Speak Your Truth: Harmonizing Udana Vayu
with Tricia Fiske
The practice of yoga is more than just gaining flexibility and strength in postures, it also teaches us the management of Prana (life force energy). This vital force that animates all levels of being can be subdivided into 5 energetic components (Prana, Apana, Samana, Udana, Vyana).
In this workshop we will work with Udana Vayu which rules the throat center. When functioning well we can effortlessly speak the truth, stand tall and joyous, be enthusiastic and articulate our feelings. Udana reminds us there is always a way out of darkness and how to rise up into the light.
Be Prepared for:
Lecture on 5 Prana Vayus
Asana/ Pranyama Practice for Udana Vayu
Yoga Nida (deep relaxation)
Tricia Fiske, BA, E-RYT 500, has been a student of yoga since 1997. She began teaching in 1999, and has been studying exclusively with ParaYoga founder Yogarupa Rod Stryker since 2000. Tricia was one of the first Level II Certified ParaYoga Instructors in the program. She serves as primary faculty at Prairie Yoga Teacher Training, the Midwest’s premier yoga institute for yoga teacher training certification, continuing education workshops and studio classes.
For Tricia, Yogarupa and ParaYoga brought to life the magic, spiritual inspiration and joy she found in “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda. To this day she finds it to be one of the most influential books she has ever read.
As a leader in the Chicago-area yoga community, Tricia has trained and influenced teachers in the area since 2001. She has been featured in Yoga Chicago Magazine and Origins Magazine.
Tricia’s teaching emphasizes realizing one’s personal power and strength. She uses asana, pranayama, bandhas, chanting, and meditation in her classes and workshops. By setting higher standards in yoga practice, she encourages students to look within themselves, rather than following the latest craze or becoming complacent.
She began the Four Desires work as The Yoga of Fulfillment module in 2010. She has been drawn to the richness, grace and clarity that comes from digging deep and understanding what motivates us, moves us forward and holds us back in our lives. There is such freedom in seeing the unconscious patterns and samskaras we hold, and choosing from a place of clarity whether they continue to serve us. It is an honor to share this work. The greatest gift is that to teach this, one must continue to use it on a personal level as well.
Tricia has a BA from Columbia College in Chicago and worked for many years as a Marketing Consultant with Accenture (then Andersen Consulting) prior to launching her yoga career.
She lives in Wheaton, IL with her husband James, and their cats Lily and Jake.
I honor my teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, and my Tradition for guidance, experience and direction, for encouraging me to take a leading role in healing and transformation both individually and globally.
Sunday, August 13 from 9am-12pm
$40 early bird, $45 at the door