Yin Yoga & the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
with Whit Hornsberger
When: March 16th, 17th, & 18th, 2018
The weekend consists of four sessions:
Friday, March 16th, 7:00 – 9:30pm
Saturday, March 17th, 1:15 – 3:45 pm
Saturday, March 17th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Sunday, March 18th, 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Where: Harmony Yoga & Wellness Center, 360 Duncan St, Duncan BC
The practice of Insight (Vipassana) meditation is built upon the teachings of the Buddhist discourse, the Maha Satipatthana Sutta, or The Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The Foundations of Mindfulness form the bedrock of mindfulness meditation practice and are considered the domain of the meditator. Once established through ardent application, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness give rise to transformative experiential insights into ultimate reality, liberating the individual from the fetters of physical and mental suffering.
Our weekend of insight will encompass discussion on Buddhist theory, exploring and integrating in detail The Four Foundations of Mindfulness and Vipassana meditation with the practice of Yin Yoga. Each of our sessions will include discourse and application of one of the foundations of mindfulness to our meditation and Yin posture practice, building systematically and progressively throughout the weekend. Through direct felt experience each practitioner will bare witness to insights capable of radically shifting how we engage with the mind, body and life itself.
These workshops are created for and are accessible to all levels of practitioners and geared specifically to anyone driven by an innate curiosity for insight into the enigma of life and a passion to move beyond the limitations of the conditioned mind.
You can attend any or all sessions.
Full Weekend: $120 + GST
3 Sessions: $100 + GST
2 Sessions: $75 + GST
1 Session: $45 + GST
Contact 250-597-1919 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Whit Hornsberger is a student and teacher of the wisdom traditions of Classical Yoga and Theravada Buddhism.
A former athlete, Whit found the path as a result of a career ending knee injury and the subsequent emotional and mental suffering inherent in losing one’s (supposed) self-identity and self-worth. The blessing of a torn ACL catapulted him onto the path of self-inquiry and existential contemplation.
His insatiable drive to shed the fetters of physical and mental suffering have led him around the world from annual, intensive monastic experiences in the Buddhist monasteries of Burma (Myanmar), to teaching international workshops, retreats, conferences and trainings in Canada, Europe and the United States.
His daily practice and teaching methods are most heavily influenced by the traditional practices of Vinyasa Krama (Krishnamacharya) and Theravada Buddhism (Mahasi Sayadaw – Burma). A passionate advocate of traditional teachings, Whit expounds the ancient wisdom of these lineages in a relevant manner, making them readily accessible to students at every stage of the path.
Lovers of surf, travel and nature, Whit and his wife Nicole reside and teach on Galiano Island, a small island off the coast of Vancouver, operating Soul Arch Yoga, a studio and yoga project offering local and international classes, workshops, retreats, trainings and online practices of embodied well-being.