BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
― Ursula K. Le Guin
11, 13, 18 & 20 January 2021 CLASS TIME: 18:30 - 20:00 - will be taught in English by Bela Lipat
To get maximum benefit, please plan to attend all the classes and the concluding 3 sessions of Mysore classes to be completed during the afternoon Mysore class schedule, from 16:30 - 17:30, from 25-27 January.
COURSE IS OPEN FOR ONLINE ATTENDANCE.
During this 7-Sessions Intensive Course, the tradition, lineage and fundamentals for this practice as taught in Mysore, India, by R. Sharath Jois, formerly of KPJAYI, and now director of the Sharath Yoga Center, will be introduced to you. Starting with the basics of the fundamental movements and breath synchronization, then applying this to the Sun Salutations, and developing into the Standing Postures, we will explore the key elements of the practice of Ashtanga Yoga; vinyasa, posture, breath, gaze, bandhas (energy locks), and alignment. Together we will learn to link these elements with various asanas (postures) while practicing being present moment to moment, breath to breath.
This course includes breathwork and philosophy. All levels and abilities are welcome, especially beginners.
The schedule is Mondays and Wednesday, from 6:30-8pm. Included in the course fee are 3 sessions of Mysore classes, attended to consecutively. In total, you will have 7 sessions in the whole course.
COURSE FEE: 120euros for 7 sessions
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth:
not going all the way, and not starting.
TIME: 18:30 - 20:00
Pranayama, the practice of ancient yogic breathing techniques, consciously controls the flow of breath, and thus enhances the flow of energy in the body. A regular, balanced pranayama practice increases prana (life energy, or ki” or “chi”), thereby inviting greater mental clarity, heightened healing potential and deeper self- understanding. Pranayama, like other yogic practices, is about being more fully alive and well, and is especially helpful in the preparation for meditation.
Prana, (or ki” or “chi”), refers to a basic, universal, all-pervading life-force Energy long recognized by Eastern thought, which is now being more fully appreciated and studied by Western science. Yoga practitioners over the centuries have found that by practicing Pranayama, or Yogic Breathing, we can access, link to, (yoke to, i.e. “yoga”) this Energy, and harness and utilize its power. Known as the fourth limb of Ashtanga Yoga, it is the gateway to the stilling of agitated prana or energy. When the prana is stilled through pranayama, then your perception will slip into a state that is beyond prana – beyond energy. Such a meditative stillness is known as Spirit. Spirit is beyond all energy and form.
This 1.5-hour/ 4 days Course Intensive, during a 2 weeks period, will provide you with practical, step-by-step explanations about, and practice of basic Yogic Breathing techniques including the major Pranayamas and preparations: Uddiyana Bandha, Agni Sar Kriya, Nauli, Kapalabhati, and Anuloma Viloma which you can integrate into your current yoga practice. For optimum benefit, we recommend that you attend all the sessions.
Beginners will get a solid introduction. Intermediates will get concrete, helpful hints that will greatly improve their practice. No yoga experience necessary. Note: you may sit on a chair, yoga cushion or yoga mat for the practice.
In this course, you will:
• learn and practice various pranayama techniques, mudras and kriyas including: Uddiyana Bandha, Agni Sar Kriya, Nauli, Kapalabhati, and Anuloma Viloma
• learn how to engage the bandhas in your pranayama practice.
COURSE FEE: 95euros for 4 days Intensive, 1.5 hours/session
When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady.
But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still,
and the yogi achieves long life.
Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.
~Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika
3, 5, 10 & 12 May 2021 CLASS TIME: 18:30 - 20:00
Focus on the present moment. A 4-days Intensive Meditation Course to learn the power of clear-seeing and bare attention within meditation and everyday life. Those who have tried this meditation technique have described feeling more relaxed and less reactive to the stressors of daily life, demonstrating an enhanced ability to face problems and live a happier and harmonious life. Practice and Philosophy go hand in hand, and there will be ample time to learn both and apply it to daily life. The benefits of mindfulness practice are well known: stress reduction, improved focus, and a greater feeling of contentment. And yet those benefits are just the start. Purposefully putting mindfulness into action can help us to really participate in life and meet its challenges. Come join us!
COURSE FEE: 95euros for 4 days Course, 1.5 hours/session 18:30 - 20:00
The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.
– Sogyal Rinpoche