With Joseph & Lilian LePage
Mudras are gestures of the hands, face or body that promote physical health, psychological balance and spiritual awakening. In this presentation, Joseph and Lilian Le Page , will guide you experientially through all the dimensions of mudra practice. You will learn how to use hand gestures to optimize your breath and direct it to each area of your lungs. You will understand how to use specific gestures to support healing in the some of the most common chronic health conditions including Hypertension, arthritis, back pain and auto-immune conditions. You will explore how mudras support Ayurvedic health and how they can be used to balance the chakras quickly and safely. Participants will also explore how mudras can be used to introduce and deepen the experience of meditation.
Joseph and Lilian’s book Mudras for Healing and Transformation is the best selling guide to mudra practice in the US. It has become the standard reference book on mudras for Yoga teachers, holistic health professionals and all those seeking clear and practical support for health, healing and transformation.
Joseph Le Page is the founder and director of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and a pioneer in Yoga therapy training programs. IYT, a leader in the Yoga therapy field since 1993, is the result of Joseph’s life experiences, his training as a Kripalu Yoga teacher and his master’s degree work in experiential education, along with his lifelong interest in mind-body health. Joseph is also the founder and director of Enchanted Mountain Yoga Center in Brazil, which is one of the largest Yoga centers in South America; it offers a complete curriculum in all aspects of Yoga with a special focus on Ayurveda and Yoga therapy.
Lilian Le Page has practiced Yoga for 23 years and has been teaching for 18. She graduated from the four-year teacher training program of Swami Vayuananda in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She also completed the three-year Vedanta study course on the Bhagavad Gita from Vidyamandir, associated with Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. Lilian’s gentle style of teaching focuses on pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation, and deep inner awareness in the Yoga poses.
Since 2003, Lilian has directed and taught a program for depression and anxiety at the Enchanted Mountain Center. This program called “Repainting the Rainbow of Your Life” is offered both in an 8- week format on weekends and also in a week-long intensive format. This program uses the chakras as a model for facilitating opening and transformation through group sharing, art therapy, Yoga postures, mudras, mantra and Yoga Nidra.