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A Journey into Stillness

7 week Meditation Course
with Chris Noon
Starts Thursday 14th January, 7.30 – 8.30am
£32 / £25

“In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention and in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still”
Pico Iyer

 

Opportunities for stillness can be few and far between, but they are so important. It is in times of stillness and quietness that we return to the peace that is within us but also these are times when we remember what is really important in life.

This course will explore various aspects of stillness – in the body, in the space between the breaths and in the mind.

We will use elements of the following practices :

  • Kaya Sthairyam – Body Stillness

    This practice involves bringing the body to a state of complete stillness, being fully conscious of that stillness and experiencing it intensely.
    Kaya Sthairyam is a simple but profound practice which highlights the ‘oneness’ of body, breath and mind that is key to our Yoga practice.

  • Kevala Kumbhaka : Stillness between the breaths

    The space and stillness between breaths is a wonderful place to be! It is not somewhere we can force our way into, to get there we have to let go the effort completely.

  • Antar Mouna : Inner Silence

    When the mind is silent and still what’s left? This question goes to the heart of meditation and of our experience as human beings.

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from Class Information, posted December 2020

Yoga & Stress

 

 

These are stressful times so it’s good to know about more about stress and the effects it has on body & mind.

In terms of Yoga, a class once a week or a few postures here and there won’t make a great deal of difference, but a strategic use of Yoga & Meditation will help.

The practices in Yoga promote relaxation & the release of tension, improve digestive function, establish healthy breathing patterns …. and empower people to realise they can do something to help themselves.

The attitude / awareness we develop in meditation creates a space between ourselves and the stress & strain of life – a space that reduces the immediate impact of stress and which gradually leads to greater peace of mind.

 

Click here for the citations for 60 – 90% of visits to doctors are the result of stress.

from General, posted November 2020

Group classes on hold

Our group Yoga classes are on hold during lockdown and will restart as soon as lockdown is lifted on December 2nd.

The good news is that we can run our classes during Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions, so hopefully there won’t be too much more disruption in future.

 

Yoga Online!

 

We have a full timetable of online classes during lockdown and this will continue long term.

 

Membership of Sheffield Yoga School now includes :

  • A weekly group class
  • Unlimited access to a full timetable of online classes
  • Unlimited access to our extensive (and growing!) online library

As always our subscription rates are affordable for everyone.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Yoga Online please click on the button :

Yoga Online!

from Class Information, posted November 2020

Yoga for Head, Heart & Hands

with Jayadhara (Jane Cluley)
Saturday 24th April, 10.00 – 4.00pm
Grenoside Community Hall, Sheffield, S35
£40

 

Do you long to live a life of joy and stability?

This workshop will use physical and energetic practices to help balance every aspect of our human being-ness.

There will be Asana practice aimed at stretching and strengthening the physical body (Hands – anamayakosha) to reduce gross blockages.

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from Yoga Days Info, posted November 2020

Returning to the Great Harmony

with Chris Noon
Saturday 23rd January 10.00 – 4.00pm
Grenoside Community hall, Sheffield S35
£40

 

Harmony is within us. We don’t have to create anything, or change ourselves, we just have to remember and reconnect with the harmony that is there already, at the centre of our being.

In our Yoga practice, if we force our bodies into ever more challenging shapes & postures we create struggle and tension. But if we are fully present with movement or postures there is harmony.

In Pranayama, if we fill our lungs to bursting point we create pressure, stress. But if we are at ease with every inhalation, exhalation and the space that emerge between breaths there is harmony.

In meditation, if we get frustrated and fight with the mind, we lose. But if we take our time and cultivate awareness we find harmony with ourselves.

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from Yoga Days Info, posted November 2020

Tuning in to Conscious Presence – A Deepening

An Online Course with Swami Nishchalananda
January – April 2021
4 Sessions : Saturdays 10.00 – 1.00pm
£80 / £50

 

The teachings and practices on this course are based on the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra, a text written about one thousand years ago in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Vigyana Bhairava Tantra (VBT) is a manual for meditation, as relevant now as it ever was. It includes practices (dharanas) that go to the heart of Yoga and our fundamental nature as human beings.

Translation & Commentary by Swami Nishchalananda

 

Swami Nishchalananda has written a translation and commentary on this remarkable text and has been teaching a 4 month course based on it’s teachings over the Autumn of 2020.

This new course will continue to dig deep into the same mine of knowledge and experience!

 

Dates

  • 16th January 2021
  • 13th February
  • 20th March
  • 24th April

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from Yoga Days Info, posted November 2020

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