It’s time! We (Charlie and Oli) are delighted to announce our new 2022 workshop this September the 10th and the 11th at Love Yoga, Aberdeen, UK.
Titled “The Science and Intuition of Yoga”, the overarching theme of this weekend is the intersection of Western Science with Eastern Philosophy. Both coming from a scientific background (Immunology and Neuroscience) we constantly seek connections between modern Western and ancient Eastern models of the human condition. For us there is more that unites than divides these, as we hope to demonstrate with this workshop.
FLOAT LIKE A FLOATER
Jumping into and back from postures is a physical challenge for even the most experienced of yogis. Here, we will break down this movement, whilst also exploring its mental and energetic aspects, specifically in relation to the Gunas.
SHUT YOUR MOUTH
A fundamental part of yoga is the breath, and as science advances we are beginning to learn why ancient yogis placed so much importance on it. This module aims to explain the many beneficial effects of conscious breathing, with experiments and specific pranayama to help you experience these for yourself.
PURPOSE BEHIND THE POSTURES
It is one thing to practice physical postures, but another to connect these movements to emotional and energetic experience. Here, we will explore the mind/body connection, and how it bears out directly in everyday life.
THE SCIENCE AND INTUITION OF YOGA
This final section will link all the preceding parts of the weekend, drawing from scientific data, yogic philosophy and experiential intuition to form a coherent picture of why yoga is so beneficial for our wellbeing.