LYON The Intimate Embrace Of Shiva & Shakti

LYON The Intimate Embrace Of Shiva & Shakti

The Intimate Embrace Within Of Shiva & Shakti
~ A Special Yoga Class ~
with Lorraine Taylor

This class is an exploration into the authentic meaning of Tantra through yoga asana. The Divine Feminine (Shakti) and Masculine (Shiva) are united through the play of Consciousness and Energy within each and every individual being. In our Yoga practice, we can directly experience this rather than intellectually knowing it and begin to truly integrate that knowledge within the body.

Throughout the class, we discover the different levels within which the yogis call Pancha Maya Kosa and create new pathways of connection to the more subtle layers that can often be ignored. Yet this subtlety and depth is exactly what we are all searching for as therein lies our deep wisdom and blissfulness.

We use the practice of postures to make these different levels absolutely clear all the way from the physical to the beyond, and start to understand ourselves more deeply.

What arises is a greater intimacy and empathy of the totality of who we are and the beautiful realisation that Shiva & Shakti lie within. Mystical poetry and verses of the ancient text Vijnana Bhairava Tantra are read throughout to inspire and guide us deeper.

This class is open to all levels.

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Programme:

9am - 12am

Morning Sadhana

Meditation & Slow Insightful Vinyasa

2pm-5.30pm

Ancient Wisdom and the Tantric Goddesses

Tantric Theory & Practice with Devotional Kirtan.

Tarifs:

75€ before 31 May

85€ full price

* This event will be given in English with French translation.

LA GAUDE THE INTIMATE EMBRACE OF SHIVA AND SHAKTI

LA GAUDE THE INTIMATE EMBRACE OF SHIVA AND SHAKTI

Yoga Gauda (map)

The Intimate Embrace Within Of Shiva & Shakti
~ A Special Yoga Class ~
with Lorraine Taylor

This class is an exploration into the authentic meaning of Tantra through yoga asana. The Divine Feminine (Shakti) and Masculine (Shiva) are united through the play of Consciousness and Energy within each and every individual being. In our Yoga practice, we can directly experience this rather than intellectually knowing it and begin to truly integrate that knowledge within the body.

Throughout the class, we discover the different levels within which the yogis call Pancha Maya Kosa and create new pathways of connection to the more subtle layers that can often be ignored. Yet this subtlety and depth is exactly what we are all searching for as therein lies our deep wisdom and blissfulness.

We use the practice of postures to make these different levels absolutely clear all the way from the physical to the beyond, and start to understand ourselves more deeply.

What arises is a greater intimacy and empathy of the totality of who we are and the beautiful realisation that Shiva & Shakti lie within. Mystical poetry and verses of the ancient text Vijnana Bhairava Tantra are read throughout to inspire and guide us deeper.

This class is open to all levels.

Programme: 

9am - 12am  

Morning Sadhana  

Meditation & Slow Insightful Vinyasa

2pm-5.30pm

Ancient Wisdom and the Tantric Goddesses 

Tantric Theory & Practice with Devotional Kirtan.

* This event will be given in English with French translation.

VILLENEUVE LOUBET YOGA OF THE HEART FOR WOMEN

VILLENEUVE LOUBET YOGA OF THE HEART FOR WOMEN

Le Petit Mas (map)

We will explore different ways of opening and softening the heart through yoga asana, breath, music and poetry. The Sufis say you are a real Sufi when your heart is as soft as wool. And many mystics, gurus and poets talk about the importance of the heart and how it is our gateway to freedom and love.

In the ancient texts of Kashmir Shaivism, there are many practices that connect us with our innate divinity. They describe how the physical body can be experienced as infinite space and how we have become really familiar with its materiality due to the stresses, traumas and attachments held within.

Through Yoga, we start to see more clearly all the different layers of who we are and how they operate. We investigate the transient nature of the mind, emotions and sensations and see how the boundaries of the physical body can dissolve if we let go of this idea that we are only a body mind entity. By opening to all that is arising and viewing it with fascination rather than resistance, we enter deep into the heart and discover our true nature is Love.

This is a soft and tender moving meditation. It doesn’t matter what shape or size you are or what level of flexibility you have. This class is open to all.

Secure your place: lorrainetayloryoga@gmail.com

SAND19 ITALY THE INTIMATE EMBRACE OF SHIVA & SHAKTI

SAND19 ITALY THE INTIMATE EMBRACE OF SHIVA & SHAKTI

Morning Yoga classes at the esteemed, annual Science and Nonduality gathering (SAND) in Italy

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This class is an exploration into the authentic meaning of Tantra through yoga asana. The Divine Feminine (Shakti) and Masculine (Shiva) are united through the play of Consciousness and Energy within each and every individual being. In our Yoga practice, we can directly experience this rather than intellectually knowing it and begin to truly integrate that knowledge within the body.

Throughout the class, we discover the different levels within which the yogis call Pancha Maya Kosa and create new pathways of connection to the more subtle layers that can often be ignored. Yet this subtlety and depth is exactly what we are all searching for as therein lies our deep wisdom and blissfulness.

We use the practice of postures to make these different levels absolutely clear all the way from the physical to the beyond, and start to understand ourselves more deeply.

What arises is a greater intimacy and empathy of the totality of who we are and the beautiful realisation that Shiva & Shakti lie within. Mystical poetry and verses of the ancient text Vijnana Bhairava Tantra are read throughout to inspire and guide us deeper.

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At the SAND Italy gathering, we will continue to explore where knowledge meets the unknown and the unknowable. We will navigate that space where new discoveries in science and profound realisations in spirituality become possible.

Join the annual Science and Nonduality gathering (SAND) in Italy for six inspiring days with scientists, philosophers, spiritual teachers, and artists, in an openhearted exploration to expand and embody our interconnectedness and further our individual and collective evolution. Our tools are many and diverse: experiential workshops, talks, conversations, meditation, movement, music, and more.

GLASTONBURY ‘THE YOGA OF WISDOM AND DEVOTION FOR WOMEN’

GLASTONBURY ‘THE YOGA OF WISDOM AND DEVOTION FOR WOMEN’

This 100-hour advanced training is part of Lorraine’s new suite of courses devoted to continuing development for the qualified teacher or advanced practitioner and this is a rare opportunity to study and practice with Lorraine in the UK.

During the training, you will work with tantra, sacred dance, fire ceremony, devotional kirtan, and opening your voice. You will deepen your relationship with the Yoga of wisdom (Jnana) and the Yoga of devotion (Bhakti) by working directly and in depth with two of the great wisdom goddesses: the Mahavidyas and their divine feminine energies, Chinnamasta, and Matangi.

Engage in slow vinyasa, pranayama, and meditation; perform special women’s rituals, learn and grow together within a non-dual teaching framework.

⁣“I feel finally in touch with my femininity. I’ll be grateful to you until the end of my physical life and eternally with my soul. What I feel is so deep and profound, it’s hard to describe with words. It’s changing my world.”⁣ — Elodie Geles, France

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Bhakti Yoga | /bhākti/ | भक्ति | the yoga of devotion

During this advanced training, alongside the study of Jnana Yoga, Yasia Leiserach will be offering a deep dive into Bhakti Yoga.

Bhakti Yoga is one of the limbs of yoga, the aspect that places surrendering to Love, the Heart, as a root to the Divine. Bhakti Yoga. /bhākti/ - भक्ति. The yoga of devotion.

We will specifically be doing a more in-depth study of the power of Kirtan as a way to meet the many faces of the Divine. We will also explore sacred dance using movement as another way to connect deeply to the Heart and offer our Love through the moment of the Body, another act of surrender to the Divine. You do not need to know how to dance to participate.

The aim of these studies to to give ourselves a deeper experience of embodied Love and Surrender to the Divine.