Friday 5th April. 6pm-8.30pm
£35. Open to all students and teachers.
Our first visit from this amazing senior London teacher - Emma Henry. Emma teaches the Jivamukti Teacher 300 hour Training Programs internationally.
In the second chapter of Yoga Sutras, Patanjali described a three-stepped method:
tapah svadhyaya ishvara-pranidhana kriya-yogah
Here Patanjali provides the practical means of purifying and concentrating the mind, so that nirodha is possible through purification, Self study and surrender to a higher power.
Patanjali is compassionate for souls who are unable to surrender themselves to Divine grace alone, and provides a chapter describing more detailed conscious spiritual practices. (Sadhana)
Providing an eight-step method for those of us who still need more practical "how-to" direction in the ways to untangle ourselves from the dukha (suffering).
Since many of us feel that our unhappiness is caused by the actions of others, the eight- step plan begins with the Yamas (restraints). The Yamas address our relationships with others.
When we begin to simplify our lives and live in a more compassionate way, mind clutter is removed and we can begin to feel more content.
This workshop will include teachings on ethics, lifestyle, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, meditation techniques and chanting as an integrated approach to Yoga.
We will building up the yoga fire with a tapasic practice and looking at disturbances of mind with inversions.
Finishing with meditation to reflect on how these useful tools given to us from ancient scriptures will help us to move forward with grace.