A Workshop of Awakening
Awaken your inner channel of spirit through a yogic encounter through the lens of Christ Consciousness.
In this workshop, internationally renowned yoga therapist Mirka Kraftsow guides participants in a gentle engagement with the inner yoga of body prayers, active meditation, yogic breathing, healing movement, mantras and Yoga Nidra to nourish, purify and strengthen us to be an embodiment of Love.
Mirka has studied with some of the great yoga masters of our time, including Sri Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar and Gary Kraftsow, with whom she co-founded the American Viniyoga Institute. In her early twenties, she was initiated into active meditations and ecstatic ritual dancing by the unorthodox Indian mystic Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh), and later became a student of Tibetan tantric yoga with his Eminence Kalu Rinpoche, Situ Rimposche, and Lama Tenzin in Maui.
Born and raised in Italy, Mirka experienced a very deep initiation into Roman Catholicism. Inspired by the Benedictine teacher of Centering Prayer, Fr. Thomas Keating, and the Franciscan author and teacher, Fr. Richard Rohr, Mirka now weaves her Catholic, Indian and Tibetan mystical training and experience into a seamless teaching. Mirka credits Fr. Rohr’s and Fr. Keating’s loving and passionate guidance to her awakening to the Cosmic Christ. In the words of Fr. Rohr, the Cosmic Christ “lays a wonderful foundation for a new consciousness and a new cosmology, and a very different notion of religion itself.”
Mirka has trained hundreds of yoga teachers around the world. Now based in Sebastopol, California, she teaches yoga, provides yoga therapy, and leads retreats, seminars, and workshops in the United States and Europe, including semi-annual yoga pilgrimages to Assisi, Italy. Her teaching balances experience with intuition, tradition with creative innovation.
No experience with yoga is necessary for this workshop. This will primarily be an encounter with “Inner Yoga” – using conscious relaxation, simple body movement and guided meditation.