“Yoga as a Contemplative Practice”
Sunday, September 18, 2 – 4 PM*
Cultural Integration Fellowship
2650 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
In this workshop, we will explore more deeply the concept of yoga as a contemplative practice. The focus will be on experiencing self-reflection as an embodied practice, and at the same time, as an attunement to the divine.
We will practice basic postures, breathing, meditation as somatic veneration, have small group discussions, and talk about the Indian sage Patanjali and his concept of Kriya Yoga, that of action, self-examination, and surrender, comparing this yoga practice to the Benedictine practice of Lectio Divina, the contemplation of the divine through reading, meditation, and reflection upon sacred texts, including the idea of the body as sacred text.
Please dress comfortably for movement. It's best to not eat a large lunch before the workshop. Bring your yoga accoutrement—mat, blocks, blankets, and straps.
Tea will be served.
*Please come 15 minutes early.
**Full registration and payment secures your space.