3000 years ago there was great battle in India at Kurukshetra (“The field of the Kurus”) between a family of brothers – The Pandavas (Pandus) – and the House of the Kauravas (Kurus). Part history, part allegory, an epic poem – the Mahabharata – arose in India to tell this tale and one of the most important Hindu texts – The Bhagavad Gita – appears at the eve of the great battle. A conversation between the mighty warrior Arjuna and the man-god Krishna takes place – Krishna introducing Arjuna to Yoga. The beautiful poetry of the Gita lays down the tenets by which Mahatma Ghandi lived his life in his later years. One of it’s translators, Eknath Easwaran, says:
“The Gita distills the loftiest truths of India’s ancient wisdom into simple, memorable poetry that haunts the mind and informs the affairs of everyday life”.
During this workshop, after a Yang Yoga warm up, you will be able to practice a long relaxing Yin session while I introduce some of the themes from the poem and read to some of it’s most famous and moving verses.
About Rebecca Shepherd:
I started practicing yoga poses as a child copied from books my parents owned. I began a more dedicated practice in my late 20s, trying Shivananda Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Bikram Yoga. I started teaching Bikram and Vinyasa Yoga in 2001 until I discovered the teachings of Yoga Master Paul Grilley in 2006, falling in love with the Yin and Yang styles that he and his wife teach. I have studied with them annually ever since and have now completed 250 advanced yoga study hours with Paul and Suzee. I am particularly passionate about introducing students to the deeply relaxing and restorative Yin practice.
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