|Yoga with Ved|
|Yoga with Ved|
It is with this awareness in mind that I began to facilitate this class - Svadhyaya. The word svadhyaya is a Sanskrit one meaning "self-study". It is imbedded deep within the practice of yoga according to the sage Patanjali.
There are many layers of meaning to this practice. On one level it means the study of the philosophy and practices of yoga. It is the exploration of yoga as a science - just as one would study any other subject. On another level it is the study of oneself. We begin to learn about our true nature through careful observation and analysis.
This class encompasses both of these aspects to broaden our horizons in the practice yoga. I developed this class to serve the needs of those who would like to go deeper into their practice. It will help us to understand the origin and purpose of yoga. It also delves into the mystical philosophy of yoga: exploring ideas of Kundalini, subtle energy, and life-purpose.
Read on for the class structure, syllabus, and guidelines.
Acceptance into this course is not guaranteed. You must have demonstrated interest in these topics previously and depth of commitment to be considered. These topics are for a select few who are ready to move deeper within themselves.
If you are accepted these guidelines must be followed closely.
1. Participation and engagement is required. We must be ready to engage in discussion and work with ourselves.
2. Even if you miss a class you will be held accountable for the assignments and journals.
3. We must attend with an open mind, ready to explore the mystical and spiritual side of yoga.
4. A high degree of decorum, discipline, and determination is expected.
5. Understand that this is a process and we must engage in it without judgement of ourselves and others.
Principle of Exchange
Class take place on Saturday 7:30am - 9:30am (runs from January 7th - March 25th 2017)
May be flexible ending 1 or 2 saturdays later depending on circumstances.
The cost of attendence is $400 a month.
This fee covers use of the studio, equipment, and knowledge base.
Participants will be required to submit their journals and assigments in contribution of the development of the class in the long term. Your own lessons hold the potential to help others on their path of yoga. It may be compiled into notes/lessons/summaries or provided as class material at a later date. This is in exchange for the personal and practical guidance that is specific to each person.
"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all of that is life."