Inquiry Based Immersion – Starts Sept 21-Oct 26, 17:00 CET @Zoom

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Tuesdays, Sept. 21 – Oct 26 (6 class series)

Live classes 17:00 – 18:30 CET(integrated practice), Recordings available
11:00 EST, 8:00 PST

“Have patience with all that lies unsolved in your Heart
And try to love the questions themselves,
Like a mysterious hut in the mountain, locked up tight,
Like volumes of books written in an unknown language.

The point of this human experience is, after all, to live….. everything.” (Rilke)

The Immersion touches on the following topics

Naming your highest priorities
Planting seeds for Wise Action 
Befriending the Nervous System 
What do I feel? 
You cannot live in Fear and in Love at the same time 
Developing a Personal practice 

Inquiry Based Yoga Exploration:
Let go of the image of “Yoga” and find yourself

Inquiry-based learning in Yoga allows practitioners to align their practice with their personal intention, priorities, and, fundamentally, with their Dharma (Life’s purpose).  This approach to practice is ancient and fundamental to personal transformation and healing.

A spiritual practice should support one’s ideals, but the way that Yoga is often transmitted today, one is left with the impression that the practice determines one’s ideals.  This confusion has been a source of conflict and perpetual disappointment in some yoga communities.  It is time to free ourselves from such confusion and return to the answers that are only found within us.

As this is a profoundly personal way to practice, each practitioner will be building a unique practice.  Because this is a group exploration, we will be learning from one another, and each person, in that way, becomes a teacher of their own wisdom. 

In this group experience, I am not the ‘teacher’ but rather a guide to supporting your own self discovery.  My focus will be more on asking the questions rather than providing the answers….. I trust that you have the answers but may just need some help finding them.

We will used themes explored in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as a framework for the conversations and personal explorations, but we will not be confined to any single commentary or interpretation of these ideas.


Why does modern Yoga in the West look so different from this idea?

Today’s globalized Yoga industry and traditions have been significantly influenced by the modern incarnation of Yoga that evolved out of the impacts of colonialism on India and its many spiritual traditions.  Two of the many impacts of Victorian era ideals imposed upon Yoga were the elevation of written texts and the subservience to a patriarchal authority figure to override the personal wisdom/insights of the individual practitioner.  In the context of this history, the emphasis on personal inquiry and somatic experience can seem almost like a revolutionary act….. let’s start a revolution.


Since this experience is intended to cumulative, I would ask that participants plan to attend (live or via recordings) all six sessions.

Price Options:
– Pricing is flexible to support anyone in need of financial support – No one will be excluded due to financial limitations
No more than $60/60€ for the series

Registration is required to Access the zoom meeting

 

 

 

Morning Meditation – Starts September 21, 7:30 AM CET @Zoom

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Tuesdays & Thursday 7:30 AM CET – on ZOOM

Live classes 7:30 – 8:00 CET(integrated practice), Recordings available for those who live in a different timezone

Do you have the patience to wait until the mud settles
and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself?
The awakened one does not seek fulfillment.
Not seeking, not expecting,
She is present and can welcome all things.

This online offering will be a simple, regular Vipasana meditation practice that will follow the same sequence each class to help support a foundation for regular meditation practice at home.

  • Opening Chanting to awaken the body/breath
  • Seated formal meditation (Zen or Vipasana method)
  • Closing alignment and completion

Donations will be accepted at whatever level is available to you.

 

SafeSpaces Yoga – Fall Program underway @Zoom

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A 6-Class Series,
Wednesdays Sept 22 – October 27

Live classes 9:00 PST, 12:00 EST, 18:00 – 19:00 CET(integrated practice), Recordings available
Recommended Price (including access to recordings):
12€ ($15) per class or 60€ ($50) for the series

Reset, Reintegrate, Regulate and Thrive

This nourishing series of group classes is intended to support us with weekly integrated practices for the body, emotions and thoughts.  Let’s manage our nervous systems together. 

For over a year, we have been living with a greater awareness of profound uncertainty, which leaves a deep impression on our nervous system.  Though each of us is experiencing the pandemic in different ways, none of us can avoid its challenges completely.

We will gather each week for nourishment, support, and most importantly, to remind our BodyMind that we can move forward with a sense of hope, recovery, and joy.  We will utilize Ritual, Simple conscious movement, Conscious breathing, resting, and sitting in silence.

Recommended Price (including access to recordings):
$15/15€ per class or
$60/60€ for the series

(Pricing is flexible to support anyone in need of financial support – No one will be excluded due to financial limitations)

What is Kriya Yoga?

Are we are willing to be with the silence of this moment, with the light deep within the light of the heart? Turning to the peace that already is, let’s call that awareness.  If I call that awareness, then if I make the right effort to turn towards that via intimacy of my breath.  This stillness is a mirror.  Through this mirror, we come to a place of clarity that is compassionate and aware that is connects with this moment.  We see ourselves tied to the highest quality, nourishing quality as compassion, spaciousness, and joy.  As we make the right effort to connect with that, it will inspire and continue to inspire us in any and every situation that presents itself – in our inner life, relationships, community, and with our dear and complex world.  We are in training, and our goal is wholeness.

The goal is not to be controlled, but to be aware.  Sometimes we take awareness as an extension of controlling our lives, our thoughts, feelings, children, diets, etc.  We can watch this.  This control can sometimes be a way of being unkind to ourselves if it arises out of judgment.  The ultimate goal in Yoga is grace/freedom – it cannot be achieved; it is something that reveals itself.  The sutras do talk about control and changing things, the methodology.  How do we practice? the sutras say (Sutra I-12) – Abyasa (persevering  practice) and Vairagya (with non-attachement) – observing ourselves in this kind of practice makes us more aware of the fact that we are not necessarily in control of our own transformation.

Zen and the Art of Yoga – Spring 2021 – Recordings

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A 7-Class Series,
Wednesdays Apr. 14 – May 26

Live classes 18:00 – 19:00 CET(integrated practice), Recordings available
12:00 EST, 9:00 PST

“Be Present, Be Reflective, Be Open”

The 3-fold path of Kriya Yoga (as laid out in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali) is the Heart of Integrated Practice.  It asks us to consider life experiences as a mirror for understanding our true Self more deeply.  

We will touch upon the Sutras in the second chapter of the Yoga sutras as we use traditional tools of Pranayama and Asana to guide awareness and energy towards anchoring in a foundation of clarity from which to respond to our lives.

Recommended Price (including access to recordings):
$12/12€ per class or
$60/60€ for the series

(Pricing is flexible to support anyone in need of financial support – No one will be excluded due to financial limitations)

What is Kriya Yoga?

Are we are willing to be with the silence of this moment, with the light deep within the light of the heart? Turning to the peace that already is, let’s call that awareness.  If I call that awareness, then if I make the right effort to turn towards that via intimacy of my breath.  This stillness is a mirror.  Through this mirror, we come to a place of clarity that is compassionate and aware that is connects with this moment.  We see ourselves tied to the highest quality, nourishing quality as compassion, spaciousness, and joy.  As we make the right effort to connect with that, it will inspire and continue to inspire us in any and every situation that presents itself – in our inner life, relationships, community, and with our dear and complex world.  We are in training, and our goal is wholeness.

The goal is not to be controlled, but to be aware.  Sometimes we take awareness as an extension of controlling our lives, our thoughts, feelings, children, diets, etc.  We can watch this.  This control can sometimes be a way of being unkind to ourselves if it arises out of judgment.  The ultimate goal in Yoga is grace/freedom – it cannot be achieved; it is something that reveals itself.  The sutras do talk about control and changing things, the methodology.  How do we practice? the sutras say (Sutra I-12) – Abyasa (persevering  practice) and Vairagya (with non-attachement) – observing ourselves in this kind of practice makes us more aware of the fact that we are not necessarily in control of our own transformation.

Foundations of Pranayama – Spring 2020 – Recordings

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Integrating the 4th Limb – Purchase the full series!

Session 1 – Understanding Breath Capacity

Session 2 – Valving Techniques

Session 3 – Vinyasa of Pranayama

Session 4 – Embody the Breath

The Live workshop was completed in June, 2020, but you can purchase the recordings of the calls and receive the supporting materials for practice from Tammy directly.

This four-part series will help build a strong foundation for Pranayama practice at home.  Tammy will provide background information and supporting videos via a community website, and each live session will introduce new information and techniques to practice at home.  Zoom calls will be recorded and made available to everyone who is registered.

Price: Recommended donation of 20 – 60 Euros for all 4 sessions.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Via Paypal: paypal.me/yogadigital

Astrophysics & the Great Question

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This is the first series in an ongoing conversation at ZCR.

A series of clips created from the 4 talks are online

Original talk titles:

  • Session 1 – The Human Connection to the Infinite Universe
  • Session 2 – Origins of Form – Big Bang, Stars & Galaxies
  • Session 3 – Nature of ‘Emptiness’ – Light & Gravity
  • Session 4 – The Universe in a Nutshell (from the Big Bang to Gravitational Waves)

 

Dr. Bosler has given many public talks on a spectrum of topics in astrophysics, and through experience, she also began to see that subject of the Universe and its nature touched people deeply. The  inspiration for these seminars comes out of an interest in nurturing the connections people find in their heart-minds when they reflect on the vastness of the Universe.

Tammy is a passionate advocate for science and critical thinking. She received her PhD in physics at the University of California Irvine (UCI) in 2004 where she was the first person in the University’s history to obtain a doctorate on the topic of astronomy.  In addition to her research, she led a program for public outreach and education in astronomy, reaching thousands of adults and children in her community in the she led the program.   She has worked at the National Academies of Science and at the National Science Foundation, both in Washington D.C., supporting the U.S. ground-based astronomy program and science policy in the U.S. government.

In the same year she started her PhD, she also started practicing Yoga in the tradition of TKV Desikachar and T. Krishnamacharya with her first Yoga teacher, Juris Zinbergs, at UCI.  Throughout her academic and science policy careers, she continued to study Yoga under the guidance of the American Viniyoga Instituteand Gary Kraftsow, teach and support people with individual therapeutic sessions.  In the past ten years, she has shifted her focus almost exclusively towards Yoga study and teaching.  In addition to teaching group and private lessons locally, she has created an online Sangha program with her teacher Mirka Kraftsow and developed YogaDigital, an iOS app with practices, chanting, and guided relaxation exercises in collaborations with some fo her colleagues.

Lunch Time Yoga – All Levels – Wednesdays 12:00 – 13:00, @Tarayoga

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Wednesdays 12:00 – 13:00 @Tarayoga Regensburg

This weekly class offers an integrated practice to support the the entire system.  Each class will be a series of shorter sequences focusing on different aspects of the system – different body parts, different emotions or thoughts, resting, meditation.

The goal of this class is to give practitioners confidence in these simple sequences and techniques so that they can be integrated into self-practice, should one be interested in bringing their Yoga studio practice home.   Coming together each week gives us motivation and inspiration to keep returning to ourselves and be actively engaged in our lives.

The approach to learning will be focused on empowering the practitioner to ask questions and be curious about their own experiences.  All postures and practices can be adapted to serve the practitioner, so all genders, identities, ages, abilities, and body sizes are welcome.  If you feel like you may need some extra support in this class, please feel free to reach out to Tammy personally.

 


 

Baby & Me + Family @Tarayoga Online Tuesdays 15:00 – 16:00

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Dienstags 15:00 – 16:00 @Tarayogaonline

Find space to breathe and be at ease with your baby at your side.  Find stability in body and spirit with the simple, yet powerful, tools of Yoga.

Baby & Me Yoga – FORGET WHAT YOU THINK A YOGA CLASS SHOULD LOOK LIKE.

That is the first thing I tell parents who are new to this class. The three fold path of Kriya Yoga is a balance of Tapas (Presence), Svadyaya (self-reflection), and Ishvara Pranidhanadva (understanding the limitations of our control – or as Elsa says “let it go…”).

This is what we practice in Baby & Me Yoga – life with an infant is fantastic for building ones ability to be present (and it can be exhausting because the teacher is demanding day and and night). Sometimes, in the class, we are able to do some uninterrupted Asana or Pranayama, mostly it is a practice of creating an energetic space where woman and child can find a sense of ease in the presence of other women in the same phase of life. I am not sure how, but each week, we seem to manage to do this!

If you know anyone in Regensburg who could use a community and practice like this, please spread the word. If a woman tells you that she thinks her baby is too fussy to make it then DEFINITELY encourage her to come (we do well with fussy babies).

SafeSpacesYoga @OnlineStudio Wednesdays 18:00 – 19:00 CET

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Wednesdays 18:00 – 19:00 CET (line is open until 19:30 for sharing or questions)

International times:
9:00 – 10:00 PST
10:00 – 11:00 Mountain time
12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

PRICE: Recommended price between 10 – 15 Euros per class (sliding scale is possible to support your financial needs).  Pay via PayPal.

This class is to support and celebrate my community during this time of historical changing that has shifted all ideas of ‘normality’.  Come and be seen and see how it feels to greet your body with an open heart even in times of great challenges – no need to ‘fix’ or ‘improve’ anything, just come and be.  This simple Asana sequence will help mobilize the body from head to toe and relieve tension that may be with your BodyMind.  After a deep rest, those who would like to share their inner experiences of the day or the week are welcome to come and be hear without judgement.

After the practice, there will be space to be together if anyone has something to share to questions about the practice.  I find that speaking after a practice helps us speak from a place of more clarity, and sometime, deeper insights arise.  Sharing in a trusted group can be a valuable support.

Register with Tammy to receive Zoom call details