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. Sometimes visualized like the layers of an onion, the experience of each subsequent kosha is subtler than the preceding one. Through this deepening self-awareness, we learn how to nourish not only our physical body, but also the energetic, mind-based, intuitive and blissful dimensions of our being. We will explore these dimensions through lecture, physical practice (asana), breath work (pranayama) and meditation.
Meet the Instructor
Mary began practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2000. Over the years, she deepened her training by studying with knowledgeable teachers from very diverse traditions, eventually formally studying Sanskrit at UT of Austin. Now with 18 years of practice and over 3000 teaching hours, Mary effortlessly blends a reverence for the ancient traditions of yoga with a carefree and playful spirit that will leave you laughing along with the levity of the moment. Given her passion for the history and traditions of yoga, she meets regularly with a professor, Stephen Phillips, to study such texts as the Upanishads, and to continue her studies in Sanskrit.