If you think the problem is “out there”, you’ll try to solve it from the outside. Take the shortcut and solve it from within.

Byron Katie

Courses

T R A D I T I O N A L +
T R A N S F O R M A T I V E

These signature Samarasa curriculums were created for those interested in taking their practice of self-knowledge and embodied inquiry to the next level. These courses are 6-wk long journeys of discovery designed to practice leaning into group support.  Both courses skillfully weave yoga, meditation, experiential exercises, self-inquiry, and tantric philosophy with a rhythmic, safe and steady pace for a harmonious integration of the teachings. In trusting and sharing with others, we often find ourselves.

Classes are held 1 -2 times per week for 6 weeks depending on the course. See course description for scheduling information.

Class Descriptions

Yoga, Sex + Death ™

Samarasa’s signature course guided by co-founder Susan Marrufo. This course is a study on the relationship between yoga, sacred sexuality, and death through a deeper examination of the two main themes that connect them.

Coming in July 2018

Facilitator: Susan Marrufo

6 wks -2x/wk

Samarasa’s signature course guided by co-founder Susan Marrufo. This course is a study on the relationship between yoga, sacred sexuality, and death through a deeper examination of the two main themes that connect them:

Intimacy + Letting Go

Course intentions are to cultivate the following:

Inner asana – by letting go of what we think the asana should look like, we can dive deeply within, find silence and become intimate with the inner landscape of sensation, feelings and thoughts.

Witness consciousness – observing resistances and reactions, habitual patterns and thoughts, finding the courage to see ourselves honestly with acceptance and compassion.

Surrendering – Learn the importance of healthy boundary setting as it relates to sexual and spiritual surrender, gain a different perspective on death and the dying process.

These intentions will be grounded in experiential exercises and a hatha yoga practice which provides a safe container for inner journeying and transformation. This course is for those who identify as female.

Interested in exploring intimacy through communing with others in a deep and meaningful way? Take the leap! If not now, when?

Learning To Stay

Using the tools of yoga, meditation, The Work of Byron Katie and conscious communication, we will explore all parts of ourselves and learn to stay with all that is uncovered and experienced.

Coming 2018

6 wks – 1x/wk

Facilitator: Susan Marrufo

Susan’s newest curriculum offering. This course is a practice-driven curriculum designed to facilitate deep introspection. Using the tools of yoga, meditation, The Work of Byron Katie and conscious communication, we will explore all parts of ourselves and learn to stay with all that is uncovered and experienced – training the mind in open attention and moving away from dualistic labeling of experience (good, bad). This course is designed to cultivate connection with inner stillness, connecting with Shiva to hold the energy of Shakti, learning to stay in the fire to allow for deep transformation/surrender/acceptance to occur.

Course intentions are to create a safe space for:

Cultivating maitri– Practice self-observation with compassion or loving-kindness for self.

Staying with sensation – Lean into feelings as opposed to repressing or denying present or past experiences; strengthening ability to ride the crest of emotion.

Letting go/Surrender – Total acceptance (non-resistance) of what is (ishvara pranidhana), non-grasping (aparigraha).

Due to the depth to which we journey in this course, it is suggested (but not required) that students complete Yoga, Sex + Death ™ before registering for Learning To Stay, to get an understanding of the nature of the work.