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The Philosophy of Practice. An experiential weekend of Pranayama with Dr. Kausthub Desikachar.

  • Buderim, Queensland, Australia 260 Dixon Road, Buderim, Queensland Buderim, Queensland Australia (map)
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Yoga is both a philosophy that can be practiced, and a practice that has a deep philosophical background. Its philosophical foundations are very strong and they are very practical to our daily living. Yoga is a mirror which, if we look, reveals so much about ourselves, bringing about an inner change which reflects in our daily activities and relationships with life. This has been the main reason why yoga has become one of the most popular forms of philosophy to be practiced today. The simplicity of its approach and its down to earth practices makes it easily accepted by people from around the world. The philosophy of Yoga is compiled in a small work called the yoga sutras. Composed by Pataïjali, a great yogi, this work presents the while spectrum of yoga teaching in only 195 aphorisms. Though short and precise, the Yogasutra-s are by far the most complete and authoritative book on Yoga. It is respected so much that many yogis consider that only what is mentioned in Yogasutra-s is Yoga, and what is not mentioned is either not Yoga at all, or not relevant. In this work, Patanjali lays the groundwork for the philosophy of our daily practices. He says that our actions are the tools through which we constantly refine our state of mind. Patanjali considers our actions as an opportunity for us to put philosophy into practice. In his work he emphasizes how certain philosophical concepts of Yoga enrich our actions to become better human beings. To understand this philosophy of practice, this experiential weekend has been planned, where Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, son and successor of the legendary teachers T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar will teach. In this seminar the philosophy of yoga and how it applies to practice will be presented in a systematic manner with a special focus on Pranayama.

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In this weekend seminar participants will :

•Have daily Asana and Pranayama practice

•Learn about the philosophy of Yoga using the Yogasutra-s as the main reference

•Learn to recite the Yogasutra-s

•Experience philosophy in action through meditative practices

•Interact with the faculty about the relevance of these philosophies today and how it can apply to their life.

The Seminar will begin at 9.00am on 01 April 2016, and end by 5.00pm on 03 April 2016.

Investment A$ 350

Normal Price


Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre

Ballinger Park Sporting Complex, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim, Queensland


For more information or to register for the event, kindly contact one of the course organizers.

Mary Keizer and Irene Metzger

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+61-7-54453834 +64-7-55306387 or +614177740 72.

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