Matthew Cohen - FR2COH
This class emphasizes developing strength and flexibility, physically and mentally through Tapas (acts of will that create heat). By extending ourselves energetically and physically, we immediately become connected and supported. Our practice deepens and is nourished. This practice will explore your choice of themes, whether the focus is on hips & hamstrings, back bends & inversions, or balances & twists.
FRIDAY APRIL 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Matthew Cohen - SA3COH
Matthew teaches his blend of Yoga and Tai Chi, using breath and intention; stillness and motion. Yoga emphasizes the linear, Tai Chi the circular; Yoga reaches to the sky, while Tai Chi sends roots deep into the Earth. This workshop offers gifts from these great traditions as well as strength, flexibility, grace and power. Tai Chi is the most practiced Martial Art in the world. It’s benefits include: grace, balance, stress reduction, increased range of motion, functional strength, body intelligence, bone density, & more. The added element of Tai Chi brings a profound intelligence and energy awareness to one’s yoga practice.
SATURDAY APRIL 14
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Matthew Cohen - SA4COH
Trauma is the birthplace of destructive emotions. Without proper recognition of these behavioral patterns, we can often regress in our emotional development. That regression becomes the inhibitor of living the lives that we were intended for. Emotions are not meant to be feared but rather to be understood, like markers of a wound that needs to be healed. Fear is a mile wide, but paper thin. By first coming to place of greater emotional awareness, we can move through the fear, into acceptance, and lastly begin to utilize the practices that can act as the salve to our emotional wounds. By using techniques from both Qigong and Yoga we will explore meditations, mudras, & other means by which to befriend the dragon that means us no harm.
SATURDAY APRIL 14
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Matthew Cohen - SA5COH
We will learn some of the core S.E.A hallmarks: strength & flexibility, conscious transitions, rooted Asanas, releasing tension, balancing and harmonizing the Pranic field and encouraging beauty, authenticity and healing in one's practice. This workshop is a beautiful way to learn some of the touchstones of Sacred Energy Arts, and carrying them into the world.
SATURDAY APRIL 14
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Matthew Cohen - SU7COH
The ancient Chinese scholars believe that the universe consists of five basic elements, which are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. The Five Element Qigong works with these basic elements. Specific movements relate to a particular element, which in turn relates to various organs in the body. Each element also refers to a particular season. For example, Metal, the element of the fall season, is related to the lungs and large intestine. In the Five Element Qigong, the Metal element movement of “Great Hawk Spreads Its Wings” is practiced to heal and strengthen the organs related to the element. The Five Element Qigong practice is done in alternating intervals of standing poses and walking meditation. Each sacred gesture is followed by a few minutes of walking, the purpose of which is to learn to transition smoothly from the sacred to secular everyday activities so that over time, there’s no difference between a meditative practice and the daily life.
SUNDAY APRIL 15
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6 HRS)BOOK SESSION