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One Yoga for the People Vancouver
150 Hastings St W # 201, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1G8
The Buddhist Mind
Yin Yoga & The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
With Whit Hornsberger
Friday January 12 | 6:00 — 9:pm
Contemplation of the Body
Saturday January 13 | 6:15 — 9:15am
Contemplation of Feeling
Saturday January 13 | 2:00 — 5:00pm
Contemplation of Consciousness
Sunday January 14 | 6:15 — 9:15am
Contemplation of Phenomena
1 session = $50
2 sessions = $80
3 sessions = $105
4 sessions = $125
The practice of insight (vipassana) meditation is built upon the teachings of the Buddhist discourse, the Mahā Satipatthāna Sutta or The Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The Foundations of Mindfulness form the bedrock of mindfulness meditation practice and are considered the domain of the meditator. Once established through ardent application, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness give rise to transformative experiential insights into ultimate reality, liberating the individual from the fetters of physical and mental suffering.
Our weekend of insight will encompass discussion on Buddhist theory, exploring and integrating in detail The Four Foundations of Mindfulness and vipassana meditation with the practice of Yin Yoga. Each of our sessions will include discourse and application of
one of the foundations of mindfulness to our meditation and Yin posture practice, building systematically and progressively throughout the weekend. Through direct felt experience each practitioner will bare witness to insights capable of radically shifting how we engage with the mind, body and life itself.
These workshops are created for and are accessible to all levels of practitioners and geared specifically to anyone driven by an innate curiosity for insight into the enigma of life and a passion to move beyond the limitations of the conditioned mind.
Whit Hornsberger (British Columbia, Canada) is a student and teacher of the wisdom traditions of Classical Yoga and Theravada Buddhism.
A former athlete, Whit found the path as a result of a career ending knee injury and the subsequent emotional and mental suffering inherent in losing one’s (supposed) self-identity and self-worth. The blessing of a torn ACL catapulted him onto the path of self-inquiry and existential contemplation. His insatiable drive to shed the fetters of physical and mental suffering have led him around the world from annual, intensive monastic experiences in the Buddhist monasteries of Burma (Myanmar), to teaching international workshops, retreats, conferences and trainings in Canada, Europe and the United States.
His daily practice and teaching methods are most heavily influenced by the traditional practices of Vinyasa Krama (Krishnamacharya) and Theravada Buddhism (Mahasi Sayadaw — Burma). A passionate advocate of traditional teachings, Whit expounds the ancient wisdom of these lineages in a relevant manner, making them readily accessible to students at every stage of the path.
Lovers of surf, travel and nature, Whit and his wife Nicole reside and teach on Galiano Island, a small island off the coast of Vancouver, operating Soul Arch Yoga, a studio and yoga project offering local and international classes, workshops, retreats, trainings and online practices of embodied well-being.