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Newcastle Workshop with Gregor Maehle

hosted by Ashtanga Yoga Newcastle
6th – 7th April 2024

Newcastle workshop with Gregor Maehle

Course Details

6th – 7th April 2024
hosted by Ashtanga Yoga Newcastle

Course Overview

Weekend Workshop Saturday & Sunday
6th – 7th April, 2024

Saturday:
Morning: Ashtanga Led
Afternoon: Karma Yoga – How To Find Your Life’s Divine Purpose

Sunday:
Morning: Mysore-style Asana
Afternoon: Tantric Meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava

Workshop Curriculum

Guided and Mysore-style asana classes

Here Gregor 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.

The Mysore-style format will give students the opportunity to integrate the information learning in the Led class and also for Gregor to give individual attention to student’s needs.

Karma Yoga

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.

Also covered are:

  • Divine purpose in relation to astrophysics and evolutionary psychology
  • Connection to bio-symbiosis, brain development and homeostasis
  • The practice & psychology of finding one’s life’s divine purpose
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • How do we know it’s the right voice?
  • Daily cleansing regime of the subconscious mind
  • Being in the zone and absence of internal dialogue
  • Importance of forgiveness, gratitude, acceptance and surrender
  • How to embody your life’s divine purpose
  • Humanities collective divine purpose

Tantric Meditations

This workshop is based on meditation techniques from an ancient text called the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. This text came down through Kashmir Shaivism and contains 112 dharanas, what we today would call meditation techniques. Many of today’s popular meditation techniques were already introduced in the Vijnana Bhairava.

Most of these tantric meditations are much simpler than yogic meditation and require less effort. There are also many different techniques to choose from. Here is a sophisticated approach that offers a great variety in case a particular technique doesn’t work for a student. This makes this system very adaptable to individual needs and preferences.

During demanding and stressful times, emphasis on these meditations can create more headspace and nurturing. During other times when more certainty and inspiration is available, this can then be invested into the transformational power of yogic meditation. Hence the two systems work excellently side by side and can easily be integrated with each other.

Bookings

For booking and inquiries please go to https://www.ashtangayoganewcastle.com/workshop/

 

Details

Start:
April 6, 2024
End:
April 7, 2024
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Website:
https://www.ashtangayoganewcastle.com/workshop/

Organiser

Gregor Maehle

Venue

Ashtanga Yoga Newcastle
Level 2, 372 King St
Newcastle, NSW Australia
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Phone
0408 945 080
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Details

Start:
April 6, 2024
End:
April 7, 2024
Event Categories:
, ,
Website:
https://www.ashtangayoganewcastle.com/workshop/

Organiser

Gregor Maehle

Venue

Ashtanga Yoga Newcastle
Level 2, 372 King St
Newcastle, NSW Australia
+ Google Map
Phone
0408 945 080
View Venue Website

YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Gregor is a life-long yogi and has over 40 years of experience of yoga study and practice!

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HAPPY STUDENTS

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! 

– Rosa. Miami, USA

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