Yoga: Wild and Free
James Boag will be leading an integrated, one-day workshop which will include yoga asana, satsang, kirtan and meditation. James is known for his principle-based approach to asana and for bringing the timeless wisdom of the traditional scriptural teachings vividly into the context of our lives today.
Type of Event
Sunday 8th May 2016, 11am - 6pm
The techniques and understandings of the yoga tradition all came from the observation of nature, within and around. Collectively, our disconnection from nature can be seen as one of the key factors in our dis-integration at individual, family, social and global levels. Here we will explore how yoga principles can help us reattune to our natural wisdom. We will stretch our understanding and appreciation of what yoga is: not so much about executing poses in a confined, comfortable space, but rather training all parts of ourselves to be able to find sustainable ease and access deeper capacities through the whole range of challenges of a human life.
Morning session 11:00am-2:00pm: Yogasana and Natural Movement: Going beyond what might be termed conventional yogasana style, we will apply yoga principles to a range of natural movement patterns to facilitate and deepen awareness of how we can incorporate nourishing natural movement into our daily lives and make the time we spend working with yogasana even richer.
2:00-3:30pm: Lunch break. Please bring a packed lunch
Afternoon session 3:30-6pm: Learning with Mother Nature: The River: Mother Ganges and her Wisdom for Today – satsang talk, meditation and short kirtan. The natural world is full of great teachers who demonstrate the efficacy of yoga principles in action. The River is one of the great natural, or wild symbols that we find in mythology from all continents. In the Indian tradition, the Gaṅgā, river Ganges, is considered a great goddess and teacher. Here we will consider stories and symbols of Gaṅgā and how they can help us find our own way along the adventurous path of discovery that is yoga practice and the journey of life. £50 for the full day.