New Years Day Workshop: Self-Knowing as a Vehicle for Awakening

Triyoga Ealing Studio

Wed, 1 January 2020,
10:15am – 12:15pm

Price: £35 

Open to all.
£35 (£30 early bird until 25th December)
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Our unique human ability to self-reflect is one thing that sets us apart from all other sentient beings. The continual evolution of our consciousness to be awakened (for those seeking it) to that which is behind life itself is a wonder for us as humans philosophically, spiritually and cognitively. Gives a new sense to the expression; “may wonders never cease”.

This New Year’s workshop will call upon our past experiences to inform our present, honouring those who supported us along the way. We will enter practices that promote that evolution by “burning” that which impedes us from growing forward in our lives. We will draw on the teachings of:

– tantra that increase our capacity to acquire energy to positively affect all aspects of our lives. 
– asana to strengthen our vessel. 
– pranayama to build our vital force.
– yoga nidra to heal and nurture.
– meditation to open us to the boundless reservoir towards inspiring our potential for awakening. 

We will call upon the 3-fold process of kriya yoga as the blueprint to promoting purification, self-reflection and establishing a relationship to ishvara/the divinity of your understanding. This New Year we will plant seeds of purpose and reduce the seeds of suffering thus actualising the light of knowledge within you, as you, working for you and with you to wake you up to its presence in everything. 

“There is a light, that lights the whole world. It radiates absolute truth, boundless will, skill in action and is the source of all knowledge” 5 Creative Shaktis within all of us.
Expect yoga talk, asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation.

* * * If booking for more than one person, please do so by calling 020 3362 3366. Do not book via the website or the second person will not appear on the roster. By booking this event you agree to the Cancellation Policy * * *

New Years Day Workshop: The Art & Science of Vichara Practices with Zephyr Wildman

The Life Centre Notting Hill

01 January 2020

14.30-17.30 at Notting Hill

Zephyr Wildman

Price: £40.00

Book by 25 December for a £5 earlybird discount

The definition of Yoga has roots firmly grounded in a focus on self-understanding. The more we understand ourselves, our habits and our suffering, the more we have choices to align ourselves with the true path and the state of balanced flow. The equilibrium and harmony of a balanced life takes in to account the spiritual, the mental and the physical. Yoga, at it’s fundamental core, is an exercise in developing a strong and balanced state for all three. Yoga puts the same amount of emphasis on, and gives an equal importance to, the emotional health as it does physical health. Set your intention for 2020 be the year of clear vision and balance.

This workshop taps into the Yogic roots of holistic health and focuses on the skill in action yoga creates, helping to bring self-knowledge and the ability to identify and enact constant beneficial corrections as we follow our path. This New Years workshop is designed to offer deeper application to Yoga Students and Teachers and will introduce Vichara (written self-inventory) to develop skills that will aid the seeker to identify suffering in our lives and how to move past them.

Over the workshop, Zephyr will discuss the basic neuroscience, behavioural patterns and simple techniques to support strategies to enhance emotional well being in a yoga practice. Zephyr will lecture on yogic theories and begin to map out the foundation in a regular practice of Vichara and loving-kindness Meditation practices. Emphasis will be on seeing a holistic picture of ourselves by using the yogic sciences and techniques as resources to address imbalances.

Expect yoga talk, in-class journaling, asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, meditation.

Members on a monthly ongoing membership or annual unlimited pass save 20% on all workshops. To take advantage of this discount please book your space at reception or by calling 0207 221 4602.

If you are booking for more than one person please call 0207 221 4602 as the second person won’t be added to the roster.

Cornish Coast Yoga & Walking Retreat with Zephyr Wildman at Hotel Tresanton 2-6th November 2020

Hotel Tresanton

St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5DR

Tel: +44 (0)1326 270 055

info@tresanton.com

@hoteltresanton

www.tresanton.com

I am so excited to collaborate with Hotel Tresanton  in offering a special week long get away with Yoga & beach walking around the Cornish Coast line. Have a look at this unique getaway click here to see photos and to book click here.

Dates: Monday 2nd-Friday 6th November 2020

Single Occupancy: £2500

Double Room Occupancy: £1700 per person

This includes:

2 hours of energising vinyasa yoga in the morning and 1.5 hours of restorative yoga every evening with Zephyr Wildman.

Four nights of accommodation in the Tresanton.  There are 4 dog friendly rooms available at the hotel if you want to bring your dog, these will be subject to an additional charge of £25.  Room 1 has a terrace and Room 31 has its own garden.

Delicious breakfast, vegetarian lunch and dinner with a focus on fish/chicken.

Transfers from and to St Austell Train Station (must be travelling on the train specified – Time TBC)

Daily Itinerary:

07.30     Fresh Juice and tea / coffee

08.00    Energizing Vinyasa Flow and Meditation

10.00     Breakfast

11.30     Brisk walk in and around St. Mawes

13.00     Lunch followed by free time to treat yourself to a spa treatment/sleep/walk etc

17.00     Restorative Yoga and Meditation

19.00     Dinner

Extras:

Face and body treatments can be booked in advance through The Tresanton. A list of treatments is available at http://tresanton.com/treatments

Booking in advance is essential as there is limited space.

Packing List:

Bring all weather gear along with your yoga kit. There are wellington boots provided in all sizes by the hotel but for those serious walkers you may want to bring walking boots.

Podcast – Preamble – 5 Essential Ingredients

Yoga Sutra 1.20 (my mistake, in the Podcast I said 1.2, it’s One point Twenty sorry for the confusion) Patanjali states 5 essential ingredients to a spiritual practice;

  • Shraddha – Faith/Trust, 
  • Virya – Courage/Will-Power, 
  • Smriti – Memory, 
  • Samadhi – Absorption, 
  • Prajna – Illuminated Mind/Discernment. 

This practice will guide you to create insight to what these concepts mean to you, how you can refine your relationship with them and be inspired to take these qualities of character off your mat and into your daily life. 

Podcast – Yoga Nidra – 5 areas of focus Yoga Sutras 1:34-1:38

Archer Warrior Sequence reflecting on the Yoga Sutras

This practice draws from the Yoga Sutras & the Bhagavad Gita to heal, transform and inspire our lives. 

  • First we cultivate Non Judgemental Awareness, Friendliness, Happiness and Compassion stated in Yoga Sutra 1:33. 
  • Then we will redirect our attention to the 5 suggested areas of focus from sutra 1:34-1:38;
    • Breath Awareness, 
    • Sensation, 
    • Inner Illuminosity, 
    • Contemplate a Stable Mind, 
    • Open to the Stream of Consciousness refining our mind to become more anchored in the moment. 
    • Then we will look at our habits (conscious or unconscious) by understanding our three types of karma and how to wakefully remain awake making wise choices to satisfy our deepest heart’s longing. 

Podcast – Practice – 5 Areas of Focus Yoga Sutras 1:34-1:38

Archer Warrior Sequence reflecting on the Yoga Sutras

This practice draws from the Yoga Sutras & the Bhagavad Gita to heal, transform and inspire our lives. 

  • First we cultivate Non Judgemental Awareness, Friendliness, Happiness and Compassion stated in Yoga Sutra 1:33. 
  • Then we will redirect our attention to the 5 suggested areas of focus from sutra 1:34-1:38;
    • Breath Awareness, 
    • Sensation, 
    • Inner Illuminosity, 
    • Contemplate a Stable Mind, 
    • Open to the Stream of Consciousness refining our mind to become more anchored in the moment. 
    • Then we will look at our habits (conscious or unconscious) by understanding our three types of karma and how to wakefully remain awake making wise choices to satisfy our deepest heart’s longing. 

Podcast – Practice – Tonglen

This traditional buddhist practice acknowledges and celebrates that we as Yogis are the holders of suffering and the quest for healing, freedom and peace can be a liberating one. This is a provocative practice. We will be breathing in someone else’s pain and suffering at the same time we will be working on our own issues. This shared suffering is something magical as once you find your rhythm, you will find the strength to be of service to those more vulnerable, those that are ill and/or trapped in a cycle of suffering. This practice opens us to generosity of spirit, connection to our humanity and love that we can share knowing we all have a basic goodness, a desire to be happy and not to suffer. 

Podcast – Preamble – Tonglen

This traditional buddhist practice acknowledges and celebrates that we as Yogis are the holders of suffering and the quest for healing, freedom and peace can be a liberating one. This is a provocative practice. We will be breathing in someone else’s pain and suffering at the same time we will be working on our own issues. This shared suffering is something magical as once you find your rhythm, you will find the strength to be of service to those more vulnerable, those that are ill and/or trapped in a cycle of suffering. This practice opens us to generosity of spirit, connection to our humanity and love that we can share knowing we all have a basic goodness, a desire to be happy and not to suffer. 

Podcast – Preamble – Waves of Emotion

Yoga and meditation are not methods of anaesthetising your experience in life, rather yoga and meditation techniques are tools of managing those experiences. The anger, the anxiety and grief of the life experience are all real just as the joy, curiosity and happiness are real. However. they are also passing waves that do not define who you are. This practice explores who you are behind these emotions and focuses on discovering the essence of you.

Finding Solace by Expressing Grief Workshop

triyoga Ealing

Triyoga Ealing 13 July, 2019. 2-4:30pm

Grief is a part of love. It hurts because we love. And just as we fall in love and want to share it with everyone, on social media, at weddings and parties and so on, our grief too wants to be expressed. However, in society today we find it hard to know how to express grief, support those who are grieving and find tools to help us bear what is ours to carry. Nothing will ever fix or solve our grief as it is a natural, normal and healthy reaction to loss. When we experience loss, grief fills our life with darkness. This darkness never goes way, we just learn how to expand our life around the darkness. 

What can I expect?
This workshop will include: 
– lectures 
– journaling
– Yoga asana 
– meditation practices

What will I gain from the workshop?
There are many tools to help with managing our grief. Zephyr will share some ways that the principles of yoga and Buddhist psychology can help manage grief through writing (vichara), applied yoga-asana and meditation practices. This holistic, mind-body approach will allow you to kindly open the grief experience, physically moving the body to release some of the build-up of sensation or awaken the feelings by creating sensation, a useful method of encouraging the hurt to untangle. Students will also use seated practices and guided meditation to help find more resilience by allowing us to tend to our grief with more understanding, compassion and trust.

Who is it for?
Anyone struggling with feelings of grief after loss or who wants to explore this complex emotion.

Go to my recent blog about Grief and Loss to read and find more support in the meantime. Click here.

To book workshop, click here.