Date(s) - 23/06/2018 - 24/06/2018
8:30 am - 4:30 am
18 Hayes Place Marylebone
08:30 – 11:00 LED ASANA
13:30 – 16:30 YOGA SUTRA & PRANAYAMA
08:30 – 11:00 LED ASANA
13:30 – 16:30 MEDITATION, CHAKRAS & KUNDALINI
Gregor recommends attending all four sessions as the purpose of the workshop is to show how all yogic techniques are linked together to bring about the state of spiritual freedom. He aims for his students to walk away with an experience of how asana prepares you for pranayama, which prepares you for meditation, with the Yoga Sutra explaining how all are connected.
Asana is the bedrock from which all other yogic techniques arise. It forms the base from which success in higher yogic techniques can be integrated. We will analyse the anatomical details of the postures and to break down the various phases of entering and exiting the postures into their constituents. Through inducing precision this format also achieves that students practice the postures safely without encountering demerit. The Saturday class will address more fundamental technical details with the Sunday asana class building on the things learned in the first class.
The Yoga Sutra is the operating manual of yoga. It is only when we understand the why’s and how’s of yoga that we will practice with confidence and beyond doubt. In this class we will chant selected stanzas in Sanskrit and a detailed commentary based on Gregor’s four decades of practice and study will be given. The commentary will retain the depth of the ancient treatises but will be fun, relatable and applicable to modern urban life. Pranayama includes some of the most neglected but yet most powerful methods of yoga. Pranayama is the vital link that connects asana to meditation without which the combined benefit of both cannot be harvested. Learn how to use pranayama to harmonize the doshas (humors of the body) and thus attain a state of health and balance as well as how to still the mind, enabling spiritual insight.
Meditation is the method of bringing your mind into a receptive state so that you can receive higher knowledge. Yogic meditation is a collection of scientific methods to bring about such awareness. The yogic chakras are representations of evolutionary brain circuitry with the lower three chakras representing our reptilian, mammalian and primate ancestry respectively. By understanding the chakras and skilfully meditating on them yoga offers the opportunity to activate higher brain centres and propel the evolution not only of the individual but of society as a whole. Kundalini-raising techniques consist of a combination of all other yogic means to raise the life force (prana) to a level where meditation is easy and spiritual insight becomes spontaneous.
£55 or £190 for full weekend
*It is advised to attend the very least 3 workshops
in order to benefit from the teachings as each session compliment each other.