Guiding Sacred Circles to Create Sacred Space
Work with the Body on a Vibrational Level
Sequencing to Support Both the Physical Body and the Subtle Body
Learning to Direct Energy in a Particular Order to Restore Balance
“I didn’t know what I didn’t know … When I took the online sequencing tutorials, I was absolutely blown away! I realized that I had so much more to learn - and that is a beautiful thing! Using the tutorials made me realize how much more I could bring to my students by continuing my education. The enhanced energetic healing aspects of this practice and the power of patterns directed from the heart are truly exciting... ” ~ Michele H., RYT 200, E-RYT, YACEP
At the heart of Samdhaana is the choreography of patterns of movement that directs and guides the flow of energy through the body. That flow of energy is powerful, promoting healing by restoring balance physically, mentally and emotionally. Working toward that balance also creates space, a sacred space that allows for deep reflection, inner development, a sense of peace, and, for those seeking it, spiritual growth.
This choreography requires the creation of sequences that attend to the spine, as well as patterns of movement on the mat, both in linear and in rotational formulas, in order to provide optimal feel in the practice and thereby sooth the subtle body.
Using mimicking poses that incorporate floor poses with standing poses to address the seven basic openings of the body allows the body to open softly and creates space for deeper energetic work. Sequences are created in an order that supports one another, utilizing movements that strengthen our center point and movements that set our center point, bringing an awareness of the DanTiem and how to contract and expand from our place of center to better direct the flow of prana in our yoga poses, with an awareness of directional movement of the five vayus (pathways) of prana. Samdhaana Yoga® is a conduit for these principles.
"For me, yoga is a must. I have been practicing since 1999 and have immersed myself in all aspects of yoga. I came to my mat to find physical relief from the pain of multiple chronic illnesses and, in the process, I found myself. Lost in the world of 24/7, this moving meditation brought peace to my spirit, strength to my soul, and the beauty of coming to self. From this understanding, I was moved to share the awakening given me.
Samdhaana Yoga® was born through the guidance of the eternal spirit and the direction of self. As I immersed myself more and more deeply into the yoga practice, I also studied various forms of Alternative Medicine including Energy Medicine, Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Each of these beautiful healing modalities has helped me grow in my understanding of the subtle body. Using this knowledge and understanding, I developed principles that govern the flow of the yoga practice, and trademarked them as Samdhaana Yoga®. These principles use complementary sequencing of poses, focusing on balance, symmetry and the body’s flow of energy. The remarkable synergy created by the practice of these principles can be transformative, promoting and supporting the healing and strengthening of the body, mind and spirit."
~ Melody White