Joe Taft Weekend

Stay Open To Have More Energy and Live Life More Fully

We are so excited about this upcoming workshop with Joe Taft from the Asheville Yoga Center.  He is coming to SRB to teach  the following classes and workshops:

Public Class – Saturday, October 5, 2024

Stay Open – To Have More Energy and Live Life More FullyMost of us know we feel better and have more energy when we stay open, so why do we resist it?Life is a continuous journey of unexpected ebbs and flows. Being open cultivates a mindset that welcomes new experiences, perspectives, and even challenges. When we are open, we foster curiosity, empathy, and resilience to effortlessly move outside of our comfort zones.This path may seem daunting because it requires a willingness to experience life’s intense highs and lows, which can often feel overwhelming.

There are two ways that yoga supports us to stay open to the flow of life. First, the movement of yoga helps build a stronger energy body to handle the fluctuations of this new level of openness. Second, yoga provides a space to digest and integrate our personal experiences that stem from this openness.Growth takes root when we turn inward and lean into the full spectrum of life.

This workshop provides the opportunity to go deep into our bodies, in order to feel what is happening in the inner landscape. The key is to open from the inside, so we are able to harness the grace to embrace life’s twists and turns with a sense of curiosity and possibility.Let’s stay open by learning and flowing together.This class is for practitioners of all levels and will include movement, breathwork and meditation.

Workshop on Saturday from 1 pm – 4 pm

Stay Open – The Power of Witness Consciousness

Witness consciousness is the practice of observing one’s thoughts, emotions, and experiences without attachment or judgment. This practice cultivates self-awareness, mindfulness, and clarity by creating the space for us to detach from our egos.In this workshop we will examine the quality of detachment that is the foundation of witness consciousness.

This quality invokes a sense of ‘closing down’ and is an essential component of learning how to stay open to the power of life. We will also use this workshop to explore the energy body by practicing an awareness of remaining heavy in some parts of the body while cultivating a sense of lightness in others.All levels are welcome.

Workshop Sunday, October 6 from 12 pm – 3 pm

Stay Open to The Miracle of Life

This workshop will be a playful exploration filled with journaling, movement, discussion, storytelling, breathwork, and meditation.It can sometimes be challenging to acknowledge the profound gift of life. This workshop will focus on how to celebrate its smaller moments. Through the practice of yoga, you will be guided to mindfully embrace this short experience of time that is our wild and wonderful miracle of life.

ABOUT JOE TAFT

Joe Taft believes in the transformational power of yoga. Joe (E-RYT500) is a former Certified Anusara® Yoga instructor who has dedicated himself to the practice of yoga since 1997 and has been teaching since 2001. Although Joe’s classes are alignment-based, they are usually accompanied with an upbeat, playlist and heart-based philosophical themes through storytelling and mythology. In his classes you work hard, but always end with pranayama (breath work) and/or mediation to allow for deep relaxation.

Joe’s in-depth knowledge of body mechanics and his innate understanding of the complexities of movement, allow him to guide his students more fully into their own bodies and lives. He is a Lead Instructor for both Asheville Yoga Center’s 200-hour Teacher Training and 300-hour Advanced Training Programs. 

Cost to attend each individually is $75 – if you want to attend both days it is $125 (so $25 discount for signing up for both). – attendees can attend one or both.