7 – 8 NOVEMBER 2020, ONLINE COURSE
Pratyahara is the fifth limb of Patanjalis astanga (8 fold) yoga.
The word ‘pratyahara‘ stems from the Sanskrit prati and ahara.
Prati means “against or away,” and ahara is that which we take into ourselves from the outside.
Our senses are the means by which we access all that is external.
Thus, pratyahara means withdrawal of the senses from external objects
… so that we may look within.
Our senses are our windows to the world and play a very powerful role in shaping all our life experiences. Cultivating the power of pratyahara to recondition the sense organs to follow the mind inward rather than pulling the mind outward can perhaps be an important step towards better health, wellbeing, mental and emotional stability.
How to practice pratyahara and progress with it? This workshop will explore some important ideas and practices from Yoga Sutra and other texts that can be applied in daily life.
From Saturday through Sunday we will spend the weekend enjoying an immersion in these deeper aspects of authentic yoga.
We will look closely at the mind, and the senses, the relationship between them, and how these express in our daily life. Join us as we delve into the knowledge, and practice and experience the teachings, opening the path for great integration of yoga into our daily life.
Saraswathi Vasudevan will be leading the seminar. As many of you are aware Saraswathi is an inimitable teacher.
Charming, warm, insightful and brimming with decades of knowledge and experience. Saraswathi’s capacity to hold a seminar or retreat space is profound. Steeped in the lineage of Krishnamacharya and with a background in psychology, Saraswathi manages to deeply connect with all participants.
Students inevitably leave Saraswathi’s seminars and retreats, brighter, happier and grateful.
This seminar is open to all who are interested in authentic yoga, the mind and themselves. It is likely to be of special interest to yoga practitioners, teachers, therapists, psychologists and other therapists, but the content will be equally applicable to us all.
Times Noted are AEST (Brisbane)
ADST (Sydney, Melbourne) will be one hour later
But don’t forget you can register to receive the recordings and watch according to your time zone.
Online from 10.0am – 12.30pm AEST (11.00 – 1.30 AEDT)
Online from 1.30pm – 4.00pm AEST (2.30 – 5.00AEDT)
Prescribed Practice to be completed before class.
Online from 10.00am – 12.30pm AEST (11.00 – 1.30 AEDT)
WITH LOTS OF PRACTICES, TIME FOR QUESTIONS AND PLENTY OF KNOWLEDGE
If you can’t make it on the day, RECORDINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE