In a change of date and venue, experienced yoga tutors Lucie Landau & Maggie Davis invite you to join them on retreat in Southern Spain 20th - 26th October 2019.
We will be exploring the energy system in the subtle body and its connection to the physical body and the mind. You'll also be able to enjoy time to yourself for walks, relaxation and a beautiful swimming pool, and silent times for reflection alongside social times for discussion. There are walks around the hotel to explore, so good walking shoes and some level of fitness is recommended .
We believe that yoga is not just a set of physical exercises but an attitude to life.
This course will be for those who have done the BWY 255hrs Teacher training Certificate course but would like to upgrade to the full 500hrs Diploma or those specifically interested in yoga philosophy, pranayama, meditation and subtle aspects of asana.
Some sessions on pranayama and philosophy will be open to the public, suitable for people with least 3 years of yoga class experience.
The course is 95 contact hours and will run over 14 full day sessions in Robertsbridge, East Sussex, approximately once a month. The topics of study will be the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. Practicals will include kriyas (cleansing practices), pranayama, meditation and progression in teaching asana, all of these will be formally assessed through essays and practical teaching.
Lucie will teach a new British wheel of yoga Foundation Course in Farnham, Surrey from September 2019.
The application for this course is now open.
The teacher training course has now started and will run to April 2020. Next Teacher training course is planned to start January 2021.
Meditation sessions will continue during January 2019. There will be no session in February but the sessions will recommence in March after Lucie comes back from India.
The meditation sessions include pranayama, partly guided meditation and a short discussion or reading on yoga philosophy.
20.10. - 26.10 2019
Purification of the Subtle body
After our successful retreat this year in in Portugal we are going to Spain in Otober next year. The week long program is perfect for immersion into one's yoga practice. This time we plan to focus on the energy (Pranic) system in our subtle body through pranayama and meditation as well as specific yoga postures to enhance the energy flow through the 7 chakras (wheels of energy). Booking is now open.
THURSDAYS 6.30 -7.45 pm - New term starts 10th January 2019.
There are no classes 7,14 or 21 February.
If you are interested please send me an e-mail and I'll send you the details. Please wear comfortable loose clothing, mats are provided but if you have your own of you can bring this with you.
Thursday morning 9.30-11.00 General Mixed ability/Intermediate
There are no classes 14 and 21 February
Next session is on Wednesday 16/1/19 at 5.30-7.30 - consequent session dates will be decided by the participants. You'll be able to find them later on my website.
The focus will be on the Bhagavad Gita Ch2
This is a small group that looks at key texts on yoga like the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads and discusses their relevance to daily living, we usually conclude with meditation.
Mediation sessions with Lucie and Maggie most Fridays or as advertised.
Maggie sends out an e-mail letting everyone know the date of the next session.
If you would like to be on our meditation mailing list, please let us know.
(Sessions are free)
Satsang - literal meaning from Sanskrit sat meaning 'Truth', sanga meaning 'company'.
It is an Indian spiritual tradition which can mean:
(1) the company of the Highest Truth
(2) the company of an Enlightened person
(3) the company with an assembly of seekers who listen to enlightened discourses and talk about the Truth.
(Sessions are free)
The aim of our life philosophy is the realisation of the human potential by opening one's awareness to that which is usually dormant in oneself.
When one experiences the joy of being in the present or in the Self, it leads to experiencing the underlying Unity of All. Yoga gives us various paths and practices that lead to this realisation.
It can be by adopting the selfless attitude of Karma yoga (service without expectations), the worship and service of Bhakti yoga (devotion and surrender) or detached analysis of Jnana yoga (wisdom without attachment).
Hatha yoga gives us the practical advice on how to purify our body and the body's energy system. Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads or Patanjali Yoga Sutras point us to the inner wisdom which we have the potential to discover in ourselves by disciplining the mind.
Lucie is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Her main focus is on meditation, pranayama, yoga philosophy and how these practices can enhance our every day.
Her main inspiration were the Satsangs with her spiritual teacher Prof. O. Sharma in India with whom she studied and meditated for over 30 years. Her Hatha yoga teacher in England was the late Shri Indar Nath at Patanjali Yoga center in Battle.
Before teaching yoga she was a ceramic artist. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and later finishing postgraduate studies in Kyoto, Japan.
After that, she had her own studio for a few years. She also taught ceramics at the Art College in Prague and at Adult Education in Kent, England.
Her second degree in Hindi and Indian philosophy is from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
When the relationship between the individual and the cosmos is known the purpose of human life is revealed.
That is the only purpose of human life because that experience can happen to no other living being but man.
Bodies, brains and instincts all exist in other animals but they are not sufficiently developed for that experience to be possible.
However, the human body is primarily meant for the experience.
Only he is really wise who tries for the real experience in life.