Friday 10th – Sunday 12th February, 2017
This progressive workshop will move through the traditional stages of Hatha Yoga using Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra and Meditation to cultivate a deeper connection to both the Mental (Lunar) and Pranic (Solar) bodies leading to the unification of these subtle forces within the navel.
This process of ‘yoking’ Mind and Energy has been Yoga’s supreme goal since the very beginning. The result is the activation of an independent third force known to the Ancients as Bhuta Agni (Subtle Fire) – the radiant force responsible for revealing our Divine nature hidden deep within.
Understand the Science. Practice the Technology. Awaken to your highest potential.
A weekend not to be missed!
Using Asana, breath and gentle bandha-work to cultivate stability and calmness of both Body and Mind. A deep, nourishing Asana Practice with longer holds geared towards the development of internal focus, presence and ease. Both standing poses and floor work are used to guide awareness inwards to touch that pure space of stillness known to the ancients as Purusha – The Mighty One, that aspect of who we are that is ‘mightier’ than all changes.
Creating vibrancy, internal power and a deeper relationship to the energetic world, whilst moving towards an experience of the sacred light within the heart (Vishok Jyotir). Deeper work with the Bandhas and Pranayama introduced to compliment the Asana practice based on the traditional understanding that perception and energy levels are intricately linked and that the fastest way to shape the mind is with the breath. Evolve your practice. Evolve the way you see and experience the world and yourself.
Thousands of years ago an encoded spiritual science was created – a step by step system that would grant humanity the tools to access their own Divinity. That science is the oldest science on the planet – the science of AWAKENING: Hatha Yoga. This 90 minute lecture will give you the keys to unlock the code and transform both your practice and your destiny. Yoga Nidra as the dessert.
Bringing together all elements of Practice – Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra and Meditation to skilfully guide Mind and Energy to various points within the gross and subtle bodies, ultimately stoking the subtle fire known to the Yogis as Kundalini – ‘She who dwells in the fire pit.’ This practice represents the apex of thousands of years of Spiritual wisdom.
Urban Yoga is thrilled to once again host Octavio in Wellington, New Zealand, for what promises to be an unforgettable weekend!
Limited to 20 spaces – register early to avoid missing out.
Each sequential session of this workshop is conceived as a progressive weekend designed to establish and build on the practitioners experience and understanding. However, it is optional to book specific single sessions. The duration of each session is approx. 2-2.5 hours.
Level 3/160 Willis Street
I’m not interested in hollow-back handstands, Instagram or fans. My mission is to share yoga with the world in the way that it was intended – as a Spiritual Science designed to awaken us to our highest potential as human beings.
Some people say I’m too fierce about it and that I should be more soft and light hearted. That doesn’t interest me either. In the Haidakhan Ashram of Mahavatar Babaji, where my spiritual cherry was popped, His Puja’s were always well-guarded by what he called ‘The Black Army’, sentinel-like, black-clad, super-yogis bearing weapons like spears, swords and trishulas, who watched over the space and protected Babaji’s sacred work. Nothing unwanted got in or out under their watchful, fire-filled eyes.
This is how I feel. That in this modern age of ‘call everything Yoga’, we need to stand up for Tradition and be fierce about it if need be. Yoga deserves that, it deserves better than being degraded to a sport or a trend or worse, acrobatics.
I began my Yoga journey about 20 years ago, the day Paramahansa Yogananda’s energization exercises threw me against the back wall. I was 16 years old and from that day forward I knew the mission. It started off as a personal one: to live a life free of fear and full of joy, however over the years the scope has broadened and today I’m very proud to be the co-owner and founder of The Practice Bali – a center dedicated to sharing the Traditional Science of Yoga with the world, just as my beloved teachers shared it with me.
From my perspective there is no point reinventing the wheel, particularly when the wheel is perfectly round. What I attempt to do however is repackage ancient insights in a way that the modern mind can understand. My greatest wish is simply to serve and honor this great Tradition and my teachers whilst helping myself and others get a grip on being imperfect and letting go of the idea that there are elements of who we are that don’t deserve to be loved.
In our center we are all divine, all lovable just as we are and Yoga, practiced correctly and with the right attitude, I believe, is the way to remember and embody this truth.
For more information please visit: www.thepracticebali.com.