One day workshop with Harmony Slater, saturday 1th of July

 

A Journey of Self-Discovery

"Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves"

— Nisargadatta Maharaj

sharat and harmony

It is a great honour to welcome HARMONY SLATER here in Eindhoven and for us to embrace her wealth of knowledge.
She will be teaching a mysore class on and two workshops on Saturday 1th of July.

Harmony is one of 17 women in the world Certified by the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, South India.
Her search for spirituality, health and balance brought her to Ashtanga Yoga after being a dancer for many years. She studied Sanskrit at University, holds double degrees in Philosophy and Eastern Religious Studies. During the years she lived in Asia, Harmony also cultivated a deep knowledge of Ayurveda, the sister science to Yoga.
For her full bio, see below

You can join for the full programma, 1 msyore class and two workshops (total 75 euro).
Or you can choose to only join us for one of the workshops.
See prices below.
Single drop-inn for the mysore class will only be available if there is free spots left. (opening to subscribe for only the msyore class, 19th of June)

Programm, saturday 1th of July


7:30am - 9:30am -
Morning Mysore Practice (30 euro)

Mysore Style is the heart of Ashtanga Yoga. In the Mysore method, students are met as individuals. Each person is taught progressively according to his or her readiness. This can be a very transformative experience for students who are open to exploring their inner-self using the asana as a tool for this discovery.

 


10:30am - 12:30am -
The Esoteric Elements of Yoga: The Marriage of Shiva-Shakti (30 euro)

An Introduction to Pranayama and Meditation practices.
Pranayama is the expansion of the vital life energy within. Kaivalya is the ultimate goal of our yoga practice. We will discuss the more esoteric aspects of the practice, and explore easily accessible ways to begin a practice of breath-control. Various methods of mindfulness will be introduced that can lead to the development of a meditation practice to help increase our overall sense of well-being and compassion towards others.

3pm - 6pm - Afternoon Session -
Fundamentals: A Mirror for Self Study & Questions (30 euro)

The journey of practice is often not linear. We will look at different ways to approach specific postures in order to discover new openings and ways to access the "blindspots" in both the body and mind.
Students will learn various ways to modify the physical practice during times of stress or injury, to help nurture and take care of during the transitional stages of life.
This workshop will address difficult questions that come up during times of struggle or stagnation in the practice. Feel free to bring your tough questions!

 


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Price

 

Saturday 1th of July 20107
07:30 - 18:00 hrs
@ De Yogastudio Eindhoven

 

30 euro /workshop
75, - euro; for the mysore class and two workshops

Single drop-inn mysore class: 30 euro (only if spots left and reservation is open from 19th of June)

 

 

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Booking

 

This yoga workshop is open to students with at least some experience with asthanga yoga (preferably mysore style classes)

 

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About Harmony

As a child and into my youth, I spent many years training as a ballet dancer. Consequently I struggled with eating disorders and addiction. I always had a keen interest in spirituality, and was brought up in a Christian family who talked openly about God and matters of the heart.
As a young adult, a search for meaning overtook my love for dance. I recognized that I was fighting a losing battle with an insatiable desire to embody an ideal form that was by its very nature, unattainable. I was grasping at trying to gain some control over an overwhelming onslaught of negative thoughts that were consuming me. I longed for a deeper connection to something beyond myself.
This search eventually led me to discover the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. I was studying Buddhism and Sanskrit at the University of Calgary, where I completed double degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies, when I felt a strong pull to connect more deeply to the practical side of these ancient teachings I was learning about.

In 2002, I traveled to China with a field school to research Buddhist Meditation. For six weeks, we lived and practiced in several monasteries in remote areas of the countryside. These experiences encouraged me to pursue more actively the path of Ashtanga Yoga in conjunction with a meditation practice. Since then, I have been fortunate to connect with the Vipassana style of meditation, as taught by S. N. Goenka, and have taken the opportunity to delve deeper into this discipline through sitting multiple silent retreats.

I made my first trip to Mysore, India in 2004, to practice and learn under the direct guidance of Sri. K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson R. Sharath Jois. With the exception of the year my son was born, I returned annually since that first trip and occasionally twice within the same year. From the very first time I met Guruji my heart was flooded with a deep feeling of love and reverence. He was able to transmit so much through a simple touch, his penetrating gaze or with only a few simple words. Those early years of practice with him solidified my dedication and devotion to this lineage. I remember for the first time feeling completely at peace within myself. This experience was so real and deep, I knew this was the path for me.

I have found that time I spend in Mysore is the heart of my practice and source for my teaching. Directly learning from Guruji and Sharath has touched every aspect of my life. The ritual of immersing myself into the culture of India and connecting back to the roots of yoga continues to keep me inspired and each time forces me to go deeper within myself, to grow, and develop even more trust in this powerful, authentic practice. In 2015 I received 'Certification' from Sharath Jois, which is the highest acknowledgment one can receive from the KPJAYI in Mysore and is an official permission to teach the Advanced A Series.