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Wellness Within Health Centre
101 Riel Drive, Saint Albert, Alberta T8N 3X4
Join Amanda Ings as she dives into the Inner Alchemy of Tantra Yoga. Register for the full weekend experience or for individual components as it suits you.
Below is listed a schedule of the weekend and then description of each component follows. Ensure that you register for either the full weekend or for the individual components that intrigue you.
Friday, November 10 — 7:00pm to 9:30pm
The Yoga of Mind: Tantric Psychology Talk
Saturday, November 11 — 12:00pm to 6:00pm
The Power Practices: Working with Shakti
Sunday, November 12 — 12:00pm to 6:00pm
The Stillness Practices: Essence of Shiva
Entire Weekend including Friday, Saturday & Sunday $300
Friday only: $30
Saturday only: $150
Sunday only: $150
The Yoga of Mind: Tantric Psychology Talk (Friday)
Emotional reactivity is the fastest way the human body is depleted of its life force (aka “prana” — the energy needed to refine consciousness). Without a spacious mind and emotional stability, all the energy cultivated through yoga postures, breathing, and mantra gets caught in a constant cycle of repletion/depletion, and thus, the body-mind cannot stabilize heightened levels of consciousness. In this introductory talk, we uncover the 5 fundamental root fears and elemental forces at play behind anger, jealousy, pride, addiction, overwhelm, and fragmentation (plus the entire spectrum of all emotions!); and learn how to transform these powerful energies-in-motion (e-motion) into insight, trust, joy, generosity, compassion, wonder & love.
This Talk Is For Anyone Who’d Like to:
~ Gain a map for recognizing & navigating the emotional reaction patterns in your life
~ Understand yourself better and identify key fears that limit the free energy movement within you
~ Recognize and make use of the elemental forces behind your emotions for your self-evolution
The teachings of this lecture are fundamental to the 7-month Tantric Sadhana Intensive online program: “The Yoga of Mind: 5 Elements & Emotions Mandala” Amanda is offering for her 3rd consecutive year beginning on Jan 1st, 2018, as well as an intro to a 5-part “Cultivating Emotional Intelligence” tantra yoga workshop series Amanda offers. Come join in this talk on Tantric pyschology if you are interested in a committed, individualized Tantra Yoga Immersion program for yourself in 2018!
The Power Practices: Working with Shakti (Saturday)
Day 2 begins by deepening our understanding of Friday evening’s teaching, exploring the relationship between Shiva & Shakti, the Feminine and Masculine Principles of Consciousness, and dispelling the purely sexual understanding of Tantra. Shakti is the kinetic, dynamic and moving life force of consciousness. Come to this workshop to understand what true power is and how it moves and displays itself. We will play in the horizontal energy fields of our awareness; focussing on approachable and applicable energy practices of Shakti (playing with form). All practices will increase your vitality (prana), access to your inner power, and strengthen your capacity to relate deeply and intimately with the world around you.
What Will You Receive?
~ An understanding of the relationship between projection/reflection, power/presence, light/vibration/sound, central, internal “I AM” awareness vs. peripheral, external “I AM THAT” relational-awareness
~ Deeper ability to feel subtle energy in your body
~ Cultivation of healthy energetic (pranic)boundaries
~ A journey through each of your energetic centres & cleansing of the subtle body (Chakras)
~ Understand the movement of both the ascent and descent of consciousness in the subtle energy body
~ Introduction to the creation matrix of light & sound vibration, the Sanskrit Alphabet (Akshara Mala, The Matrika/Matrix of Shakti)
~ A discourse in subtle body anatomy
~ A deeper, more intrinsic and intimate connection to life in general!
What To Expect
~ Well, no expectations are always best, BUT… you can expect discussion, lecture, meditation practices, breathing practices, energetic boundary-ing practices, Chakra explorations, Sanskrit chanting, energy work with the Sanskrit alphabet, gentle movement, theory, philosophy, and some partner work.
What to bring
Come prepared with a journal, pen, the necessary props to make yourself cozy, comfortable clothing to move in, and warm layers to go outside with for a short time periods (weather permitting).
The Stillness Practices: Essence of Shiva (Sunday)
Day 3 is an exploration into and understanding of the vertical energy field — this field is about being in deep relationship with yourself as pure consciousness. Shiva is the aspect of consciousness that is pure light; pure consciousness. Come to this workshop to establish yourself in your essential nature of emptiness, spaciousness, and as formlessness itself — the essence of Shiva. You will learn simple and accessible meditation techniques to take home with you, mantras and mudras that place you deeply in the resonance of Shiva consciousness — of stillness, presence, and the “I AM” consciousness. Learn traditional Kaula tantra practices that clear the central channel (Shusuma nadi — where consciousness enters the body), in order to harness and stabilize consciousness directly in the body.
What Will You Receive?
~ Breathing & Mudra (energy-sealing) practices
~ The Tandava (Dance of Shiva)
~ Shiva mantras, meditations & techniques to clear the central channel
~ Tools to help you become less reactive in your daily life
~ Simple meditation techniques that cultivate your capacity for stillness and presence inside yourself
~ Establishment of your sense of self as “the witness” or “the observer” — «I-AM» consciousness, Source-essence
~ Cultivate your ability to maintain an internal stillness amidst the chaos and movement of your external life
What To Expect
~ Well, no expectations are always best, BUT… you can expect discussion, lecture, meditation practices, breathing practices, gentle movement, theory, philosophy, mudra (energy seals in the body), visualization practices, and energy clearing practices for the subtle body.
What to bring
Come prepared with a journal, pen, the necessary props to make yourself cozy, comfortable clothing to move in, and warm layers to go outside with for short time periods (weather-permitting)
Amanda is an international Tantra Yoga & Meditation teacher based on the west coast of Canada. She’s been leading classes, workshops, retreats & online courses for over 10 years, and “teaches with a true passion and a great authenticity. As a student, she is bound to inspire you!” Amanda’s offerings are rich in the philosophy and experiential practice of non-duality, delivered with a teaching style that is grounded, deeply somatic, spontaneous, & organic. She has a soft, gentle, maternal & welcoming nature, yet her presence summons an immediate embodiment of your own presence, power, and wisdom. “Her compassionate and peaceful presence are a deep embodiment of the tantric teachings she shares so beautifully,” says a past student. When she’s not studying with her teacher, Yogini adept Maa Parvathi Nanda Nath, or teaching herself, you’ll find her communing with one of her other 3 main loves in life: being with children, frolicking in the forest, and spending time with her two gentle giant dogs!
facebook pages: Amanda Lynne Ings // Amanda Ings: Yoga & Meditation