A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
—John Keats, from “Endymion”
Whether we are struck by the beauty of a painting, a person, a dance, a piece of music, or a field of golden daffodils, we tend to stop in order to take in the loveliness. And when we discover that the word “pose” derives from the Latin word “pausare”, which means "to halt, rest, cease, or pause", the practice of Asana in Yoga opens to a greater richness of possibility.
Spend a special afternoon taking in the beauty of poses from a variety of Yogic and Jewish Mystical traditions. Experience Vishnu the Sustainer, Lightning Bolt of Shiva, Krishna the Flute-Player, Reclining Buddha, and unique variations of Warrior. Then enter the mystery realm through Otiyot Hayyot, a lyrical and expressive movement practice based on Kabbalistic understandings of the Hebrew alphabet. Discover ancient wisdom secrets through the embodiment of the sacred.
Come to pose, to play, and to pause!
NOTE: A link to handouts will be provided in your registration confirmation; please print these out ahead of the workshop or have them handy for reference on a computer, iPad, tablet, etc. You will also need a chair with no arms for part of the practice.
Judith Rose, the founder of Vital Movement™, is an experienced educator, choreographer, poet, and movement artist. She has an extensive background in a variety of movement arts and therapeutic modalities. Her yoga practice began at 16 when she dedicated herself to studying Richard Hittleman’s handbooks! Judith offers frequent workshops and ritual events at Birchwood Center where she teaches her long-standing Monday evening class. Her private practice in therapeutic wellness is located in Nyack, NY.