Yoga Weekend – February 2018

The Power of Stillness

23rd – 25th February 2018 with Hannah Penn & Chris Noon

 

“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

 

Our annual Yoga weekends at Wortley Hall continue next year with a luxurious opportunity to explore the power of stillness!

As always, this will be a full weekend of Yoga practice including asana / posture work, Pranayama, relaxation, kirtan, meditation and much more.

In the posture work sessions we will use dynamic, flowing sequences to prepare for finding stillness in Yoga asanas.

Pranayama (breathing) practice will lead into Kevala Kumbhaka, effortlessly extending the spaces between the breaths where the body, the breath and the mind come to stillness. In the quietness of these spaces we find deeper aspects of ourselves, reconnecting with the profound peace which is within us.

Our main meditation practice will be Kaya Sthairyam (literally ‘body stillness’) and we will progress through stages of this wonderful techniqueover the course of the weekend. We will also work through practices from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, the techniques from this ancient text are simple, practical and as relevant & useful today as they were centuries ago.

As usual there will be time for other Yoga practices, including Mudra, Mantra, Kirtan and, of course, the blissful stillness of Yoga Nidra!

Hannah Penn & Chris Noon both trained initially with the British Wheel of Yoga before qualifying as Satyananda Yoga teachers in 2007. Together they run Sheffield Yoga School, providing a wide range of Yoga classes, workshops, weekends and courses.

The weekend is held in Wortley Hall; with it’s beautiful gardens, comfortable rooms and delicious vegetarian food Wortley Hall has proven to be a perfect location for a weekend Yoga retreat.

 

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from Yoga Days Info, posted July 2017

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