ॐ AUM arises from ether; ether in action is the air element; action creates friction and heat; through friction and heat arises light, followed by fire… Fire liquifies, creating vapor water; water then flows and becomes solid earth. Based on these principles, the body generates and creates, and it does so most effectively when in balance.
Ayurveda looks to uncover the deeper causes of disease, thought, and behavior. It’s a lifestyle practice aimed at avoiding disease.
Asana sequencing is optimized when it includes a combination of posture and breath work to balance the five elements. Artful sequencing considers the following variables: time of life, time of year, state of imbalance, individual constitution, and ability. Individuals will benefit from practices that consider these variables.
This workshop will begin to illustrate how to sequence for individuals and groups to better meet the needs of students and private clients.
Colleen Breeckner has been a student of yoga for over 24 years and is an eRYT-500 with the Yoga Alliance. Colleen trained for certification in the Anusara teaching method for 7 years, and she is a certified Ayurvedic health counselor as well as a certified herbalist. She is the director of Lila Tandava Yoga Teacher Training based in New York and Connecticut. She frequently hosts workshops, classes, and outdoor adventure retreats for adults, teens, and children both internationally and nationally. She is known for her playful and spirited style and for her ability to convey complex spiritual teachings in a lighthearted, accessible way. Her clear articulation of the poses along with her creativity make her classes profound, physically challenging, and fun. Throughout the years, Colleen has kept a foothold in a variety of different traditions, including Vinyasa, Anusara, Iyengar, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Katonah Yoga, therapeutics, and more. She feels that all traditions have something of value to offer and truly honors each system for the perspective they give to the teachings. Colleen is driven by a deep commitment to humanity, helping others to surmount life’s challenges and find the strength within themselves to prevail. She continues to pursue learning in all areas of yoga and movement. She has a son, Kaleo (22), and a dog, Riley (7).