Celtic Yoga: rooted and enraptured; grounded and nourished

Celtic Yoga seeks to re‐establish a balance between East and West, through elementally integrated yoga for body, heart and soul, incorporating movement, breath, story, poetry and myths drawn from the indigenous spiritual treasure house of our Celtic heritage. In this workshop, Uma and Jack will weave together chanting, poetry, song, movement, breathing practices and yoga nidra to transform our physical practice into a tangible connection with ourselves, with others and with the Earth herself.

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What if we as Westerners do not have to look to India for inspiration? What if we realise that, in many cases, the universal dreams which make up the foundation of our practice are variants of stories which have been with us all our lives? Even if we have never heard these stories, they have shaped the minds and hearts of our fathers and mothers. What if we realise that the gods and goddesses of the Celtic and pre‐Celtic pantheon are still very much alive and active in Ireland and other parts of the Celtic world? And that, because they have lived within us, and in our parents and their parents, for so long we may feel their presence closer and more intimately?

To practise Celtic Yoga is to be fully rooted in the earth and enraptured by life. The purpose of this school of yoga is to re‐establish a balance between East and West, between what we look for outside of ourselves and what we find when we come home, through elementally integrated yoga for body, heart and soul, incorporating movement, breath, story, poetry and myths drawn from the indigenous spiritual treasure house of our Celtic heritage.  

Celtic Yoga en-chants: it calls us to be fully alive, and to voice the song of the breath in the life of the body, in deep connection with the earth, and in honour of her. Celtic Yoga invites us to come home to taste the honey of our own spirit’s knowing: to be nourished by the stories and poetic traditions that grew from our own islands, in in celebration of life here. It is an approach to yoga as an experience of hospitality. Celtic Yoga invites us to rediscover how to live a life that is fully alive in a very practical sense to the spiritual wisdom of the Celtic world; to encounter a life in which in everything is celebrated as sacred: each breath, every movement, each feeling of heart, and the thoughts and flights of mind and soul, are welcomed into this yoga of homecoming. This is a yoga of reconnection.

In this workshop, Uma and Jack will weave together chanting, poetry, song, movement, breathing practices and yoga nidra to transform our physical practice into a tangible connection with ourselves, with others and with the Earth herself.

Also consider staying for the Friday evening Celtic Yoga event – see here

What our students say

Uma is an excellent teacher and communicator. I had to travel miles but with the relaxed atmosphere and way of teaching it gave me great energy. Yogacampus student on Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training, May 2014

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