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Heart of Self Realization Weekend with Sarah Brenes


Heart of Self Realization Weekend

with Sarah Brenes

This weekend will be inspired by Kshemaraja's Pratyabhijna Hridayam, "The Heart of Self-Realization" --a true masterpiece of spiritual literature. In these 20 short verses (sutras) conveys the essence of a sublime philosophy, cosmology and spiritual path.
Come yoke your consciousness to the Divine.

Friday, June 7th  6-8 PM 
"The Nature of the Soul"
"The experiencers of this Grand Illusion are the various individual beings” (Sutra 1.6). The practice will use a steady stream of prana flow practice to avow the nature of the mind and clear the clouds to reveal our inner consciousness.

Saturday, June 8th  1-3PM  
"Blossoming the Center of Consciousness"
“As the Center of Consciousness Blossoms, the Individual Soul Attains the Bliss of the Goddess of of Universal Consciousness” (Sutra 1.17). This practice includes long held standing poses, breath work and meditation to get to the center of consciousness.

Sunday, June 7th  1-3PM
"Attain Mastery"
“On attaining mastery, the individual soul embodies the Universe” (Sutra 1.15). With this practice we will be using asymmetrical postures to access the strength of the core. True core strength enables us to look inside and really, truly see our own beauty. Arm balances, twists, balancing poses.


 $60.00 for the weekend

Sarah is a certified yoga teacher and Reiki Master/Teacher who delights in sharing yoga with the community through instruction, combining asanas (postures) with pranayama (breathwork), meditation, stories, and insight. Her yoga studies began at age of 9 in her parent's living room with PBS and some library books. Her first formal classes in her teens were at Chicago's Yoga Circle with teacher Gabriel Halpern in the Iyengar method. In 2005 she received her first yoga teaching certification at the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Institute under the guidance of Sarla Walter and spiritual guidance of Pandit Dabral. After moving to Southern Illinois, Sarah has pursued advanced certifications in the Anusara yoga system and Prana Flow yoga. Her primary yoga instructors are Noah Mazé and Christina Sell. She has also studied intensively with Martin Kirk, Darren Rhodes, Sianna Sherman, Betsey Downing, Desiree Rumbaugh, and Shiva Rea. She has learned a great deal of yoga Tantric yoga philosophy and Ayurveda under the great insight from Dr. Douglas Brooks and Maria Garre. Sarah is forever thankful to her greatest friends and teachers, her students, the natural environment, and to the Divine.

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