Period:Nov 13, 2022 - Nov 13, 2022
Number of Sessions:1
Days of week
Duration:Nov 13, 2022
Days of week:Sun
Time:4:00PM - 6:00PM
Location:Barefoot Studio - Casas Adobes
Repeat every:1 week
This is a practicum workshop in which you will learn simple but effective techniques for cultivating optimal diaphragmatic breathing and systematic relaxation. You will also be guided through a basic sequence of practices for establishing a comfortable meditation practice.
In addition to learning the “how” of these practices, you’ll also gain information about why these practices are helpful in managing stress and moving towards more freedom and fulfillment in life. I follow the principal for all yoga practices described in Yoga Sutras 2:46 and 2:47: practice in a comfortable and stable posture with “effortless effort.” Be prepared for an informative and deeply relaxing experience.
Bill’s spiritual journey began in 1975 when he was initiated into Transcendental Meditation ™, and he has practiced meditation ever since. In 1975 he attended TM teacher training in Switzerland for six months. After a nearly 30-year career teaching in higher education, Bill “retired” in 2015 and moved to the Himalayan Institute (HI), a yoga and meditation retreat center in Honesdale, PA, where he lived, studied, worked, and taught for seven years. He completed his 200-hour YTT in 2015 and 300-hr YTT in 2016. He also completed training as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. In 2021, Bill completed training and became a Certified Vishoka Mediation Teacher (CVMT).
At the HI, Bill worked as a certified biofeedback therapist for the PureRejuv Wellness Center assessing breathing and autonomic nervous system function in hundreds of clients. He has taught anatomy and physiology in the 200 and 300-hour YTT’s at the HI for the past several years. He also taught a “Building Resilience” seminar several times a year as well as yoga classes and workshops in breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Bill is well versed in anatomy and physiology (Ph.D. in exercise physiology and registered nurse), Polyvagal Theory and stress, pranayama, systematic relaxation, meditation, and yoga philosophy contained in the Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita.
Now located in Tucson, Bill is looking forward to integrating into the yoga community in Tucson and teaching as the opportunity arises.