“Faith is the belief in the goal of the enterprise.” – Edwin Bryant on shraddha “faith”
One of the greatest gifts of regular, uninterrupted yoga practice is that it engenders a sense of fearlessness. A sense that life’s ups and downs can be managed and worked with skillfully; calm in the center of any of life’s storms.; an inner abode or hermitage that we can always reach for. The hardest part of course is building faith and trust in ourselves.
Join Cynthia for her send-off class as she embarks on a personal journey outside the Bay Area. This class will focus on yoga asana (postures) that help us to gain confidence in our ground as a runway for taking flight. It will be a progressive class open to all levels with modifications offered as needed.
All proceeds from this workshop will go to Adeline Yoga Studio’s Blessings Scholarship Fund as a thanks to the community for all your support! The proceeds of this particular workshop will directly support diversity and anti-racism programming at Adeline Yoga Studio. As a first step, we have created a year-long program for teachers to examine their privilege, racism, bias, trauma, getting close to Blackness, and breaking down barriers within. Your donations will help pay for our program facilitators. It is our sincere hope that this personal work on understanding racism will open the doors for important conversations, healing, and transformation in our studio and community.
Please pre-register for this workshop. Donations can be made in the comings months, even if you cannot come for the event.
Following the workshop, Adeline Yoga is hosting a Bon Voyage Gathering 5:30 – 8:30 pm. This event will begin with a community potluck, a special program including Kirtan with Francesca Nicosia and her band. You are welcome to join us for this celebration. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.
Cynthia Bates is a seasoned Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) at the Intermediate Junior II level. Her goal as a teacher of yoga is singular, to inspire transformational experiences that lead to positive life change. For Cynthia, injury, illness and trauma can all be used as a skillful means for spiritual practice. She is a devoted student of Manouso Manos, Victoria Austin, B.K.S. Iyengar and the Iyengar family with whom she had the honor of studying with in India in 2010, 2012 and 2014. She furthers her education by assisting Manouso Manos weekly in public classes and participating in specialized yoga therapeutics training with Manouso Manos and Lois Steinberg.
Read more about Cynthia at www.cynthiabatesyoga.net