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2014 workshops with Marion (Mugs) McConnell, E-RYT500.  All workshops are eligible for Continuing Education Units for Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Teachers Association.

PRINCE GEORGE, BC:  October 4-5, 2014

October 4th, 9am – 12:00pm   Mandala Salutation and Meditation

In various spiritual traditions mandalas are a sacred space and used as spiritual tools. They are often geometric patterns created as symbols for meditation, protection and healing. The Sanskrit meaning of “mandala” is both “circle” and “center”, implying that a mandala represents both the visible world outside of us and the deep invisible world inside our minds and bodies.

                            1:30-4:30pm  Finding Prana in Your Practice

Can we feel “prana”, the life force move within  the body?  How do we move prana?  How does this change our practice?  Asanas release blockages within the energy channels. Pranayama directs the prana.  By coordinating breathing and movement in simple postures and then observing the effects, we can begin to identify the prana within the body!  We will end with some mantra to raise the vibratory level of our thoughts.

October 5th, 9am-1pm Teachers Workshop: Mudras

Beyond the perfection of Asana awaits the practice of “Mudras”. Basic asanas like bridge pose, seated forward bend, and bound angle pose are foundation poses for many mudras, transformed by adding some breathing techniques, bandhas and chakra visualizations to increase and direct the flow of prana.

Chinook Yoga Studio, 320 Vancouver St, Prince George.  Contact Carla Wainwright  | 250-564-9642| hatha@chinookyoga.com |

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MACKENZIE, BC:  October 6-7, 2014

October 6th, 6-9pm  Neck, Shoulders and Hips

Our neck, shoulders and hips “carry us”, and potentially carry all the tension we gather day to day!  Whatever we do in the physical body has an effect on us emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  How we carry ourselves outwardly is reflected inwardly, and visa versa.  Opening ourselves in these tight areas physically creates space within ourselves on so many more levels! Adding  hand mudras  directs the energy or flow of prana and mantra creates a very powerful effect on the integration of the body and the mind. Delicious!

October 7th, 6-9pm  Meditation, Pranayama and Movement

Meditation is enhanced by pranayama and mantra!  Learning some gentle breathing techniques can take your meditation to a whole new level.  Learn to safely add bandhas or locks to direct prana and experience a  deeper meditation experience.  And why not integrate mantra with our asana? Lets get our bodies moving in a meditative flow so every movement is an outer expression of our inner selves.

Intuit Yoga, Mackenzie BC                    Contact  Cindy Szekely  | 250-997-3519 | szekely@mackbc.com |

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FORT McMURRAY, AB:  October 18-19, 2014  

October 18th   9am – 12:00pm   Mandala Salutation and Meditation

In various spiritual traditions mandalas are a sacred space and used as spiritual tools. They are often geometric patterns created as symbols for meditation, protection and healing. The Sanskrit meaning of “mandala” is both “circle” and “center”, implying that a mandala represents both the visible world outside of us and the deep invisible world inside our minds and bodies.

                            1:30-4:30pm  Finding Prana in Your Practice

Can we feel “prana”, the life force move within  the body?  How do we move prana?  How does this change our practice?  Asanas release blockages within the energy channels. Pranayama directs the prana.  By coordinating breathing and movement in simple postures and then observing the effects, we can begin to identify the prana within the body!  We will end with some mantra to raise the vibratory level of our thoughts.

October 19th, 9am-1pm Teachers Workshop: Mudras

Beyond the perfection of Asana awaits the practice of “Mudras”. Basic asanas like bridge pose, seated forward bend, and bound angle pose are foundation poses for many mudras, transformed by adding some breathing techniques, bandhas and chakra visualizations to increase and direct the flow of prana.

Ananda Center for Balance, Ft McMurray, AB.  Contact Heather Thomas  | 780-972-9447| info@anandacenter.ca |

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2015 Workshops with Mugs

April 10-12, Pranava Yoga Studio, Strathmore, AB

May 23-24, Spirit Yoga, Calgary, AB

Oct 2-4, Master Class Retreat with Mugs, Sorrento, BC