4-days intensive Meditation workshop with Bela Lipat
Focus on the present moment. A 4-days Intensive Meditation Course to learn the power of clear-seeing and bare attention within meditation and everyday life. Those who have tried this meditation technique have described feeling more relaxed and less reactive to the stressors of daily life, demonstrating an enhanced ability to face problems and live a happier and harmonious life. Practice and Philosophy go hand in hand, and there will be ample time to learn both and apply it to daily life. A Gentle Flow Yoga sequence is also introduced to prepare the body and mind for sitting practice.
COURSE FEE: 75euros for 4 days Intensive, 1.5 hours/session
About Bela Lipa
Bela has been teaching Yoga since 1996. Born in the Philippines, and raised in San Francisco, California, Bela was introduced to Yoga, Vedanta and Buddhist practices throughout her childhood by her mother. She practiced Sivananda Yoga for 10years and tried other styles in between until she found Ashtanga Yoga, which transformed her life. In 2004, she started going to Mysore to study with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy Jois and was Authorized to teach by Sharath R. Jois. Bela is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional style and follows the firm belief that the method is actually the “teacher” and the best teacher is one who inspires students to practice.
Bela also has an E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certification although is not registered with YA. Her studies in the Ashtanga tradition includes 200hour/300hour certification with Centered Yoga (2003/2004-05), under Paul Dallaghan, which included Pranayama training with Sri. O. P. Tiwari, from the Kaivalyadham Institute, and a 200hour certification with Stillpoint Yoga under John Scott and Lucy Crawford (2009-10). She has studied extensively in India, Nepal, and Thailand, with various teachers and attends workshops and yoga conferences annually, and continues to refine her practice with R. Sharath Jois at the KPJAYI in Mysore, South India.
Additional studies with other Ashtanga Certified and Authorized teachers in workshops, retreats, and other courses include: Manju Jois, David Swenson, Alex Medin, Prem Carlisi & Heather Radha Carlisi, Maty Ezraty, Clayton Horton, David Robson, David Garrigues, Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci, and Paul Sanson. From other schools of Yoga, Bela has attended workshops with Aadil Palkivala, David Life and Sharon Gannon, Dharma Mittra, Cle Souren, and Anna Forrest.
In the field of meditation, Bela studied Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist Meditation, Kriya Yoga in the lineage of Paramahamsa Hariharananda Giri, and Transcendental Meditation, maintaining however, Vipasanna Meditation in the tradition of S.N. Goenka as her primary practice. To complement her sitting practice, Bela also studied Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers, Paul and Suzie Grilley.
(before teaching yoga, Bela was a fashion designer, singer, actress, Taekwondo Black belt National Team Member, marathon runner, powerlifter, radio newscaster and dj, personal trainer and group exercise leader.)
When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady.
But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still,
and the yogi achieves long life.
Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.
~Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika