Shiva Shakti – The Path to Peace

with Helena Turner

20th January 10.00 – 4.00pm

Grenoside Community Hall, Sheffield S35 8PR

 

Our natural state is one of calm and balance but for many of us that is not so easy to come by. Making changes to our lives and to ourselves takes a lot of work, time, practice, failed attempts, redirects, and, hopefully, eventual victories.

Yoga helps us to break down old ways of thinking & doing which don’t serve us very well, and this paves the way for the more productive stuff. This two-part process is beautifully represented in the ancient concepts of Shiva and Shakti. They embody the ideas of psychological change and growth in our practice.

SHIVA symbolises consciousness, the masculine principle.

SHAKTI symbolises the feminine principle, the activating power and energy.

Shiva & Shakti are bound together as two essential aspects of the One. Only when Shiva and Shakti (Consciousness & Energy) combine, can action, movement and creation arise.

The destructive energy of Shiva breaks down the old to create space for the new. The creative energy of Shakti helps purify aspects of ourselves leading to healthier body, balanced emotions and mental clarity. They are said to dance together for eternity and their dance creates the physical universe and then destroys it.Bringing these concepts into our practice helps break down old ways & habits and bring in new ones.

The focus of this day will explore these energies within us, through a variety of yoga practices drawn from the tantric tradition.

The day invites us to be present in all aspects of life, to flow with the sacred pulse of nature’s power (Shakti) and to expand our awareness of our union with Consciousness (Shiva).

It is all about every-day living and how we bring wonder and passion into our lives as an expression of an unfolding awareness of our own power and a sense of delight in the here-and-now. The practices will focus on their energetic & symbolic qualities, inspiring us to bring forth the positive changes we want to create for the year ahead as well as adding depth and meaning to our practice, together we can explore this vast wealth and history of yoga we practice.

 

The teacher : Helena Turner

Helena originally trained with Yoga Alliance and then completed a Satyananda Yoga Teacher Training course. She teaches yoga full time and also gives Thai Yoga Massage.

In her spare time Helena paints beautiful Mandalas and Yantras. She loves chanting & Kirtan, to connect and open up the heart space.

“Yoga has so much to offer and has been a great support for me over the years, helping me through the ups and downs of life, giving new depth and meaning to my life. I have discovered I can do much more than I ever thought I was capable of. I believe yoga is a vehicle for transformation, self- discovery and self- improvement, opening us up to our full potential…..and I believe that Yoga offers something for everybody…..That’s why I teach”. (Helena Turner)

  • Days are 10am – 4pm. Cost £35.00.
  • For lunch, please bring a vegetarian dish to share.
  • Venue : Grenoside Community Hall, Sheffield, S35 8PR

 

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from Yoga Days Info, posted June 2017

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