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.

Workshop with Zephyr Wildman & Fierce Calm: becoming a force for change, from our mats out into the world

Triyoga Ealing Studio

Fri, 6 December 2019
19:45 – 21:45

Open to all.
£30 (£25 early bird until 29th November)

In this workshop, in aid of OURMALA, Fierce Calm ambassador and triyoga teacher Zephyr Wildman will explore the concepts of looking within and shifting our own limited beliefs and thinking. 

Through discussion, asana practice, meditation and a glorious sound bath, you will consider how we can begin to transform your relationships, global and individual, from fear and exclusion into love and inclusion. 

During the practice we will contemplate what would it be like to live without fear, self-doubt, anger or resentment. What would it be like to break the cycle of suffering? What would it feel like to be content, free, fulfilled, joyous, serene, trusting and still? We aim to lift the mask to reveal what is always there: the state of yoga – this light, serenity and calmness as a result of stilling the thoughts and feelings within.

How can we be a force for change, a force of love, from the inside out, from our mats out into the world?

Fierce Calm is a global community of yoga practitioners from all backgrounds and abilities who have come together to be of service to others. We interpret the practice of yoga to mean “to come together and make whole” meaning everything and everyone is connected and that there is no separation between mind and body, or each of us as individuals. Yoga recognises that we are all one. This workshop is focused on these principles.

Fierce Calm is a charitable foundation that aims to remove barriers to make yoga accessible to all, including the most vulnerable members of society and one of the ways in which we do this is by fundraising for our primary charity partners OURMALA providing free yoga (including here at triyoga) to people seeking international protection, such as refugees, victims of trafficking and modern day slavery.

* * * If booking for more than one person, please do so by calling 020 3362 0688. 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 * * *

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.

Unveiling the Light of the Heart Workshop

Yogacampus London 1 & 2 June, 2019.

Workshop with Graham Burns, Raquel Alves & Zephyr Wildman. Three of Yogacampus’ most experienced and popular teachers – have come together to offer this two day immersion into yogic theories and practices which will allow you to unveil and brighten the light of your own heart.

The heart is a complex and enigmatic organ. At the purely mechanical level, its beating keeps us alive. But it is also commonly seen as the seat of powerful emotions such as love and compassion. And in early Indian philosophy, the space within the heart (sometimes called the ‘cave of the heart’) was seen as the abode of our essential self, our true nature, who we really are at the deepest level.

Reaching awareness of that true nature of the self is the essence of yoga, and the heart has always had a special and revered place in the yoga tradition. Patañjali speaks of a ‘heart lotus’ as a focal point for meditation, and most (if not all) of the esoteric models of the yogic body which grew up in the Tantric traditions locate an important energetic centre at the heart which can be accessed through yoga practice. In Buddhism too, the heart centre is important, and is sometimes seen as the home of the ‘clear light of bliss’.

Yet, how often in our everyday life (and even in our yoga practice) do we allow our head to rule our heart, so that that clear light fails to shine as brightly as it might? Would it benefit us and others if, instead of being ruled by our head, we were able to access that light and allow it to shine? 

We are really excited that Zephyr, Graham and Raquel – three of Yogacampus’ most experienced and popular teachers – have come together to offer this two day immersion into yogic theories and practices which will allow you to unveil and brighten the light of your own heart. Each of them brings their own unique perspective and specific areas of expertise to help that light shine, and you will enjoy:

• Discussion of the significance of the heart and the heart centre in Indian philosophy generally, and in the yoga tradition specifically.
• An exploration of the physiology of the heart, and the psychology associated with it.
• A range of profound practices throughout the weekend – including āsana, bandha, mudra, prāṇāyāma, meditation, and yoga nidrā – all aimed at helping you unveil that light.
• Plenty of time for question and answer. 

The workshop is open to all levels of yoga experience, except complete beginners. However, some experience of prāṇāyāma and meditation will be helpful.

Certification You will receive a Yogacampus Certificate of Attendance.

To book, click here.

Yoga Teaching Do’s and Dont’s – Working with Yoga Anatomy to be a Safe and Effective Yoga Teacher

Yoga Hub in Dublin 18 & 19 January, 2020

This 2-day workshop aims to break down the various yoga anatomy theories that have been passed down for generations against more recent medical findings to help students and teachers alike communicate in safer and more effective ways.

As Yoga has matured in the West, our community has been fortunate enough to have help and guidance from complimentary professionals such as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and others in the medical field who have studied our practice and helped to create the modern, westernised Yoga culture. A fusion of technology, techniques and integrated information in the last fifty years has brought Yoga and Kinaesthesia together and created more understanding of the way our bodies move during our practice along with the benefits and dangers.

As much as this new understanding has helped our practice evolve, ’Old school’ language and ‘wives tales’ that are still floating about our yoga communities and being passed on to students, still exist. Our community is guilty of claims of health benefits that sometimes can be untrue and dangerous. The medical community has been taking notice and unfortunately complaints that yoga has started to cause injuries, due to poor teaching, limited anatomical understanding and unsafe adjustments are now common. Understanding of kinesiology and anatomy need to be on the forefront of any Yoga Teacher’s curriculum in order to create safe sequences and informed practices for all of our students.

The Course

This will be an interactive workshop to test the theories of do’s and don’ts on each other and to come to an experienced conclusion that should leave each yoga student better-informed. The goal is to create an approach to give teachers the skills to be safer and more effective in their community.

This course is for students and yoga teachers who want to improve their use of language in their classes, understand basic anatomy, bio-mechanical movements and health benefits to enhance the living tradition of Eastern Yoga in the modern world.

To book, click here.

Teaching Tips & Training

I felt it might be useful to receive a few practice tips, so I recently recorded little tasters of what will be shared on my Do’s & Don’ts Worksop with Yoga Hub in Dublin 18 & 19 January, 2020.

Yogacampus London is hosting my teacher Doug Keller 5-9th October, 2019

Yoga Hub in Dublin is hosting me for a workshop 18 & 19 January, 2020

Movement for Modern Life has a good selection of classes with me to practice wherever you live and travel to.

New Years Workshop – Practice – Shaping the Breathe – Part 2 of 4

‘What asana is for the body, pranayama is for the mind’ to achieve the ‘state’ of yoga we practice yoga directing our attention to the shaping of the breath while refining the relationship between the body and mind. This practice will focus on breath retention, suspension and progression in order to purify and create clarity in our ability to occupy our embodiment while enduring negative thoughts and emotions that may come up. Calm and ease brought into existence during dis-ease can be an incredible life hack. Come back to this practice anytime the world is feeling a bit overwhelming and centre yourself within the wisdom of your inner-teacher. 

This practice will apply Kriya Yoga (Tapas, Sva dhyaya and isvara pranidhana) as we move, connecting to the strong feelings, thoughts and reactions that may have come up during the work focused on addressing our resentment. 

Self-Knowing As a Vehicle For Awakening

ZephyrPortrait221.jpgWith Zephyr Wildman
1 January 2019, 15:00–18:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£35 earlybird until 27 Dec, £40 thereafter

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 Years 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 It’s 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”

Truth – Satya

Will/Desire – Iccha Shakti

Action – Karma

Knowledge – Vidya

Awaken – Bodhi

Bhuta Shuddhi/5 Elements practice in asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation.