An Immersion into the Art of Personal Practice
May 18 – 22
The Physical Body Saturday – 18 May- The First Dimension
The Vital Body Sunday – 19 May- The Second Dimension
The Intellectual Mind Monday – 20 May- The Third Dimension
The Personality Tuesday – 21 May- The Fourth Dimension
The Heart Wednesday – 22 – May- The Fifth Dimension
9:00 – 12:00 Morning session
14:00 – 17:00 Afternoon session
The immersion is a deep dive into wholeness with integrated practices involving movement (Asana), breathing (Pranayama), Mantra, Mudra, Body Prayer (Nyasa) and Meditation.
The Pancha-Kosha (five layers) model is an ancient way to understand the multiple dimensions of the human system: The physical system, Vitality, Intellect, Personality, and Heart. Mirka will bring these ancient teachings into clear focus for this moment in your life. She will focus on the wonder of ‘ordinary’ life when we are able to consciously witness the world around us and feel grounded in our place within it.
These systems are not separate but interconnected and dynamic. Understanding each individual system and how they work with the others is the foundation of wholistic Yoga practice and therapeutic applications of Yoga practices.
Mirka will guide us through five days, each focusing on one of the aspects of the Pancha-kosha model. Each day, we will be guided to understand how each of these systems manifest in our own system through theory and direct experience. We will also have the opportunity to experience practices designed to support these systems.
Mirka Scalco Kraftsow, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT, has studied with some of the great yoga masters of our time, including Sri Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar and Gary Kraftsow, with whom she co-founded the American Viniyoga Institute. In her early twenties, she was initiated into active meditations and ecstatic ritual dancing by the unorthodox Indian mystic Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh), and later became a student of Tibetan tantric yoga with his Eminence Kalu Rinpoche, Situ Rimposche, and Lama Tenzin in Maui, Hawaii.
She has consulted on several successful Yoga studies nationwide, and developed material with Gary Kraftsow for his two books “Yoga for Wellness” and “Yoga for Transformation.