Masterclass with Clara Roberts-Oss
WE ARE THE ALCHEMISTS OF OUR OWN EXPERIENCE
Clara Roberts-Oss, international yoga teacher extraordinaire, is coming to Yoga Flame for an entire weekend of masterclasses! Clara has always found movement to be a way to commune with the divine. She came to the yoga practice from a dance background. Vinyasa yoga had all the components she loved about dance: form with space for your own expression, also realizing that yoga gave her something that dance could not – an emphasis on the internal journey.
For Clara Roberts-Oss, movement has always been sacred. After spending much of her life as a dancer, she took her first Vinyasa class in 2000 at Jivamukti yoga Center and discovered a feeling of home. As she moved through the flowing postures seamlessly with an emphasis on breath-body connection, Clara realized that yoga gave her something that dance could not – an emphasis on the internal journey. Clara Roberts-Oss received her 200 hour Vinyasa Certification with Lauren Hanna at Sonic yoga NYC in 2003. Shortly thereafter, she met Shiva Rea and again felt at home. Shiva, too, understood the idea of fluidity and gave words to the movement that Clara had been doing her entire life. Since then, Clara has been studying under and assisting Shiva. For Clara Roberts-Oss, movement is the ultimate form of communication with the Divine. She believes the body yearns to move like water and when it does, it hums with excitement. « I thank all my teachers for sharing their passion of this practice with me: David Life for opening my heart, Stacey Brass for her minute cues that have changed me life, Uma for opening my voice, Dana Flynn for throwing out all the rules and inspiring me to do the same, Constantine Darling for showing me another way, and Paul Ortega for reminding me we are ALL the cosmic dancer. »
Saturday 22nd of September | 14:00-16:30
It is said the first yogis were alchemists, those interested in changing metals into gold. They began to experiment with different kriyas (purification exercises) to shift their own alchemy. Using different pranayama (breathing exercises), mantra and asana, they began to feel their own bodies and minds transforming. Join Clara Roberts Oss for a vinyasa sadhana (practice) geared towards to changing our own alchemy through some of these ancient as well as more recent practices.
Sunday 23rd of September | 14:00-16:30
You have heard of surya namaskars, sun salutations, a sequence of poses generally done at the beginning of an ashtanga or vinyasa practice to heat the body. Did you know there is a sister practice to the sun salutations known as the Chandra/moon namaskars?
The chandra namaskars are meant to calm the nervous system and help create more soma, nectar, in the body. We will begin this slow vinyasa practice with a pranayama practice to help ground, moving into the moon salutes created by Shiva Rea.
The rest of the this juicy practice will focus on creating an introspective bhav/mood. We will end with a meditation for integration. This class is the perfect cultivation of the moon’s soothing lunar energy. All levels welcome.