with Christa and Dianne
exploring Patanjali’s 8 ‘limbs’ of Yoga
Dates to be advised..
A day to discover a little more about the underlying principles behind the physical practices of Yoga that we focus on in class. There will be two Asana (postures) sessions, discussion of Yama (ethics of behaviour such as non-violence, truthfulness, honesty) and Niyama (personal observances eg contentment and selfdiscipline), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), Pranayama, Concentration, Meditation and more.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali were written in Sanskrit in India probably in the second century BC and the text is widely considered to be the greatest classical exposition on the philosophy of Yoga. A Sutra is literally a ‘thread’ on which succinct pearls of insight are strung. The aphorisms state concisely and precisely the essential points of Yoga and these teachings are traditionally handed down orally from teacher or ‘guru’ to student. Patanjali describes eight ‘limbs’ of Yoga, each one contributing to our conscious development as a fully aware and unique being. We will discuss and explore these aspects of personal development in both theory and practice.
The workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced students.
Mats, blocks, blankets etc are provided. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring you own lunch. Teas/coffee provided free of charge.
Give yourself a day off to explore your inner journey, stretch, relax and enjoy....
We look forward to welcoming you.
Dianne is the owner and Director of the Courtyard Centre and has been teaching Yoga and Meditation for over 30 years, having trained as a Yoga teacher in India and the UK (Yoga for Health Foundation and British Wheel).
Christa is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher with over 15 years experience and teaches children and adults at the Courtyard and other venues.