In yoga we are encouraged to cultivate the quality of the witness or drashta. When we first attend a class, this may be the simple observation of physical sensations or the rhythm of our breathing. In time, we are encouraged to delve a little deeper, observing the ebb and flow of our thoughts, noticing our actions and reactions. We may begin to understand that life offers us an endless opportunity for self -inquiry.
Little by little we move from ‘doing yoga’ to ‘living yoga’. By living our yoga practice, we are encouraged to tune in to ourselves, connecting with the innate wisdom that sits deep within us. We learn to trust in our inner voice and can begin to experience life in all its glory. Letting go of habitual patterns of thinking and doing, we open ourselves up to finding a more balanced life.
A practical day, taught in the Satyananda Yoga tradition, we will explore a range of practices from the yogic tradition. The day will include yoga postures (asana), breath practices (pranayama), hand gestures (mudra), chanting (mantra), deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation.
Taught by Claire Thomas, the day will focus on cultivating our ability to observe and experience, learning to trust our instincts and respond with awareness. Suitable for new and experienced students alike.
This workshop will be held at the Calderdale Yoga Centre in Hebden Bridge, West Yorks.
Cost is £35
Payment can be made using the link below or with cash at the studio or by posting a cheque made payable to Claire Thomas.
Please bring a packed lunch, alternatively there are a number of local cafes and sandwich shops within a few minutes walk of the yoga centre. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits available during the day.