Do you have a yearning to understand what Yoga is really about or where it came from?
Are you looking to deepen your regular yoga practice with more progressive breathing and meditation practices?
Or perhaps, you want to know how you can incorporate yoga into your daily life?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then these 2-hour yoga master classes at Manly Yoga with master teacher David Burgess may be exactly what you’re looking for.
Each two-hour master class will comprise:
- One hour focusing on physical, energy and meditative practices
- One hour dedicated to a Q&A discussion delving deeply into practical philosophy of yoga
The first hour of practice includes a few asana (postures) in order to prepare the body for pranayama (breathing practices) with the associated bandhas and mudras and kumbhakas, and concluding with a practice of dharana (concentration).
The second hour will cover a wide spectrum of classic yoga philosophy topics ranging from The Origins of Yoga, how it relates to Samkhya, Tantra, and Vedanta philosophies and also closely examining the subtle aspects of our practices.
It’s always a pleasure to welcome David to Manly Yoga. His unique teaching style is much loved and respected by his students and peers alike and involves a two-way dialogue. David freely shares his substantial knowledge of yogic philosophy, practice, psychology and lifestyle and he is often described as down-to-earth, accessible and humorous.
These two-hour master classes are ideal if you wish to:
- Take your practice to a deeper layer
- Develop your knowledge from one of the best teachers of authentic yoga
- Move toward higher stages of pranayama and bandhas
Please note these Masterclasses are suitable for dedicated students and teachers of yoga who wish to deepen their experience and understanding of an integrated approach to classical yoga practice and philosophy.
Monthly sessions are planned over this year and while each is stand alone, those who can attend all sessions will gain the cumulative effects of the practices.
The discussion topic for May is: Yogic Physiology
On one level, yoga is all about the interplay of energy and consciousness. In the last workshop, we looked at the nature of consciousness from the Raja Yoga perspective. In May’s session I will unpack the other side of the equation: Energy. We’ll explore how the individual’s energy system is understood from the yogic perspective through nadis, prana, gunas, tattwas and chakras.
Combined with the June workshop, we’ll see how consciousness and energy impact on our understanding of who we are, and why we behave as we do, and most importantly, how then to make the best out of who we are.
David Burgess has been visiting and teaching classes with us here at Manly Yoga for many years. While David grew up here in Manly, these days he now lives in Tasmania. Fortunately for us he still travels quite extensively due to the demand for his teaching and we have been able to secure him on a monthly basis for the rest of this year. David is a life member of IYTA and currently teaches and assesses Pranayama & Meditation and Philosophy on their Diploma course.