With DR. Cynthia Russell, DMA, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Saturdays, July 3, August 7, September 4, from 2:00 to 4:30
$40 per session, or $90 for the series. *Members pay $30/session
Please note: These will be in-person experiences only and class size will be limited to 12 students. Please register early to reserve your place.
In this 2 ½ hour workshop participants will explore movement and stillness, sound and silence as a way to dive into the innate wisdom of the body and how it makes sound. The instruments of body and voice, through the exploration of asana, pranayama and the sounds of the Sanskrit Alphabet, will dance together as the breath opens the body, mind, and spirit to deeper communication with Self and others. No experience of either asana or chanting of the Sanskrit sounds is needed to fully experience this workshop.
Dr. Cynthia Russell, musician and educator, received her Yoga training through Yoga Connection in Tucson, AZ, and through many hours of workshops offered by Rama Jyoti Vernon and other wonderful teachers along the way. She is continuing her studies through The American Institute of Vedic Studies under the guidance of Dr. David Frawley. She is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance, having joined the organization in 2011 when she completed her 200 hour training.
Cynthia brings decades of experience, teaching all ages of people how to enter into a positive experience with their voices. Teaching in many settings throughout her career she has learned to feel how the voice and body dance together to vibrate the essence of the soul. Her degrees in vocal performance and music education provided unique opportunities to observe other singers (of all ages) and to come to deeply discern vocal health and wellbeing as expressed through the human voice. Cynthia now offers these skills and experiences in the Yoga setting where the sounds of the Sanskrit Alphabet and the ground of the Eight Limbs of Yoga influence her offerings at Sol Center and beyond.
She fell in love with the sounds of Sanskrit while studying the Yoga Sutras with Rama and continues to develop ways to share this love with others. She believes it is the vibrations of the sounds themselves that hold meaning and knows from her own experience that the more she engages these sounds the more wisdom and knowledge is imparted by them. Deep and lasting healing follows the dedicated practice of these sounds.