June 2, 2013
1 - 4 pm
with Sofia Fohrman and Ango Sara Tashker
Located at ZaZEN, 2219 Filbert Street, San Francisco view map
Cultivate the unity of mind and body, motion and stillness, through the complementary practices of Vinyasa yoga and Zen meditation.
Join us for an afternoon of discussion and experiential learning on the cushion and the mat to explore the dynamics of movement and stillness in both meditation and asana practice. Through Zazen instruction, seated meditation, and a full vinyasa sequence, we will explore how this interplay helps or hinders us in meeting each moment, creating the foundation to more fully open to the gift of our lives.
Workshop sliding scale
Price includes one free week of yoga at Zazen.
Supporter contribution $40
Member contribution $35
Sustaining contribution $30
To Register visit zazensf or call 415.806.6899
A San Francisco Zen Center program offered at ZaZEN Filbert Street
Sofia Fohrman, while pursuing a Master’s of Science in Urban Management in Germany, traveled to Mysore, India to study at Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’ Yoga Institute. She completed her teacher training with Ajay Kumar at Sthalam 8 in Lakshmipuram. Her travels to Tibet, Nepal, Japan and China initiated her interest in Buddhism creating the momentum for her to live at Green Gulch Farm where she established a sitting practice. Sofia currently studies with Toronto based teacher and author Shoken Michael Stone and is part of the Centre of Gravity Sangha. Sofia’s classes are dynamic, exploratory and energizing.
Sara Tashker has been an organic farmer and residential practitioner at San Francisco Zen Center since 2002. From 2007 she has helped lead Green Gulch Farm’s six-month Organic Farm and Garden Apprenticeship for people interested in integrating residential Zen Buddhist practice and hands-on training in organic farming and gardening. She loves that her every activity is the fertile ground of Zen practice: growing food, relating to community, being a mother, appreciating the breath and body. In fall 2011 she served as Head Student (shuso) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center with Abbot Myogen Steve Stücky and Sojun Mel Weitsman. She currently serves as Director of Green Gulch Farm, where she lives and practices with her husband and their son Frank.