During this workshop, you will get a holistic introduction to yoga as a philosophy; We will practise two types of yoga together and explore various types of meditation, next to getting to learn more about Yoga philosophy, Chakra’s and the Ayurvedic health system.
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We will start with a dynamic yoga class of 60 minutes which includes gentle stretches (Asanas), breathing exercises (Pranayama) and a short, seated meditation, also called Yang Yoga.
Introduction to Yoga Philosophy, Chakra’s and Ayurveda
During this hour we will talk about the ancient yoga philosophy, which is over 4000 years old and the basis of many modern day (Eastern) religions. Furthermore, we will explore the interesting world of Chakra’s, or energy wheels, in our physical bodies and the Ayurvedic health science, which is used alongside Western medicine on the Indian sub-continent.
Introduction to active meditation
During this introduction, we will try out 3 varieties of meditation other than the standard seated meditation. Be surprised about the possibilities to attain a Zen-like state!
During this session, we will go through a few restorative poses held for a longer period (a few minutes) to allow the body to fully calm down, prepare for the evening and the mind to focus inwards, also called Yin Yoga. We will use many props for this type of yoga to allow the body to fully relax, so we would ask you to bring some from home (e.g. small pillow or two and a blanket). Also bring along a nice warm pullover and comfortable socks, as the body will cool down during this session.
Did You Know
If you're a Southwark resident of more than 2 years and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop a year with us!*
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To book a place please click your ticket type and proceed to our online booking page.
Please note that when selecting the ticket type Southwark Resident you must be over 19 years old and have lived in Southwark for more than 2 years. If you have attended a workshop with us as a funded Southwark Resident place within September 2017 and July 2018 then you will be asked to pay the full price or benefits charge for the workshop.