Workshops & Courses

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali Series

A new series of study of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali starts Saturday 19 October 2019.
9 lessons, 2 hours on Saturdays.
Practice and study of yoga are not separate.  We study the Yoga Sutra to inform our practice, to inspire us and widen our vision. Difficult to study on your own, group study can open a new world in an exciting, easy and personal way. We will cover all four chapters, with emphasis on certain parts, for example, Asta Anga – the four limbs, Kriya yoga – the causes of suffering, Pranava – clarification of Om. Explanation of Samkhya, the philosophical system underpinning the Yoga Sutra gives the understanding to be able to more easily enter to a deeper level. This course is approachable for beginners and more experienced students.

Dates:  2019 – 19 October, 23 November, 14 December. 2020 – 18 January, 22 February, 14 March, 25 April, 16 May, 13 June.
Price: €285.
Information: shirley@yogapractice.nl

Winter City Retreat with Justin 

Date:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday 27, 28 and 29 December 2019
Time:  Mornings 10.00 – 13.00, Afternoons 15.00 – 17.00 
Price:  Early Bird (before 1 December) Full retreat €130./3 mornings €84.
             After 1 December: Full retreat €162./3 mornings €108.
To register:  Justin Gosker: justingosker@gmail.com  or
                         Shirley Woods: shirley@yogapractice.nl


Sunday Morning  10.00 – 13.30. Session 3 – 9 February 2020
Study and Practice
Yoga Sutra and Asana

This is the second in a series of three workshops where Shirley and Sabine collaborate to bridge chanting and asana.

We start with chanting AUIM, Just Sitting and Outer Vayu. Then 30 minutes chanting led by Sabine from the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, using the ancient Indian oral tradition of call and response called shrutiparampara. This is followed by discussion guided by Shirley. After a short break, 90 minute Asana practice in the Vijñāna Yoga tradition.

Session 1: yama and niyama – the first two limbs of the Astanga Yoga.
Session 2: asana, pranayama and pratyahara – the third, fourth and fifth limbs.
Session 3: dharana, dhyana and samadhi – the last three, the inner limbs.

Sabine Klenk is certified Vijñāna Yoga Teacher and student of Dr. M.A. Jayashree>
Shirley Woods heads Vijñāna Yoga Teacher Training in Innerspace.

Price: €45.
To register: shirley@yogapractice.nl

Time:  10.00 – 13.30
Price: €45.


Vijnana Yoga Experienced Beginners Commitment (continuous)

Continues… 14 September 2019 until 27 June 2020. Saturday 12.30 – 14.15, 3 x per month.  (No class on teacher training weekends)
If you are an enthusiastic beginner, or an experienced beginner, you might like to join this group. Commit to one year and benefit from continuous skilful practice. 

Price:  €250.00


Chant the Yoga Sutra:  
Saturday 9.00 – 10.00 Ongoing

These chanting hours are led by Shirley Woods and Sabine Klenk, a student of Dr. M.A. Jayashree and certified Vijnana Yoga teacher.  We use the ancient Indian oral tradition of call & response called shrutiparampara.  Sabine first leads the chanting and  then Shirley guides the study and discussion of the meaning of the text.  Drop in.  You can join per class, or better still attend regularly.  Combine with the Vijnana Yoga class at 10.30.

Price:  there is no charge for this practice session

Dates:   Next date:    23 November.

Vijnana Yoga Morning:  Sunday 9.30 – 13.15

Get a taste for the Vijnana Yoga Practice: Sitting, Pranayama, Vayus and Asana. Vijnana Yoga – practicing from inside.

Dates:   

Price:  €45.00  (by advance registration only)  shirley@yogapractice.nl

The Origins of Yoga 
nataraja

This philosophy series will be announced again later in the year

We will consider questions like:  What is yoga?  What is self?  Self?  What does immortality mean?  What is to be learned that cannot be taught?  What is the meaning of prana?  What is vayu?  Where does pranayama and asana come in?  What do bhakti, karma and jnana yoga mean?  We will study text from the Rig Veda, the Upanisads, the Bhagavad Gita.

There are regular reading assignments.  It is possible to do minimal reading or extensive reading, according to one’s interest.  Classes are interactive, with discussion and sharing thoughts and personal experience.  A reading list is given for this course.
Philosophy means ‘love of wisdom’ and is not separate from ‘practice’.  If you are practising yoga, bring some light with the study of philosophy.  
This course is suitable for those who practise yoga.

For more information click Origins of Yoga 2018 pdf

Dates:  2018 – 13 October, 24 November, 15 December.  2019 – 19 January, 2 February,
23 March, 13 April, 4 May.    **This series will be scheduled again in the future.

Time:  15.00 – 17.30

Price:  €275.00  

Ask for more information, or register:  shirley@yogapractice.nl