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November 13 – 15, 2015
Gabriel was trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Pune, India. Gabriel has practiced since 1970 and gives workshops nationally. He is the founder and director of the Yoga Circle in Chicago, IL since 1985. Owing to the direct influence of BKS Iyengar and 4 decades of continuous study Gabriel’s teaching is all that is yoga: zeal in practice, science, art form, lifestyle, and mystical mentoring.

Friday, November 13th
Body Sighting and Hands On Adjustments, 1-4 PM (teachers/ serious students): Students process information through sight, sound, and touch. To that end, good teachers demonstrate the poses beautifully. Excellent teachers articulate clear cues and instructions. Great teachers add precise hands on corrections. But in order to properly help someone, a teacher must develop the skills to see where, when, and how the adjustment needs to be made. Today’s hands on session will boost your confidence about recognizing what to do and being able to do it. You will leave with a better sense of sequencing, a keener eye that sees misalignments, and a creative ability to transmit what you now know.

Foundations of Asana, 5:30-8:30 PM (public): Yoga is a basic art form. The key to safe and effective execution of yoga postures is a stage appropriate methodology. Learn how to sequence and modify poses to get the most out of your practice. This class focuses on how to make asanas look aesthetically beautiful as well anatomically precise. The first half hour of begins with a dharma discourse that explores yoga philosophy and its contemporary embodiments.

 
Saturday, November 14th
Standing Poses and Grounding, 10 AM-1 PM (public): Standing poses are one of the basic categories of yoga asanas. They teach flexion, extension, rotation, and inversion. Because most students are tight in the corners and weak in the core, standing poses open the shoulders and hips while strengthening and toning the abdominals. Psychologically, standing poses ground the anatomy. They teach you how to perform yoga poses with vigor and yet be mentally composed at the same time.

Restorative Poses and the Immune System, 3-6 PM (public): Yoga states facts and then gives techniques and how to embody them. Psycho-neuro-immunology is the buzz word in science today. Our nervous system responds to our thinking and our thinking directly affects the way our immune systems meets challenges and stay resilient through it all. Learn restorative poses that teach how to be passive at will and how affirmations work to prime the pump of our subconscious creative know how.

Experience firsthand this simple approach to regeneration that is common sense and just what you’ve been looking for.

 
Sunday, November 15th
Yoga Rx for Mood Swings, 10 AM-1 PM (public): Everyone faces the stress of modern living. Whether you blow hot (manic), or cold (depressed), or fluctuate between the two, yoga is the panacea for either or both of these common conditions. Learn how to both relax from the frantic and hectic in your life, as well as how to amp up your energy when you feel a quart low. The positive benefits from a consistent yoga practice are more than equal to any tussle on the material plane when depression or anxiety attempt to victimize you.
Pricing and Registration

Early (before Oct. 30) – one class, $50; two classes $45; full workshop, $225

Normal (Oct. 31- Nov. 5)  – one class, $55; two classes $50; full workshop, $250

Late (After Nov.5) – one class, $60; two classes $55; full workshop, $275

To register please detach and mail with a check or money order payable to Tree of Life Yoga to: 29666 County Road 10 W., Elkhart, IN 46514.

 

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For more information, contact Teji (Ruth) Dilley, (574) 876-9180.