MAKE THIS THE RULE

This is an excerpt from the full talk. Full talk, guided meditation, guided asana practice, freeform asana practice, and end-of-class meditation all available at erichsciffmann.com

Erich: Remember, it’s all about homework. The idea is do the homework. And make this the rule: DO THE HOMEWORK WHEN IT OCCURS TO YOU.

When it occurs to you to do the homework, and it will occur to you, do it right then — in the middle of a sentence, in the middle of dinner, in the middle of whatever you find yourself doing. Continue reading

FORMLESSNESS OBSERVING FORMS

This is an excerpt from the full talk. Full talk, guided meditation, guided asana practice, freeform asana practice, and end-of-class meditation all available at erichsciffmann.com

Erich: Let me summarize this a little bit.

What you are aware of is always changing. I got into this the other day a little bit. What you are aware of is like the weather. It is always changing, but it is always something. It has never been like this before; it’s never going to be like this again. But, there is always weather.

But, the weather — and “weather” is an analogy for forms. Forms — or Manifest Creation, the weather — are happening in a formless sky. The weather is always changing, but it is changing within the formless sky, which is unchanging. And so, change is happening within the context of changelessness. Continue reading

ALL THINGS MUST PASS

This is an excerpt from the full talk. Full talk, guided meditation, guided asana practice, freeform asana practice, and end-of-class meditation all available at erichsciffmann.com

Karen: Can you give us a sneak peek about what you’ll be talking about this year, please? Sneak peek! Sneak peek!

Erich: OK, here’s a sneak peek, since you asked. Continue reading

YOGAVILLE LIVESTREAM

I was just at Yogaville in Virginia with an extraordinary group of yogis. I have been going there since 2004. They asked me to talk to the community of swamis during their Saturday night gathering. The evening begins with kirtan led by Renata Gregori Sullivan and joined by Marianne and Randy Sutin. They then played a video of Swami Satchitananda from 2001 answering questions about meditation. At 54:35 into the program I am introduced to the group by Ram and my talk starts at 56:55. Please have a listen. Enjoy :))))))))))) Continue reading

FREEDOM YOGA IMMERSION & TEACHER TRAINING

Erich Schiffmann’s unique Freedom Yoga offers an intuitive approach to Yoga as the Art Of Living. Practicing in this way connects us more closely to living in this way. Daring to teach in this way will spread the message of following our magnificent internal guidance.

Our time together will focus on Freedom Yoga: how to practice and live in a creative manner, emphasizing creative sequencing, intuitive alignment, and moving into stillness while being guided from within, and will be a combination of: Discussion, Meditation, Guided Asana Practice, Freeform Asana Practice, Breath Work, Deep Relaxation, and Homework. Continue reading