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Yoga Philosophy Workshop: Through Gendered Eyes

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YOGA PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP: THROUGH GENDERED EYES

A WEEKEND IMMERSION SAT 9 AND SUN 10 SEPT @ ASTANGA YOGA LONDON

Haṭha yoga presents the masculine and feminine energy channels or nadīs, known as ida and pingala, as exiting through our eyes. Through gendered eyes this weekend of workshops will look at ideas of yoga. Taking an arching historical perspective we will discuss gendered philosophy, the subtle or yogic body as gendered, and the relationship of sex and gender to yoga practice. Sessions will include lecture, texts, and sharing ideas in a creative community atmosphere.

Topics will include gender in creation myths such as the Nasadiya Sukta of the Ṛgveda, philosophizing separation in Sāṃkhya’s bipolar scheme of puruṣa (consciousness) and prakṛti (everything else), the divine play of Kṛṣṇa and the Gopīs in the Purāṇas, and the delight of Śiva and Śakti in the Tantras, Haṭha yoga’s imagery of the female serpent goddess, Kuṇḍalinī, and bindu—ideas of the elixir of immortality or semen. If the Patāṇjala Yoga Śastra teaches the cessation of mind (cittavṛttinirodha, PYŚ 1.2) then haṭha teaches the cessation of breath (pranavrtti nirodha, Haṭhapradīpikā 2.2)—and of bindu (Haṭhapradīpikā 4.114).

We will search out the women of yoga: those to whom teachings are told, who ask the right questions, who subvert the narrative—the crooked goddess of the Ṛgveda, the Upaniṣadic mistress of enigma, Gargī, the heroic women of the epics, the ideal wife, the goddess, the yoginī.

Do these ideas resonate, are they relevant to our experiences and practices? Could they take us beyond gender, beyond human, beyond god?

SESSIONS Sat 11.30 - 13.30 and 14.30 - 17.00, Sun 11.30 – 14.00 followed by lunch at Diwana opposite the śala.

COST £100 or £50 concession includes materials, snacks, and lunch on Sunday.

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