Saturday, 2 July 2011

Building courage - FULLY BOOKED!

The Yoga Teachers 'Building Courage' Workshop is now booked out - there were 35 places and all have gone. There was a huge response to this 1-day workshop and we will now only be able to accept people on a waiting list in case anyone drops out.

THE Traditional Yoga Association and Garuda Yoga are running a special one-day yoga teachers workshop on the subject of Building Courage.

Taking place on Sunday 25th September 2011 from 10am to 5pm the workshop will be informative as well as having a strong practical element with four presenters in all.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that by 2012 depression will be the most prevalent disease in the world! We live in an a world of increasingly rapid change in which it is easy to feel alienated and out of touch ~ yet Yoga calls us to a deep connection.

Keeping connected takes courage as solitude can turn into isolation, strength into rigidity, and loss and change into depression.

As Yoga teachers and practitioners we will encounter depression over the next decade in those we teach.~ or maybe even meet it in ourselves.

Therefore this 1 - Day Workshop will focus on what Yoga can offer to help us remain open and connected and to build and sustain courage through its mental, physical and spiritual practices.


James D’Silva, Founder Garuda Yoga

James came to England from Goa to pursue his career as a professional dancer and choreographer ~ working successfully in Europe and America. After sustaining an injury James changed the focus of his work and increased his commitment to Yoga. From his personal practice and his work with people suffering from all the ills of modern life, Garuda Yoga was born. It conforms to the traditional principles of Yoga by bringing body, mind and spirit into alignment in order to make ourselves available for transformation.

In 2000 James opened his own studio in London and his reputation quickly spread. Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and our own Mukti patron Trudie Styler, all became his students. James now teaches throughout the world, developing Garuda Yoga with people of different levels of physical and mental fitness.

On the Building Courage Workshop James will guide us through bodywork ~ beginning with working from a chair and gentle movement, through to deep and challenging Garuda Yoga ~ making strengthening of the body and vitality available to all, whatever one’s level of fitness and ability.

Swami Ambikananda will talk about the ancient perspective of the mind and its field, the brain and meditation. Her sessions will be informative and practical as she guides us through meditations that awaken us to the beauty of the inner landscape, inviting us to bring all dimensions of our being into contemplative awareness.

Dr. Mrigank Mishra is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS with a specialist interest in the holistic treatment of mental illnesses.Dr. Mishra is a keen advocate of Yoga’s perspective and will talk to us about the different forms of depression and anxiety disorders and what medical science currently offers in their treatment. Later in the day he will also introduce us to the Music of Meditation and its many benefits.

Anisha Tailor has just completed her MSc in Health Psychology and has carried out research investigating the mental, emotional and physical effects of mindfulness practice. She is particularly interested in how yoga and meditation can benefit those experiencing depression as a result of a serious health condition. Anisha will give us a presentation on the most recent research studies of depression, yoga and meditation.

TYA/Garuda Yoga Members: £70
Non TYA Members: £85

(Earn 4REPS CPD Points)


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