Chinese medicine practitioner; Yantra Yoga
Dean is a skilled Chinese medicine practitioner and yoga teacher with more than 20 years of yoga experience. Dean has travelled and studied with renowned yoga and qi gong masters in the Indian, Tibetan and Chinese traditions, he has a diploma in both hatha and yantra yoga the Tibetan yoga of movement. Dean is particularly interested in the system of Tibetan yoga called yantra yoga and is currently the only authorized teacher in New Zealand, being authorized to teach by his main teacher the Tibetan Dzogchen master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.
SESSION 1: Yantra yoga the Tibetan yoga of movement
Yantra yoga is one of the oldest recorded systems of yoga in the world. It has come to us by way of Tibet, a land that holds a vast, rich Buddhist knowledge and heritage. Yantra Yoga’s unique series of positions and movements, combined with conscious breathing, can help coordinate and harmonize one’s personal energy so that the mind can relax and find its authentic balance.
SESSION 2: Yin yoga and Chinese medicine
Introduction to Chinese medicine and the 5 elements. Learn Taoist longevity breathing and how to incorporate this into yin yoga.