7:00pm 09 August 2019 - 12:30pm 11 August 2019
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 the yogic paradigm of the pancha koshas (five sheaths) this popular weekend explores a wider aspect¬†of being than that offered by the thinking mind.
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.