Yoga for the Stages of Life
with Chase Bossart
A lifelong Yoga Practice, like all things, has its own seasons.
While there is no one size fits all approach for any one person, having an understanding of how the practice of yoga is intended to support us throughout all of life’s stages can provide valuable insight towards a more impactful practice.
While most practices contain a combination of different tools, including āsana, prāṇāyāma, and meditation, each tool will be tailored to make it specifically applicable to the context and state of the practitioner. To apply Yoga’s tools to better effect, it’s extremely helpful to know the Stages of Life (aśramas) and how they are defined.
In the workshop Yoga for the Stages of Life, Chase Bossart will lay out the ways in which traditional life long yoga practice is understood, why and how the practice evolves throughout a lifetime, and when particular tools are considered more appropriate and why.
Date: Tuesday August 22nd, 2023. 3:30PT/6:30ET
Duration: 2 Hours
Teacher: Chase Bossart
Location: Student Portal.
A recording of the workshop will be available in the Student Portal after the live Workshop completes.
Expect to Explore
What you’ll Receive from the Workshop:
- Traditional Indian presentation of how a life proceeds across different ages.
- Traditional Indian ideas of how the body, mind and emotions transform across a lifetime.
- How to think about the ideal mixture of Yoga practices across a person’s lifetime.
- Understand what a person ideally needs at each stage of their life.
Executive Director of the Yoga Well Institute, Chase has been studying Yoga, Sanskrit, eastern philosophy, and religion for nearly 30 years.
In 1991, as part of a study abroad program in Chennai, India, Chase took a semester-long course on Yoga Theory with Mr. TKV Desikachar that essentially set the direction for the rest of his life. He became a private student of Mr. Desikachar, who was his mentor and teacher for 20+ years. During that time, he spent a total of four and a half years in Chennai studying with him, his family, and his senior teachers. He also had the opportunity to serve as a teacher at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. From 2006-2012, he was the Director of Therapy and Education at the non-profit Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco.
His depth of knowledge on yoga and meditation is shared through practical, humorous anecdotes that translate to everyday life.