Moa yoga Workshop 2020

Deep Contemplation

Iyengar Yoga and Mindfulness practice to quiet the mind

When Iyengar and the Buddha meet…

Thursday to Saturday, January 16-18, 2020

At Moa Oasis, the Arava, Israel

Hosted by Dr. Eyal Shifroni and Shantam Zohar

Open your body and clam your mind! 

We invite you to a unique workshop that will combine intensive asana practice in the Iyengar method with the study and practice of mindfulness meditation.

Yoga practice for advanced students will be led by Eyal Shifroni. We will be using props in the spirit of the books A Chair for Yoga & Props for Yoga.

Meditation practice and study will be led by Shantam Zohar.

The schedule will include three tracks of Yoga classes:

  • Advanced – Eyal Shifroni with Sara Tal
  • Intermediate – Sara Tal with Eyal Shifroni
  • Beginners – Eleanor Schlesinger

Beginners (in yoga and/or meditation practice) are welcome to join!

 

About the Workshop

The workshop will take place in the beautiful oasis Moa in the Arava (between the Dead Sea and Eilat, Israel). The special location and the isolation of the desert’s winter atmosphere create a space of peace and reflection enabling a deepening of practice. To facilitate this, we will observe noble silence during parts of the workshop.

We will discuss similarities between the Buddhist teaching and the Yoga tradition and learn how to apply these insights in our ongoing asana practice as well as in our daily lives.

 

About Eyal

Eyal practices Yoga since 1978 and teaches Iyengar Yoga since 1985. As a Senior-Level teacher, Eyal directs the “Iyengar Yoga Center of Zichron-Ya’akov” in Israel and conducts Yoga workshops in Israel and around the world. Eyal has authored the books A Chair for Yoga and the Props for Yoga books series.

About Shantam – mindfulness teacher  

Shantam David Zohar is Co-founder and Director of the three year Mindfulness Based Therapy Program at Tel Aviv’s Bar-Ilan University, the first extensive training program at an Israeli university dedicated to a theoretical, experiential and professional exploration of Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy.

Zohar is an award-winning author and has studied and taught awareness practices for the past twenty-five years. He is an adjunct faculty member at Tel Aviv University, where he teaches a course on Mindfulness to Clinical Psychology MA students, maintains a private psychotherapy practice and delivers workshops on mindfulness practice and communication internationally. He has completed an MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute and Middlesex University and is a member of the Israeli Interdisciplinary Council for Psychotherapy.

 

Arriving from aboard

Check for flights to the new airport Eilat–Ramon airport in the Arava (south of Israel, only about 80 km. from Moa). You might be able to find a low-cost flight from your country.Consider staying in Eilat before or after the workshop.

Another option is flying to Tel-Aviv (Ben-Gurion airport) and possibly visiting Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem.

 

For inquiries and registration

please  contact: workshop.desert@gmail.com

Moa website

Phone: +972-50-7900460

 

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