How to integrate yoga nidra into your life and practice
  • Guiding yourself through Yoga Nidra

Daily Session Schedule:                                                                                                         The immersion will begin Sunday Oct. 8 and conclude Weds. morning Oct 11

Sunday Oct 8:  6-9 pm                                                                                                       Monday Oct 9:  8:30-11:30 am, 2:30-5 pm,  7-9 pm                                                     Tuesday Oct 10:  8:30-11:30 am, 2:30-5 pm,  7-9 pm                                                   Wednesday Oct 11:  7:30-10am

Optional Chanting and Silent Meditation M-W from 6-7 am

Your Investment: 

  • $495 – Twin bed in a communal Loft Space
  • $555 – Shared bedroom space (2 people/room, twin beds or queen bed for couples)
  • $615 – Private bedroom space (queen bed)

Early Registration Discount- Receive $20 off the above rates when you register and pay in full by August 1

Rates are inclusive of

  • Room
  • Immersion Tuition 
  • Use of Camp du Nord facilities (sauna, hiking trails, canoes + kayaks, etc.)  

Massage will be available during breaks.  Please note meals are not provided. Each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen for all your cooking needs. We will plan to eat dinners communally, with groups taking turns preparing food if the group size accommodates eating/cooking together.  For more information on the accommodations, visit the fall retreat page.

All payments are due in full September 15, with a fee of $35 for late payments, payment plans & registrations received thereafter.

To reserve your space, please send your Fall Immersion Registration + Waiver copy  and $150 deposit per-person (non-refundable)

Checks are payable to:

Ben Vincent

5354 40th Ave S.

Minneapolis, MN, 55417

Please contact us with any questions or inquiries

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Four Desires Immersion: June 8-11

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            Four Desires Immersion: Cultivating a Life of                      Purpose, Prosperity, Freedom and Joy                        June 8-11

  According to the yoga tradition, our lives are the product of our deepest driving desires. Yoga identifies four universal desires: Meaning, Prosperity, Joy & Freedom, collectively known as the purusharthas – “the means of the soul.” These fundamental longings compel all human thought, action and behavior. In our modern world of instant gratification, we tend to misdirect the power of these desires -seeking fleeting pleasures- rather investing in the life’s work of Self-Realization. Only to find we are unfulfilled, unsatisfied and left wanting more. The life you are called to requires your conscious attention, dedication and effort. You must walk the path of your destiny.

  The key to desire empowering us is to see clearly what we really want, and to work skillfully and selflessly toward its realization.

  In this special winter retreat, you will be guided through a profound and transformative introspective process, as laid out by Rod Stryker in his book “The Four Desires.”  We will use teachings, yoga postures, breathing and meditation practices, chanting, self-reflection and journaling to:

  • Uncover the soul’s purpose – your reason for being in this life
  • Rediscover how each of the four desires resonates uniquely in your life
  • Recognize self-limiting patterns which keep you from fulfilling your potential
  • Learn to use these “obstacles” as a means to self-transformation
  • Create a vow of tangible action toward the realization of our calling
  • Learn techniques and practices for personal empowerment and self-mastery
  • Explore the power of right desire to transform your life and the world

Immersion Schedule  June 8 + 9: 6:30-9:30 pm, June 10 + 11: 10 am -6 pm

Your Investment:

The cost for this immersion is $325.  To register, email ben@vincentyoga.com.  You may submit payment by check, cash or CC, we will work out the details for payment by email.    Exact location of the retreat is TBD.  That information will be posted here as soon as it is determined.

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Summer Immersion – Hatha Yoga Pradipika: July 23-28, Mpls

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                Summer Immersion:

                           Hatha Yoga Pradipika                            July 23-28 – Minneapolis

“Salutations to the primordial guru, Sri Adinath, who instructed the knowledge Hatha Yoga which shines forth as a stairway for those who wish to ascend to the highest stage of Yoga.”  HYP 1.1

Hatha Yoga has become popular around the world as a means for maintaing health and stress-relief.  While its is most well known for asana (postures), they make up a relatively small part of the larger science, much of which has been eclipsed in our culture of  yoga for fitness.   Traditionally, Hatha Yoga integrates asana (posture), Ayurveda, shatkarma (cleansing practices), pranayama (energetic breath work), mudra + bandha (gestures for channeling energy) + samadhi (cultivation of meditative awareness).  As a holistic science, it aspires to cultivate body, mind and energy to prepare us for awakening our higher potentials (shakti).

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Hatha Yoga of Illumination) is considered to be the oldest text on the sacred science of Hatha Yoga.  Dating from approximately the 15th century CE, it elucidates the science of Hatha Yoga posture to meditation, from body to Soul.

In this special immersion we will delve into the teachings and practices of the Hatha Yoga Traditions as transmitted in its original text.   We will focus on understanding and applying Hatha Yoga as means of utilizing body, mind, and energy in service of Self-Realization.  The master classes will consist of practices (integrating asana, pranayama, mudra, meditation), dharma talks, q + a, and personal reflection.

Immersion Schedule:  

Sunday 7/23:  2:30-5:30 pm

Monday 7/24: 6-9 am 

Tuesday 7/25: 6-9 am, 6:30-8:30 pm

Wednesday 7/26: 6-9 am

Thursday 7/27: 6-9 am, 6:30-8:30 pm

Friday 7/28: 6-9am

Location:  Sunday + Morning Classes will be held at TaraNa Yoga on 38th + Grand Ave S., in Minneapolis.  Evening classes will be at an alternate location in South Minneapolis.

Your Investment – $345, ($25 discount if paid in full by May 31).   A $150 deposit will reserve your space.  You can pay by cash, check, CC or paypal.  Please email ben@vincentyoga.com to register.

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Yogic Spring Cleanse : April 2017

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Yogic Spring Cleanse : Purifying the Vessel 

Give yourself the gift of clarity, vitality and a renewed sense of well-being this Spring!

Spring is a time of rejuvenation and rebirth. From the emergence of tulips, to cleaning out the home and gardens to the holidays of Easter and the Spring Equinox; everything is casting off the remnants of the past to be born anew. In the traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda, it is considered one of the best times to purify and cleanse the body, mind and heart.

The cleanse will include:

*3 workshops (4/2, 4/15, 4/30 ~ 1-3:30pm) consisting of a lecture, postures, breathwork, guided meditation and relaxation;

*unlimited drop-in classes with Ben and Angela at One Yoga;

*recordings of the workshops; *virtual support through readings, video and audio files for cleansing the body, mind and heart;

*weekly guidance around diet, lifestyle and purification practices.

MEMBER RATE: $144 REGULAR RATE: $180

Sign Up NOW!

 

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Fall Workshops in Minneapolis

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Fall Workshops 2016

Opening the Hips- Sept 24, 1:30-4pm 

Essentials of Yoga Philosophy- Oct 2, 1-3:30

Cultivating a Home Practice – Nov 5, 1:30-4pm 

Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Stress Relief – Nov 6, 1-4pm 

 

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Opening the Hips

 Sept 24,  1:30-4:00 pm at One Yoga

Anyone who has practiced yoga knows there is a lot going on in the hips and pelvis. For many practitioners, tension in the hips and pelvis is often the cause of lower back and knee pain.
Whether you are a yogi-athlete who loves to move or a yogi-meditator who loves to sit, range of motion in the hips greatly affects your entire system. From both the anatomic and energetic perspectives, the pelvis unites the legs (your connection to the earth) and your spine (the central channel of the energetic and nervous system of the body). Additionally, the pelvis and hip joints are known to store deep emotions from your past, and greatly influence your physical and energetic systems of elimination, creation, procreation and assimilation.
What you’ll receive from this workshop:
  • Guidance in a specific sequence designed to open all the major muscles of the hip joints
  • Increased understanding of the anatomy of the hips and pelvis
  • Handout of the practices

All levels of experience are welcome.

Early bird rate: $35 (through September 17th)
Regular rate: $45
Visit One-Yoga.org to register

Yoga Philosophy: Seeing Life through the Eyes of Love and Wisdom  

Oct 2,  1-3:30pm at One Yoga

You’ve probably heard that there is a lot more to yoga than postures. In fact, the postures are only a small, modern part of this ancient tradition. In its essence, yoga is a Science of Self-Realization, offering insight to life’s eternal questions:
  • Who am I? 
  • What is the nature of the world we live in? 
  • What is the meaning of life? 
  • How do I find meaning, freedom and joy? 
While Yoga’s timeless teachings give profound context to our modern lives, it’s the practice of Yoga that gives us the means to realize our fullest potential.
The beautiful part about Yoga philosophy is that there are no pre-requisite beliefs; only a willingness to look closely at yourself and life, and a desire to learn and grow.
This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about the philosophy of yoga, regardless of experience or physical ability. We will explore many of its core tenets, including:
  • Branches of the tree of Yoga
  • Dharma
  • Energy + Consciousness
  • Karma
  • Koshas
  • Atman + Brahman
  • Practice + Non-Attachment
  • Ahimsa + Satya
What you will learn:
  • The core principals of the Yoga tradition
  • How to live Yoga within the larger context of daily life
  • How to find meaning in times of challenge and change

Early bird rate: $35

Regular rate: $45

Visit One-Yoga.org to register
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Yoga Nidra: Resting to Awaken March 1-3, Encinitas, CA

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

                                                                          Yoga Nidra: Resting to Awaken

         Mar 1-3, Encinitas, CA           

Our annual Fall Immersion is intended for yogis looking for deeper study and practice of yoga in a retreat setting.  We will explore the in-depth teachings and practices of through dharma, meditation, asana, pranayama, mantra, kriya, chanting, yoga nidra and self-inquiry.  This year we will be delving into Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Nidra is simultaneously a tool,  a practice, a process, and a state of transcendent awareness.  Often translated as “Yogic Sleep”, it is a process of bringing awareness progressively through the layers of our being from conscious to subconscious to super-conscious.  The journey of Yoga Nidra integrates practices for balancing the physical and energetic bodies, deep relaxation, sankalpa (sacred intention), and using guided imagery and kriya to work with the subtle body and subconscious mind.  In working with with the deeper layers of our being, it is unparalleled in its capacity for relaxation, healing, transformation and empowerment.  On its deepest level, yoga nidra is dissolution of all limited consciousness into the infinite.

Whether your goal is stress relief, rejuvenation, physical / emotional healing,  removing karmic patterns, unlocking creativity or empowering yourself to manifest a dharmic desire, yoga nidra has something profound to offer you.  This immersion will explore:

  • What is Yoga Nidra?  What is its purpose?
  • The traditional stages and progression of practice
  • Awakening Sankalpa Shakti: The Power of Sacred Intention
  • Yoga Nidra as a tool for relaxation, healing, freeing the mind or manifestation
  • How to integrate yoga nidra into your life and practice
  • Guiding yourself through Yoga Nidra

Daily Session Schedule:                                                                                                        

Friday Mar 1:  6-9 pm                                                                                                   Saturday Mar 2: 1-7 pm                                                                                                  Sunday Mar 3:  1-7 pm                                                

Your Investment: 

$250, or $215 if registered and paid by 2/10

To register, please visit Gather Encinitas

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Applying Yoga Philosophy to Life – Classes begin April 15 at Devanadi!

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Applying the Essential Principals of Yoga Philosophy to Life 
Fridays April 15- May 27

Beyond the postures of modern Yoga is a timeless tradition of teachings regarding the innate order and harmony (dharma) of the universe.  The original intention of yoga was to guide us to live in alignment with these natural laws- helping humanity to realize our full potential for freedom and fulfillment.  In these on-going classes, we will explore these teachings through dharma talks (lectures), discussion and meditation.

Classes will be presented in series pertaining to topics, and may also include gentle movement, chanting, breath-work, meditation journaling, self-reflection and other yoga practices.   Students may register for the full series (and receive recordings of the talks + practices) or drop-in to individual classes.   Please bring a yoga mat, comfortable clothing, and a journal to write in.

Friday April 15  Dharma: Aligning your Life with the Harmony of the Universe
Friday April 22  Atman + Brahman:  You are the presence which pervades the Universe
No Class on Friday April 29
Friday May 6  Energy + Consciousness: The building blocks of the Universe
Friday May 13  Karma: The Laws of Cause + Effect
Friday May 20 Practice + Non-Attachemnt: the Yogic Path to Freedom + Fulfillment
Friday May 27  Ahimsa + Satya:  Abiding in Non-Harming + Living your Truth

Times- 12:30 2:30 pm

Location: Devanadi Yoga

Your Investment:  6 Week Series – $135, or $30 to Drop In (if space allows)

Discounts available for full-time students, seniors, vets and devanadi teacher training grads

Reserve your space here

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