THE IGNITION OF PURIFICATION
– A YOGA INTENSIVE WITH EMMA PALMER
“Just as there are seasons in the world around us, so there are in our interior life, we cannot expect it to be otherwise.” – St Teresa of Avila
For our September Yoga Intensive we turn our focus to the power of Spring and the sublime beginnings of purification. A time where nature teaches us the importance of honouring renewal and rebirth as a natural process of the cycles of life, and where the earth softens to welcome in the promise of new life emerging. And so we begin to sow the seeds that will bloom into their fullness in the months the come. Spring is the perfect time for igniting purification of both body and mind; creating space for new possibilities and new beginnings.
There is something very special about those early days of spring as a new zest for life begins to unfold. The mind unfurls itself from hibernation, just as a fern unfurls herself in spring. The early morning sunrise creates a wonderful canvas of inspiration for us to ‘Carpe Diem’, where the heralding of spring confirms the end of the long cold winter that has passed.
“Spring is the time of plans and projects” – Leo Tolstoy
This Intensive will guide you on a journey of purification for body and mind through a carefully crafted Vinyasa Krama sequence of sacred Yoga practices including Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Dhyana (meditation) and Mantra. For the body we will incorporate asana and pranayama for the organs and systems that support purification including the liver, skin and lungs whilst boosting the cardio respiratory systems. As we work with the body, we begin to ignite the fire of clearing and renewal through the power of Tejas & Ojas.
Tejas is the inner radiance of vitality – the subtle energy of fire through which we process our thoughts and perceptions, as well as having the capacity to fuel the flames of determination. The mantra for our Intensive will enliven Ojas & Prana as a means of reinvigorating the senses and bringing back energy to the places we feel are most depleted.
And so, through ‘The Ignition of Purification’ our journey begins – experiencing practices that move us from enervation into energy and vitality; to release what was never ours to hold and let in the gifts of new beginnings that await us; and for the rebirth of spring to awaken throughout the layers of our extraordinary and powerful being.
“Behold, my brothers, the spring has come; the Earth has received the embraces of the sun and we shall soon see the results of that love! Every seed has awakened and so has all animal life. It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being; and we, therefore, yield to our neighbours, even our animal neighbours, the same right as ourselves, to inhabit this land.” – Sitting Bull
MOKSHA YOGA INTENSIVES
Explore into the deeper layers of your practice, experience its transformational gifts and allow the true purpose of yoga to become realised by immersing yourself in a 3-hour journey devoted to your mind, your body and your spirit.
Moksha Yoga Intensives are designed to provide you with the opportunity and guidance to move deeper into your experience of yoga with 3 hours of dedicated practice, and are open to all levels of experience except for absolute beginners.
The Intensives include 1.5-2 hours of Asana (physical postures) integrated with Pranayama (breathing practices) and Yoga Philosophy, before moving into a deep Yoga Nidra or Savasana, followed by Chanting and completing with a Meditation practice. Our Yoga Intensives are a deeply spiritual yet physically and mentally challenging experience.
MOVE DEEPER INTO YOUR PRACTICE
Date: Friday 8 September 2017
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Moksha Yoga – 437A Centre Road, Bentleigh 3204
Investment: $60 ($54 for Yogis with a Moksha Unlimited Membership)
Registration and payment is required to secure your spot – booking early is recommended as places tend to fill quickly. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further information!