Return to Stillness - with Annie McGhee and Ven Kartson
The Wellbeing Centre @ Chenrezig Institute 9:00am - 4:00pm
Dance, Hobbies, Social, Sport
33 Johnsons Road
Eudlo , Queensland, 4554
Stillness of the mind can only come through stillness of the body
In this Yin yoga workshop you will go deeper with longer held poses to create greater calmness of the mind and more openness and flexibility of the body.
Yin yoga is a perfect counterbalance for us in our busy lives with the mind constantly processing information, as it allows us to drop into ‘being ‘, rather than ‘doing’. Holding poses longer and passively in Yin practice is deeply nourishing and has a myriad of benefits, for both the body and the mind.
In these asanas (poses) we move beyond the muscles, which are Yang, as they’re soft & elastic, into the Yin connective tissues (the ligaments & the fascia), which are stiff & inelastic. By keeping the muscles soft, we release deeper layers of connective tissue, increasing mobility in the body, especially in the joints and hips, which can help with our seated meditations.
On a subtler level, the Yin sequences improve the flow of prana (chi/life-force) through the energy channels (nadis/meridians) into the internal organs and tissues around the joints, where energy may have become stagnant.
Through the practice of Yin yoga, we can successfully combine both asanas and meditation into a deeply transformative practice.
Suitable for all levels.
Please bring your own mat and bolster and wear comfortable, modest clothing.
Venerable Kartson, Chenrezig Institute's interpreter extraordinaire, will be leading us in a morning meditation on the body and mind, bringing a wonderful dimension to our day. When this type of meditation is practiced together with yoga, it allows us to slow down and open more deeply, to calmly acknowledge our thoughts, emotions and physical sensations in and out of our yoga practice.
Held in the Wellbeing Centre.
$90 per person. To register and pay:
or call 0491 873 258/drop in to reception
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4.30pm
Delicious vegetarian lunch will be available for $14.50 per day at the Big Love Cafe. Please always book meals at least 24 hours in advance through email@example.com
Annie is a long-term Tibetan Buddhist student and yoga teacher. Her classes are well known for their warmhearted teaching style, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, to help develop an openhearted approach to life.
She has been practicing and studying yoga for more than five decades and has been teaching many styles of yoga for over 30 years. Annie has led numerous yoga and meditation retreats, workshops and classes in Australia, Indonesia, Nepal and India.
Teachers’ availability subject to change; please check http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/calendar/ for updated information.
Established 1974, Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (monks and nuns), students, residents, volunteers, retreat goers and guests.
Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in formal garden, espresso in the cafe or a vegetarian meal.
Also below the far carpark is ‘The Wellbeing Centre’ which provides courses focusing on cultivating physical, emotional and mental balance and wellbeing. They include authentic traditional and modern psychological approaches to health and lifestyle. They are suitable for everyone who maybe looking for genuine happiness and well-being in a non-religious framework.