In this experiential movement workshop, we will look at the ancient art, science, and philosophy of yoga and how it relates to the teachings of the Enneagram. Through gentle and relaxing mind, breath, and movement practices –pranayama, tratak, and asana — we will become aware of our own subtle physical habits, wake up our mind’s vast control of our physiological states, and allow our minds and bodies to be in beneficial dialogue together.

How do we respond to gentle physical challenge? Do we become competitive? passive? critical? anxious? dissociated? And how does that illuminate our Enneagram type? How do we respond to stillness? To movement? To disorientation? How can the practices of yoga inform our awareness and shift us into receptivity? These are some of the questions we will explore from within.

Participants will come away with an understanding of the basic philosophy of yoga and how it relates to the Enneagram, and gentle physical practices appropriate for balancing each of the nine types.

I have extensive experience adapting yoga for non-athletic populations, and will make this workshop accessible for all ages and abilities.

Karin Scholz Grace, MS is a developer of Somatic Yoga, a safe, gentle style of yoga focused on deep inward sensing and mindful movement. Karin uses touch and movement to help clients become more balanced, flexible, and creative in their responses in daily life.

Karin is certified in coaching, Hanna Somatic Education, and in the Enneagram (Palmer-Daniels and Ginger Lapid-Bogda). She has taught Psychology of Yoga at Sonoma State University, and facilitates interpersonal learning groups at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Marin Healing Arts

Karin Scholz Grace

2007

2007 IEA Global Conference

Redwood City, California, USA

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