Blue Mountains Iyengar Yoga Studio

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Full Workshops and Retreat programme for 2021 TBA ...

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Katoomba: 5 Day Intensive: January 8 – 12, 2021

Lulu will be holding a 5 day intensive at the studio from Wednesday January 8 – Sunday January 12, 2021
Suitable for level 2 & level 3 students and teachers.

DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO 14. BOOK EARLY!

Cost – $470   ($235 non-refundable deposit required upon booking)

TIMETABLE ...

Friday January 8    3 – 5:30pm Asana
 Saturday January 9  10am – 12 noon Asana  3:30 – 4:30pm Restorative / Pranayama
 Sunday January 10  7:30 – 9:30am Asana  2 – 3pm Restorative / Pranayama
 Monday January 11  7 – 8:30am Asana  3 – 4:30pm Restorative / inversions
Tuesday January 12  7 – 9:30am Asana  


“Action is movement with Intelligence” – BKS Iyengar

Many of us come repeatedly to our mats to practice daily, weekly, monthly, yearly. Why? And for what outcome?
On the mat, when we position ourselves within a pose, we create a bodily frame from which to relate our experience. Initially we focus on attending to all the ‘actions’ that make up this experience – the lines, the shapes, the movements, the holds, the subtle nuances. All this requires great will power.
However, it is what happens next, when the ‘action’ is established, that changes us, transforms us, informs us and ultimately brings forth the ‘intelligence’ referred to by Guruji. What happens when the dog pose is done? The shape is achieved?
“Action that is introduced in an asana should excite the intelligence.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
There is a subtle moment between night ceasing and dawn breaking when the temperature drops, a pivotal moment between night and day. Likewise there is a pivotal moment between “action” and “reflection” in the practice of a pose. It is also subtle and easily overlooked or overridden by the dominance of movement. We must learn to be alert to this moment, to recognised, to capture it.
Then we start to listen, to observe, to tune our ear to our mind’s response to the experience. Conscious action within the pose. To be present and self-aware at this point is critical if our practice is to mature from movement to action with intelligence.
In this state of awareness, a space within us is opened up. We are then able to take on the role of witness, to observe what arises in the mind at this point, to become aware of habitual patterns and responses. What we are doing is evolving a feedback system from body to mind, mind to body.
Our actions then become infused with awareness, and discernment becomes the by-product. Intelligence is born! Practice then becomes a dynamic and transformational state of awareness where listening and action have equal status.
Now our yoga practice is able to mature to intelligence in action. – Lulu Bull
 

For bookings and enquiries contact Lulu via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the studio Ph: (02) 4782 6718.
 

Bamarang – Shoalhaven River Retreat: 3 Day Retreat March 18 - 21, 2021

Lulu's annual residential retreat, to be held at Bamarang Bush Retreat on the Shoalhaven River near Nowra, will now run as a 3-day retreat, Thursday March 18 - Sunday March 21, 2021.

Cost: $960
Please note that accommodation is twin, triple or quad share. The retreat centre has a very limited number of private rooms available at an extra cost (Contact Vicki for pricing). Please be aware that as the private rooms are limited, we take bookings on a first-come-first-served basis. Camping is also an option.

For bookings and enquiries contact Vicki via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the studio Ph: (02) 4782 6718.
Or Register by mail: Blue Mountains Iyengar Yoga Studio
                                 4/118 Main Street, Katoomba NSW 2780

 

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Telephone: (02) 4782 6718
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