Creating Space

7:00pm 06 December 2024 - 12:30pm 08 December 2024

Cost: £63.00

Venue: Samye Ling

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 after supper at 7pm on the Friday and ends in time for lunch at 12.30 pm on the Sunday.

Bookings for this course will open on 1st October 2024, when you will be able to book your place on the course and also guest accommodation by sending an email to

NOTE: This weekend is open to everyone. The posture work is slow and gentle and therefore 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. Please bring your own mat, sitting block or cushion and a blanket. 

Johnny can be contacted at

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