Thank You from the Mandiram

I send these email messages to our weekend students and thought the public might like to read one or two.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday evening and thanks for swinging by the Mandiram [Temple Within] this weekend. It was a pleasure to work with you.

We covered a lot of bases, especially in the Sunday class. I was feeling much spunkier than Saturday. :)

Speaking on: Patterning from childhood & Cultivating the pelvic floor.
Sheri even demonstrated a posture for us to help with the analogy.
Thank you Sheri :)

I was asked what to do when we start to feel pain while working with the myofascial sheath.
Thank you Elizabeth
Do you guys remember my answer?

We interwove one new rope wall posture into our asana practice-“Knee tracking”. We also spent a moment on learning how to safely open the shoulders from the wall, without the straps.

These are but a few of the subjects covered. I’m inspired by your presence. You guys encourage me to speak up, to say what I know, to be who I am.

Well this is the gentleman I was telling you about, Eric Klein. I think some of you may enjoy spending some time with him.
1. His profile on elephant journal:
http://www.elephantjournal.com/author/eric-klein/
2. And this is his website: http://wisdomheart.com/
if you get around to seeing him say hello for me.

This is a video I watched last night that I thought was pretty interesting: https://youtu.be/X4AAjperwko

It doesn’t necessarily reflect my point of view entirely, but interesting all the same.

I have much more to share. Maybe I should send something out regularly to our class groups – Adventures with Dennis :)

If there was something I forgot, please let me know!

love to you all, sleep well -d

p.s – Special thanks to Skyler and Josephine for your presence. It was so special to have you with us.

YogaDean

The Yoga Mandiram™ (YM) was founded in 2001 as a sanctuary for those interested in using the wisdom of yoga to illuminate the universal spiritual principles of life, and greatly alleviate unnecessary pain and stress. We are a semi-private, single room yoga shala that specializes in giving personal attention to each student. Our classes, workshops and retreats all include teaching the student how to meditate and enjoy moving the body with the breath (vinyasa) in a safe, life-affirming fashion. The use of yoga props, mantra (chanting), educational videos and literature is common place in our classes. Based in the Raja Yoga tradition, we also use pranayama, mudra, drishti and bandha in our practice. We are not politically associated with any other style of yoga but enjoy the company and friendship of many different styles here at the Shala. The Shala is kept at a comfortable room tempeature of 24 ºC (75 ºF). The Yoga Mandiram is blessed with a spectacular view of the ocean including some of the world's most hypnotizing sunsets, fantastic restaurants and North County's unparalleled Seaside Market. All within walking distance of the Yoga Mandiram, the beach and our spectacular Glen Park. Dennis Dean is the founder and director of the Yoga Mandiram, with over 30 years of passionate teaching experience. In addition to his knowledge and teaching skills, he is known for his sense of humor, open heart and great hugs. The Yoga Mandiram is the forth yoga shala Dennis has built and the third that he has owned. The Yoga Mandiram™ (YM) was founded in 2001 as a sanctuary for those interested in using the wisdom of yoga to illuminate the universal spiritual principles of life, and greatly alleviate unnecessary pain and stress. We are a semi-private, single room yoga shala that specializes in giving personal attention to each student. Our classes, workshops and retreats all include teaching the student how to meditate and enjoy moving the body with the breath (vinyasa) in a safe, life-affirming fashion. The use of yoga props, mantra (chanting), educational videos and literature is common place in our classes. Based in the Raja Yoga tradition, we also use pranayama, mudra, drishti and bandha in our practice. We are not politically associated with any other style of yoga but enjoy the company and friendship of many different styles here at the Shala. The Shala is kept at a comfortable room tempeature of 24 ºC (75 ºF). The Yoga Mandiram is blessed with a spectacular view of the ocean including some of the world's most hypnotizing sunsets, fantastic restaurants and North County's unparalleled Seaside Market. All within walking distance of the Yoga Mandiram, the beach and our spectacular Glen Park. Dennis Dean is the founder and director of the Yoga Mandiram, with over 30 years of passionate teaching experience. In addition to his knowledge and teaching skills, he is known for his sense of humor, open heart and great hugs. The Yoga Mandiram is the forth yoga shala Dennis has built and the third that he has owned.