The 5 Rites have been called a “Fountain of Youth”.
I offer classes on the 5 Tibetan Rites on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4pm to 5pm at my studio in Centennial Hills. Classes are $10 at the door. Mats are nice, but not essential. Bring your mat if you like, there are some available to borrow at the Center as well.
If you are ready to get stronger, but are just a bit apprehensive about kettlebells, body weight moment is the place to start! The 5 Rites are an excellent platform for beginning your strength journey. The 5 Rites are appropriate for everyone! “Beginners” as well as athletes and those well versed in the Rites are welcome and will benefit from sharing the practice with others.
This 60 minute class covers the physical movements of the 5 Tibetan Rites as practiced by Tibetan Lamas for thousands of years. The countless benefits of a regular Rites practice will be covered as well as regressions for people who are unable to get up and down from the floor easily. With practice, the these regressions build up to the full expression of the pose. Regardless of the extent of the pose each person is able to do, full benefit of the pose is achieved.
The Rites have been touted as the “Fountain of Youth” because many of the Lamas who practice them are of very advanced years, many of them well over one hundred. Of course, we do not live in a Tibetan Lamasery, yet the Rites are readily adaptable to our modern lives.
Each class session will be divided into two parts: The Physical Practice, and Discussion. During the Physical Practice portion of the class, Sheri will cover safe and effective progressions to each of the 5 movements as well as advanced progressions for those who are ready. Talking is limited to corrections and safety during this time.
During the Discussion portion of the class, every one is encouraged to share openly as much as they like about anything related to the Rites. At first, discussion will mostly be about learning the movements and getting more comfortable with them. As time goes on, discussion will move into the benefits each of the members of the group are experiencing…who knows what will happen from there! When practiced mindfully, the Rites are known to make profound differences in every aspect of peoples lives. It is imperative that students in this class agree to discuss only their own experience and never share any one else’s experience outside the safe container of the class. This point cannot be over stressed.