THE PRANA – Philosophy and Practice Immersion with Doug Keller
15th -18th January 2019
20 hours Immersion
Proposed daily schedule:-
9:30 – 4pm with a 1.5 hr lunch break
This event will be held at Room 2 Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick
COST (gst inclusive): $594 (before 15th Oct)/$654 (after 15th Oct)
COST FOR BOTH: $1179 (before 15th Oct)/$1399 (after 15th Oct)
– Payment plan available
Other important details including CANCELLATION POLICY is available after description of immersion
The ‘Prana’ is the practical and philosophical concept that evolves the most and receives the most elaboration throughout the history of yoga, from the Vedas and Upanishads onwards to its central role in hatha yoga. Although the Prana does not play a major role in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, it is the thread of practice throughout the rest of the tradition of yoga practice, and it’s key to understanding the deeper purpose of the practices we do today.
This immersion will explore, the development of the idea of the energy of Prana as more than simply the ‘breath’ — and will put this understanding in the context of practice: asana and meditation as well as pranayama practice. While we will explore the early roots of these ideas, much emphasis will be upon how the hatha yoga tradition puts this into practice in every realm, including the awareness of ‘marma’ in asana as a form of prana awareness, as well as in Yoga Nidra.
Each day will begin with a guided pranayama and meditation practice, followed by an asana session. The focus of each session will reflect the themes of the day regarding Prana. This will be followed by lecture, with a break in between for lunch.
The afternoon lecture will get into themes of application — in pranayama as well as asana practice, and the afternoon will end with a guided pranayama and Yoga Nidra practice.
The lectures will also include connections to Ayurveda as well as mantra; but the central focus will be on approaches to Prana that are brought forth in the hatha yoga texts, with an eye to understanding them and their roots. This will especially include the role of Prana in the ‘Laya’ aspect of hatha yoga, with its new emphasis upon Yoga Nidra and the meaning given to ‘Samadhi,’ especially in relation to the ideas of the chakras and ‘granthis.’
Overall this will be a fulfilling experience, joining understanding with practice in a way that is rare for hatha yoga workshops or immersions!
Doug is bringing to this not only his 20 years of teaching yoga and decade of ashram experience, but his study of philosophy that goes back to his college and graduate school studies!
Proposed overall schedule:
Morning 9:30-12:30pm: Pranayama, meditation and asana practice (about 1 3/4 hours) followed by lecture
Afternoon 2 -4pm : Lecture, which transitions into applications in pranayama practice, ending with Yoga Nidra and meditation.
REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAININGS
What you need to support your asana and pranayama practice.
Assistance for props will be available for interstate and international participants where possible.
Given the cost of bringing Doug over from overseas. This policy will be strictly adhered to.
Cancellation of registration, prior to 1st Dec, will be fully refunded minus Administration fee of $150. Cancellation of registration after 1st Dec is non-refundable but transferable. Transfer fee is $50.
Please take out any appropriate travel insurance if travelling from interstate or overseas.
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration payment can be done using credit card (through mind body booking system). Click the ‘BOOK HERE’ button on the top of workshop page of Reconnect Yoga website.
Do NOT use mind body online system.
Account name: Reconnect Studios
BSB: 063-111 a/c no.: 10779447
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Once payment as been made, sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of payment and your mobile number or contact number.
Once payment has been cleared in the account, you will receive confirmation from Reconnect Yoga.
The training will be held at Workroom 2, Siteworks, 33Saxon Street Brunswick.
There is heating and air conditioning at the venue. There is a kitchen facility for use. There are also lots of choice of eateries walking distance.
Getting to the Venue:
There is no parking onsite. Limited 2 hour parking around the venue. Paid parking available on Weston street and off Edward Street (both walking distance to the venue). Accessible by tram 19 on Sydney Road (stop at Dawson Street) from the city. By train on Upfield line.
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