with Patricia Rafferty (Padma Malini dasi)
- Learn which postures are suitable for each dosha and how to choose the most appropriate for your body type (prakriti)
- Explore postures that allow you to adjust imbalances caused by stress or illness (Vrkriti)
- Consider how yoga can be used as a tool to relieve stress, create personal balance and relieve or reduce pain or ailments
- Explore this dynamic sequence of postures that are considered by many to be a modern form of classical Indian yoga
- Learn how to combine each movement with your breath according to the traditional system for increased focus and relief from stress
- Understand how to safely practice each movement through awareness of key features of each posture
- This is a chance to combine yoga postures and sound to experience a deep state of physical and emotional release
- Music, chanting and audible pranayama will be used with movement and visual focus points (drsti) to enrich your practice
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Prasadam Hall, Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £7 drop in or £40 for 6 sessions + 1 session free
As the class size is limited, it is essential that you book ahead by calling 07794 328720.
About Patricia Rafferty
Patricia began practicing yoga in Northern Ireland in 1991 with Norma Duffield, and received her yoga teacher training qualification from the Yoga Fellowship of Northern Ireland in 2001. After 8 years in an ashrama, she gained an in-depth understanding of yoga philosophy and psychology, mantra meditation, vegetarian cooking and Ayurveda. She has studied with teachers from various yoga traditions including Mira Metha, Ana Forrest, Hamish Hendry and John Scott, and has taught in Northern Ireland, America, India and England, working with people of all ages and levels of practice.
Maintaining a regular practice has allowed Patricia to develop a deep, practical understanding of the therapeutic nature of yoga and the endless ways it can be adapted. She empowers others to experience the healing energy of focused mind, breath and body work within a safe and relaxed environment.
Published onThursday, February 16th, 2012