Join Kevin Gaudet for a unique opportunity to explore the philosophy of the five kleshas (afflictions) in the lived, embodied context of some of the most challenging yet rewarding postures in modern hatha yoga — arm balances and inversions.
The realities of attraction (raga), aversions (dvesha), fear of death (abhinivesha), egocentricity (asmita) and misapprehension of reality (avidya) play out in almost all arenas of life and cause suffering. We will take a look at each of these through the microcosm of a select few arm balancing and inversion postures. In this way, you can not only expect to learn practical techniques for strengthening your arm balance and inversion practice, but also have a direct awareness of feeling the force of these afflictions as you explore the edges of your comfort zone. Yoga philosophy and posture clinic rolled into one, this workshop promises to leave you with added dimensions to your posture practice, and a more penetrating lens to view your mind and subjective experience through.