Pranayama classes with KATIE RUTHERFORD,
10.30 am – 1 pm.
Saturday 13th April, Sundays 12th May and 16th June 2019.
Pranayama is the fourth limb of yoga and regular practice brings tremendous benefits to the mind and body. We usually begin the class by creating space and openness in the body, in supported backbends and inversions. Supported poses permit the mind to quieten and allow the body to be receptive to the breath. These classes are suitable for those who have been practicing asana for at least 18 months and are genuinely interested in deepening their pranayama practice.
We are so delighted that Katie has agreed to teach these classes – she has studied for many years with Rajiv and Swati Chanchani in Yog-Ganga in Dehradun and with Firooza Ali Rajvi at her retreats in Fife, as well as with Guruji, Geeta and Prashant in Pune. She has learnt from the very best!
book a place by selecting the class you wish to attend on the online timetable
Cost £20 per class
Led Practice sessions with Al Reid (and others)
Sundays 10 -11am, 26th May 2019. (more dates to follow)
Do you find it hard to practice at home? We want to help!
Yoga gets better the more you do it; it’s a practice and should be done regularly. We all know this but it can be hard to get in to the habit. So come along to these practice sessions to help you get started.
We provide the equipment, the space, the practice sequence and the company! One of our experienced teachers will guide you through the sequence, calling out the poses and doing them with you, so you can see what to do. We do not teach you however – you need to do the practice yourself. You get to experience each pose in near silence, being in the pose, undisturbed but not on your own. You get to keep the sequence so you can keep practicing it at home.
These sessions have been popular with those attending and we hope that in the not too distant future, we will be able to add Open Practice Sessions, where you come to do your own practice (whatever you choose) in the studio, like at RIMYI in Pune.
Pay at the studio, £5 per session.
Edwin Bryant – The Bhagavad Gita
Friday 7 June 6 – 8pm £35
Saturday 8 June 10 – 5pm £70
Sunday 9 June 10 – 1pm £35
Full weekend £120
We are delighted to be welcoming Edwin Bryant back to Yoga Now in Edinburgh to give us another opportunity to listen and learn from this highly respected scholar and professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University in the USA. In addition to his academic course load, Edwin currently teaches workshops at yoga studios and teacher training courses throughout the world. As a personal practitioner of yoga for over 30 years, he has a remarkable knack for combining academic rigor with accessibility of the material he teaches, all enfolded in kindness and generosity. Learn more about him on www.edwinbryant.org
His teachings will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, perhaps the most representative and certainly the most influential and popular text from the numerous and varied spiritual traditions of India. Spoken by Lord Krishna to Arjuna, who is undergoing a moment of crisis, the text deals with the nature of the self, the world, ultimate reality, the purpose of human existence, and the spiritual paths that can be undertaken to accomplish this purpose. There are primarily four such paths, or yoga systems, featured in the text through which one can unite with the Divine: the path of self-knowledge, jnana yoga; the path of action in the world, karma yoga; the path of meditation, raja yoga; and the path of theistic devotion, bhakti yoga.
This workshop will undertake a detailed discussion of these four yoga systems, with contextual references to the background of the text and to some of the major streams of Hindu thought in general. It is open to anyone who is interested, from any school of yoga. The only requirement is to bring an open mind and sincere heart. Edwin wll prick your curiosity and awaken your understanding of this beautiful text and we cannot recommend it highly enough.
Students are advised to bring with them a copy of the Bhagavad Gita. The translation by Winthrop Sargeant is recommended as being the closest to the Sanskrit original.
Rajiv and Swati Chanchani
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2019.
£100 for the whole weekend, £60 for individual days.
We are delighted to be welcoming Rajiv and Swati Chanchani back to Edinburgh. They are both steeped in lifelong learning of the art and science of yoga, having studied with Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and his family for 40 years. Since the opening of the Dehradun Yog-Ganga Centre in 2001, Swati and Rajiv have been designing and teaching a remarkable series of yoga intensives in which they have been tracing the roots of yoga in mythology, legend and history and also stressing the links of moral and ethical values implicit in the practice of yoga. Their sincerity, learning and commitment is reflected in their teaching and they have taught at International yoga conventions all over the world.
Saturday 29th June 10:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 16:30
Sunday 30th June 09:30 – 12:00 and 13:30 – 16:00
This workshop is now fully booked.
GENERAL Workshop with NATHALIE BLONDEL
New date tbc 2019,
This event has been postponed due to bad weather conditions – sorry!
A new date will be released soon.
We are delighted to welcome Nathalie back to Yoga Now after her popular workshop here last March. Nathalie is a Senior 2 Iyengar Yoga teacher with many years’ experience. She teaches regular classes in Hove and Bristol, and she has kindly agreed to offer a workshop open to less experienced students again – at least 18 months’ experience (you should be confident in Sarvangasana / Shoulder stand and at least learning Sirsasana / Headstand). This is an ideal opportunity to progress your practice. Nathalie visits the RIMYI in Pune regularly and her classes are encouraging and enlightening!