Limehouse Yoga Studio
10 – 16 August 2024
Limehouse Yoga Studio
Mount Hill Farm
Cornwall, TR4 9PP
6th – 10th August 2024
Weekend Workshops. 10th – 11th August 2024
Gregor Maehle will begin with a led Ashtanga class* followed by afternoon workshop, Yogic Meditation (chakra-Kundalini meditation). There will be two more workshops on Sunday Pranayama and Kriya, and Karma Yoga – How To Find Your Life’s Divine Purpose
Ashtanga Mysore Self Practice. 12th – 16th August 2024
Gregor will jointly teach with Monica. This week will consist of five morning’s of Ashtanga Mysore self practice
Here Gregor Maehle will analyse the many intricate anatomical details of the majority of the postures
of the Primary Series, while maintaining as much pace as possible.
The focus will be on breaking down the various phases of entering and exiting the postures into their constituents. Performing postures safely while understanding which anatomical actions will
get us deep into the asanas will prevent unnecessary energy expenditure.
Through inducing precision this format also achieves that conditioning and emotions lodged in bodily tissue are
released, preparing us for the higher limbs of pranayama and meditation..
Different to Vedantic or Buddhist meditation, yogic meditation contains the same structural elements as yogic postures and breathing and was designed to form together with those an integrated whole. Meditation is the method of bringing your mind into a receptive state so that you can receive higher knowledge that is already there.
Yogic meditation is a collection of scientific methods to bring about such awareness. To accelerate spiritual evolution yogic meditation employs many means amongst which the prime ones are mantra, mudra, bandha,
chakra-visualization and Kundalini-raising techniques.
The yogic chakras are representations of evolutionary brain circuitry with the lower three chakras representing our reptilian, mammalian and primate ancestry respectively. By understanding the chakras and skillfully meditating on them yoga offers the opportunity to activate higher brain centres and propel the evolution not only of the individual but of society as a whole.
Kundalini-raising techniques consist of a combination of all other yogic means to raise the life force (prana) to a level where meditation is easy and spiritual insight becomes spontaneous.
Imagine how great it would be to have a switch that, when operated, would enable you to consciously choose between your right and left brain hemispheres, intuitive and analytical intelligence, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, fight/flight reflex and rest/relaxation, and between the male and female, solar and lunar, aspects of your psyche.
How great it would be if, when required, you could switch from being compassionate to doggedly determined. Or from charged with energy to completely relaxed within a few minutes. Or from extrovert (physically present, expressive and outgoing) to introvert (reflective and absorbing) within a short time.
This switch does in fact exist and it is not at all hidden. It is the prominently protruding olfactory orifice right in the middle of your face: your nose.
Pranayama includes some of the most neglected but yet most powerful methods of yoga. Pranayama is the vital link that connects asana to meditation without which the combined benefit of both cannot be harvested. Learn how to use pranayama to harmonize the doshas (humors of the body) and thus attain a state of health and balance as well as how to still the mind, enabling spiritual insight.
The kriyas are predominantly methods of purification of the body. They support the work of postures and are especially important for people who live in large cities. They aid in removing contamination from chemical, environmental, electrical, biological and electromagnetic sources.
Do you remember a time when you knew that your life would be amazing and that you would live to make a meaningful contribution to life on Earth and the life of others? And then what happened? Somehow our education and the process of enculturation cut us off from this sacred knowledge and élan vital. We became cynics and “realists”.
Since time immemorial human societies were organized around the idea that the life of the individual and of society have divine purpose. This workshop traces this knowledge to indigenous cultures, to the Bhagavad Gita, the Bible and the Yoga Sutra. Our loss of this knowledge is what has led to our environmental destruction and the 6th mass extinction of life as well as the current epidemic of mental disorders.
This workshop not only shows how we lost the knowledge that all life is sacred and purposeful, it also introduces layers of technique to lead us back to finding and gradually implementing our life’s divine purpose.
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Gregor and Monica will teach jointly. The Mysore-style format will give students the opportunity to integrate the information learning in the Led class and also to give individual attention to student’s needs.
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Gregor is a life-long yogi and has over 40 years of experience of yoga study and practice!
Gregor and Monica are an excellent combination of deep knowledge of yoga, both the physical aspect of asana and anatomy and especially the philosophy and history. The experience was very rewarding for me! I would come back to them for more! Very authentic and loving teachers, they are the true embodiment of what they teach!
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