Discover Timeless Presence: Fundamental Yoga practices and Beginning Meditation Techniques
April 7-9 (Friday-Sunday)
With Bill Miller
Tuition: sliding scale $75-$150, plus meals and lodging.
Participants will experience mindful presence using practices in yoga and sitting meditation. Yoga poses will be suitable for those experiencing a yoga practice for the first time as well as more experienced yoga practitioners and will be practiced in the Viniyoga tradition. Sitting meditation practices will focus on the role of the breath in finding equanimity and wisdom.
No prior yoga or meditation experience is required for this retreat.
- Experience techniques for stress reduction.
- Create practices that link body to mind through breath.
- Identify mechanisms for habitual, harmful patterns in need of change.
- Develop a deepening self-awareness for transformation.
The correct way to do a posture is the way that maximizes functional benefits for your body.
Awareness deficit disorder: a chronic lack of awareness due to overusing attention.
Culadasa (John Yates)
Bill is a retired police officer and teacher. He worked for many years as a police investigator, focusing on child physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault, and death investigation. He was later a lieutenant in charge of an investigation division. After twenty-three years of police work, Bill taught criminal justice and sociology courses at the college level.
At the urging of his wife, Bill began attending yoga classes about twelve years ago. His yoga practice soon developed into a daily yoga practice and about four years ago included an almost daily meditation practice in the Buddhist Indo – Tibetan style.
Bill completed a 200 hour Viniyoga Wellness teacher training program, taught by Mary Hilliker. Mary is a Viniyoga therapist who was taught by Gary Kraftsow in the lineage of T.K.V. Desikachar and his father, T. Krishnamacharya. Bill continues to learn from Mary Hilliker and from others and apply his newfound knowledge to teaching yoga.
His yoga classes emphasize coordinating breath with movement, repetition and stay within poses and the importance of function over form in achieving the primary intention of a pose. Those who would benefit from a class taught by Bill include people with low back concerns, hip and knee joint limitations and those with neck or shoulder limitations.
Bill’s practices at the Christine Center are designed for those who have never practiced yoga before as well as experienced practitioners looking for a calm, restorative style of yoga for relaxation and inner awareness.