The Inner Ocean of Knowing
Wednesday 9th January
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Studio 16, First Floor, 25a Belfast Road, N16 6UN
Our first workshop of 2019 takes inspiration from our inner ocean of knowing and combines traditional, contemporary and personal approaches to explore a key practice of yoga known as: tapaḥ-svādhyāy-eśvarapraṇidhānāni.
This is composed of three transformative aspects:
Tapa which means to heat, to fire up, to purify and to alchemize. Traditionally it refers to the heated effort of the practice which leads to radiance of body and clarity of mind. A more contemporary interpretation may regard tapas as our drive, determination, endeavour and inner strength of intention.
Svādhyāya is understood as study of the self and inner reflection of one’s patterns and nature of being. This includes inner listening and sensing, thoughtful contemplation and openness to learning in all situations.
Īśvarapraṇidhāna refers to surrendering (praṇidhāna) to a higher source (īśvara). It is a return to our heartfulness, goodness and inner light that we can use as our compass and guide.
Guided by Jean Hall, we’ll will look at each aspect in turn and then integrate them within a fluid and interchangeable practice of meditation, asana and pranayama finishing with a nourishing sound bath.
SYC x Jean Hall
*P.S – Jean is also leading our SYC x Jean Hall Retreat in Goa, India in late February 2019. If you’d like to know more please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean’s teaching is rooted in her enjoyment of assisting bodies and minds to open up to their strength, freedom and potential. As a lifelong lover of movement and creativity Jean has spent much of her life exploring body work disciplines, travelling and practicing yoga.
Having discovered yoga whilst training as a dancer it soon became an integral part of her life, developing alongside her career as a performer and also her own personal learning and exploration.
In 1995 she qualified as a Iyengar yoga teacher and since then she has continued to study different forms of yoga with many great teachers from many diverse backgrounds including Geeta Iyengar and Sri K Pattahbi Jois, as well as being self taught and working with more unconventional teachers such as Gill Clarke and Paddy McGrath.
Jean teaches a deep and soulful slow flow form of yoga. She is known for her unique creative sequencing of postures which helps to draw students and teachers beyond limitations and closer to their true potential and confidence through the ancient yogic system of asanas, mindful breathing and meditation with an approach of devotion and playfulness.
She is one of the U.K’s leading yoga teachers as well as senior faculty member of the triyoga teaching training programme and author of published yoga books:
Yoga, a practical guide to yoga postures – Abbeydale Press
Ashtanga Yoga, a in-depth guide to the primary series – Anness Books
Breathe – simple techniques for a calmer, happier life – Quadrille Publishing
Joseph is an artist, composer and sound therapist. Playing a mixture of gong, crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, therapeutic percussion and incorporating voice, Joseph’s Sonic Sessions are rich in texture.
The aim of Joseph’s work is to gently nudge participants in the direction of the elemental self and towards a deeper understanding of the vibrational universe in which we live.
With his weekly sound event Sunday Night Sound Bath (Currently held at Yoga on the Lane, Dalston) growing in popularity Joseph has appeared on BBC Radio London, Worldwide FM, and has brought his sonic experience to such venues as The Jazz Cafe, Rich Mix and Giant Steps.
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12 people are attending The Inner Ocean of Knowing <br> 09.01.19