Yoga is 4000 years old. No, no it’s not! It’s from British colonial gymnastics! What? No, Hatha Yoga is 400,000 years old -from when the first group of people gathered consciously around fire. What yoga are you talking about? Yeah, there are so many – I even heard that there is the yoga of singing! Is that even a thing? Sure! But what does that have to do with anything? But yoga belongs to the Hindu religion, right? No, it’s also Buddhist and Jainist. No!… everyone says yoga has nothing to do with religion! But what about the Bhagavad Gita? It constantly uses the word yoga. That’s about a war! How un-spiritual! Is Yoga spiritual? Isn’t Tantra Yoga all about sex? And where does Hot Yoga fit into all of this anyway? I don’t think Patanjali would even consider that yoga. Pata–WHO??
Feeling confused about the history, meaning, goal and ethics of yoga?
There are many types of yoga available out there. Depending on your definition and aim of modern day yoga, its origins and meaning will vary. Many consider Patanjali and his ancient text The Yoga Sutras to be the “father of yoga”. In this 2.5 hour workshop, we will explore the eight fold paths of classical yoga, giving special importance to the ethics and moral observances, as well as the practice of detachment.
When: Saturday 3rd of November, 2018 14:30- 17.00
Where: At our English Yoga Berlin studio, Görlitzerstr. 39 – Kreuzberg Berlin
Who is this workshop for:
Anyone who would like to be introduced to the ancient text “Yoga Sutras”, Patanjali’s role in modern day yoga, and the eight fold path of yoga. This workshop is also good (but not only) for yoga teachers wishing to refresh or deepen their knowledge.
Format of workshop:
This workshop is given in the form of a talk with ten mini self-explorative guided meditations to make the material relevant to you and your every day life.
- Most of the talk will focus on:
- Patanjali and the goal of yoga
- the Yamas and Niyamas (ethics and moral observances)
- Pratyahara (the practice of dettachment).
- The talk will focus very briefly on:
- Asanas (yogic postures)
- Pranayama (breathing techniques)
- As these are explained in the regular Hatha Yoga classes
- The talk will briefly introduce the goals of:
- Dharana (concentration)
- Dhyana (meditation)
- Samadhi (liberation)
- as these subjects are too big for a 2.5 hr workshop.
About the teacher:
Background info: Beginning her yoga journey in 1999, Pinelopi completed a 600 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher and Vedantic Philosophy Training course over a period of two years in Valencia, Spain. This training is recognized by the Berufverband de Yogalehrenden in Deutschland (BDY), World Movement of Yoga and Ayurveda and the European Yoga Federation. For the last decade, she has worked as a full-time yoga teacher in Spain and in 2010 she founded English Yoga Berlin. Currently she is deepening her knowledge through Leslie Kaminoff’s Yoga Anatomy Course and David Moore’s “Injury-free yoga” applying the Alexander Technique postural alignment to all yoga poses.
Price: 30 Euro
Early registration discount: 5 € discount if you register before October 2nd , 2018. The workshop is refundable unless cancellation occurs later than October 20th, after which 50% refund. Space is limited so register early before the spots fill up!
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Students that register in this workshop get a 20% discount on the Yamas and Niyama Module 1 course coming up in January 2019.
Pinelopi specializes in Hatha Yoga. Her yoga Kreuzberg Berlin classes are open for and welcoming to beginners. She offers Berlin business yoga, private yoga classes for people struggling with chronic pain, yoga courses and workshops.