Saturday, May 12
1 - 4 pm
with Mako Voelkel
and Jody Greene City Center Buddha Hall
Settling into an upright balanced sitting position with the breath flowing deeply and easefully is a wonderful foundation for the open awareness of seated meditation. In this workshop we'll explore the yoga postures and breath practices that help to create the flexibility and strength that sustain zazen. This will include both holding postures that open the hips, back, and shoulders and the practice of Vinyasa (flow) yoga routines that awaken both body and breath. We will also consider techniques that aid in working with specific physical limitations and/or injuries.
This workshop assumes no prior experience with the practice of yoga, and is designed for all students of zazen.
This afternoon workshop will include guided yoga practice, seated Zen meditation and instruction, guided breathing practices, a Dharma talk, and some time for sharing. Retreat fee:
$40; $36 SFZC members; $32 limited income. Registration:
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Jody Greene has been a zen practitioner since 2001, practicing in both lay and monastic settings. She teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga and meditation at Yoga Tree in San Francisco.
Jody Greene came to the practice of Vinyasa Flow yoga in 2002, initially with the sole intention of finding greater ease in her meditation practice. She got more than she bargained for, and now teaches yoga and meditation both privately and at Yoga Tree in San Francisco.