DUNCAN WONG (JAPAN) 40HRS YOGIC ARTS™ INTENSIVE CET WORKSHOP
Day 01 Modern Warrior Flow
Day 02 Full Contact Assists
Day 03 Mudra-Asana Connection
Day 04 Thai Yoga Therapy
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08:00 – 08:30 Bow In / Okyo + Mantra (Traditional Japanese Zen + Sanskrit Chanting)
08:30 – 08:45 Zazen (Seated Japanese Meditation + Yogic Energy Mudras)
08:45 – 09:00 Body Therapy (Therapeutic Practice Preparation Partner Assists)
09:00 – 09:15 Tea Break (Duncan will make daily Ganeshpuri Jungle Chai Masala)
09:15 – 11:00 Group Flow Practice (Guided Vinyasa Therapy Session / please bring a change of clothes and a towel)
11:00 – 11:15 Savasana Massage (Duncan will offer mini massage option to each participant)
11:15 – 11:30 Notes + Chat (Inner Reflection, Questions or Shares are encouraged here)
11:30 – 12:00 Master Flow Technology (Duncan will demo asana + flow techniques that include adjustments)
12:00 – 13:00 Self Mastery (Duncan will guide the group in partner practice to embody + transmit the info)
13:00 – 14:30 Refuel + Recharge Break (Lunch or Fast)
14:30 – 15:00 Master Review (Duncan will recap morning content while participants digest, ground + absorb info)
15:00 – 16:00 Flow Contact Work (Duncan will introduce new content with guided step-by-step sequences + assists)
16:00 – 18:00 Self Flow + Partner Assist (Participants can take time for more self flow + partner contact practice)
18:00 – 18:15 Self Clearing Break (Take few moments to download the day and clear inner space)
18:15 – 18:30 Notes + Chat (Inner Reflection, Questions or Shares are encouraged here)
18:30 – 19:30 Yogic Artist (Daily Artistic Expression Project / Please bring any media, paper, pens, tape, found objects)
19:30 – 19:45 Okyo + Mantra (Traditional Japanese Zen + Sanskrit Chanting)
19:45 – 20:00 Zazen (Seated Japanese Meditation + Yogic Energy Murdas) / Bow Out
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Duncan Wong is the creator of the Yogic Flow Arts system and the originator of California warrior yoga in the West. He is well known as the worlds leading proponent in the field of yogic flow motion dynamics that infuses the natural balance of mantra wisdom, warrior technology and healing bodywork therapy. His passion is to assist and witness the unfolding of peoples humanity via a stick and stone age approach to mindfulness. His transpersonal approach to body-mind healing has had a profound effect on countless people, and his integrated experience in the global fields of vinyasa yoga, zen martial arts and bodywork spans four decades. He trained with and taught many of the best in the yogic, martial arts and performance circles, and is delighted to bring his rich flavor to the training menu.
‘ Be yourself again.’ ~ Master Wong
MODERN WARRIOR FLOW -
Welcome to a fun flow practice with various warrior poses from yoga, kick boxing and classical as well as modern dance that inform our bodies how to optimize our ability to make smooth and internally powerful transitional movements from a core understanding of our natural innate power source. Now I imagine that fun might not equate depth in our psyche, but give it a chance to add some joy to your practice, since sukham, or joy, is the essence of our sadhana, or practice by sutra definition; sthira sukham asanam, which means a steady joyous connection or position. Taught by the originator of the California Warrior Flow movement from which a new way of fluid movement was born that greatly influenced todays vinyasa standard. Duncan will also offer his world music playlist to keep the flow motion fun and energized with a focus on body balance through his masterful time tested hands-on adjustments and intelligent counter pose sequencing of standing, seated and reclined postures to produce a sacred journey for our body and soul’s union.
FULL CONTACT ASSISTS -
This is a rare introduction to the healing side of martial arts; a vital aspect of this ancient full contact art that did not make it into the mainstream of popular culture. In the same way (just as) the combat element of traditional yoga did not transmigrate and inter-culturalize into the modern yoga consciousness. Regardless, both elements exist as the balance of the complimentary systems, and this field of work is Duncan sensei’s life’s research and practicing passion. As a result he has become known as the leading proponent in yogic and martial art circles across the globe on the subject of integrating vinyasa based yoga with the therapeutic aspect of martial arts and Asana-Acupressure based massage therapy modalities. You may be wondering what in the world this practice might look like? Imagine slow modern dance contact partner work and slow motion replays of combat sequencing that result in gentle yet profound points of tension release in our primary joints, where the strike points become an opportunity for massage, and you are getting really close to the experience.
MUDRA-ASANA CONNECTION –
Welcome to an exploration in the art of hand and foot asana which will inform us which way to position our hands and feet on and off the mat, and where to distribute our weight. With this approach of mudra as the base of asana, the next step is to investigate what role the lower and upper arm and leg muscles play to connect our hands and feet to our shoulders and hips, as well as shoulder blades and pelvic plates. Finally, we will research through comprehensive core bandha exercises, exactly how the source muscles of our pelvis, abs, side ribs and chest with form thew stabilizing base of our connection to the ground and back to our center, in every pose and stance. Further consideration and attention will be placed on the the intuitive counter-posing of the wrist joints in particular, as the base joint of vinyasa, being primarily slides and presses. Focus will also be emphasized on balancing the four elements of our therapeutic power; being: length and strength training v.s. a massage and traction application.
THAI YOGA THERAPY –
Discover the healing of thai massage and how effective it is to improve your yoga practice. We will explore the three principles of thai yoga therapy for body alignment and greater power: Release, Align & Stabilize. The practice will begin with a vinyasa based self massage emphasized movement practice that will inform us where we are holding tension and blocked energy and how to release it., and flow into an interactive partner demonstration and step-by-step walk through body work set, that will focus on releasing the core muscle structures of the spine and related muscles of the hips and shoulders. The practice will be divided into two parts of the day intensive beginning with the lower back and pelvis, and completing with the upper back, shoulder girdle, neck and head, for a completely refreshing reset of the spinal column and related yoga anatomy of the energetic spine that activates and balances our chakra system and supports higher awakening of our mindful body. Master trainer Duncan Wong will begin the group demonstration by offering the massage techniques directly to the students, one-by-one, to provide direct experience and optimize learning from feeling. With a combined 40 years of training and teaching, and 20 years in the healing field, you can be assured as a yogi that you are in the right place at the time; and in ‘good hands’.
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A Certificate of Attendance will be issued and given to you upon completing the workshop.
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