Betsey Downing, Ph.D., E-RYT-500, has been a yoga practitioner since 1972 and a meditator since 1974. Her teaching is a synergy of her core practices of meditation, pranayama, and asana. It is informed by decades of study of yoga and philosophical texts, writing, reflection, and personal growth work. Betsey’s teaching comes from a deep well of wisdom and practical knowledge, developed over her more than 40 years of yoga. Visit her website for her complete biography.
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Weekend Yoga Workshop with Betsey Downing
March 24-26, 2017
Expressions of Grace Yoga
Grand Rapids, MI
The path of Yoga is the path of transformation. Today’s world is one of unprecedented and tumultuous change; it calls out for transformation of our consciousness to recognize our One Humanity. The gift of Yoga is guidance for navigating this time. Anchoring ourselves in the ancient spiritual teachings of the Bhagavad Gita we will explore how to “rise to play a greater part,” and live a life of passion, grace, wisdom, and significance.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017
The Infinite Organizing Power of Intention
6:30-8:30 pm • $35 (All Levels)
Your dharma, your truth, purpose, or duty, is a powerful force that beckons you to respond to the call of the times and “rise to play a greater part”. Then follow it with your full passion. Potpourri class, including standing poses, abdominals, and twists.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
The Courage to Live with Compassion
10:00 am-12:30 pm • $40 (Experienced)
Your deepest truth lies buried in the Heart, the place where you are connected to all of Humanity. Yoga gently teaches us this loving truth. Practice embodying your heart in standing poses, inversions, and back bends, taught progressively and safely.
The Essential Practice of Turning Within
2:00-4:30 pm • $40 (All Levels)
Turning our attention inward is an essential practice of yoga: learning to connect with the most essential part of yourself, your loving presence. This practice takes courage, commitment, and compassion. As you learn to navigate the inner layers and skillfully bring forth the best in yourself (and others), you become a balm for a troubled world. Quiet class including shoulder stand, breathing exercises, meditation, and a variety of techniques for listening inwardly.
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
The Art of Progressive Sequencing for Yoga Teachers (with Mimi Ray)
9:30 am-12:30 pm & 2:00-4:30 pm • $105
Refine your teaching skills with the art of progressive sequencing. One of the most empowering skills you can cultivate as a yoga practitioner or teacher is to understand how to break poses down into their component parts. The training includes a complete explanation of the art of progressive sequencing, as well as a variety of exercises to learn how to design classes sequentially, empowering yourself or your students toward goals they previously thought were impossible.
ALL 3 WORKSHOPS: $105 (Fri. & Sat. only)
ENTIRE WEEKEND: $195