Francis Verba “To Be”


Francis Verba YOGA May 14-16, 2019. “To Be” Course Fee* $300/3 days - $120/ 1 day

Learn to live without beliefs that constrain you and prevent you from Being

Enjoy a mind free from ego thoughts

Experience a body without tension

Connect to the Inner Silence learn to calm your thoughts and remove distractions from your external environment.

Guidance based on the Advaïta Vedânta path of non - duality.

Yogi Master Francis Verba teaches worldwide, in silence, with no publicity, no desire to be this or that...

8:00 am - Meditation (optional)
9:00 am - Breakfast
10:30 - 12:30 - Physical approach, Yoga and Pranayama

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Lunch
3:00 pm Satsang session
* includes meals.

Clothing recommendations for attendant - loose white or plain cotton yoga outfit.

Twenty five years ago Francis Verba created Sifranver, an organized program to develop personal fulfillment by allowing each person to find their path through simple and effective processes. Verba is committed to providing a guidance to Self Mastery. This guidance is personalized with proven techniques which bring fast results to every participant. His program of TheraYopiga is for changing an individual’s here and now. It is a global therapy that uses Yoga and the Çakras as well as techniques based on Verba’s studies at MRI in Palo Alto.

If you have a broken leg, are you waiting 1, 5, 10, 15 years hoping that is will be cured by itself without any help? In psychology, working on causes ( past, childhood, family…) and looking for the “why” instead of choosing “how” to resolve the problem, isn’t that a huge waste of time? Finding the cause of the broken leg doesn’t fix it, nor does finding the cause of the the psychological trauma, suppress it! As the leg which needs a splint and the psyche that needs support, protection and help… Therayopiga is a global therapy that focuses on the “how” not the “why”. Therayopiga is a personalized individualized therapy that is adapted and renewed solutions. In Therayopiga there is no judgement and no expected results a priori. Everyone knows intimately what he wants to change, Therayopiga leads one there, freeing him from fears, anxieties, faintness…

“The tree which fills the arms grew from the tiniest sprout; the tower of nine stories rose from a heap of earth; the journey of a thousand leagues starts with a single step.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

In Yoga one must release itself from the self, from ego while in psychology, one must heal the self, the ego. Therayopiga is a response to that contradiction by unifying the body and the mind. Therayopiga is an osmosis of physical and psychological energy. Therayopiga allows us to express our thoughts, our feelings and bring harmony within our body and our life. It leads each one to figure out and release himself from obstacles and constraints preventing self-realization.

Yoga is an integration of wholeness. Whom who contemplates should become similar to the object of its contemplation. Three examples of yoga approaches: • The physical work - used to find a free body, "without tension", a fluidity and a harmony through every pose. It is an invitation to release ourselves from stress, to live our tranquility.

The Çakras -are the proposed traditional teaching method related to the study of all forms of Yoga and bound to each. The eight Çakras are: Hatha-yoga ; Kundalini-yoga ; Tantra-yoga ;Karma-yoga ; Bhakti-yoga ; Mantra-yoga ; Jñana-yoga and Yantra-yoga.

The Sutras - Are the awakening's techniques of the Vijñanabhairava tantra.


Lucienne Rappaport


Lucienne Rappaport - Acrylic Mixed Media 6/15/19 Fee $130 includes all Materials

This workshop will focus on acrylic pouring, techniques and design. Lucienne will take you on a mixed media adventure ride exploring acrylic pouring using flip cups, swiping, string and chain pulls as well as using traditional brush and palette knives to set yourself free and allow your creativity to soar. All materials and lunch included in fee for workshop!


Alain Picard

Painterly Techniques in Landscape and Portrait


Alain Picard : Painterly Techniques in Landscape and Portrait using Pastel 9/4- 9/6/2019 Course fee $350

Have you always wanted to explore a looser, bolder approach to painting, but just weren’t sure how to accomplish this style in your own work?? Hold tight, because help is on the way!

This workshop will empower you with successful strategies for loosening up your work with bold marks and fresh color. Exploring two unique subjects - landscape and portrait- we’ll learn how to simplify diverse and often complex scenes into clear shapes, values and edges. Then we’ll organize those shapes into strong design and color combinations using bold, expressive marks to interpret our environment for that lush painterly look. We’ll also explore innovative approaches to color through the use of underpainting techniques and interpretive color strategies that will break you out of your routine.

Each morning, Alain will demonstrate a painterly approach to the subject from start to finish. Two mornings will be devoted to landscape demonstrations, and one morning to the portrait. Students will work from their own reference materials, beginning with morning exercises to loosen up your work and learn techniques to simplify the subject. Students will progress to loosely finished paintings by the end of the day.A constructive and encouraging group critique will wrap up our workshop together.

What will the Students learn?

  • How to work in a painterly style whether approaching landscape or portrait.

  • How to clarify your vision for each painting

  • How to breakthrough creative barriers and paint more confidently

  • How to design dynamic compositions

  • How to simplify complex scenes into a pattern of clear shapes

  • How to loosen up your strokes and make bold marks of color

  • How to simplify and see value and interpret color choices

  • How to use underpainting techniques that will activate your scene

  • How to take risks that will lead to new discoveries in your work

  • And lots more!

Class size limited

Medium: Pastel & Oil

supply list:

Day 1 Wednesday 9/4 The Painterly Landscape 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Day 2 Thursday 9/5 The Painterly Portrait 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Day 3 Friday 9/6 The Plein Air Landscape ( weather permitting) 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


David Lee Watercolor


David Lee: Watercolor Wizardry, Thursday 10/3 & Friday 10/4/2019 Course Fee $200

Join award winning watercolor master David Lee for two days of watercolor immersion. David will share his methods of seeing and interpreting this vision onto paper. He will share tips to help you paint faster. Learn how to keep your paintings fresh and how to manage figures. Plan for some plein air painting if the weather permits. Class runs from 9 am to 4 pm both days . There will be one hour demonstrations each morning and afternoon followed by plenty of time for students to work on their paintings. David will visit each of you at your station for ample one on one time to have your problems and questions answered.