Richard Rosen, a contributing editor for Yoga Journal, is director of the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, CA, and author of four books, The Yoga of Breath, Yoga for 50+, Pranayama Beyond the Fundamentals, and Original Yoga: Rediscovering Traditional Practices of Hatha Yoga, and a seven-CD set The Practice of Pranayama. Learn more at piedmontyoga.com.
Philosophy, History, Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation
Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee & Richard Rosen
- Course ID: AFROYE
Friday, January 18 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday All-Day Intensives
Join us for a full day of investigating the full spectrum of yoga. We'll dispel some of the common misunderstandings and misconceptions of yoga history and philosophy, as well as harmful asana, pranayama, and meditation instruction and practices. And in their place, we'll build knowledge that is based on tried and true research, both academic and experiential, to help you bring your practice into alignment with the best of two yoga worlds, the traditional and the modern.
Discussion, asana, pranayama, and meditation practices.
How to Create a Social Bottom Line for Your Yoga Studio: Piedmont Yoga Studio—A Case Study
- Course ID: BIZ206
Friday, January 18 — 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Business of Yoga
- Session Day 2
Learn ways that your studio can bring yoga to underserved people in your community. Explore how to implement an inclusive way of doing yoga business through developing an accessible space for practice, seeking out teachers that can carry your mission forward, and finding creative ways to partner with the nonprofit world to seek out appropriate support for the programs you want to develop. By adapting the yoga practice to underserved groups in your community, you'll find that the result is a sustainable yoga community that is continually fed by the powerful gifts of service and inclusion. Our panel presentation with JoAnn Lyons (who works with physically challenged students), Vickie Russell Bell (who has developed a program for students with Parkinson's Disease), and Cheryl Fenner-Brown (who teaches classes for cancer survivors) will be moderated by Richard Rosen.
Morning Pranayama with Richard Rosen
Sunday, January 20 — 7:00am - 7:30am
Free and open to all.
Modern Energy Circuits and Pranayama
- Course ID: M4ROSE
Sunday, January 20 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 4
In traditional hatha yoga, vital energy or prana is said to circulate through the body in subtle channels called nadis. Because they are subtle, they're difficult to contact. But modern yogis have discovered an equivalent network of energetic "circuits," lines of imaginary force that mostly run along the surface of the body. They are thus much more accessible to the student, whether in performing a successful asana or as "seeds" for meditation. We'll trace, in an asana sequence, the major "modern nadis" of the legs and arms, torso, and head, then apply what we've learned to a beginning pranayama practice
Discussion, asana, and pranayama.