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“The Kitchen of Consciousness” with Michael Lucey
July 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - August 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
3 Part Series: Fridays 6 – 8pm
July 26, August 9 and 16
Prashant Iyengar once said: “Asanas are not there for you to work on. Asanas are there for them to work on you.” His words suggest an interesting shift in perspective for us. This does not mean there is no work involved — but as Prashant says, it’s a “work-in,” not a “work-out”!
In these three special two-hour classes, come explore how asanas work on us — on our body, our breath, and our mind. Learn how to experience your practice as a kitchen in which your consciousness gets prepared through asana and pranayama. What recipes can we find to produce those qualities that practice is supposed to result in: tranquillity, sublimity, equanimity, neutrality, and many more?
Inspired by the teachings of Prashant Iyengar, this series is recommended for students with at least 2 years of regular practice in the Iyengar tradition.
About the Instructor
Michael Lucey is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Senior Intermediate 1 level. He holds the highest level of Iyengar Yoga certification in the East Bay. Michael stumbled into an Iyengar yoga class in England in 1982, while he was a student at Oxford University. From his very first class he has been fascinated by the many ways yoga can transform your relation to your body, mind, and breath. He has been fortunate to study with many senior teachers from around the United States and Europe. He has also made 11 trips to Pune, India to study directly with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. His most recent trip was in December 2018. Michael is also a professor of Comparative Literature and French at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States from 2014-2017. Visit Michael’s blog at assortedpracticalities.blogspot.com .