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Yoga Wednesdays

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Ashtanga Yoga with Patricia Rafferty (Padma Malini dasi)

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For the next term we will examine several elements of the traditional yoga of eight limbs. We will explore in detail the dynamics of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary series, focusing on the foundational Suryanamaskar and standing postures with emphasis on bandhas, movement with breath and dristhis. There will be some inclusion of further postures according to ability when the sequence of initial posture can be practiced from memory. We will also examine in detail the Yamas and Niyamas, the first two of the eight limbs, by considering various characters from the Bhagavat Purana and Mahabharata that highlight the value of these ethical guidelines.

Date: Every Wednesday  (2/09/15 – 21/10/15 and 4/11/15 – 3/12/15)
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £8 drop in or £40 for 6 classes (please note payment is by cash only)

For more information, and to get in touch with the teacher, please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/goshallayoga

Preparation for class:
· You can bring your own mats and blocks, although some are available for general use
· Avoid eating before the class, particularly large meals
· Wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in
· If you have any serious injuries or health conditions, please check with your doctor before attending class and inform the teacher in advance

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.

Yoga Wednesdays

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

with Patricia Rafferty (Padma Malini dasi)

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  • Explore a wide range of postures which allow you to enter into the therapeutic and invigorating experience of Yoga that is accessible to all practitioners. Increase strength and flexibility while releasing tension through foundational poses
  • Gain a practical experience of the immense benefits of conscious breathing and breath control. This timeless element of Yoga brings deep relaxation and allows the mind to become more calm and peaceful
  • Explore various lifestyle choices that can promote increased relaxation and health
  • Regardless of age or physical condition, Yoga can help everyone to feel more relaxed and rejuvenated 

Date: Every Wednesday  (07/01/15 – 11/02/15 and 25/02/15 – 01/04/15)
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10 drop in or £50 for 6 classes to be used within 3 months

For more information, and to get in touch with the teacher, please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/goshallayoga

Preparation for class:
· You can bring your own mats and blocks, although some are available for general use
· Avoid eating before the class, particularly large meals
· Wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in
· If you have any serious injuries or health conditions, please check with your doctor before attending class and inform the teacher in advance

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.

Bhakti Rasamrita Swami

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
The extensive schedule of  Bhakti Rasamrita Maharaj’s upcoming classes at Bhaktivedanta Manor include:-

7.30am- 8.45am in the Temple Room

Friday 11th May (Srimad Bhagavatam)
Thursday 17th May ( Srimad Bhagavatam)
Friday 18th May, (Srimad Bhagavatam)
Saturday 26th May (Caitanya Caritamrita)
Sunday 27th May ( Caitanya Caritamrita)
Friday 1st June ( Srimad Bhagavatam)
Saturday 9th June (Caitanya Caritamrita)
Sunday 10th June ( Caitanya Caritamrita)
Sunday 17th June, (Caitanya Caritamrita – London Rathayatra Festival)
Saturday 23rd June ( Caitanya Caritamrita)
Sunday 24th June (Caitanya Caritamrita)
(subject to change)

Bhakti Rasamrita Swami served as temple president in Mumbai, Belgaum and Vrindavan- which is the spiritual hub of world wide ISKCON temples. He has been preaching in many prestigious educational institutions all over India. Commemorating the hundredth birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada in the year 1996, he travelled widely and conducted National level theistic debate competitions in various colleges and Universities across India and Nepal, covering 250 cities and over 5000 colleges.

In the month of March, 2010, honoring his dedication and devotion, He was awarded the order of Sannyasa (Renunciation) in ISKCON, with the title His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami. In his more than 23 years of dedicated devotional life in ISKCON, he has rendered several important services, preached in many countries of America, Europe and USSR, and continues to do so. Presently he is temple president of ISKCON Belgaum centre and is overseeing the development of a “self- sufficient vedic eco village” (Gokul Dham) in 450 acres of land nearby.