Embodied Non-Doing practice is a unique class providing a shift in perspective moving towards sensing the essence of ourselves and others.
Cranioga classes are a form of restorative yoga helping to re-access the awareness of subtle expressions in the body. Gentle stimulation, postural balancing, breath-work, neurogenic release, pran-ayama and accessing the body’s embryonic intelligence are key aspects of the class which promote and encourage a sense of embodiment, rather than dissociation
Embodied Non-Doing (END) Practice
SMALL GROUP CLASS
Venue. : Barefoot Physio Clinic,
Location : Cooran
Date : By arrangement
Time : 8am-12.30pm
Cost : AUD80
Small group (maximum of 12 people). Practicing the subtler aspects of Yoga, placing emphasis the often mis-understood Pranayama limb of yoga practice to help understand the quality of internal stillness - Pratyahara.
This is then followed by learning how to contact another with respectful communication including touch.
Requirements: Booking prior to event
Cranioga (Restorative Form of Yoga)
POSTURE, BREATH-WORK & NEUROGENIC RELEASE COMBO CLASS
Venue. : Pomona School of Arts Hall
Location : 7/9 Reserve St, Pomona
Date : Most Thursday’s **
Time : 9.15am – 11am
Cost : AUD20
Requirements: Props provided but if requiring yoga mat please send ‘YYM’ to the enquiry contact for this site
Also, no food for 2 hours prior to class will provide most benefit
Embodied non-doing (E.N.D) mornings run from 8am until 12.30pm at a private venue in Cooran.
There are 3 parts to the morning as follows:
1) Tissue/organ/gland opening postures & gentle breath-work
2) Experiential awareness exercise uncovering the calm vitalising nature of stillness
* 1/2 hour social chai & home made organic cake sharing
3) Guided hands on relational touch session, sharing & swap
Followed by group feedback, which is often very interesting as those involved often access another way of communicating which requires a restructuring of the words we commonly use in order to explain it.
"Resourcing, reconnecting and reintegrating" are the words shared most frequently in the general feedback following the morning classes we ran last year. This and other feedback has inspired us to continue to offer regular classes which expand upon the E.N.D theme this coming year. Class will be limited to 12 people. However, if you wish to attend, and the class is full, then we will ask whether you would like to be put on the list to join in on one of the classes running in 2022.
Breath-work helps to increase embodiment, sensitivity and the willingness to let go. Neurogenic release generally takes over from the breath-work and is where the body no longer needs to be controlled by subconscious tendencies/impressions based on protection and restraint. Pran-ayama is awareness of the natural breath, i.e. without control, and the body's subtle sensations which are unveiled during such awareness (pratyahara).
Embryonic intelligence is the internal body expression free from restrictive patterns of experience.
Insight is the realisation that the 'original body' is a very subtle expression, often overshadowed by tendencies, intentions and expectations. When insight is accessed, relationship unfolds. This is a flow of connection beyond the constraints of fear and fragmentation. In other words it is an antidote to limitations we have been coerced into believing, both consciously and subconsciously.
No lasting antidote will be found for fragmentation by incorporating the opposite to something. For instance by gravitating to something we like in favour to that we do not like, which may be useful from a practical point of view, but the deep yearning for a sense of satisfactoriness will continue. In other words by suppressing the negative in favour of the positive will merely bury its subconscious shadow. Whereas 'wholistic' felt-sense insight (not born from the duality of analysis) shines a light which has no opposite, and therefore no subconscious tendency or impression is left in its wake.
So, Cranioga begins with intention (desire to change something), it then transitions to attention, and develops to awareness without intention (insight). Some call this last phase embodied non-doing…the ‘END’, which is far from a psychologic conclusion.