Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: An introduction for survivors  and those professionals and others who know and work with survivors of trauma to a research-based form of Yoga showing real help for brain/body healing. David will be using his training from the Trauma Center of Brookline, Massachusetts, Yoga program, headed by David Emerson, author of Trauma Recovery Through Yoga.  Clinical research by the Trauma Center and Dr. Bessell van der Kolk, M.D., the world’s leading expert on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, shows healing for brain/body through brain scans of trauma survivors who practice Trauma-sensitive Yoga. These clinical studies are also showing personal feelings of increased empowerment and reconnection to the feeling body. This  introduction will set the stage for the possibility of an ongoing class for trauma survivors.

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Zen, Yoga, and Kirtan at Morgan Bay Zendo in Surry, Maine

Zen, Yoga, and Kirtan at Morgan Bay Zendo in Surry, Maine

Join David Walker, director of the Blue Hill Center for Yoga since 1990, and Zen Meditation Teacher and decades-long practitioner Hugh Curran of the Morgan Bay Zendo for a day-long retreat on Saturday,  July 11 and August 2,  2015, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the beautiful Morgan Bay Zendo in Surry, Maine. This retreat will alternate yoga instruction geared to facilitate seated meditation with three periods of Zen meditation with instruction. Meditation practice will take place in the traditionally designed Morgan Bay Zendo. The day will come to completion with Kirtan, or sacred chanting, led by David. Practitioners will enjoy a pot-luck vegetarian meal.

Morgan Bay Zendo Retreat

Zen, Yoga, and Kirtan: Saturday, August 6, at the Morgan Bay Zendo

Please join David Walker and Hugh Curran for a day-long silent retreat at the Morgan Bay Zendo in Surry, Maine, on Saturday, August 6.  Midday potluck. $60. 9 am to 5 pm. The day will alternate Yoga sessions guided by David that are geared to support seated meditation. Hugh will guide Zen meditation in the beautiful traditional Zendo. These sessions will alternate seated with walking meditation. The day will be completed with Kirtan (sacred chanting) led by David. All are welcome! Contact David at 207 664-4856 or davidrwalker33@gmail.com to register, call Hugh Curran at 667-7170.

Welcome to Blue Hill Center for Yoga!

Welcome to the web site for the Blue Hill Center for Yoga! Contact David with any questions regarding classes (if your questions aren’t answered on the class schedule page) by emailing david@bluehillyoga.com. I’ll hope to see you class.

Sthiram Sukham Asanam - Yoga Poster

Sthiram Sukham Asanam – Yoga Poster

Sthiram Sukham Asanam

Sthiram Sukham Asanam

Purchase a copy of this elegant black and white 24” X 48” print of David Walker performing a unique sequence of over 200 Yoga Asanas. Photographed by William Geisler. CLICK HERE to see samples of the new poster.

Ten percent of the profits from the sale of this beautiful and inspired print will go to support Folk Arts Rajasthan, a non-profit organization supporting the 800-year-old musical tradition of the Merasai of Northern Indian, who are members of the lowest “caste” of India and must subsist on almost nothing yet produce the most beautiful music on instruments they craft by hand.