2019 Sydney Intensives with Caroline Coggins

 

2020 Intensives with Caroline

 

For more than 37 years I have practiced yoga, and yet still I feel I am learning another language. It takes me by surprise, as things that are new often do. This language, this series of poses, is fresh, alive, requiring a different way of entering into the conversation. We can certainly box yoga into a continuation of all of our habits, but the body is forever changing, it is fluid, affected by everything – temperatures, people, illness, moods and thoughts. It shows strengths and weakness. But it is absolutely who we are. And it longs to communicate with us.

And am I bored with this yoga practice after all this time?  Yes, my mind can be resistant, but when the knee bends and I begin taste, then NO. . I still want to enter this world of mystery. The mystery of me and our world, the micro and the macrocosm. 

The words yoga and practice can sound like a fixed thing, until the components of body/mind/soul enter into the equation. It is then we find how little we know and so we must dance and play with a beginner’s mind. Listening to her strange language is fascinating and revealing. The way she holds fear, anger, or heals, or doesn’t heal. The way she travels through time. What gets relinquished, what is gained, and lost. When we stand on the mat to start, a gear change happens as we notice the mind and her habits of knowing everything, entering into the deep and often silent waters of the body. We are artists facing a blank page, explorers looking into the unknown.

It is a language that is not familiar so mostly what happens, as in any power differential, is we become like the dominant person in a conversation, taking over before the other has finished, or even started. We use only one channel, the mind, and there we find in words and thoughts our already formed ideas. The body gives us a language like space – timeless, quiet, still, fierce, strong.

Somehow we need to ask our childlike selves along as we begin to play, to respond, to be curious, and to not already have the solution in our minds. We need to set out into the deep with our fears and prejudices, and be ready to be turned and turned around into the dance of faith, openness.

Join us for the intensives in 2020 and bring the joy and freedom of mind back into your yoga. Come and taste the joy.

Caroline Coggins

 

Dates for 2020:

 

March INTENSIVE with Caroline Coggins
7 & 8 MARCH

Registrations open soon

 

April INTENSIVE with Caroline Coggins
4 & 5 April

Registrations open February, 2020

 

June INTENSIVE with Caroline Coggins
6 & 7 June

Registrations open April, 2020

 

October INTENSIVE with Caroline Coggins
3 & 4 October

Registrations open August, 2020

 

Intensive Format 
Saturday and Sunday: 
10.00 am to 12.30 pm: Asana
1.30 pm to 3.00 pm: Asana

Cost per Intensive earlybird: $200
After earlybird date: $240

 

Student Concessions are also available upon presentation of a full time student card upon arrival at The Yoga Centre office. Please email to enquire.

 

 

For more events with Caroline, please visit our Event’s Calendar page