Teacher Training Maui
Teacher Training Modules October 2012 – Take Baby Steps towards Certification
Join Jennifer Lynn and other certified Wisdom Flow Yoga teachers in these fun-filled modular courses. Each training includes ten 4-hour modules. Once you complete 35 modules you are eligible for certification. Or if you just want to dive deeper without committing to the full course, these modules are perfect for you! Click the link above to see the preliminary schedule for this October’s Modular courses. Register early, space is limited. email Jennifer to register.
Aloha all you beautiful Maui Yogis! Come and feel the fullness of the Blue Moon at this yoga Celebration! The Dynamic Wisdom Flow Yoga Team is excited to invite you and your friends to the Lululemon sponsored Thrive on Thursday free yoga class at The Hotel Wailea in the Anuhea Room on Thursday, 8/30/12 from 6pm – 7pm. Please join us after class for a Welcome Reception to answer any questions you may have regarding our regular daily yoga schedule being offered in the very same Anuhea Room at the Hotel Wailea, upcoming workshops, retreats and teacher training classes.
Upsidedown is fun!
Master , or at least improve, your inversions! Add stability and core strength to your inverted postures and recieve more joy! Turn your world upside down and allow yourself the opportunity to see things in a new way. Bringing the head beneath the heart in an inverted asansa allows the body’s systems to calm and cool. Giving the heart a well needed break, toning the internal organs, and reversing the blood flow are a few of the wonderful benefits of inversions. Remaining in an inversion returns the natural glow to the face allowing your lightness to shine through freely. Did I mention that its FUN! Once you learn some of the fundamental techniques and add these to your body’s experiencial practice you will love going upside down… on your head, forarms, and then walking around on your hands : ) Any level is welcome! Bring a freind! Come and enjoy learning and laughing. Where: Hotel Wailea’s Anuhea room. When: Saturday, September 8th, 2-5pm. Cost: Visitors $45/Kama’aina $35 for more information email us
Can we really ‘see’ with our third eye?
In our attachment to reality many of us have come to believe that we see with our eyes. While our eyes discern millions of bits of information carried through light, it is our brain that deciphers and interprets the material into images we recognize. What’s more- our brain doesn’t discriminate between images we ‘see’ and the things we imagine in our minds. In a study of brainwave activity, a volunteer was connect to an EEG machine to record the areas of the brain that were engaged while he played the piano. The volunteer was then asked to close his eyes and imagine himself playing the piano, the result was the same parts of the brain lit up with activity. This may explain why many athletes are having tremendous success with visualization as a primary part of their training.
If the brain cannot distinguish the difference between eyes open and eyes closed, what does this mean for reality? Hint- it’s all in your head.
The third eye as Command Central?
In some traditions the third eye is associated with the pineal gland. This tiny piece of the endocrine system about the size of a grain of rice, and lives right in the middle of your brain, tucked between the two hemispheres. All animals with a back bone and spinal cord have one, and some biologists believe that pineal cells share a common evolutionary ancestor with retinal cells. Unlike much of the rest of the mammalian brain, the pineal gland is not isolated from the body by the blood-brain barrier system; it has profuse flow, second only to the kidney.
The pineal gland’s claim to fame is it’s contribution to circadian rhythm. While plants and animals have their own seasonal cycles in nature, there is also a twenty four hour rhythm present relative to the sun. Light signals are transmitted from our eyes to the pineal gland to set our individual circadian rhythm. In humans this translates to wake/sleep patterns, sexual development and hormone production, body temperature, brainwave activity, and cell regeneration. In animals (humans are animals too!) it inspires migration, hibernation, and procreation.
Homeostasis, our general state well being, is dependent upon a little pinecone shaped gland that floats in the middle of our brains.
Science of the Mind
What a great place to focus some energy!