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ashtanga yoga
'The Transcendental Jewel' - Yoga Meditation & Kundalini

'The Transcendental Jewel' - Yoga Meditation & Kundalini

with Gregor Maehle

In this workshop Gregor gives a precise step-by-step description of the meditation technique at the heart of yoga but also puts it into context with all other yogic techniques and how they contribute to the break-through to spiritual freedom. 

Yogic meditation derives its power from the fact that it systematically suspends the entire processing capacity of the subconscious mind and diverts it towards meditation. The processing power of the subconscious mind is a multiple of that of the conscious mind. Simply watching breath or watching awareness involves only your conscious mind. For quick and effective concentration the entire power of the subconscious mind has to be harnessed. This is the secret of yogic meditation.

Kundalini is the coiled life force. If left resting at the base of the spine we are enslaved by our urges and desires. If, however, it is lifted through the various energy centres (Chakras), we can express ourselves as a successful person, a fully integrated human being, a genius, or recognize the Divine within us, respectively. Once the higher Chakras are reached meditation (Dhyana) will occur effortlessly.

Gregor also introduces us to the Chakras and leads us through guided meditations aimed at raising Kundalini. 

Perth: 22 & 23 November and 29 & 30 November 2014


Saturday, 22 November 2014
08:30am
  1. Price: $700
Kirtan music concert

Kirtan music concert

with Devaraje & Scott Mitchell

Share in the meditative sounds, sacred mantra and chanting in the traditional Kirtan style of call and response. With the exotic sounds of the sitar, harmonium, guitar and celestial vocals of Devaraje, we will be immersed in the healing power of mantra.

Devaraje is a singer and songwriter from Israel. She has travelled extensively through India where she has spent many years in the practice of Bhakti Yoga and immersing herself in the Indian music culture. Scott Mitchell is a sitar player, multi instrumentalist and music producer. A regular performer in the Perth music scene, Scott has been playing sitar for 16 years as a soloist and recording artist. Since 2010, Devaraje and Scott have been offering their audiences an intimate musical experience of meditation, spiritual rejuvenation and celebration seeped in the richness of Sanskrit mantra and sacred songs.  

Sunday, 30 November 2014
04:00pm–05:30pm
  1. Price: $20 Early on-line Bird!
  2. Price: $25 At the door...
'Know Your Miracle' Applied Functional Yoga Anatomy

'Know Your Miracle' Applied Functional Yoga Anatomy

with Monica Gauci

Perth: 14, 15 & 21, 22 February, 2015

Join Monica for a two-weekend intensive workshop applying the functionality of yoga anatomy, exploring how anatomy relates to yoga asana and other yoga techniques.

This information will be simple, powerfully relevant and easily applied to your yoga practice. Learn about the physical and functional  miracle of your body! You will learn the language of anatomy and kinesiology (the science of movement) and how to analyse the movement patterns of yoga asanas. Understand how structure determines function and the proper kinetics of yoga asana. You will also learn surface anatomy and how to locate the major muscles and organs to deepen your understanding of the effects of yogic techniques upon the body as well as the basic functional anatomy of the the relevant organ systems to yoga. 

These workshops are open to students as well as teachers wanting to take their understanding to a new depth.

This workshop is taught over two full weekends (approx. 32 hours).

Total price: $700

Saturday, 14 February 2015
08:30am–04:30pm
  1. Price: $700