Transformation calls forth the primordial force of evolution, the fire. As the ultimate science and alchemy of the soul, Yoga enkindles that sacred fire within our core. Ayurveda, the therapeutic and healing sister science of Yoga, says that a man is as old as his agni. Agni is known as the digestive fire. It is the flame of consciousness from cellular level all the way through to the plane where our spirit shines and illuminates. The basis of health maintenance and healing is invariably the science of Agni. In this workshop, we will delve into Ayurveda, which teaches the knowledge of self understanding, tools for heightening awareness and sensitivity of our body and mind and practices that are not only complimentary, but also integral to our yoga practice.
We will begin every day with a mantra, pranayama and asana practice to tune in our awareness towards the 5 elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth. The aim is to enliven our senses and mind, awaken the digestive and respiratory fire as well as light up our intention in the spiritual heart. There will be two daily lectures and the topics are as follows:
Day 1 – Fri , Nov .6th
We will set the intention by invoking the power of fire. We will then embark on the journey of
Ayuerveda by firstly learning what own unique Ayurvedic constitution is. This session will acquaint you with prakriti and vikriti, the polarity that forms the basis of our effort towards health and balance.
Day 2 – Sat , Nov 7th
We will delve deeply into the subject of “digestion” in both modern and Ayurvedic contexts.
Then you will be ready to get to know Agni, the digestive fire and the flame of awareness, and the fascinating Nutrition Principles. Knowledge of both serve to fortify and guide your practice on the Yogic path.
Day 3 – Sun, Nov 8th
Today’s theme is “Yoga of Action”. There will be a 60 min Ayurveda Yoga practice so you learn the workings of dosha on the mat. We will also open ourselves up to Lord Krishna’s yoga, as a tonic to our heart, through the timeless treasure wisdom expounded in Bhgavad Gita.
07:15 - 09:45 Mantra (Rachel), Pranayama* and Asana*(Stephen Thomas)
09:45 - 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 - 13:00 Lecture 1
13:00 - 15:00 lunch
15:00 - 17:00 lecture 2
About Rachel Tsai :
Rachel holds qualifications in both Ayurveda and Yoga (Therapy). She also has advanced Sanskrit and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) studies with teachers she sought privately. She currently teaches and conducts workshops and courses in the context of Ayurveda, Yoga and Yoga Philosophy. She also offers Ayurvedic Nutritional and Lifestyle Consultation as well as body therapies. www.matipatha.com
About Stephen Thomas:
Stephen is a senior teacher who teaches internationally in Asia and Europe. He teaches a freestyle form of Hatha Yoga that is influenced by years of practice in the Ashtanga Vinyasa System and within the tradition of BKS Iyengar. He also finds inspiration from studies undertaken in Tibetan Buddhism and the Tantric Yoga practices. He incorporates asanas, pranayama, mantra, devotion and meditation techniques. The intention is to present Yoga in a classical form, as a way rediscovering our essential nature and awakening our fullest potential. www.stephenthomasyoga.com
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