Yoga for Meditation

7:00pm 25 October 2024 - 12:30pm 27 October 2024

Cost: £63.00

Venue: Samye Ling

With the use of traditional yoga practices this popular weekend offers practical support and encouragement to those who wish to develop a regular meditation practice.

For many people it can be challenging trying to develop a meditation practice, both physically and mentally. Yoga offers a variety of tried and tested preparations and practices to those who seek the benefits of meditation.

There will be an even balance of breath work, movement, relaxation and meditation. This weekend is open to everyone so the posture work is slow and gentle and therefore suitable for complete beginners and those with conditions for which strenuous exercise is not advised.


Breath work; breath awareness, abdominal breathing, viloma, alternate nostril breathing and ujjayi pranayama.

Movement;  joint releasing sequences, hip opening series, spinal movements, back and abdominal strengthening.

Relaxation; yoga nidra -a withdrawal of the senses leading to deep relaxation and conscious sleep and yoga nyasa - directed awareness synchronised with breath.

Meditation Practices:

Kaya sthairyam - body stillness.
Antar mouna – the practice of inner silence.
Ajapa japa - the repetition of mantra synchronised with breath.

Complete beginners as well as more experienced practitioners and teachers are all welcome.

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

NOTE: Please bring comfortable layers of clothing so that you can move freely yet remain warm. The joint releasing movements can actually lower body temperature. Please bring your own mat, sitting block or cushion and a blanket.

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

Johnny can be contacted at 

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