ONLINE COURSES

ONLINE COURSES:

INTRO TO SHADOW YOGA

This beginning course is for those who have never experienced this unique style of Hatha Yoga. It is also recommended to those who have practiced Shadow Yoga in the past but feel they need to review and revise from the beginning. This practice will include: Seated and standing warm-ups, Uddiyana Bandha, Jiva Chalana, foundational Shadow Yoga stances and basic asanas.

Class Length: 1 hour.

SHADOW YOGA BASICS

Shadow Yoga Basics is a course which focuses on fundamental Yogic principles, energetic anatomy, bandhas, warm-up forms (seated & standing), standing prelude forms, asanas, mudras and breathing techniques which stand at the heart of this unique Hatha Yoga practice.

Prerequisite: no prior experience is necessary. 

 

Class length: 1 hour 15 minutes.

SHADOW YOGA: BALAKRAMA - STEPPING INTO STRENGTH - PRELUDE 1

Traditionally Balakrama is the first Shadow Yoga Prelude that is introduced to those new to this style of Hatha Yoga. A dynamic bone strengthening form based on endurance, it actively engages one’s feet, ankles, knees, hips, navel and breath.

Prerequisite: no prior experience is necessary. 

Class length: 1 hour 15 minutes

SHADOW YOGA: CHAYA YODDHA SANCHALANAM - CHURNING OF THE SHADOW WARRIOR - PRELUDE 2

The Tai Chi classics state:

“The internal energy, chi, roots at the feet, then transfers through the legs and is controlled from the waist, moving eventually through the back to the arms and fingertips.”

Prelude 2 is designed to teach the essence of this foundational energetic principle which lies at the heart of all internal arts. Along with activating the pranic winds (vayu/nadis), this warrior-sun stance form is profoundly grounding, empowering and teaches one the art of graceful coordination. 

 

Prerequisite: no prior experience is necessary. 

Class length: 1 hour 15 minutes

KARTTIKEYA MANDALAM – GARLAND OF LIGHT – PRELUDE 3

This advanced Warrior-Sun prelude form consists of intricate stance, waist, spine and arm work, which further increases, refines and penetrates the pranic force within. 

 

This course is taught in 3 modules.

 

In Module 1 & 2: one will learn the entire prelude form, step by step.

 

Module 3: one will experience the full format Karttikeya Mandala practice. Module 1 & 2 must be completed to participate (or if one has previously studied this prelude form).

Prerequisite: Participated in the following courses: Shadow Yoga Basics.

 

Class length: 1 hour 15 minutes

SHADOW YOGA RHYTHMIC PRACTICE

These 45 minute classes will be compact, rhythmic prelude practices with no lecture. This course will focus on foundational Shadow Yoga squats and suryanamaskars (sun salutations).

 

Prerequisite: Participated in the following courses: Shadow Yoga Basics.

Class length: 45 minutes.

LONGEVITY QIGONG SERIES

Slow, gentle, yet energizing, these longevity Qigong forms are based on ancient Chinese yoga postures, movements, self-massage and breathing techniques.  They enhance the immune system bystrengthening the bones and organs, along with promoting optimal blood flow, lymphatic circulation and oxygen intake. Ultimately, they are designed to safely and effectively guide one’s body, mind and spirit into state of balance.

Prerequisite: no prior experience is necessary. 

 

Class length: 1 hour 15 minutes

6 WEEK QIGONG INTENSIVE – 20 MINUTE EMBRACING THE TREE 

Embracing the Tree is considered the “Mother of All Qigong Stances.” In this 6 week course we will slowly be building, week by week, on working up to holding this stance for 20 minutes. Traditionally in Qigong, if you truly want to initiate yourself into this energetic internal art (for meditative and deep healing purposes), holding this stance for prolonged periods is essential.

 

Prerequisite: no prior experience is necessary. 

 

Class length: 35 minutes

IN-DEPTH WEEKEND WORKSHOPS 

(2 hour-15 minutes class): these one and two day workshops will consist of a

45 minute lecture – 5 minute break - and conclude with 1 hour 25 minute

practice.

Courses offered:

SHADOW YOGA

LONGEVITY QIGONG

CLASS SCHEDULE:

PLEASE NOTE: All classes start PACIFIC STANDARD TIME. Check your local time zone to coordinate with these PST classes.

ALL CLASSES ARE RECORDED. If you can’t attend the LIVE STREAM class, within 36 hours you will receive an email with a VIDEO LINK that will be provided for a minimum of 6 days to review and practice with.

WEDNESDAYS

7:30 - 8:45am 

SHADOW YOGA: CHAYA YODDHA SANCHALANAM - CHURNING OF THE SHADOW WARRIOR - PRELUDE 2

3 week series
Dates: June 30, July 7, 14

TUESDAYS

7:30 – 8:05am

6 WEEK QIGONG INTENSIVE – 20 MINUTE EMBRACING THE TREE 

Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 10

FRIDAYS

7:30 – 8:45am

SHADOW YOGA RHYTHMIC PRACTICE: SURYANAMASKARAS

3 week series
Dates: July 9, 16, 23

WEDNESDAYS

7:30 – 8:45am

SHADOW YOGA BASICS

3 week series
Dates: July 28, August 4, 11

SATURDAY

9:00 – 10:30am

SHADOW YOGA WEEKEND WORKSHOP: UDDIYANA BANDHA AND NAULI KRIYA

Date: August 21

TUESDAYS

8:00 – 9:15am

LONGEVITY QIGONG SERIES

3 week series

Dates: August 24, 31 & Sept 7

COST:

Intro to Shadow Yoga - 3 week series: $45

Shadow Yoga Basics and Preludes - 3 week series: $51

Shadow Yoga Rhythmic Practice - 3 week series: $33

Longevity Qigong – 3 week series: $36
6 Week Qigong Intensive – Embracing The Tree: $48

Weekend workshops (1 day): $25

Weekend workshops (2 day): $50

ALL CLASSES WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED VIA ZOOM

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

 

It is your responsibility to become familiar with how to operate and navigate ZOOM. 

 

I will not be providing technical assistance before, during or after the classes, so testing your ZOOM platform and Wifi beforehand is highly recommended.

 

Register for the specific course you want to take at a least 1 hour prior to its start time.

 

After you book a course, a CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH A LINK and PASSWORD (as well as a reminder with link/password will be sent to you). If you don’t receive confirmation please email: matt@bodhimanda.com When you enter the live stream class, your microphone will be muted. This reduces the feedback for all attendees. 

 

When we practice, we practice. I will not be checking Chat Room function when I’m teaching. 

 

Recommended Yoga/Qigong props: 1 Yoga blanket 

 

Questions? email matt@bodhimanda.com

Important Liability Release

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I hereby release Matt Pesendian Healing Arts from responsibility for any injuries I may sustain as a result of participation in the classes or programs presented by Matt Pesendian Healing Arts, including any online pre-recorded or live-streamed class. I am aware that the instructor cannot see me and may not be able to offer personalized instruction, and therefore I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries, or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating in the classes of programs offered through Matt Pesendian Healing Arts. As determined by my physician and myself, I certify that the level of my physical condition will allow me to safely participate in programs at Matt Pesendian Healing Arts.. I have read the above release and waiver of liability and fully understand its contents. I am legally competent to voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions stated above, and by clicking on the above links agree to these conditions.