TRUSTING THE INNER VOICE
– A YOGA INTENSIVE WITH EMMA PALMER
How many times have you had a sense, or your inner wisdom has risen to the surface, only to doubt and ignore its palpable message? Learning to build our spiritual muscles takes times, and according to the Yoga teachings it requires the ability to follow the three stages of inner listening. Viktor Frankl refers to the space that exists between stimulus and response, and it is within this space of stillness that our inner wisdom calls to forever guide us.
The more we return to this place of inner wisdom, the deeper our faith and trust in the insight that is making its way through. We discover ways to witness the visceral feelings and sensations associated with this guidance and then follow it with a confidence in the precision of its higher wisdom. The Upanishads reveal that when we connect with Śraddhā, or earnest faith, we begin to establish a freedom from the constant self-doubting. With this comes a sense of self-certainty, and an ability to trust ourselves no matter what. Often the essence of this inner wisdom can be difficult to explain, but manifests as a sense of true knowing that can only ever be experienced.
For our first Yoga Intensive of 2018 we will use the ancient practices of Yoga to ignite and reconnect with a deep faith in our sacred inner wisdom. Through the sequence of Vinyasa Krama interwoven with the breath, we find ways to honour the three stages of inner listening – Sravana, Manana and Nididhyasana. These Yogic teachings support us to recognise that we must first find the space to go inwards and listen, before reflecting on the wisdom we receive whilst contemplating our next conscious choice. When we tune in to feel, hear and see the wisdom that is waiting to find us, we connect with the presence of faith and trust in what is calling us to listen and wake up. When we truly listen, and have faith in what we are hearing and sensing, we feel guidance from a palpable, all-knowing and ever present source.
The Krama created for this Intensive includes Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Dhyana (meditation) and Mantra to guide you on a journey of Svadhyaya (self-enquiry) to reconnect you with faith in your sacred intelligence once more and create space for reawakening the purpose and deeper meaning of your life. You will be taken on a journey through the layers of your being, dissolving the energetic knots that hinder the flow of wisdom, and guided to the stillness of the Anandamaya Kosha – the sheath of our blissful self. It is in this place we find the answers we seek – aligned with the wisdom of the highest Self, the Paramātmā.
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 12 January 2018
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!