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EXPLORING YOGIC PRINCIPLES: THE FIVE KOSHAS with Cynthia Woodring

According to yoga philosophy, humans are multi-dimensional beings made up of many interactive layers or koshas. Investigating the five koshas can inspire and deepen your yoga practice and assist you in recognizing practices that support optimal health and wellbeing.
This workshop will invite participants to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga as a therapeutic art - both on and off the yoga mat. There are no prerequisites for this workshop, and beginners are welcome. Yoga teachers, healers, and counselors may find that the kosha model offers a useful guide to the care of their students and clients.

Location: Ivy Yoga School
Session Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bring snacks, a bagged lunch, a water bottle, and a journal
Fee: $60 for individual sessions or $100 for both sessions

Morning Session:
Overview of the Pancha Maya Kosha Model – lecture and discussion
Led practices: identifying and experiencing the five koshas

Afternoon Session:
 Considering signs of health versus disease in the five koshas
 Led practices: matching the tools of yoga to each of the koshas
Using the kosha model as a tool for developing a home practice

Cynthia Woodring, M.S., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga in Charlottesville since 1995. She is a certified yoga therapist with a Master’s degree in Yoga Therapy. She is passionate about refining her understanding of all aspects of yoga and strives to find the language and methods that will provoke the deepest understanding and transformation for her students.