(1) Saturday 2 November, 2-4pm, Flex Chelsea

Deepening with Dharma Yoga

Dharma Yoga is described as a graceful yet challenging form of yoga, based on fifty years of practice of classical Yoga by legendary Yoga Master, Sri Dharma Mittra.

This workshop is an opportunity to discover and practise this beautiful form of Hatha Raja Yoga, ‘a devotional practice that emphasises good health, a clear mind and a kind heart’. The Dharma practice is appropriate for students of all levels because it meets each student where they are and according to their condition.

We will practise a series of stretching, balancing, back-bending, twisting, and inverted postures. The Dharma practice typically starts with a Vinyasa warm-up and is followed by stationary poses, which we hold or work on for longer than in the Vinyasa warm-up. Many variations of the postures will be offered, from the simplest forms to more advanced ones.

We will conclude with a deep relaxation, Pranayama/breathing exercises, and concentration/meditation in order to bring on a deep sense of calm, balance, peace and invigorated energy to all students.

Open to all levels.

Price: £30. Book via Flex Chelsea’s website: https://www.flexchelsea.com/workshops.

(3) Saturday 16 November, 1:30-3:30pm, The Power Yoga Company

Dharma Yoga and Yoga Nidra

This workshop will start with a 90-minute Dharma Yoga practice. It will include some pranayama exercises, a series of stretching, balancing, back-bending, twisting, and inverted postures. I will show you ways of gradually working towards more advanced forms of asanas, focusing on backbends. All levels are welcome as many options will be offered.

We will conclude with a 30-minute Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a deep-rooted relaxation technique that restores one’s inner balance by breaking free from the stress of life. This result occurs on an unconscious level as your bodily systems become healthy, balanced and refreshed. Yoga Nidra is a form of active meditation and it will leave you feeling renewed and recharged.

Price: early bird - £25 until 19 October 2019 and thereafter £30. Book via TPYC’s website: https://thepoweryogaco.com/event/dharma-yoga-yoga-nidra/.

Read the blog: ‘What is Yoga Nidra?’ on https://thepoweryogaco.com/what-is-yoga-nidra/