Dates: First Saturday of each month – currently full.
This dedicated once a month class focuses primarily on breath work and is aimed at those who have an interest in learning Pranayama in a step by step way. The numbers are limited only to 4 and includes:
1. Techniques for developing basic breathing as a foundation.
2. Establishing rhythms and patterns of breathing for increasing lung capacity.
3. Some specific Asana’s which help with sitting and lung development.
4. Building to the classical Pranayama techniques.
5. The gradual introduction of Bandha (internal locks) to practice.
Home practice will be given each month in preparation for the following month.
Please contact to reserve your place and get the full address for the session.
Dates: A new date for 2021 will be set in due course
Cost: £220 which includes your own room, all Yoga sessions and delicious vegetarian meals. Any cancellation within 3 days of the retreat there is only a 50% refund, please contact to book.
Please bring your own Yoga mat. – This retreat is currently on hold.
Come and enjoy a weekend of Yoga at the Purelands retreat centre set within the grounds of Samey Ling, the first Tibetan centre to be set up in the west in 1967. The weekend will be an opportunity to detach from the routine of everyday life, enjoy great food, company and absorb yourself in the joy of Yoga practice. There will be some free time Saturday afternoon to go for a relaxing walk by the river or around the grounds, chill in the Tibetan tea rooms, browse around the shop or simply sit quietly in one of the main shrine rooms.
Arrival time is for 6.00 on the Friday with a light evening practice/meditation followed by three sessions on Saturday comprising of morning, late afternoon and evening meditation practice. On Sunday there is morning and afternoon practice and retreat ends around 3.00. The retreat centre is a very peaceful environment to support your practice and the practice room over looks the countryside and has under floor heating. The weekend is suitable to those with previous experience and is an opportunity to go deeper and we explore a wider range of practices including Asana, Pranayama, meditation and more.
Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita with Daniel Simpson
Location: The workshop will now be held online via Zoom.
Date: Saturday 14th November
Times: 10.00-12.30 & 1.30-3.00 with a break for lunch
Cost: £40.00, early booking is recommended, please follow the link to paypal
The Bhagavad Gita shows how to be calm in the midst of adversity. Its insights are particularly relevant to this year’s upheavals. It teaches yoga as a bridge between the self and the world as a whole, inspiring action with the aim of serving others. Each of its methods develops understanding of interconnection, encouraging detachment from personal gain. Exploring the text together, we’ll discuss its main themes, and ways to put them into practice. Whether you’re reading it for the first time or the hundredth, the Gita is a timeless source of inspiration.
Daniel Simpson teaches courses at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, on teacher trainings and online. His practical guidebook to yoga philosophy will be published soon. Find out more at danielsimpson.info.
Get in touch
For information on classes and workshops, or to book, please don’t hesitate to contact me.