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Sankalpa I - Resolve and Evolve

Join Koren Kiener and Gabriel Harris for a yoga and meditation-based workshop accompanied by live music! As we celebrate the new year and accept this invitation to begin again, it becomes an opportune time to create new intentions. We can observe where we’ve already come, and assess how we can step into new purposeful thought and action. This event aims to open awareness to our heart’s desire, renew the mind, body, and spirit, as well as help practitioners to cultivate mindful intentions for everyday living.

Sankalpa is the central theme of this workshop, as well as law of attraction practices and theories. Sankalpa is a Sanskrit word that focuses on resolve, aligning with our heart’s desire, and discovering our ultimate truth, Dharma. While Westernized New Year’s resolutions usually encourage us to deny or change some aspect of ourselves/lifestyles, the Sankalpa premise begins with the notion that we are already complete. Essentially, Sankalpa asks us to live the life that brings us joy and to embrace and channel our authentic knowing. Much of the emphasis within Sankalpa is similar to law of attraction practices. Rather than committing our attention to what we don’t want in our lives, the law of attraction emphasizes that we dedicate our awareness to what we wish to manifest. Through this practice, our mind and energy naturally evolve towards positive thinking, genuine intention, and fulfillment.

Koren will guide this workshop using threads of opening and closing meditations in addition to asana work with both energizing and restorative poses. Concluding with journaling and reflection activities for deeper introspection, this focus will allow you to actively engage with a clear mindset. Through meditation, Mindful yoga, guided self-inquiry and more, students will be prompted to consider what does and can create positive meaning in their lives. This guidance will seek to uproot the true, inner purpose around our intentions and also discover the tools towards manifestation. This is an all-levels workshop that will guarantee a mindfully conscious and inspired beginning to the New Year!

*What to bring: Pen and notebook

About Gabriel
Gabriel Harris is a performing, recording, and teaching percussionist and musician from the San Francisco Bay Area. His musical roots run deep in Africa and other indigenous cultures, and he forms bridges between musical genres and traditions. Gabriel currently tours internationally, performing with his mother, famed folk musician Joan Baez. He has performed on stage with the likes of The Grateful Dead,Carlos Santana, Mickey Hart, Indigo Girls, Babatunde Olatunji, Pete Escovedo's Latin Jazz Ensemble, and many more. Gabriel draws on rhythms and melodies from around the world to enhance group yoga practice, accentuating the flow of the asanas, alternating between driving rhythms more subtle and enchanting music. The merging of sound and movement allows for a deepening of awareness and more complete immersion in one’s practice.

$35 Members $40 General