Cultivating Heartfulness

This daylong yoga and meditation workshop is shaping up to be a thoroughly nourishing and enjoyable day! Peter and I plan to offer 4 sessions, each consisting of a yoga practice, followed by a guided meditation.

The guided meditations will consist of the direct, embodied practices of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. These practices offer us a way of consciously connecting with the powerful resource of openness in our own hearts, and give us tools for cultivating our ability to respond to ourselves, others and the experiences of life from a place of genuine caring and inner strength.

Known in Buddhism as the ‘Sublime Abidings’ or ‘Four Immeasurables’, these four qualities of the open heart – loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity – can be found in both Buddhist and Yogic teachings, and have for millennia been understood as the guiding light for living a life of wisdom, emotional well-being and benefit for others.

We will explore how to bring these qualities into being in a heartful and embodied way, in the silence of our inner space.

In the yoga sessions, we will use various tools to gradually ground the body, refine the breath, and deepen our connection to the heart. These tools include āsana (physical postures and movements), mantra (chanting), nyāsa & hasta mudra (gestures and movements of the hands) and prānāyāma (breathing techniques).

Rest assured, you will be guided through all of these practices, and the yoga sequences can be adapted to suit each individual.

If you have your own yoga mat or meditation cushion, please feel free to bring them. There are also mats and props available at the venue.

Date & time: 10:00am to 5:00pm, May 6, 2018

Location: Urban Yoga, 160 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Cost: $108


About Peter Fernando:

If the cost of this workshop is a barrier to your participation, please let us know. If you have special requirements, or questions, please email or call me on 021 386914.

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