Summer Yoga Classes in Wells, Somerset.
Stephen Brandon will present a five day workshop based on his studies of the Yoga presented by Krishnamacharya’s youngest son, T.K. Sribhashyam. This will be the first time Stephen has shared these unique teachings in a public class. This is an opportunity to access an authentic presentation of one of the streams of the legacy of Krishnamacharya’s Yoga teaching.
There will then be a three day Vinyasa Krama Yoga practice workshop to engage with the wonderful teachings received from Srivatsa Ramaswami.
Authentic Yoga in the beautiful City of Wells. Why not join us this Summer?
Class size will be limited to ten students.
Emergence of Yoga
Based on the Teachings of
Five Day Intensive
presented by Stephen Brandon
22nd – 26th August 2020
Wells Museum, Wells, Somerset, UK
Sri T.K.Sribhashyam was the youngest son of Sri T.Krishnamacharya and taught Yoga in Europe from 1970 – 2017. The book Emergence of Yoga was produced as a support for his students and contains the essential practical teachings that he shared with western students. It is based on a spiritual Sadhanataught by the ancient Rsi Yajnyavalkya and transmitted to Sribhashyam by his Father.
It is important to emphasise the spiritual orientation of this approach, it is a direct method to realise the soul and attain spiritual liberation, so is meditative in its approach. As Sribhashyam says in his book,Yoga Sadhana is the name Yagnavalkya gave to the set of practices whose aim is to stop punar murtyror punar janma (the cycle of birth and death) so this is a nivritti dharma.
On completion of the Five Day Workshop you will be able to attend ongoing sessions in a study & practice group to deepen your practice and understanding. Note: This is not a teacher training course.
The Workshop will cover study of the fundamental concepts described in the book Emergence of Yoga along with practical sessions.
- Study of some of the subjects presented in each chapter of E.O.Y.
- Asana, Mudra and Pranayama: theory and practice
- Explanation of the structure of the practice sequences
- Ashtanga Yoga from the perspective of this practice.
- Practice sessions based on the indications given in the book Emergence of Yoga
- Principle of Life-Saving Sessions
- Dharana on Vital Points
- Principle and technique of Dhyana
Daily Session Times
09.30 – 17.30
Note: On the third day we will finish at 15.30 to allow a recess and on the last day we will finish at 15.30 following a practice session.
09.30 -11.00 Presentation or Practice Session
11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 1.00 Practice Session
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.30 Theory Session or Practice session
15.30 – 16.00 Break (Recess on Day 3 and Finish on Day 5)
16.00 – 17.30 Practice Session
Sri T.K.Sribhashyam was born in Mysore (India) in 1940. According to the family tradition, Sri T.K.Sribhashyam studied Indian Philosophy, Ayurveda and Yoga under the transmission of his Father and Master T.Krishnamacharya. He began teaching Yoga in 1956, and taught in Europe in English and French since 1970. He was the founder of Yogakshemam Teachers’ Training School in France and Switzerland.
He was one of the main participants in the documentary “Breath of the Gods”.
He published: “Emergence of Yoga”, “Moksha Mārga”, and “Bhakti: Quintessence in Indian Philosophy” and “From Devotion to Total Surrender, Śaraṇāgati Yoga”.
“Santa means peace. When the mind is quiet without any agitation, man experiences peace. Rasa is essence. The essence of peace is santa rasa. So santa rasa is the peaceful state of mind. It is spiritual harmony.”
T.K. Sribhashyam & Alamelu Sheshadri
Stephen Brandon met T.K. Sribhashyam in 2015 and arranged for him to teach a 5 day Seminar in the UK in July 2016. He continued his contact & studies with Sribhashyam until he passed away in November 2017. Stephen continues to study with Mrs Brigitte Khan, assistant teacher to T.K. Sribhashyam.
Workshop Fee: £395 non residential
Participation is open to sincere students by advanced booking.
Enquiries to Stephen Brandon
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Vinyasa Krama Yoga Practice
Three Day Workshop
Friday 28th – Sunday 30th August 2020
Wells Museum, Wells, Somerset
A series of integrated practice sessions including asana, mudra, pranayama and meditation based on Stephen’s study of Vinyasa Krama Yoga with Srivatsa Ramaswami since 2007.
Daily workshop times will be 0930 to 1730 with finishing time of 16.30 on last day.
Class size will be restricted to a maximum of ten students.
Places will be allocated on a first come basis.
Cost, non-residential: Vinyasa Krama Practice £180
Please reserve your place with Stephen by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org