Gradually, you come to the conclusion that you and your thoughts are different. You are not the thoughts. When this state develops (that is the observer distances himself from his thoughts) the thoughts gradually start becoming calm. After that impartial or passive observation develops. One may also sometimes have active participation, which means that one is trying to become a party to or take an interest in those thoughts and emotions. This should not be done. If somebody starts quarreling with the thoughts, that is also active participation. So we should be neither friendly with the thoughts nor an enemy to the thoughts. We observe them and after some time the observer finds himself stronger than the thoughts. It is the natural principle that the one who is stronger stands his ground and the weaker one retreats. A day comes when thoughts which have become weak ultimately start calming down and disappearing. Then you, the observer or rather the observation, find your own self in your own self. This is the beginning of your real life.
BWY Foundation Course 1 is planned for March 2017 and will be followed by BWY Yoga teacher training in January 2018.
BWY Foundation Course 2 planned from September 2016 to November 2017. This course is for all that have completed the BWY Foundation Course 1 or equivalent. It may be of interest for Yoga teachers who have qualified a long time ago and would like to refresh their knowledge of yoga philosophy, pranayama and meditation.
A website of Lucie's spiritual teacher Gurudev Shri O.Sharma is now opened and regularly updated with new discourses (Satsangs). If you are interested to know more please click here.
We have also started publishing small books on various spiritual topics taken from our teacher's Satsangs. So far we have published topics Love, Attachement & Detachment, Meditations, Ego, The Aim of life, Spirituality & Religion, Spiritual master and the seeker of Truth, Purifying emotions and intellect.
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Our Oast house has accommodation for up to 15 people, and a large barn has been converted into a fully equipped yoga studio. The centre is set in 16 acres of land in a quiet and secluded area. The garden consists of fields, woods, a series of ponds, and an organic kitchen garden, which provides most of the ingredients for the vegetarian food that we cook here.
In this setting we run workshops and residential retreats. We see yoga as one way to develop an awareness of our inner selves and increase inner peace and happiness. This in turn helps to improve our performance in daily life and our relationships with those around us.
Lucie who leads most of the courses at Manor Farm is a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher and Yoga Teacher Diploma Course Tutor. She spends several months a year in India with her spiritual teacher. When in England she leads yoga workshops, retreats and training courses. For more information on courses please check the editorial and workshop pages.