Every action performed in our yoga practice should be done with full awareness and total presence – this is mindfulness in action.
Mindfulness can be practiced by looking inside, observing the body’s sensations and breath; and it can also be practiced during our interaction with other people – which is the subject of this short workshop.
Mindful communication is challenging, yet it is the key to successful and wholesome interbeing. This interactive workshop will weave the practice of yoga with the practice of relational mindfulness.
We will start with yoga practice (with Eyal) to open the body and focus our mind, then practice mindfulness (with Shantam) while sitting quietly and in interaction. We will then close the day with restorative and relaxed yoga practice.
The workshop location is The Iyengar Yoga Center, Zichron-Ya’akov (Israel), with some in-house attendees and others via Zoom. It will be given in English (with occasional Hebrew translation, in case it will be requested).
Times (Jerusalem Time):
- 10:00-11: 30 – Yoga with a Eyal
- 11:30-12:00 – Light meal
- 12:00-17:00 – Mindfulness with Shantam Zohar
- 17:15-18:00 – Restorative poses and Paranayama with a Eyal
Prices: 75 USD
Props needed: A sticky mat, 2 belts, 2 blocks (bricks), a bolster and if possible, a chair (optional) and access to a wall.
The workshop is intended for Iyengar Yoga practitioners with 2 years of continuous practice.
No background in mindfulness is needed.
For Online Atendees
Please have all the standard yoga props with you (4-5 blankets or 2 blankets and a Sarvangasana platform, 2 belts, 2 bricks, bolster, chair).
Please adjust your Web camera such that your entire body is seen when you stand upright, and don’t have a light source behind you. The Zoom invitations will be sent one day before each session.
Shantam Zohar is Co-founder and Director of the Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy Program at Bar Ilan University. He has been practicing meditation for 30 years, maintains a private psychotherapy practice and leads workshops on interpersonal mindfulness internationally.
Eyal Shifroni is a Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher. He has been studying and practicing yoga since 1978 and teaching since 1985. Eyal directs the Iyengar Yoga Center of Zichron-Ya’akov in Israel and conducts yoga workshops in Israel and around the world. Eyal will soon publish his sixth book about yoga.