Take for example this relationship between male and female. It starts from the Rajsic nature - the desire - to love physically, to have a relationship and to have sex. When the culmination of union between the male and female is there, and if and when there is orgasm, both the partners in a way become blind to everything - forgetfulness - complete forgetfulness - and forgetfulness is Tamsic - absence of activity - lethargy. Forgetting everything. It is in that forgetfulness that they feel some sort of relief and comfort but it is all temporary. It is not happiness. It is delusion. When we try to control the desire, to channel and purify it in various ways through self discipline, then from that time onwards the Satvic - wisdom; knowledge; clarity - starts there in 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.