October Long Weekend Intensive Classes
3rd – 5th October
Suitable for students with experience.
Come to one or all classes as you can.
Saturday 8.30 to 10.15 $20
Sunday 10am to 1pm $35
Monday 8.30 to 11.30am- using breathing and sitting to explore asana. $35
Studio and online $90 for weekend, or single classes
Please express interest by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2020 Intensive Classes
8am – 9.15am 10th – 13th November
The cost for the week is $80. Please apply to email@example.com or use your class passes to enrol.
Why do yoga day after day?
Because it is how you learn- how your mind starts to soften and let learning happen. It is like you are learning about the world, the microcosm in the macrocosm. And maybe your heart will learn to sing with the simple pleasures of step by step, a day at a time, nowhere to go, only gaining in confidence.
How honoured we are to have such a home as ours to look after.
12 – 4pm Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September.
The cost for the weekend is $160. Please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Twenty odd years ago I attended a workshop for women in India with Geeta Iyengar. It was a small group of us, maybe 60 from around the world. There were women of all ages and nationalities with woman of all and each age group represented.
This workshop has stayed with me all these years, working away inside and growing in me a way of looking, thinking, structuring and particularly feeling. Work like this takes time.
What was so fascinating? Geeta was at the peak of her teaching. She was full of wisdom fierceness and generosity. She had been brought up in a traditional Indian culture, with a father who was her Guru. She had taken the yoga path fully, deciding not to marry or have her own family- and I suspect she had hit the menopause. Any woman who has been through menopause knows that it is a time of change and transition. A water shed- and a time when much of our lives comes home to roost and we set out on the last leg- however long or short.
Geeta saw women, she saw the quality of their skin, nervous systems, mental and emotional capacities. She saw where the energy lay, where the imbalances were. She saw us a western women in contrast to her Indian sisters. She saw what we did to ourselves, how we thought, strained struggled and tried to attain. She saw our dispositions, how we used our bodies, and how they reflected our minds and emotional states.
She had made a choice for another sort of life. She lived at home with family, her father, brother and any other family members who was around. It was a very simple life lived according to Ayurvedic principles. Her life was her practice, study learning at her father’s feet- and then passing this on.
What could she offer us?
I have leant some ‘things’, many in fact- but mostly I have learnt from people. Geeta offered us a rich deep human inner learning experience. We came to understand ourselves as women, and that whole rich tapestry of that . Everything we did and leant was slowed, deepened and steadied. We were there for 3 weeks- we practiced for six days a week with two classes a day. The first class was in the ‘morning’ and the end was not stipulated.
I do not plan to recreate this experience, only to start to share. How has yoga moved on over the last 20 odd years? A lot! And women in their practice, how do they relate to it? Women are not men. They cannot practice like a man, or think like a man either. They have to learn their own way. This is what totally inspired me, how do we teach/ learn to truely become ourselves as a woman?
This is the task.
There are two options for attending, online and studio-there are a limited number of spaces in the studio. Please write to me at email@example.com. I will then forward you bank details.
The cost for the two days is $160
after the all been done and i
one old creature carried on
another creature’s back, I wonder
could i have fought these thing? surrounded by no son of mine save
old men calling mother like in the tale
the astrologer tell, i wonder
could i have walk away when voices
singing in my sleep?
i one old woman.
always i seem to worrying now for
another young girl asleep
in the plain evening.
what song around her ear?
what star still choosing?
Lucille Clifton. Two Headed Woman (1972). from The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 BOA Editions, 2012