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yoga somatics


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yoga somatics


BEINGNESS through the BODY . . . 

Movement, breath, gesture,  touch , glance, feeling and thought . . .

Yoga Somatics with Ateeka is an ever-changing and growing approach to yoga with the primary objective of RECOVERING THE NATURAL INTELLIGENCE that lives and thrives in our living, breathing bodies. Practices encourage full body self-awareness and vital health through innovative movement, breath, sound and meditation experience.

Yoga Somatics explores the inner territories of body, mind and emotions through organic yoga asana, pranayama, sitting meditation, nada‐yoga (the yoga of divine sound), asana and bodywork in warm water, bodywork on land, spontaneous movement, creative expression and verbal sharing. The inner and outer movements of yoga asana become a meditation that leads toward deeper awareness of your inner self and will help you to cultivate trust in the intelligence of your own body.

Learn effective practice techniques for re-­appropriating, circulating, grounding and utilizing vital life force energy. In a state of balanced, flowing life energy, we can access the vast potential for healthy bodies, emotional equilibrium and connection with Source. Each practice is an opportunity to bathe ourselves in the eternal creative flow of life, drop into a space of presence and listen with heart-­full curiosity to our inner territory and how we relate to the world around ourselves.

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fluid body


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fluid body


Yoga with Ateeka explores asana from a fluid-body perspective . . . the breath is the first direction from which the life movements of asana emerges.  You are encouraged  to feel into asana that allows your authentic somatic identity to emerge. Asana becomes a very personal experience, as you inhabit your own sensory experience in your own unique body, physically and energetically. . . as you move, you will learn about your own inner territory and your potential in bringing yourself creatively and authentically forth into the world around you.

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clear mind


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clear mind


Opening to being-ness.  Accessing dynamic stillness.  Being instead of doing.  Yoga Somatics practices invite movement into stillness.  An open space from which we can more deeply investigate and meet what moves inside of us.   Meditative mindfulness practices and  inner exercises guide towards a inner delicate precision.  A listening.  A being-ness.

Meditative practices are drawn from a tantric attitude of inclusion and curiosity to move into life. 

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open heart


the heart of the practice

 

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open heart


the heart of the practice

 

What this practice continues to reveal to me is a world of miraculous joys and open hearts amidst what can often look like otherwise. . . I look forward to sharing with you this practice that begins anew everytime we meet another with heart presence .  . . whether on the mat, in the street, on the top of a mountain or deep in a forest.    

yogaessence a distillation . . .
the gross brought back to the subtle.
It is a refined “noticing” process . . . 
It lingers and dwells in the breath . . . 
It has no limits . . . yet it lives in the cyclical web of life.

It follows the flow of water . . . 
The spin and ripple of cellular movement . . . 
Becoming life . . . 
Living life . . . 
Dissolving form . . . 

It is liquid crystalline witnessing.

ateeka