The practice of Yoga gives us a wealth of amazing, diverse and powerful techniques that can help us in our quest to uncover our true Self. When we step off the mat, and move beyond Asana, we discover a wealth of practices that allow us to experience breath, prana, sound, mind, thoughts, vibrations, and ultimately, stillness.
These monthly, online 90 minute sessions are designed for Yoga Teachers and Experienced Yoga Students who want to take their practice deeper. Each session will give you the opportunity to experience a broad range of techniques, to be inspired, to connect with other teachers, and engage in self-nurture.
Consider this to be your opportunity to nurture and nourish your own practice of Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra and Philosophy, in an regular monthly class, in the comfort of your own home.
Adrienne at Planted Wellbeing
Yoga ~ Beyond Asana Classes
The classes will be held online via Zoom every month. The days and times will vary to allow all who wish to attend to have the opportunity. The Summer sessions are scheduled for:-
Sunday 19th June 7.00-8.30am
THEME: The Sun
To tie in with Summer Solstice, our session will be all things solar: Gayatri Mantra & Meditation, Solar Bija Mantras, Surya Pranayama and Solar Meditation.
Saturday 9th July 8.00-9.30am
Themes will be inspired by discussions and questions that arise in previous sessions.
Pranayama, Mantra & Meditation will be explored.
Each session costs £15.00 and you will also receive a link to the recorded version plus comprehensive PDF notes of all the practices and discussions. You can also book an event if you cannot attend in person. You will be sent the recording once it has been uploaded, plus any PDFs.
SCROLL down for a more indepth look at the content that we will be covering in each session. You can also purchase the recordings and PDF notes of the previous sessions. Details are further down the page.
You can pre-book all the Summer Sessions on the booking form, or as many as you wish.
Recorded Previous Sessions
If you wish to catch up on the sessions that have been held already, you can purchase the Video Recording and PDF Notes. Here are the links and a breakdown of the content:-
Saturday 22nd January
Philosophy : The concept of atha. Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.1
Pranayama: Effortless Rhythms
Meditation : Variation of Metta Bhavana/Loving Kindness with Heart Radiation Breath
Mentoring : How to use Singing Bowls and Tingshas
Mantra : Devi Jagoma Bhakti Style
Friday 18th February
Philosophy : The concept of iti.
Mentoring : Opening and closing statement for your Yoga Classes. What to use, how to pronounce them, and what they mean.
Pranayama: Anuloma Ujjayi
Meditation : Chakra Loka Meditation & Mantra
Mantra : Om Namah Shivaya
Sunday 20th March
Mantra : Exploration of the Shanti Mantras. In depth analysis of the Pavamana Mantra/Asato Ma with Vedic and Bhakti styles of recitation.
Sanskrit: Word roots and pronunciation of the Pavamana Mantra.
Pranayama: Kapalabhati Variations
Meditation : Deep Peace meditation based on the Thousand Petalled Lotus.
The Philosophy of Yoga gives us a deep insight into the nature of our mind and how we can gain mastery over it. In these sessions we will explore various philosophical threads from a variety of classical and contemporary sources.
Yogic breathwork is a key preparation towards meditation, as well as offering some great benefits to our physical health, our energy levels and our mental clarity. We will explore a range of creative pranayama techniques to deepen our breath awareness.
Meditation is possibly the main technique of the traditional practice of Yoga. Each month we will explore a meditation technique from a variety of traditional and contemporary sources. An opportunity to sink into stillness and listen closely to our mind.
Mantra is energy in sound form. Sanskrit Mantras are probably one of the oldest forms of continually chanted spiritual songs. They contain a vibrational force that connects us to divine consciousness, and expands our joy and bliss.
Sometimes we need a little extra help, or the support of a like-minded tribe. It is my goal to create a community who have a passion for Yoga Beyond Asana. There will be space in these classes for support, connection and mentorship.
And who doesn’t enjoy a nurturing, nourishing Yoga Nidra? For those sessions when there is exhaustion, overwhelm and a need for deep replenshiment and renewal, there will be an opportunity for a sumptuous relaxation.
breathe. smile. love.