MA Center Chicago (MACC)

AMRITA YOGA RETREAT, CLASSES & PRIVATE SESSIONS WITH BRI. SHOBANA

AMRITA YOGA RETREAT, CLASSES & PRIVATE SESSIONS WITH BRI. SHOBANA
May 17, 2018 9:30am to May 22, 2018 3:30pm (ended)
Retreat: Sat & Sun, May 19-20
Public Open Classes & Private Yoga Therapy Sessions: Thur & Fri, May 17-18, and Mon & Tue, May 21-22
 

We are blessed to have Brahmacharini Shobana, Global Director of Amrita Yoga, offering yoga sessions at MA Center Chicago.

 
Amrita Yoga & Amma
Amrita Yoga was born from the divine resolve and unconditional compassion of renowned spiritual leader, humanitarian, Maha Yogini, Satguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known as Amma. A traditional school of Hatha Yoga upholding Vedic principles, Amrita Yoga incorporates Amma’s teachings and integrates the four different paths of yoga, cultivating physical, mental, and spiritual upliftment. Focusing on awareness with heart-centered intention, the goal is to transcend the physical asana practice to deepen your own self-awareness and the inter-connectedness of all life.
 
Brahmacharini Shobana
Brahmacharini Shobana, PhD, is an award-winning yoga practitioner and teacher who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of authentic yoga as a monastic in Amma’s ashram. Under Amma’s direct guidance, as director of Amrita Yoga® since 2004, she has taught more than 2000 workshops, classes and retreats to people from all over the world. Specializing in bridging the gap between ancient traditional Eastern practice and the practical needs of yoga in the West, Bri. Shobana is one of only twelve members on the Government of India's Committee for Yoga Education, which forms the curriculum courses in Indian universities.
 
 

SCHEDULE

Amrita Yoga Public Open Classes & Private Yoga Therapy Sessions:

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Thursday, May 17
Public Open Class: “Inner and Outer Core Building”
9:30 – 11:00 am, $15
Focus on the innate relationship between the inner and outer core, on both physical and deeper levels of yoga practice. Attention is on Awareness and Bhavana and how these support our practices. 
 
Private Yoga Therapy Sessions, by appointment, $45
45 min each, offered at these starting times: 
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
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Friday, May 18
Public Open Class: “Breath in Yoga Practice”
9:30 – 11:00 am, $15
Focused on breathing techniques, asanas that will help experience breathing techniques, and restorative postures. Yoga has a very scientific approach to breathing. Most people use only one-third of their lung capacity. Yoga teaches abdominal breathing, which allows us to use more of our lung capacity. You can then breathe deeper and relax more.
 
Private Yoga Therapy Sessions, by appointment, $45
45 min each, offered at these starting times:
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:30pm
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Amrita Yoga Retreat: “Essentials of Yoga Practice Through Bhakti”

SAT-SUN, May 19-20

$150 – with accommodations and meals
$90 – without accommodations, meals included
Note: For attendees staying off-site, please have breakfast before coming.
 
DAY 1: Saturday, May 19
8:30-9:30 am: Check-in and Registration 
9:30-10:30 am: Opening Ceremony and Introduction 
10:30-12:30 pm: Asana Session and Guided Meditation 
12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch Break
1:30-2:30 pm: Yoga Talk and Q&A
2:30-3:30 pm: Yoga Nidra
4 pm onwards: join Saturday Satsang and Bhajans, followed by dinner. 
 
DAY 2: Sunday, May 20
7:00 -7:30 am: Tea/Juice/Fruits 
7:30- 9:30 am: Asana Session & Meditation 
9:30-10:30 am: Breakfast 
10:30-11:00 am: Nature Walking Meditation
11:00-12:30 pm: Q&A and Closing Session
12:30–1:30 pm: Lunch and Checkout
 

Amrita Yoga Public Open Classes & Private Yoga Therapy Sessions:

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Monday, May 21
Public Open Class: “Breath & Balance” 
9:30 – 11:00 am, $15
Discover your true balance through your breath. Breath helps to tune with your innate intelligence and expresses your perfection in posture. Thus, balance in your posture is an inside-out approach. 
 
Private Yoga Therapy Sessions, by appointment, $45
45 min each, offered at these starting times:
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
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Tuesday, May 22
Public Open Class: “Chest Openers & Inversions”
9:30 – 11:00 am, $15
Feel your core and express your inner strength and balance. Turn upside-down to feel true openness. This class focuses on how core, balance and openness are the foundation for inversions. 
 
Private Yoga Therapy Sessions, by appointment, $45
45 min each, offered at these starting times:
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
 

HOW TO SIGN UP

Follow the instructions below to register and pay:
 
CLICK HERE TO PAY FOR AMRITA YOGA RETREAT
Fees: $150 per person with accommodations & meals, or $90 per person with meals only.
Accommodations are dorm style (shared room) for the night of Saturday, May 19. On the payment form in the Comments field, please include the name(s) of the people registering. 
 
CLICK HERE TO PAY FOR AMRITA YOGA PUBLIC OPEN CLASSES
Fees: $15 per class, per person.
On the payment form in the Comments field, please include the name(s) of the people registering and the class name/date(s) you are registering for.
 
TO BOOK PRIVATE YOGA THERAPY SESSIONS, please email Jagruti at amritayoga.macenter@gmail.com prior to making a payment. Once you have reserved a time, click here to pay for Amrita Yoga Private Sessions.
Fees: $45 per session, per person. On the payment form in the comments field, please include the name(s) of the people registering and the class time(s).
 
ACCOMMODATIONS
For information on nightly lodging for nights before and after the Retreat night of Saturday, May 19, please contact Nishkama at: macc.lodging@gmail.com
 

LOCATION

MA Center Chicago
41W501, Keslinger Rd, Elburn, IL 60119