The Ecology of Yoga Workshop July 16, 1:30-4:30pm
“Yoga is not for people who are interested in staying the same” -David Life
All of life exists in delicate balance. There is a constant cycle of birth, life and death that involves a diverse complexity of relationship. When one species becomes too dominant, however, other species die off and the environment they live in also begins to break down. Yoga has it’s own ecologically diverse set of practices, of which asana is one part.
In the western world, however, the physical movement practice has largely taken over, and the other practices that are equally important have become diminished. Because of this, there are many people who practice asana that are capable of making shapes, revelling in their ‘yoga body’ that is strong and flexible on the outside, but on the inside, they stay the same. The same mental agitations, the same patterns in relationship, the same suffering.
This workshop will explore the pillars of the yoga practice that evoke change, including a rigorous Jivamukti asana practice, pranayama, meditation, mantra and discussion around cultivating intention. It is an invitation to transform one’s practice from a self-centred approach based on attachment to the body and mind, to a state of inter-being and awareness – a state of yoga.
To book, visit Indaba Yoga Studio’s workshops page and scroll down.