Yoga and the Next Movement
One-day workshop with James Boag.
Life is constant change and movement. Yoga is the state of balanced, steady ease and the platform for efficiency and satisfaction in movement and action.
Here, we will explore how we can work practically with yogic principles to support steady ease throughout the day.
Type of Event
Price Includes lunch and a CD from the James Boag archive.
Early bird price is £50 if paid by 30th September.
10:00-13:00 Morning session
Āsana and movement exploration: Yoga āsana as training for life: how we can use our time working with physical yoga practices to support ease and steadiness through the spectrum of our daily lives. In particular, we will look at rehabilitating, reinforcing, and refining healthy neuro-muscular patterns and efficient kinetic chains through the body for safe, easy and effective movement in daily life and in more demanding movement activities.
A vegetarian, gluten-free lunch will be provided for you by Andy Young of the Sky Apple Cafe – fresh, nourishing, packed with broad spectrum nutrition, with a beautiful range of texture and colour.
14:30-17:30 Afternoon session
Satsang talk, meditation, kirtan and āsana: With reference to classical archetypes from the Indian yoga tradition, we will consider ancient yet timelessly practical teachings around dynamism and stillness and how we can cultivate positive evolution through the inevitable change and movement of life. We will then further explore practically through āsana, meditation and kirtan.
A few words more about Kirtan: Yoga and the Power of Sound: Call and response singing and chanting with James Boag
The yoga tradition offers myriad tools we can work with to cultivate integration and recover our innate capacities for deep presence and sustainable wellbeing. These include many sound-based techniques and practices. The extraordinary visionaries and research scientists of the ancient yoga tradition recognised the pervasive, penetrative power of sound and how the readily accessible resources of our own voices can be harnessed to foster harmony through the whole of our being.
The call and response singing and chanting of kirtan, is simple, yet powerful, cleansing and uplifting. James will also speak briefly about kirtan, Sanskrit as an energy-based language, the symbolism and effects of the words we use in the practice, and how kirtan relates to other practices and paths of yoga.
Everyone welcome! Do not worry if you are not a virtuoso singer. The joy and practical benefits of yoga are open to everyone.