Science tells us that we have more neurons in our body than stars in the Milky Way. This gives us a sense of our enormous potential for feeling, sensing, and intuitive knowing. We can use this vast power to heal ourselves and to find creative solutions to our problems. The question is, How to tap into the powers dormant within each of us? Sages from India and China dedicated themselves for thousands of years to develop the empirical sciences of Yoga and Qigong so that we can learn to better inhabit our inner space to bring forth happiness and healing to ourselves and others. In this workshop, you will learn easy and powerful energy practices from Yoga and Qigong to awaken your vital energy and mindfully align the forces of your inner universe. We will work with self-inquiry, gentle moves, breathing, aligning and integrative practices, meditation and silence. Some of these practices will be done in nature. No previous experience is necessary. Everyone is welcomed.
"Amelia is truly an exceptional teacher of Yoga and Qigong, and a genuine gift to her students. With much expertise and patience, she guides her students, through the graceful movements of the exercise, while teaching an outer attention to the form and an inner intention to the movement. Practicing in this way becomes truly transformational."-- Phil Waltz
"I took Amelia's workshop on Qigong and Yoga while recovering from a serious illness and it was the spark that lead me back to a feeling of health and renewal. She has a wonderful spiritual presence that is very contagious and her knowledge of her subject is grounded in concrete experience and practice.One thing that truly amazed me is that Amelia is so inspiring that I have kept up the practice after finishing the workshop. I would highly recommend the workshop to anyone looking to expand or start their practice of yoga or meditation. It has truly been a gift." -Diane Putterman
Amelia Barili workshop excerpt
Amelia Barili and Fritjof Capra "The Emerging Consciousness"
AMELIA BARILI, Ph.D., graduated from Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute in India in 1972 and has been teaching about the connections between body and mind ever since. She is also a disciple of Grandmaster Yang Mei Jun, the 27th generation inheritor of the Wild Goose Qigong system. She teaches Yoga and Qigong at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery and at the Osher Life-Long-Learning Institute. As faculty member at U.C. Berkeley and the Institute of World Religions, she brings meditative techniques and energy practices into the academic environment to help students tap into their full mental and emotional potential.
For more information see www.ameliabarili.com.
- Fulfills the spiritual practice prerequisite for John F. Kennedy University's Graduate School for Holistic Studies.
(including tuition, meals, lodging, and facilities use)
|Commuting (Day use, meals & facilities)||$330|
|Mount Madonna Center Tent||$370|
|Dormitory (4-7 to a room)||$408|
|Triple (3 to a room)||$428|
|Double (2 to a room or cabin)||$446|
|Double with Bath (2 to a room)||$470|
|Single (1 to a room or cabin)||$506|
|Single with Bath (1 to a room)||$552|
- A deposit of $100 is required with registration. Balance is due upon arrival.
- CANCELLATION or CHANGE in REGISTRATION
Deposits are non-refundable and are not transferable to another person. For cancellations received at least 2 weeks before the program starts, the deposit less a $50 fee will be credited to any other program within one year. No credit is available for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the program start date, for no-shows, or for leaving an event early. Housing changes incur a $20 change fee.
- Registration check-in for this program is from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
- Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday and 5:00-6:00 pm on other days.
- If you will be arriving late, please ask us to save a dinner for you.
- Orientation begins at 7:00 pm.
- The program will end at 1:00 pm on the final scheduled day.