Embodying the Yoga Sutra: Support, Direction, Space

with Ranju Roy
7th March, 10.00 – 4.00pm
Grenoside Community Hall, Sheffield, S35

Patanjali’s Yoga Sūtra is a key text of yoga. Yet for many contemporary practitioners, its deeper treasures remain either unknown or mired in obscurity.

The aim of this workshop is to show how some of the most important sutras can transform one’s understanding of what ‘yoga’ truly is, on and off the mat.

Ranju Roy will explore some important concepts from the text through the lens of three key ideas: support, direction and space. By taking support on something, a direction is clarified, and through their interaction, a space opens. This formula can be applied to working with the body, the breath and the mind, and also beyond – into how we live our lives and relate to other people and the environment.

This workshop will accompany Ranju and Dave Charlton’s recent book (of the same title) in which the ideas are developed much further.

The Teacher : Ranju Roy

Ranju has studied with Paul Harvey in the UK, Peter Hersnack in France and TKV Desikachar in Chennai. He is a highly respected teacher and has led training courses for Viniyoga Britain, the Association of Yoga Studies and the British Wheel of Yoga.

He is  interested in developing ways of practicing Yoga that both respect tradition and also the realities of present day life in the West.

Ranju is of mixed Indian and English heritage, born in Udaipur, Rajasthan, and brought up in England. He has travelled extensively in India. He worked for 12 years in the NHS as an art therapist and family therapist and has considerable experience of counselling and therapy with individuals and groups. He lives in Somerset, where he and his wife Lindy run their own studio, Yoga mala.


from Yoga Days Info, posted February 2020


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