CALLING ALL CANADIAN YOGIS!
Welcome. FOUND CITY YOGA is honoured to present:
The Canadian National Yoga Championships 2018
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. . . from yoga athletes to brand new beginners,
. . . yoga friends, neighbours, lovers, enthusiasts,
. . . coaches and supporters,
. . . the curious, the known, the knowing, the beginning, and the wise
. . . the light-seeker, truth-dweller, path-maker, partner-in
. . . mystic, realist, pragmatist, dreamer
. . . the ready and the unsure and the waiting ones
. . . the joyful, the calm, the eager, the praying, the just awoken, the reveller,
. . . the wishing and the free
WE WELCOME YOU to celebrate an afternoon of dedicated yoga practice. Come and be inspired!
YOGA ASANA CHAMPIONSHIPS offer often breathlessly exciting views into the calm, fierce focus of committed yogis who have chosen to demonstrate before an audience.
These profoundly intimate offerings signify personal work and breakthroughs on levels far beyond physical performance, demonstrating the depths of mind-body connection through concentration, determination, will-power/self control, faith, and patience.
ADVANCING a yoga practice may outwardly appear as an advanced ability to express postures with depth, strength, flexibility, endurance, and so on. But the true advancement is the deepening encounter with the Self, through the willingness to shine the brightest possible light of one's own focus on the present moment, to observe, and to practice autonomous, active engagement with what is present. Through such dedicated observation, self-talk, emotional wounds, trauma, injury, confusion, craving, aversion, whatever may hold one hostage to perceived self-limitations gradually ease, allowing Self-realization to emerge in the process, equally disciplined and free.
So whether what you see on stage appears as an impossible perfection, or a tumbling down, what you are witnessing is the courageous decision to share; the act of witnessing by the audience represents the yogi's witnessing of Self, integral to the process of transformation. Thus, the experience of witnessing is ultimately a reflection of YOU.
. . . from the impossible perfection to the tumbling down,
. . . we invite YOU to look in the mirror, and to shine your brightest light. On stage or otherwise, there is a place and an opportunity for everyone, together.
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Yoga competitors from across Canada will demonstrate before an audience and a panel of trained competition judges, who will score each routine according to a standardized points system at the appropriate level.
Competitors will have 3 minutes to demonstrate a 6-posture routine, comprised of a forward bend (rounding/compression) pose, a backward bending (extension) pose, a stretching (traction) pose, a spine twisting pose, and two optional poses that demonstrate a combination of strength, flexibility, and balance.
*** GOLD MEDAL WINNERS WILL REPRESENT CANADA AT THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN INDIA! ***
For information about selecting postures for your routine, see the guide:
Competitor registration will be open soon! Watch this space for updates.
In addition to the Women's and Men's Asana events, we are lining up lots of FUN entertainment--more information about the programme, venue, and tickets coming soon ;)
LOCAL VICTORIA YOGIS interested in training and/or coaching with us, please contact Found City Yoga for information about advanced practice requirements and schedule, and further education preparatory programming and other opportunities to get involved over the coming months. All welcome!
WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF MASTERY. LET THE COUNTDOWN TO CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGIN!
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