Gregor Maehle – Yoga Philosophy Weekend Workshop 2016

Dates:

19-21 August 2016

Friday 19 August 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday 20 August 2:00-4:30pm
Sunday 21 August 11:00-1:30pm &
2:30-5:00pm

 

Price:

$250 inclusive GST

Teacher:

Gregor Maehle

Book Course

 

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We are thrilled to welcome back Gregor Maehle, for a weekend of wonderful insights into Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The workshop will cover how the eight limbs integrate into a cohesive whole. Gregor has recently finished his fifth book ‘Samadhi, The Great Freedom’. You can expect this to be a truly inspiring workshop!

Integrating the eight limbs into a cohesive whole

Today yoga is usually presented in a fractured way, often even reduced to asana. Correspondingly meditation also is often taught disconnected from its yogic roots. In this workshop you will experience how all the eight limbs are forming an internally consistent unity.

Asana

Asana is the bedrock from which all other yogic techniques arise. It forms the base from which success in higher yogic techniques can be integrated. How does asana connect to and bring about the other limbs?

Pranayama

Learn how to use pranayama to harmonize the doshas (humors of the body) and thus attain a state of health and balance as well as how to still the mind, enabling spiritual insight.

Kriyas

The kriyas are predominantly methods of purification of the body. They support the work of postures and are especially important for people who live in large cities. They aid in removing contamination from chemical, environmental, electrical, biological and electromagnetic sources.

Mudras

Mudras are a large group of yogic techniques that are designed to divert subtle energy (prana) into a particular direction for a specific yogic purpose. They are powerful tools to achieve success in asana, pranayama, kundalini raising and meditation.

Kundalini Raising Techniques

These consist of a combination of all other yogic means to raise the life force (prana) to a level where meditation is easy and spiritual insight becomes spontaneous.

Mantra

Mantras are bio-plasmic sound waves that are consciously used to bring about positive change in your body, mind and surroundings.

Meditation

Meditation is the method of bringing your mind into a receptive state
 so that you can receive higher knowledge that is already there. Yogic meditation is a collection of scientific methods to bring about such awareness.

Samadhi

The eight samadhis of the Yoga Sutra are introduced. Of prime importance here is the reconditioning of the subconscious mind and its three tiers of physical, pranic and mental component. To remove the obstacles from these three tiers asana, pranayama and meditation are used as an integral approach.

 

About Gregor Maehle

Gregor published “Ashtanga Yoga, Practice and Philosophy” and “Ashtanga Yoga, The Intermediate Series”, which have sold over 50,000 copies and have been translated into several foreign languages. Gregor has been invited to many countries to teach and has contributed to and has been interviewed by numerous yoga magazines. His 2012 publication “Pranayama The Breath of Yoga” has set a new benchmark in the practice of yogic breathing. “Yoga Meditation: Through Mantra, Chakras and Kundalini to Spiritual Freedom” was published in March 2013. In his recently published fifth book, “Samadhi – The Great Freedom”, Gregor shows how all yogic techniques and methods collaborate to bring about its pinnacle – the state of samadhi.