“I bow to that One-with-the-Face-of-an-Elephant,
He whom the primordial gods honoured when beginning new ventures,
So their success might be ensured.”
Ganesha is the ‘remover of obstacles’, ‘the placer of obstacles’, ‘the lord of new beginnings’ and the ‘guardian of wisdom’. He helps us to cross the threshold and see obstacles as opportunities for growth.
This two-hour workshop will introduce Ganesha and give you all the tools you need to begin a 40-day saddhana and welcome the New Year. Saddhana comes from the verbal root sadh ‘to go straight to the goal’ and will support you in your intentions, stabilize you inwardly and ground you in your soul’s journey.
“Your practices will rise up to support you and become the landing pad for Grace.”
Paul Muller Ortega
Join Collette for this workshop, which will begin with the practices of the saddhana, which includes pranayama, mudra, mantra, asana and a short meditation. We’ll then move into a playful flow and close with a deep and indulgent yoga nidra (yoga sleep). You’ll be given a pack with details of the practices so you can begin your 40 day saddhana, if you choose to. And, of course, we’ll be there to support you along the way.
“You are responsible for your realization. A teacher cannot liberate you…a teacher can only give you the tools for self-realization, the guidance of a good friend and the opportunity to taste, through the gateway of her own being, the natural state. The rest is up to you.”