Primal Dance with Isaac Calderon
Beginning Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10 am to 1 pm, and the second Saturday of every month thereafter
Cost: 450 MXN
By registration only: firstname.lastname@example.org
Primal dance is a system created to awaken and attune our healing and creative energies, from a molecular level in the deepest of our biological being to complete transcendence. It is not concerned with learning but with remembering and recognizing what belongs to our original, primary nature. This remembering of what naturally belongs to us, is generated through the interaction and development of our sensitivity, our forms of expression and the enormous inspirational power of ethnic and transcendental music. Its practice is based on the discovery of the original, archetypical movements, which activate our internal energies, leaving these energies to the conscience disposal. This method, adapted to us, the twenty first century occidentals, allows us to access deep sources of inspiration and potential in only minutes, going through all the energy centers and awakening its capacities in only one daily practice. As human beings we have an enormous development and transformation potential which constitutes our original, primal nature. In everyday life, only a small percentage of this potential is recognized and updated. Through contact with life’s original source, new opportunities arise to integrate this potential and to develop ourselves in our infinite possibilities.
Isaac was born in Mochis Sinaloa. A small town in the north of Mexico. During his childhood he showed interest in musical arts, attending singing and guitar classes for several years. He studied Psychology in Guadalajara and worked in the area of health and research for some years. Although the study and work environment were motivational, there was a point where he preferred to leave the laboratory and explore the limits of the mind on his own.
He had an encounter with a medicine man from Peru in which he realized that the limits of the mind were illusory and that it is the same mind through language that creates these limits, so he decided to embark on a path of self-knowledge based on ancestral traditions, he traveled to some places in Mexico to meet medicine man from different traditions, participate in a couple of retreats like Vipassana (10 days of silent meditation), yoga (28 days of intensive yoga practice and philosophy) and Vision Quest (4 days in solitude, beneath a tree, without food, water and speaking. After a few years of self-study, he decided to professionalize his individual quest and being able to share it to others.
The different learnings such as singing, expressive movement, holotropic breathing, expanded states of consciousness, diets, scientific research, yoga and meditation were intertwined and started to make more sense, gaining a profound meaning through the Primal Dance. A deep bodywork technique that integrates the different spiritual traditions with the modern techniques of contemporary Psychology.
His search ceased to be personal to become Transpersonal, beyond the mind, beyond the body and at the same time with a deep mind-body connection. That is, Trascending and at the same time Integrating, mind, language, body, emotions and spirit.
Billions of years has taken to the Universe to create every existing body and mind on Earth. Under this premise Isaac is convinced that human development is not only a personal responsibility but a Cosmic one.
We come to the world to develop ourselves in different areas, the answers are not in the places where we usually look for. They are in the largest library ever created, our body, the most accessible and immediate healing resource available to us.
Sound Meditation with Shingetsu Billy White
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 pm (please be punctual)
Suggested donation of 100
Come to LifePath to experience the incredible sounds that invite one to enter a deeper level of awareness! Billy will be leading sound meditations using Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, didjeridoo, frame drums, harmonium and other instruments, to create a deep and healing experience of sound and vibration.
With over 30 years as a professional musician, known as a guitarist/percussionist and world music performer, and 20 yrs. studying and practicing meditation, yoga, and sound healing, Billy is now working on a series of recordings that utilize various instruments, voice and sound design to increase relaxation and expand awareness and health. Most recently, he has been exploring the realm of overtone singing, producing 2 or more notes from a single voice, expanding the harmonic spectrum and resonance in the human body, similar to Tuvan throat singers and Tibetan monks.
Awakening to Pure Awareness:
Non-Dual Meditation with Phil Roger
Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm
(beginning January 6, 2017)
Suggested Donation: 100 pesos
Non- Dual Meditation
Gently guided meditation, contemplation of wisdom teachings and commentary combined with heart centered discussion help us explore the ultimate questions of our existence. These wisdom teachings take us to the edge of the conceptual mind leaving us no option but to jump into the emptiness of pure awareness, into the vast ocean of source consciousness. The focus of the class is not only on meditation but also on the process of releasing the obstacles to our awakening. This is the end of seeking, the prodigal essence returning home to it’s source.
Phil Roger has been following his spiritual path for fifty years. His journey has taken him through Vedanta, Taoism, Mystical Christianity, Jung, Native American spirituality and most recently into the mysteries of Vajrayana Buddhism. He has often been a teacher in most of these. He is now exploring a very clear and direct path to awakening, free of the complexities of traditional approaches. Phil lives in San Miguel full time, exploring the spiritual nature of various art forms and the celebration of creativity.
Suggested donation of 100 pesos
To register, email Phil at email@example.com or call him at 044 415 101 0062.
Non-Dual Meditation Teacher
Tai Chi at LifePath
Taiji (T’ai Chi) is an ancient Chinese exercise practiced for health and self-defense. It is characterized by slow, gentle movements and sometimes described as meditation in motion. It emphasizes balanced, low impact, whole body movements. It positive affects on stress, focus, arthritis and a host of other health issues. As scientific research increasingly shows, regular T’\ai Chi practice can have significant impact on mental, emotional and physical health and well-being. Or as an old Chinese saying goes, “Practice Taiji and you will develop the pliability of a child, the strength of a lumberjack and the peace of a sage.”
Bob has been a student of T’ai Chi (Taijiquan) and Qigong for many years. He has studied and practiced T’ai Chi for nearly 35 years, Qigong for 22 years, and has taught for 20. He has had the opportunity over the years to work with a number of top T’ai Chi masters and has studied a variety of styles. Most notably, he has been a senior student of Master Yang Yang for more than two decades. He was one of the first students to be certified by Dr. Yang in his Evidence Based Taiji program. This program is noted for its research-based health benefits. It is used by the medical staff and patients at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. It is also part of weekly instruction at Canyon Ranch Resort in Massachusetts. Bob travels regularly with Dr. Yang to teach workshops and retreats across the US.
Yoga with Antonio
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Cost per class: 150 pesos
Class Package: 1000 pesos for 10 classes
(valid for one year)
Join Antonio for a unique approach to Yoga that integrates element of QiGong, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa. All while using breath awareness to bring you to a relaxing, calm state of mind!
Private instruction also available.
Chair Yoga with Antonio
Tuesday 3-4 pm & Thursday 1-2 pm
Cost per class: 150 pesos
Class Package: 1000 pesos for 10 classes
(valid for one year)
Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends. In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, reduction of stress, better sleep, and a sense of well-being.
Who Can Do Chair Yoga?
Chair yoga classes are most widely available in senior centers and retirement homes, as senior citizens are its biggest target audience, but obese people and people with neurological diseases are also good candidates to give the chair method a try. Office workers can also take advantage of chair yoga’s adaptations to sneak in some stretches at work.
Those of you with disabilities, weight challenges, inflexibility, or who just cannot get on the floor for any reason (such as age or being in a crowded work environment) can benefit from a daily practice of yoga on a chair in the comfort of your home or office. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s amazing fitness and health potential. Even if you are in a wheelchair, you can receive the many benefits of chair yoga–the integration of body, mind, and spirit that keeps the yoga practitioner at the top of their game.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Antonio
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:15 am
Cost per class: 150 pesos
Class package: 1000 pesos for 10 classes
(valid for one year)
We practice basic Vinyasa Flow Yoga postures.
A sequence of stretches linked with deep Breathing and Graceful Movement. THIS Yoga practice is for everyBODY – it will change YOUR life!
Steeped in Gratitude,
My lifetime changed
For I have dipped my soul
In the ocean of yoga
Yoga Classes for All Levels
Anabel Cárdenas Dugal
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:45 – 7 pm
Cost per class: 135 pesos
Special price for teenagers: 60 pesos per class.
SPECIAL PACKAGE: 8 classes for 960 pesos
(no expiration date)
Anabel Cardenas Dugal teaches Hatha Yoga for all levels from beginner to advanced in a group setting. She incorporates standing, sitting, and laying down yoga asanas with emphasis on the breathing process. She always tries to lead and encourage her students to move within a safe range of motion and to know and respect his or her limits and honor that we all go and grow at our own pace. Pranayama and breathing techniques are an essential component of her yoga classes. Her yoga classes address the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life of a human being.
Anabel Cardenas Dugal
Qi Gong with Christian
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm
Cost per class 110 pesos
QI GONG (pronounced “Tchi Kong”) is the father of Tai Chi Chuan and its origins go back to the beginnings of the Chinese civilization, from the ancient taoist’s gymnastics of longevity. In fact, Tai Chi Chuan is an inner martial art codified in the 17th century, created from the fusion between martial art’s techniques and Qi Gong.
QI GONG is part of one of the five branches of the traditional Chinese medicine, and means: “Control of the vital energy “.It is a traditional Chinese gymnastics whose practice consists of slow and gentle movements, combined with breath exercises and concentration of the mind. This thousand-year-old discipline helps the circulation of the energy through the body.
QI GONG is not a martial art and its aim is always spiritual and therapeutic.
The regular practice of QI GONG:
- Calms and relaxes the mind
- Reinforces the neuromuscular system and makes it more flexible
- Optimizes all the functions of the organism
- Supports the immune system and sustains the strengths of self-recovery
- Guarantees good health and vitality
QI GONG is a practice for everybody, regardless of gender, religion, age of physical condition.
Enneagram Intermediate Group
Levels 1 and 2
Attending this group requires completion of the Introduction to the Enneagram series.
Level 1: Mondays 11 am – 12:30 pm,
Level 2: Wednesdays 1-2:30 pm
CLASS CANCELLED BEGINNING MARCH 21, 2017 AND WILL RESUME MAY 5, 2017
Suggested donation: 100 pesos
(not required for attendance)
Combining modern psychological insights with traditional spiritual wisdom,
the Enneagram provides a universal language that helps foster greater
understanding of ourselves and others. The course is led by Allen Zeesman.
How to Register:
Silent Meditation with the SMA Meditation Community
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10-11 am
All offerings are free, donations welcome.
The SMA Meditation Community is an open, flowing collection of people from different traditions (including various Buddhist lineages) who share a love of sitting in silence. We also share a love of spiritual community free of doctrine or belief, based in equality and mutual respect. Everyone is welcome. Because friendships with like-minded people support the inner path, we usually meet informally after sittings to share ideas and come to know one another.
Although the forty-minute silent meditations begin at 10:10 and end at 10:50, please feel free to come and go quietly at any time. Meditation assistance is available before or after the sit.
For more information or to be on the mailing list, contact:
The Brain Exchange
Women’s Drop-In Brainstorming and Networking Session
Second Wednesday of every month 3:00-5:30
Cost per class: 50 pesos
The Brain Exchange is a monthly gathering of women for brainstorming and networking. The light structure provides networking along with productive idea-generating and problem-solving. No reservation is needed and no commitment. Just come when you can. If you are working on a decision, a thorny problem, you need ideas or inspiration, you will find more support than you can imagine. As one Brain Exchanger said, “I came away with amazing new ideas and felt embraced and supported by a warm group of women.“