Sun, 05 Dec | Location is TBD

The Art and Science of Vichara Practices with Zephyr Wildman

Internationally acclaimed guest teacher workshop suitable for both students and teachers.
The Art and Science of Vichara Practices with Zephyr Wildman

Time & Location

05 Dec, 15:30 – 18:30
Location is TBD

About The Event

The Art and Science of Vichara Practices

The treatment of addiction, depression, anxiety and other mental disorders is increasingly relying on alternative methods of therapy as more of the root causes of such disorders are understood. Treatment centres and Psychologists are increasingly taking a page from the mindfulness movement to holistically treat patients that suffer mental trauma and the afflictions that are symptomatic of a life out of balance. Movement and breathing techniques have been proven to be effective to aid in recovery for all sorts of mental disorders and Yoga has risen to the forefront as alternative therapy in a science  that up until recently focused solely on a cognitive approach to therapy. But, as the barometer for assessment and treatment of overall mental health changes, is yoga as a therapy really all that alternative?

The definition of Yoga has roots firmly grounded in a focus on self-understanding. The more we understand ourselves, our habits and our suffering, the more we have choices to align ourselves with the true path and the state of balanced flow. The equilibrium and harmony of a balanced life takes in to account the spiritual, the mental and the physical. Yoga, at it’s fundamental core, is an exercise in developing a strong and balanced state for all three. Yoga puts the same amount of emphasis on, and gives an equal importance to, the emotional health as it does physical health.

This workshop taps into the Yogic roots of holistic health and focuses on the skill in action yoga creates, helping to bring self-knowledge and the ability to identify and enact constant beneficial corrections as we follow our path. The course is designed to offer deeper application to Yoga Students and Teachers and will introduce Vichara (written self-inventory) to develop skills that will aid the seeker to identify suffering in our lives and how to move past them.

Over the workshop, Zephyr will discuss the basic neuroscience, behavioural patterns and simple techniques to support strategies to enhance emotional well being in a yoga practice. Zephyr will lecture on yogic theories and begin to map out the foundation in a regular practice of Vichara and loving-kindness Meditation practices. Emphasis will be on seeing a holistic picture of ourselves by using the yogic sciences and techniques as resources to address imbalances.

Total Investment - individual workshop £45 

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