1 COURSE, 2 DATES
DATE & TIME:
25th April 17.45-19.45
2 may 17.45-19-45
Our first and our last actions in this world will be a breath. Breathing is one of our most vital processes and a constant companion affecting every aspect of our mental and physical functioning. Yet very few of us are aware of how we breath, let alone actually try and train our breath.
Now is the time to start. This short course works with simple movements and breathing exercises to create a more easy, efficient breath. We will start in the realm of therapy and relaxation, letting go of unhealthy breathing patterns and developing good ones. Then moving into more classical pranayama breath practices.
Pranayama translates as ”extending, elongating or setting free the vital energy”. In traditional yoga working with the breath was the central feature and considered the most powerful way to have profound physical, psychological and spiritual effects.
Designed for anyone, this course will provide participants with the tools and knowledge so that they can feel confident to work with this on their own and develop a self practice.
Guy discovered pranayama through Paul Dallaghan and is now a dedicated and senior student of, classical pranayama master, Sri O.P. Tiwari having been authorized to teach pranayama by him. Guy has studied Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar and Traditional Hatha. In learning meditation, he spent time with a number of Buddhist teachers, from both Tibetan and Theravadan traditions, but more recently with a focus on Vipassana. Guy’s knowledge of the breath has been broadened by his interest in free diving.
Guy first encountered spirituality studying for a Theology degree specializing in Indian religions and Buddhism. Before working with yoga he was a personal trainer and nutritional adviser. In his learning journey, Guy lived on and off for many years in India and South East Asia. Spending time in monasteries and institutions. As a practitioner, he sees the importance of practicing asana, pranayama, and meditation as mutually supporting forms for spiritual growth. His classes do just this, and the aim is to use the body as a tool for psychological, energetic and spiritual development. He hopes the classes will truly benefit those who take them.