Rasa Vinyasa

Rasa Vinyasa

Rasa Vinyasa - The Art of Movement Alchemy

Rasa is the self tasting the Self – Sri Abhinavagupta

Experience a full-spectrum yoga practice intensive into the art of Rasa Vinyasa™- an approach to sequencing vinyasa yoga drawing from yogic arts, tantra, and Ayurveda. In this teacher training, Shiva offers the theory and practice of Rasa Vinyasa by exploring three consummate rasas: Vira (strength, potency), Sringara (divine love and sensuality) and Shanti (living peace). You will explore the power of alchemical yoga that is sequenced in harmony with the energetic state of the day for activation, healing, and rejuvenation to bring balance and “juice” to your practice, teaching, and life.

Included in module:

  • Rasa Vinyasa – Yoga Alchemy within Tantra, Bhakti, and Ayurveda 
  • Learn Five Rasa Vinyasa namaskars with the dance of hands-on assists
  • Explore Solar and Lunar Rasa Vinyasa Sequences to balance and evolve your practice: 
    • Sringara Rasa Vinyasa – a creative sadhana that cultivates the fluid flow, Sringara Rasa Namaskars, transformational wave sequencing for backbending, and deep meditation/relaxation for the flow of love 
    • Vira Prana Flow– a dynamic sadhana integrating Prana DandaYoga, an evolutionary form combined with standing asanas, will engage challenging combinations of arm-balances, standing poses, and hip openers
    • Shanti Prana Flow – a meditative vinyasa for being peace, cultivating a complete practice with ritual namaskars, mudra vinyasa, asanas of inner equilibrium within forward bends and hip openers leading to pranayama and meditation 
  • Meditation & Mudra for Vira, Sringara, and Shanti Rasa 
  • Cultivation of Bhava (feeling awareness) to enter the natural flow of yoga 
  • The Poetry in Motion – integration of inner teachings of poetry, music and rhythm in cultivating the “theme of the class” 
  • Temple of Rasa – prana flow abhyanga massage and radical relaxation 
  • Sahaja Vinyasa™ and Yoga Trance Dance® – explore the roots of Sahaja and Rasa Vinyasa as a movement meditation 
  • Sringara Rasa visual powerpoint exploration including the sublime eros; the physiological and spiritual benefits of embodying the power of love 
  • Awakening Vira Rasa through Kalarippayatu (fluid martial art form in the tradition of CVN Kalari in Kerala) and PranaDandaYoga –a unique and powerful mind-body training method that works with a five-foot flexible staff for inner and outer alignment.
Required Reading:
  1. The Dance of Shiva by Ananda Coomaraswami
Required Online Courses:
  1. Vira Rasa Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea