What is Zen?
Zen was a form of Buddhism that developed in Japan and came originally from India to China, and then to Japan. Zen has since developed into a philosophy and self-discipline. For the last 800 years Zen has greatly influenced Japanese culture and the martial arts. Zen ways are very simple but very deep.
The origin of the word ZEN comes from the Chinese “chan” which comes from the word “Dhyana”. Dhyana is one of the 8 limbs of yoga and means meditation. The philosophy of Zen is incorporated by being mindfully aware of the present moment.
Zen yoga consists of simple poses and simple instructions which become a sort of moving meditation. This workshop will focus on the shoulders and hips as this is where we often hold stress and tension from such things as fatigue, trauma, aging, habits, anger and fear. This tension can contribute to stiffness in these areas. Mariko will help you to use zen yoga as a way to find relief and release that tension.
About Mariko Sato E-RYT200, RYT500:
Mariko’s first encounter with yoga was through a magazine as a teenager. After finishing her first teacher training in Japan she taught for 2 years before moving to America. She lived in the states between 2011 to 2015. She completed The Glowing Body Teacher Training with Cindy Dollar in May of 2013. She also completed a 300-hour advanced teacher training at Leela Mata Peaceful Valley Ashram in Pensylvania. After returning to Japan, she opened her own yoga studio. Now, she is sharing the benefits of yoga she herself has experienced: physical health, spiritual discipline, and stress reduction. Her Zen Buddhist background also shines through in her teaching.
$25 per person