Free online event: asana class and guest lecture
SATURDAY 4TH JULY 4-7 PM
4-5.15 pm: Asana- enliven and awaken
5.30-7 pm Lecture/discussion ‘Orienting Yoga: the Art of History’
Join us for an enlivening asana class with Jenny-May, designed to enhance awareness and concentration for lecture and discussion with Ruth Westoby, who we are delighted to welcome to our virtual studio.
This is a free event. You can book for either or both sessions. We are asking that participants make a donation. All proceeds will be equally distributed between Hereford Food Bank and Foley Community Garden. Please give what you can.
Orienting Yoga: the Art of History, Saturday 4th July 5.30-7 pm
As practitioners of yoga we are usually quite sure what yoga is and why we do it. But across time, place, language and culture – what was yoga? And what do we imagine yoga will be? Does past and future collide in the present of our practice, and should we pay attention?
Join Ruth Westoby for a short talk and discussion of what is, and was, yoga. See whether she can persuade you that historicising and philosophising could be a practice of yoga. Ruth will define yoga, offer a timeline of yogas, and attempt to integrate contemporary and classical critical theories.
The format is a live Zoom seminar in which you can ask questions and offer reflections. Ruth will provide further study resources to participants.
Ruth Westoby is a doctoral researcher in yoga and an Ashtanga practitioner. As well as offering workshops and lectures at
studios and conferences she teaches on some of the principal teacher training programmes in the UK and beyond. Ruth convenes the SOAS Yoga Studies Summer School, facilitates Yogacampus’s online History of Yoga course, and curates yoga seminar programmes through the SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies. Ruth is researching for a doctoral thesis on the yogic body in premodern Sanskrit texts on haṭhayoga at SOAS. For articles, footage and workshops please see www.enigmatic.yoga.
At home, stay well, stay balanced
We are closed for face to face classes on a temporary basis in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Please be careful in following a strict practice of self-isolation and social distancing to protect yourself and others, especially the most vulnerable in our society.
In stressful times we need our yoga practice more than ever! We are posting regular updates to our Yoga Toolkit home practice resources, and short free sessions our YouTube Channel.
Get your Yoga classes online
Until further notice we are offering a skeleton timetable of classes which is being streamed via Zoom online video link.
Please see our Yoga Classes page for details of when these are & how to join these classes – it’s a great idea to join our mailing list so that we can keep you up to date on any changes and additions to our programme.
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Sending peace, love and every kindness to you and yours.