Location: Aristos Tropos, 7 Sheeplands Lane, Sherborne DT9 4BW, own yoga studio or garden
Time and Days:
- Tuesday: 10:00-11.00am & 6:00-7:00pm (on-going);
- Wednesday: 6:00-7:00pm (planned class);
- Thursday: 6:00-7:00pm (1-2-1)
Yoga classes waver form and health questionnaire pack can be downloaded from here. Please print it out, fill in and bring to the classes.
Please bring suitable clothing and a yoga mat. If you feel you might need any props, bolsters, pillows, blankets, please do not hesitate to bring them in, as well.
A bit of background:
These weekly yoga classes, very closely following the tradition of Śri Krishnamacharia (and TKV Desikachar), are recurring ones with their main on-going aim of Yoga Ćikitsa (yoga therapy).
The tradition is founded on the teachings of Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali, nearly 2500 old compendium of knowledge on yoga, as well as on a handful of extremely important other texts, predating or postdating Yoga Sūtra by a few or more hundreds of years. It is not bound to any religion, neither Indian or any other, although it is equally neither anti-religious nor agnostic, or atheistic.
Although in practice Yoga Ćikitsa is only possible on a 1-2-1 basis, the majority of individuals can initially benefit from a non-tailored approach of yoga classes. At times we would like to suggest a 1-2-1 teaching/mentoring to certain students when we strongly feel they might benefit much more from a strictly therapeutic approach.
As yoga is holistic, the classes do not focus on any specific limb (añga) of yoga but follow the path of Kriya Yoga (yoga of action as given by Patañjali), using all available, useful and appropriate tools and techniques. You can expect physical exercises (āsana), breathing (prānāyāma), including chanting, working with sound and others, always leading to increasing mindfulness and meditative focus (YS 1.2).
According to Patañjali (YS 1.14), yoga should be practised for a long time (dīrgha-kāla), without interrupions (nairantarya), with positive and fair attitude (sat-kāra) and confidence, enthusiasm and respect (ādara). Hence, anyone is welcome to join any of the classes on an ad-hoc basis but please note that only those who persevere and join in for a longer period, will benefit the most and more deeply. This is where, as an additional incentive, we would like to offer a DISCOUNT of 20% to those who book and purchase 10 classes at once. The option is available from the scroll down list under the payment options and is only for bank transfer payments.
1. Cash on Collection, which is the preferred way;
2. Bank Transfer: Aristos Consulting Ltd, 7 Sheeplands Lane, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4BW, United Kingdom; Sort Code 09-01-51, A/N 93873184;
3. PayPal payment
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