A Day of Anusara Yoga : Pancha Mahabhutas: the five great elements of being
Yoga Bodhi, Bath
15th Mar 2020
In Yoga and Ayurveda, the human body is considered to be made of 5 elements; Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Each element has a sense organ, a finger (on the hand) and a “seat” in the body from which we can witness its movement in and out of balance. During these two workshops Bridget will explore these elements with playful asana yoga flows weaving mudra, myth and the chakras for a complete alchemy of the practice of yoga, exploring how to stimulate and release these elements with our yoga practice to bring about balance in our body and lives.
10am – 1.00pm – Earth and Fire
In this morning practice Bridget will lead you through a strong grounding and heating asana practice. Drawing on the stabilising energies of the Earth element to bring security to our practice, exploring Anusaras alignment principles to find a firm foundation and sense of self. Weaving the Fire element to the practice will add heat and focus, cultivating strength and inviting transformation.
2.00pm – 4.30pm – Water, Air and Space.
Drawing on the energies of the Water, Air and Space elements Bridget will teach a slow, healing, therapeutic asana practice that will unravel the body and create space, preparing the body and mind for a meditation practice to end the day.
Time:- 10.00am – 4.30pm (1.00-2.00 Lunch)
Cost:- £85 (early bird price of £75 if purchased before 15th February
Samavesha : The Anusara Yoga Festival
The Assembly Rooms, Bath
23rd – 27th Mar 2020
Enjoy a celebratory yoga gathering of our global Anusara Kula, Bridget will be teaching 5 workshops over the event.
23rd Mar 2.00pm – 3.30pm – Community of Hearts
Samavesha brings individuals from all over the world to gather as one. The one becomes the many! Let’s harness the power and bliss of getting together, being together, playing together and immersing into practice together. In this opening class, Bridget and Noeleen Tyrell will guide you through a practice where you can ‘look for the good’ within ourselves and our friends using backbends as the tool. In community we can support each other to open up the individual flow of our hearts into the universal ocean of pure joy that lives within and connects us to each other and to all of creation.
25th Mar 7.15am – 8.00am – Pranayama and Meditation
Bridget will weave the Anusara UPA’s into a slow flow Devotional class with Pranayama and the occasional mudra.
25th Mar 4.15pm – 5.45pm – Exploring the Panchakoshas
The koshas were first mentioned in the Taittiriya Upanishad C6th and later tantra gave them a different twist:
The idea that there are layers of our awareness like a map that lead us to the Anandamaya Kosha, the body of Bliss.
In this hand balancing workshop Bridget will peel back the layers exploring the practices that enliven the koshas giving us the tools to weave the threads of yoga into the tapestry of our lives on and off the mat.
27th Mar 9.30am – 11.00am – Love is the Source of Bliss
A Bhakti flow of Asana, Pranayama and Mudra. Bridget will teach a dynamic flow linking breath with movement leading to heart opening backbends, weaving in Pranayama and Mudra to help activate our heart energy.