Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sun 12th April 2009, 5-7pm at Triyoga
Sun 12th July 2009, 9am-4pm(one day) in Brixton, South London for British Wheel of Yoga
Finding the centre's my on going theme and I will be sharing some of my exploration in this workshop. I feel it's going to be a good and fun workshop.
Please read the below description and join me on the day if you can.
For the booking for Triyoga workshop, please follow the link here.
For the booking and details for the BWY Brixton workshop, please contact me or Rupert Linton (email@example.com)
I will put the info up here as soon as I have it.
"FINDING YOUR CENTRE" workshop with Aki Omori
What is your centre? Where is it? How does it feel? What is it for?
Martial Arts talk about the energy ball in the centre.
In Yoga we speak of the central axis in the body as something of fundamental importance, both physically and esoterically.
Here are some examples of not having your centre:
We all remember situations in life:
- when you are dealing with stressful situations or meeting someone who makes you feel nervous, suddenly you lose perspective of what you are doing and unable to be effective with your knowledge and skills.
- when practicing yoga, you're filled with tensions all over the body in your effort to achieve the pose.
It does not need to be that way.
By finding the centre and moving from and through it, you are able to free your movement, you are able to access more strength and flexibility without unnecessary tension both in the body and the mind.
As the body and mind are inseparable, re-aligning the body will naturally re-align the person. And remembering to stay in the centre mentally will help the body to come back to its centre too.
It is as simple as that.
Because your being will be more grounded and free, you will move with ease.
Your perspective on life will change.
How you relate to the world and how the world relates to you will change.
Finding your centre is the journey towards a powerful and exhilarating expression of your authenticity.
In this workshop, we will explore how we can find the centre in our body, using some movement exploration, vinyasa (sequenced yoga poses) and learn how to reflect it in our daily life.
Opening The Senses
The True Meaning of Pratyahara - The Tool For Clear Seeing
We live in an environment in which we are bombarded with constant stimulation. In order to cope, we shut down our senses, whether we are aware of it or not. Our sense organs become both tense and numb, and clear perception is obscured.
Because we are numbed, almost paradoxically we tend to seek for more sensations. Unconscious Yoga practice isn’t an exception.
Pratyahara, the 5th of the 8 limbs of yoga from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, holds the key to restoring our senses and helps us shift from blindly seeking more sensations to opening the senses for clear perception. Pratyahara is generally translated as ’withdrawal of the senses’. Its true meaning is often misunderstood leaving its potential unfulfilled in our practice.
In this workshop, we will look into the true meaning of pratyahara and how it can both enrich our asana practices and enhance the quality of our lives.
Having studied many styles of yoga, Aki Omori utilises the differences that each style offers and appreciates where they meet. Her style of teaching encourages students’ active involvement into enquiries, instead of them being passively taught. She runs workshops on Restorative Yoga and is an experienced Pranayama practitioner. She is trained in Structural Yoga Therapy and studies Somatic Movement Therapy.
Dedicated to Advaita (non-dual) teaching as well as Buddhist philosophy, she enjoys sharing meditation practices and dharma teachings with her students. This to her is the most important aspect of the practice. Aki’s classes are fun and light, and yet profound.
Sun 19 Jul 2009
At 5.00 - 7.00pm
For booking -
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