Yoga TherapyClasses

Mondays at 9-10.30 am at WHY RETREAT

Learn ancient techniques for the prevention and management of pain, injury and illness. This class offers instruction in traditional holistic yoga. There is a short discussion on the concepts set out in the Yoga Sutras, then Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing), and meditation. We finish with Ayurvedic tea and informal discussion.
 
PANCHA KOSHA – THE 5 BODIES

ANNAMAYA – PHYSICAL/ FOOD
PRANAMAYA – ENERGY/ BREATH
MANOMAYA – MIND
VIJNANAMAYA – KNOWLEDGE / INTELLECT
ANANDAMAYA – BLISS
 
ASTANGA KRIAS – THE 8 LIMBS OF YOGA

YAMA (abstinences)
NIYAMA (observances)
ASANA (postures)
PRANAYAMA (breathing)
PRATYAHARA (withdrawal)
DHARANA (concentration)
DHYANA (meditation)
SAMADHI (absorption)

  
YAMAS – ABSTINENCES

Ahimsa (अहिंसा): Nonviolence
Satya (सत्य): truthfulness
Asteya (अस्तेय): non-stealing
Brahmacharya (ब्रह्मचर्य): chastity
Aparigraha (अपरिग्रह): non-possessiveness
 
NIYAMAS – OBSERVENCES

Shaucha (शौच): purity, clearness of mind, speech and body
Santosha (संतोष): contentment, acceptance
Tapas (तपस्): persistence, perseverance, self-discipline
Svadhyaya (स्वाध्याय): self-reflection
Ishvarapranidhana (ईश्वरप्रणिधान): surrender

 

This enjoyable class is perfect for those with arthritis, back pain, knee and hip pain. No need to sit cross legged or perform complicated acrobatics in this class. Balancing body, mind and breath with traditional exercises will improve mobility, help reduce pain and create better health and well-being. Enjoy a cup of Ayurvedic anti-inflammatory tea afterwards. I am excited to bring this to my community after a recent training in traditional holistic yoga therapy. This is a natural addition to the yoga classes I have been teaching for 40 years now, and is also offered for one on one rehabilitation sessions.

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Namaste
Jo