7:00pm 03 April 2020 - 12:30pm 05 April 2020
Venue: Samye Ling
To book this course please select it in the Extras offered after you have chosen your accommodation on the booking form. Please click¬†here¬†to book.
Using a variety of traditional yoga practices Johnny will introduce the pancha koshas which serve¬†as a way of opening up not only to physical and mental aspects of our being, but also energetic,¬†intuitive and spiritual aspects. In daily life we tend to over identify with particular aspects and¬†disregard others. This creates stress and can deny us the potential for joyful living and personal¬†growth. This weekend is designed to create space!
The course begins with soup at 6pm on Friday and ends at lunchtime on the Sunday.¬†
On Friday evening there will be an introductory talk and Yoga Nidra (a withdrawal of the senses¬†leading to deep relaxation and conscious sleep).
An integral part of the weekend will be Karma Yoga. This will be from 8.15 am to 9.45 am each¬†morning. This is not just voluntary work, such as household duties, and work in the kitchen or¬†grounds; as Swami Nishchalananda says,
¬†"it is an important aspect of Yoga not to regard work as a chore, but rather as a tool to increase¬†sensitivity and awareness."
The morning yoga sessions consist of Asana (posture work), Pranayama (yogic breathing) and¬†Antar Mouna (a meditation technique).¬†
The afternoon yoga session will include the joint releasing series of Pawanmuktasana and Yoga¬†Nidra.
"Johnny Glover has completed our two year Teacher Training Course at Mandala Yoga Ashram.¬†He is trained in both the Yogic and Buddhist traditions and the courses he proposes to give in¬†Samye Ling promise to be an excellent opportunity for those who participate and who want to go¬†deeper into Yoga."¬†
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Swami Nishchalananda, Director, Mandala Yoga Ashram.
NOTE: This weekend is open to everyone. The posture work is suitable for complete beginners¬†and those with conditions for which strenuous exercise is not advised. Please bring comfortable¬†layers of clothing so that you can move freely yet remain warm. The pawanmuktasana¬†movements can actually lower body temperature. Also please bring a mat, sitting block or¬†cushion and a blanket.
Johnny can be contacted at¬†www.jgyoga.co.uk