Aims of the Morning

Learning how to listen to the body and experience it moment to moment as energy and space and maintaining it through posture work and pranayama.

Understanding the difference between spontaneous breathing and when there is manipulation. Allowing the space between breaths.

Objectives

  • To be able to experience the body as energy and spaciousness, free of the patterns of memory. To understand how this frees us psychologically.
  • To breath free of reaction as a preparation for meditation.

Aims of the Afternoon

Exploring the question: What is our real nature? Who am I?

Objectives

  • To come to an understanding, a perspective, of what is our real nature.
  • Having confidence to share this subject in a yoga class.
  • Hand-outs of a summary of working with the Energy Body.
  • Books also available on the subject.
  • Methods of presenting the subject.
  • Talk, discussion, question and answer, demonstration and experiential.

Timetable

10:30 – 10:40 Introduction: Outline of the day and short talk on the energy (subtle) body.
10:40 – 12:40 Yoga Session: Lying on the back, experiencing the weight of the body and letting go. Breath awareness. Listening to the body - exploring the body as sensation with the help of visualisation. Followed by a series of movements and yoga postures, lying, sitting, standing and inverted. These involve forward, back and side bends plus rotations, as well as shoulder and neck exercises.
12:40 – 13:00 Pranayama and Guided Meditation.
13:00 – 13:10 Relaxation.
13:10 – 13:30 Feedback & Questions.
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch.
14:30 – 15:30 Talk on theme 'What is our real nature, who am I ? followed by questions and discussion.
15:30 – 16:20 Posture work, followed by guided meditation on the breath and freeing the senses, the mouth, ears, eyes and brain.
16:20 – 16:30 Evaluation.
16:30 Close.

About Billy Doyle

Billy Doyle
Billy Doyle

Billy qualified with the BWY in 1980. He has also studied Alexander Technique, Feldenkraise, Eutony and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. He teaches yoga in the Kashmir Tradition, which was brought to the West by Jean Klein who Billy worked with for 15 years.

He has a deep love of the Indian non-duality tradition, Advaita Vedanta, and is author of a poetic book on the subject, "The Mirage of Separation”. He is also the author of "Yoga in the Kashmir Tradition: the art of listening”. This book follows the teachings of Jean Klein. He teaches in London and runs retreats in UK and abroad. He has been invited over many years to take workshops and CPD days in different yoga groups throughout UK.

Learn more about Billy.

Full Info


BWY Member: £35
BWY Non-Member: £45

Date: Saturday 12th October 10:30pm - 4:30pm.
Address: Hastoe Village Hall, Church Lane, Hastoe, Hertfordshire, HP23 6LU.

Parking: Plenty at venue.
Directions: Click here.

Please bring a packed lunch as there are no shops near the hall. Hot drinks will be provided.