Yoga Workshop at JCC: to be led by Meta Chaya Hirschl
Sep 29, 2012 12:33AM
Yoga can help us tune out on everyday distractions and pressures for us to change and instead help us focus on the beauty of the true self, that shining gem that we all are, and train our minds to witness our thoughts and then learn to change our thought patterns. Author, nationally recognized yoga instructor and teacher of instructors Meta Chaya Hirschl (E-RYT 500) will return to the Arthur M. Glick JCC on November 10 and 11 for two days of yoga classes geared to practitioners, students and instructors of all levels.
This workshop—entitled Yoga & Body – Learning to Love the True Self and one of the 20 events at this year’s Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts—will instruct on a variety of techniques to train the mind to move toward the thoughts that support and nourish us and away from self-denigration. Included are poses (asana), breathing, (pranayama), hand dances (mudra), inner locks (bandha), and very importantly, mantras (simple sounds and words). The sessions will be practical, immediately applicable to improving our relationship with ourselves and will build on each other and culminate in developing a plan for walking in the world with confidence and self-love. Attendees will leave the workshop with a specific plan to truly embrace the true self.
Hirschl wrote the award-winning book Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers, which will be on sale at the JCC and the she’ll autograph copies throughout the weekend. Students are invited to register for the entire weekend, or may select individual sessions. For yoga instructors, this workshop can be used for Yoga Alliance-continuing education credits.