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Beyond Asana - Last 2 spaces

7:00pm 03 July 2017 - 12:30pm 07 July 2017

Cost: £150.00

Venue: Purelands Retreat Centre


This longer course offers the opportunity for participants to deepen their yoga practice and fully immerse themselves in a yogic way of life. 

This course will take place at Purelands Retreat Centre.

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.

The course is structured to allow space for periods of reflection and contemplation. Participants will be encouraged to attend each of the sessions offered and to take part in Karma Yoga which is an integral part of the course.

Daily Practices will include;

Yoga Nidra - deep relaxation often referred to as ‘conscious sleep’.

Asanas- physical postures to release tension, improve flexibility and increase strength.

Pranayamas –breathing techniques which can induce relaxation and increase vitality.

Karma Yoga - meditation in action – carrying out voluntary work such as household chores, work in the kitchen or garden and grounds.

Meditation techniques – such as  kaya sthairyam (body stillness), antar mouna (inner silence) and ajapa japa (repetition of mantra).

The course begins on Monday evening at 7.00 pm and concludes at lunchtime on Friday.

Daily Schedule

  6.00 – 7.00     Asana, Pranayama and Meditation

  7.00 – 8.00     Breakfast

  8.00 – 9.00     Meditation in the shrine room (optional)

  9.15- 10.45    Karma Yoga

10.45 -11.00    Break

11.00 - 12.30  Asana, Pranayama and Meditation

12.30 – 1.30    Lunch

  1.30 – 3.00    Free time

  3.00 – 4.30    Asana, Pranayama and Meditation

  4.30 – 4.45     Break

  4.45 – 5.45     Review and Yoga Nidra

  6.00 – 7.00     Supper

  7.00 – 9.00     Free time

The course is open to those with some previous experience of yoga. Applicants are welcome to attend one of my weekend courses at Samye Ling prior to this course to get a feel for the style and content of teaching, and the venue.

Please bring a mat, a blanket, and any others items you need such as cushions or blocks.

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