Workshops & Courses

The Origins of Yoga 
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New philosophy series starting on 13 October 2018

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.    

Time:  15.00 – 17.30

Price:  €275.00  

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

Introduction Course
Vijnana Yoga* practicing from inside

12 classes starting 1 September 2018.  Saturdays, 10.30 – 12.00.
The course is suitable for beginners and experienced yoga practitioners, taught by Ramela Schulien, Justin Gosker and Milou Vervaart who are 3rd year students of the 800h Vijnana Yoga Teacher Training.. 

Yoga is Yoga. It takes place in the body. It’s simple and you don’t have to go far.

More information download the Flyer


Vijnana Yoga Experienced Beginners Commitment (continuous)

Continues… starting Saturday, 8 September 2018 until 30 June 2019.  12.30 – 14.15.  (on teacher training weekends, class is from 10.30 – 12.15)
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. Thirty (or more) classes are offered.

Price:  €330.00


Chant the Yoga Sutra:  
Saturday 9.00 – 10.00 Ongoing

This year we are chanting in Chapter 2:  Sadhana Pada, the path of practice.

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 shritiparampara.  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 dates:  8 September, 6 October, 17 November, 8 December.


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:    The next open Yoga Mornings: 9 September, 7 October, 18 November, 9 December,

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


The Philosophy of Yoga –
 The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali     

We are more than happy to announce the opening of a new series on the classic yoga text, the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, commencing ….. This is an informal, intensive and personal study. One of the three elements of Patanjali’s kriya yoga is svadhyaya – self-study.  We learn how to unfold the text in this manner.   

Dates:  This series does not have dates yet.  If you are interested, or curious, please contact Shirley.

Price:  €275 .00

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


Bringing Vijnana into Astanga

Vijnana means understanding, from inside, from one’s own experience – wisdom.  Vijnana Yoga is a practice based on Vijnana.  Astanga means eight limbs, referring to the eight limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.  The Astanga Vinyasa Yoga practice of Pattabhi Jois is based on the eight limbs.

In this workshop we will bring these two together, philosophically and practically.

Date:  Sunday  10.00 – 17.00      Sorry, this workshop does not have a date.

Price:  €65.00    to register:  shirley@yogapractice.nl