Finding Presence of Breath, Ease, Joy and Kindness in Asana Practice, June 1

…a workshop taught by Ranjani Cobo MD on June 1, 2010.


Many students joined us on Tuesday for the opportunity to work with one of Yoga’s longtime practitioners, a physician, dedicated gardener and master of the practice of asana, Ranjani Cobo, to explore the profound healing experience of yoga practice.

Using your body and breath to facilitate a greater depth of experience in asanas that are selected to be comfortable for yoga practitioners of all levels can have a profound impact on how we communicate in body language. Based on a deep understanding of individual postural alignment, core body balance and hands-on contact, this yoga workshop will also transform your individual practice in unexpected ways.

We worked with alignment through the concept of Therapeutic Partner Practices (TPP) and Hands-on Energy Practices in small groups. This gathering will be a celebration of our journey – many years of practice – in both life and yoga, crossing paths and ALL that we experience in between.

We played with  New Ways of Relating and Caring for One Another

Ranjani Cobo (aka Dr. Mary Elaine Cobo) has spent several decades studying and apprenticing in India under the guidance of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar, Sri Desikachar, and Indra Devi. She has synthesized her experiences in India to bring to the yoga community a very rare blend of the Iynegar and Ashtanga traditions. She integrates the practice of yoga with a deep understanding of our connection to the Earth, our diet, and our relationships. Her life-long commitment comes through very clearly in the creative and enthusiastic spirit of her personal practice and teaching. Her workshops have been well received in over 20 countries including Latin America, Europe, India, and the U.S.

Among many modalities of the healing arts, Ranjani is certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and has also extended knowledge in Oriental and Chinese Medicine. She continues to study with Charlotte Joko Beck in the Zen Meditation tradition.