Advanced Philosophy & Meditation

£800.00

Going Deeper into meditation and Yoga Philosophy is a course for those who are already Yoga teachers, or have a strong interest in yoga philosophy, and wish to continue their journey. The course includes teachings from modern thinkers like Sam Harris, Georg Feuerstein, and Geshe Michael Roach, as well as study of traditional texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the teachings of Ramana Maharshi. An applied course, supporting the seeker in learning life skills for here and now.

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The current course (Jan 21 - Dec 21) is fully booked, but you are welcome to request a space on our waiting list and we may set up a second date.

You are welcome to register for the next session (Jan22 - Dec22).

Thank you for your interest in this Yoga and philosophy course. Our study here is ourselves, our emotions, daily experiences and relationships. This is a practical look at how we can bring our understanding of Yoga, and the application of these ideas, to increase joy and stillness in our daily lives for ourselves and those around us. 

  • We shall go deeper into the yamas and niyamas of the Patanjali Yoga system.
  • Non- Violent Communication.
  • Study of modern spirituality and what it means in our society and how to integrate ideas about living an ethical and fulfilling life, through studying Sam Harris and others.
  • We shall study the Self Enquiry methods of meditation by Ramana Maharshi, as well as meta (loving compassion) meditation.
  • We will also study the Bhagavad Gita, with all its relevance for our motivations for actions, and letting go of attachmnets. Including our exploration of dharma and karma Yoga through study and Seva (selfless service).
  • We shall be supporting your home meditation practice as an integral part of your personal journey during the year, using supportive aids like the waking up app and the RAIN methods of Tara Brach.
  • Studying the modern major influences of Yogic ideology, including Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Amma, etc.
  • We shall be including home learning with reading and evolution assignments etc., to support your growth throughout the year.

Using ancient advice and modern ideas we will consider the search for truth and happiness. An applied course of how we engage with life, our mindset, our ability to find joy and contentment in each moment.

Reaching across disciplines of Western science, Indian Yoga, Buddhism, and modern thinkers to help guide us on a journey of personal reflection. On this course we shall study the teachings on how to act from the Bhagavad Gita, the non-dual philosophies of Ramana Maharshi, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, modern philosophers like Sam Harris (spirituality without religion - waking up), Rosenburg (Non-Violent Communication) and Jack Kornfield. We shall go on this journey together using books, online material, podcasts, personal evolution assignments (PEAs), a buddy system, and group discussion, to integrate these ideas into your life. This is a year of personal discovery and transformation, a study of truth, and joy and how to live more fully.

Course Structure

12 Saturday's (10 - 2pm, with 2 full days) over a year. Each session will have a structure roughly similar to this: Starting with guided meditation, then a lecture on a given topic, a short movement practice focused on relaxing the body and mind, then a workshop format learning and discussion of topics studied in the month, finishing with yoga nidra.

Plus learning and guided practices between sessions.

Live zoom dates can be missed as they will be recorded and can be caught up with, as long as you continue on your learning journey between the sessions. Although attendance is highly recommended and only 3 can be missed if you wish to build up towards the 300 hour qualification.

A strong interest in philosophy, or a 200 hour yoga teacher qualification is required for this course.

Course Cost

Course costs £80 per month (first payment 1st February) for 11 months, or lump sum payment of £800. (£50 per month for 300 hour seasonal yoga graduates, £500 for whole year).

£10 deposit payable to hold your space and will be deducted from your first payment.

Course Dates for 2021

Saturdays 10 – 2pm (full days 10 – 5.30pm). All sessions live stream in 2021 on zoom.

Module 1Saturday 30th Jan
Module 2Saturday 20th February
Module 3Saturday 20th March
Module 4Saturday 17th April
Module 5Saturday 15th May
Module 6Saturday 12th June
Module 7Saturday 26th June (full day)
Module 8Saturday 21st Aug
Module 9Saturday 11th Sept
Module 10Saturday 9th oct
Module 11Saturday 6th Nov
Module 12Saturday 4th Dec (full day)

The course runs over a year, a 4 hour live online session once per month, and online supported learning between sessions. The current course (Jan 21 - Dec 21) is fully booked, but you are welcome to request a space on our waiting list and we may set up a second date.

You are welcome to register for the next session (Jan22 - Dec22).

 

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