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August 2018

Befriending the Breath

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Balsham Institute, Church Lane
Balsham, Cambridgeshire CB21 4DS
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• Sharing the many ways of relating to the breath and its benefits both from Yoga teachings and texts and our own experience by talks & discussions.
• Developing students’ own experience of relaxed yet intense breath-related practice of Asana, Pratyahara, Mantra and Meditation, above all Prāṇāyāma.

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Principles of Inversion

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Balsham Institute, Church Lane
Balsham, Cambridgeshire CB21 4DS
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While Mudrā includes the familiar, subtle hand gestures, Chapter III of the Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika focuses on more demanding full body Mudrā-s. Included in these are Viparita Karanī ‘inverted action’. Staying upside down is an advanced practice to be built up gradually ‘day by day’.

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September 2018

Introductory day of Study and Chanting of the Yoga Sutra-s of Patañjali with Radha Sundararajan

September 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cobham village hall, Lushington Drive
Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LU United Kingdom
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In this workshop we will be chanting the Yoga Sutra-s while also studying key themes from the text: the antarāya (obstacles that lead to suffering), the kleśas (our human shortcomings which also lead us to suffer), and ways to overcome our suffering: abhyāsa (practice), vairāgyam (detachment), śraddhā (faith), iśvarapraṇidhānā (a power greater than ourselves). These sessions will be followed by a meditative practice based on a key theme from the day.

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Embracing Change: Weekend Retreat in the Chilterns

September 28 - September 30
St Katharine’s, Parmoor, St. Katharine's, Parmoor, Frieth, Henley-on-Thames, RG96NN
Parmoor, RG9 6NN United Kingdom
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Within the Vedic traditions the darśana (viewpoint) of Yoga is that the world is real but ever-changing. According to Patañjali whenever we resist the inevitability of change we will suffer. Nothing stays the same forever and Yoga is, in a way, the art and science of acceptance and adjustment.
To embrace change, to find a new opportunity in a change that seems at first unwelcome, is the ideal. However, for this to be possible, we need to develop the capacity, the Yoga, to first observe our own reactions, contemplate the situation and then respond from a more secure place within ourselves. However things then work out, at least we’ll have achieved something, by having mended ourselves.
In our next autumn retreat, Andy and Michael will be sharing this Yoga through meditation and mindful practices with body, breath and voice. Further to this will be discussion of the available teachings in a like-minded environment. Do join us.

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November 2018

The Living Breath ; Pranayama – Theory, Application and Therapeutic Use.

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - November 11 @ 5:00 pm

Nrithya will lead all main sessions of practice and theory
focusing on Pranayama;
its importance in yoga practice and significance in health. This
is a very special opportunity to work under her guidance. She is an inspirational teacher.
Nrithya holds the post of senior consultant Yoga therapist and senior Vedic Chanting teacher at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai, India. A student of TKV Desikachar for many years, under his guidance she has become a teacher and therapist at the KYM. She has travelled extensively representing KYM at many workshops, seminars and conferences in India and around the world and has published works in the fields of Yoga for Women, emotional health, music and dance. She is also a professional Indian classical dancer with over 30 years of experience, and has developed a training programme for dancers.
TSYP’s experienced teachers will lead the early morning sessions at this event which is open to both teachers and students alike. Come and share this unique experience.
Our venue is Wyboston Lakes Training Centre, on the A1M in Bedfordshire. It offers a high standard of facilities, including ensuite bedrooms, excellent Wi-Fi and wonderful catering and has good transport links by road, rail and plane.

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