BWY London Yoga Festival
The BWY London Yoga Festival is back on the 13th and 14th of October 2018. The theme for 2018 is Dharma: finding your individual, authentic path.
YOGACAMPUS ARE NOT TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT – PLEASE VISIT THE BWY FESTIVAL WEBSITE HERE Booking details and special discount code below.
The London Yoga Festival is a unique gathering of yogis from all backgrounds and traditions brought together by the BWY London Festival Committee. Over two days, the festival will host a wide array of seminars, masterclasses, films and experiences designed to foster relationships and inspire new perspectives.
The Festival theme this year is_ Dharma: finding your individual, authentic path._ Join us and experience a wide variety of yoga styles and disciplines with some of the finest international teachers and lecturers. Each practitioner upholds an authentic understanding of the practices of Yoga and is open to all.
We have invited some of the finest international teachers and scholars of yoga to present over 20 master classes, workshops and talks each day. Master classes will range from Ashtanga to Scaravelli inspired, workshops will include Pregnancy to Yoga Therapy and the talks will cover a huge range of subjects including: Vedic Astrology, Historical perspectives of Women in Yoga, Ayurveda and Being an Environmental Yogi. Also the Festival will be screening an exciting new film premiere on Hatha Yoga by modern scholars from SOAS. This weekend will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a truly diverse and inclusive range of yoga practises and experiences.
The following sessions feature very special Yogacampus core and visiting teachers:
DAY 1 SESSIONS: Saturday 13th October
The Core of Movement: Sacral Rhythm and the Health of the Sacroiliac Joint In Yoga Practice
In this practice-oriented asana session we’ll cover the basic movements of the sacrum and the muscles that need to be isolated through simple instructions to support these movements.
Ashtanga: Form and Release
Ruth will use the Ashtanga sequence as a framework to experiment with this precise moment in our bodies and hearts and minds. She will guide a dynamic yet reflective practice which incorporates breathe work, traditional Sanskrit count, and meditative visualisations.
Women and the Esoteric Feminine In Yoga – A Historical Perspective
In this talk Ruth Westoby will trace the role played by women in the history of yoga and the gendered construction of the yogic body.
Dharma Ain’t What It Used To Be
We are told that dharma is eternal and unchanging. It pervades, orders and structures our lives, our communities, the universe itself. But what if, rather than revealing ‘true selves’ with ‘true purpose’, modern ideas about dharma project and reinforce the alienated modern self they seek to save? What if, instead of showing us what we really are, modern conceptions of dharma in fact tell us something vital about what we are becoming—as individuals and as a society? And what if, instead of the solution to the ills of modern life, dharma is just one more symptom of the problem?
JASON BIRCH & JACQUELINE HARGREAVES
Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati: a Re-construction of the Practice
This workshop will present the history and practice of the only sequential āsana routine that has been preserved in a premodern manuscript, namely the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati (‘a manual on the practice of Haṭhayoga’).
MARK SINGLETON, JACQUELINE HARGREAVES, JASON BIRCH & RUTH WESTOBY
Film Seminar & Panel: Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati: a Precursor To Modern Yoga
The Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati is one of the ten Sanskrit texts that is to be critically edited and translated as part of Haṭha Yoga Project (HYP), a 5- year ERC research project hosted at SOAS, University of London.This panel will begin with an introduction by Jason Birch and Mark Singleton, followed by a video re-construction of an āsana section along with Sanskrit recitation. A Q&A session will conclude the panel.
DAY 2 SESSIONS: Sunday 14th October
Hypermobility – Finding the Middle Way
This session explores how hypermobility affects the body and mind, and how to work with it in ourselves and others.
Balancing Stability and Mobility In Vinyasa Flow
This vinyasa flow class in structured to balance stability and mobility.
Cultivating Sattva: Empowering the Mind to Follow Dharman
Together we’ll review guiding concepts and experience simple practices to integrate into daily life, home practice, and teaching to move from rajas to sattva allowing our minds and purpose to become more clear and empowered, treading the path of our dharma with vitality, resilience, and enthusiasm.
Crossing the Rainbow Bridge
Imagine a bridge in it’s landscape, a metaphor for making a crossing, for connecting. Sense yourself in the landscape as you walk towards the bridge. Crystallise your intention for practice, creating a short phrase, a sankalpa, a mental bridge to deepen your trust in direction. Commit to the carving of your dharma (purpose) path. You have already come a long way. Name it: Sequencing towards…
Stepping on to the Rainbow Bridge
We begin to travel through the natural elements (‘Maha Bhuta’) to purify the energies within ourselves. We call upon our five senses, to awaken our somatic ‘felt sense’ of proprioceptive awareness, how we are in this present moment. We inhabit the ‘primordial feeling place’ to strip away conditionings (‘samskaras’).
Somatics: Perceiving the Body from Within
Proprioceptive awareness, self sensing, experientially. As you practice, recall a word, or line of poetry or song which connects you with a sense of rooting and stability. Write/ paint these on leaves or textured paper, to read during practice.(Butterfly/ leaf templates to paint on)
TICKETS AND SPECIAL OFFER
This is a unique opportunity for all Yogacampus members to purchase a early bird ticket for the whole weekend at the very special price of £128 and a day ticket for £74.67 (£20 discount off full price).
YOGACAMPUS ARE NOT TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT – PLEASE VISIT THE BWY FESTIVAL WEBSITE HERE
Under the type drop down menu select: BWY member and then in the window for BWY membership number use the following code: YOGACAMPUS