Deep Dive Into Yoga
19 Feb 2023
A day of practice and reflection on the yoga tradition. Go deeper into the spiritual essence of yoga and share the day with other experienced Yoga practitioners.
Sunday 19 February – note the revised date
7am – 4.30pm (A number of online sessions are spaced throughout the day with spaces between for personal reflection, practice and managing the events of the day.) See timetable below.
$50 for the day. Live online with access to recordings of sessions.
Om Poornamadah, Poornamidam,
That is full, this is full.
From full, the full is taken, the full has come.
If you remove the full from the full, the full alone remains.
This day includes practical yoga classes for experienced practitioners including asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, and meditations inspired by Ishavasya Upanishad.
As part of the day there will be a simple heartfelt down to earth non academic exploration of the Ishavasya Upanishad.
Chanting and contemplative reflections on the text will be part of the day.
The text begins with the beautiful and well known Shanti Mantra Om Poornamadah, Poornamidam...translated in the box on the left. A constant stream of inspiration flows throughout the following verses.
Ishavasya Upanishad is an ancient text, around 3000 years old, the 40th chapter of the Yajurveda, one of the four principal Vedas. The previous thirty nine chapters describe various mantra, rituals and ceremonies. The Ishavasya Upanishad, however, is not concerned with ritual. It distills, in a few verses, a concise depiction of the deepest mysteries of life.
Timetable for the day – Sunday Feb 19
7-8.30am – Morning asana, pranayama and meditation class.
10-11am – Session on Ishavasya Upanishad including talk, chanting and meditation.
11.30am-12pm – Yoga Nidra
2-3pm – Session on Ishavasya Upanishad including talk, chanting and meditation.
3.30 – 4.30pm – Afternoon asana, pranayama and meditation class.
This series of yoga days for experienced practitioners runs once every 2 months.