Learn how to observe the natural breath in order to experience inner peace and to change negative thought patterns.
The purpose of technique, referred to by Patanjali as Prana Samyama, is to bring balance and harmony to the mind. In the long term it has the power to transform negative mind patterns leading to profound peace and happiness. Meditation on the natural breath is central to Yoga and Buddhist systems, as well as to contemporary mindfulness models.
This workshop is open to anyone who has previously attended a Prana Samyama weekend or weekly course. It’s a perfect way to invigorate your practice in a group. We practice 3 meditations over the course of the morning, each followed by a yoga nidra relaxation.
The aim is to build a good level of concentration and awareness, allowing you to get deeper into the meditation. There is also a brief re-cap of all the stages, so if you haven’t practiced for a while this is a really good reminder and hopefully will give you enough momentum to re-establish your practice. It is also an opportunity to ask any questions and clarify any points about the practice in a supportive space to learn and practice together.
“Dr. Kumar’s meditation method almost instantly transformed my meditation practice. Vanessa is a truly inspiring teacher, able to guide you through the various stages. Highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to experience this life-enhancing practice.“ – Alice Day
“I have been meditating for some years, but it’s been invaluable to hear Vanessa explain the profound thinking behind this particular technique and guide us gently through each step. Sharing the experience with a class really takes it to a different level. I have found the course both deeply relaxing and enriching – and we’re only half way through it!” – Katie Stephens
Workshop led by Vanessa Nelson
Vanessa has practiced yoga for the past fourteen years and trained as a teacher with Seasonal Yoga in 2014. She lives near Farnham in Surrey and teaches mixed ability classes. She became interested in meditation and was introduced to Traditional Yoga by a fellow teacher. She attended her first Awareness Meditation weekend at the beginning of 2015 taught by Anna Bhushan and Natasha Curran as well as a workshop with Dr. Kumar later the same year. Inspired by the teachers, Dr. Kumar’s vast knowledge and experience and the ethos of the Yoga Healing Foundation, she trained as a Traditional Yoga teacher in July 2016. She loves sharing the positive and life affirming benefits of this technique with her students. Vanessa says that since practicing in this tradition she has felt a sense of inner harmony, feels less stressed and is a better mum to her children, cats and puppy!
Where: Sands Room, The Sands, Farnham GU10 1LL
When: Sunday 25th February 2018
Times: 9.30am – 1pm
Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and a cushion.