Curso de Inmersión al Yoga de 2 semanas con James Boag

Curso de Inmersión al Yoga de 2 semanas con James Boag

Fundamentos en la práctica de la Vida Integral de Yoga.

Movimiento, meditación, kīrtan, senderismo meditativo y los Fundamentos de la Filosofía Práctica de Yoga.  

Una exploración a profundidad del Yoga como una práctica integral de vida. 

Del 29 de junio al 13 de julio, 2019

El curso será ofrecido en inglés con traducción al español, en caso de ser necesario. Al enviarnos el formulario de reserva, especifica si necesitarás traducción al español.

What will we do on this course?

 

James’ approach is holistic, working with a broad range of mutually supportive elements to deepen our appreciation of the healing, harmonising power of yoga as it relates to the whole human being.

As such, we will work with our bodies, sense powers, minds, intelligences and emotions, with our voices and our capacity for deep listening.

This program offers a rare opportunity to work in-depth with a teacher who brings a unique blend of expertise in broad spectrum yogic movement, deep meditation, kīrtan, Saṃskṛt knowledge and deep familiarity with yoga texts and their practical application. This immersion with James will be an empowering, educational experience, of deep and lasting value for anyone with interest in bringing greater harmony into their lives and exploring real, whole life yoga. An invaluable opportunity for yoga teachers and all serious students of yoga.

The setting

 

Casa Cuadrau is a wonderfully supportive environment for immersion into the rich waters of whole life yoga practice. The very walls have been built working with yogic principles and the beautiful shala is a light, spacious space suitable for all our learning activities. The environment, one of the most biodiverse in Europe, offers constant inspiration and support.

In the sun-blessed valley of Vio, we are cradled by majestic mountains and surrounded by diverse, beautiful scenery. This includes the Añisclo Cañon and the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido, within walking distance from the house.

During the program, we will have time to walk in this environment every day. On four days, we will go out on longer, guided day excursions to explore yogic principles in the wonderland of the Aragonese Pyrenean environment. We will also have shorter, guided excursions and plenty of time for solo and leisurely walks during the program too.

Who is this program for?

 

Anyone who is sincerely interested in deepening their understanding of yoga, especially:

-Yoga teachers.

-If you are interested in becoming a yoga teacher.

-If you have completed yoga teacher training(s) but want to go deeper.

-If you’d like to develop greater confidence and resources for a daily yoga practice.

-If you’d like to combine the restorative possibilities of a retreat in a gorgeous, vibrant environment, with a rich, immersive, empowering, educational experience.

 

What we can guarantee on this program:

 

- Deepening understanding of how to foster a nourishing and empowering yogic movement practice, including how to safely work with yoga principles in mixed classes and group settings, and how to craft a sustainable and evolutionary self-practice.

- The experience of living practical yoga principles in a holistic way and an understanding and confidence about how to implement this in the reality of daily life.

- Beautiful and inspiring excursions and meditative hikes in diverse and vibrant environments.

- Three good meals each day.

- Adequate time for rest, and thorough, nourishing exercise for the miraculous powers of our bodies, senses, minds and intelligences.

 

What people usually experience from programs on retreat with James in this environment

 

- Tremendous renewed vitality and inspiration.

- Greater clarity and understanding of how to bring the harmonising power of yoga into all aspects of life.

 

More about the program

 

About the course:

 

Yoga is about unity, inclusion, reconciliation, working with the contralateral patterns of life and movement, working with the spectrum of human experience and all the pairs of opposites. So, as on all programs James facilitates, the work will be multi-element, multi-dimensional and we will take recourse to a range of multually complementary supports.

This will include:

Yogic movement, including how to access and work safely with the powerful tools of haṭha yoga in the reality of our own body and environment, how to ensure physical practices are yoga, are conducive to harmony and sustainable development, how to work safely and efficiently with the lexicon of classic, modern yogāsana, and how to apply haṭha technologies to empower work with all types of movement practice and physical discipline; structure and regularity as a lens for inquiry and deepening fluency; play and improvisation to harness our regenerative and re-creational powers; moving through diverse environments, moving in nature, walking meditation, exploring a landscape, how to walk so it can be the only yoga practice we need.

Meditation, twice daily consecrated time for meditation, to embed our learning, to ground our practice, to earth the circuits of our miraculous beings. Participants will be free to work with techniques they already use, James will introduce and guide at least two techniques that we can then work with, specifically ones that can help us protect our centre in the reality of the modern world.

Satsang classes on Foundations in Practical Yoga Philosophy. This part of our course will help us develop and deepen an ongoing, live relationship with the practical wisdom teachings of the yoga tradition. On this first immersive course at Casa Cuadrau, we will begin to understand the complementary nature of some of the yoga classics: The Yoga Sūtra, the Bhagavad Gītā and Mythology, epic and Purāṇa. We will also study in depth, chapter One of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra, in such a way as to empower participants by establishing a live, personal relationship with the foundational teachings of this living wisdom text.

Sound, we will sing, and work with kīrtan through the program.

Inquiry and Council Essentially, yoga is about inquiry, about training ourselves to look in ways that reach beyond our habitual ways of looking. The yogic texts do not give us easy answers, but rather provide a robust and inclusive frame for ongoing inquiry. As long as we are human beings, with but two eyes, we will be bound to see duality, and there will always be more that we can’t see than what we can. We will work in circle to help support and learn from each other.

 

Course content / Curriculum

Developing a personal practice:

-Crafting a practice to suit the needs of the hour, the day, the season, the stage of life

-Tools and principles to support skilful, layered, stacked progamming for self practice and for guiding and working with others.

- how to access and work safely with the powerful tools of haṭha yoga in the reality of our own body and environment

-how to ensure physical practices are ‘yoga’: conducive to harmony and sustainable development

-how to work safely and efficiently with the lexicon of classic, modern yogāsana, including working with postures ‘against gravity’ and learning how to access the ‘technology’ of haṭha yoga without strain

- how to apply haṭha technologies to empower work with all types of movement practice and physical discipline;

-Developing functional strength and ‘organic strength’ training

-Preparing the joints, ‘prehabilitation’ for yogāsana

-Rehabilitating the body’s kinetic chains and energetic pathways

-Going ‘off piste’ in āsana practice

-Āsana as training for life

-Expanding our movement palette

-Going beyond ‘stretching’ and ’strengthening’ to develop robust centredness

-structure and regularity as a lens for inquiry and deepening fluency

-play and improvisation to harness our regenerative and re-creational powers

-Rehabilitating the squat and the low gait

-‘Concise’ practices: developing a store of diverse and mutually supportive concise movement practices/sequences/circuits: all principle-based and scalable

-Movement and the recovery and rehabilitation of our animal powers

-Gaining understanding of principles so we can safely and effectively ‘lead’ our own practice

-Sun salutations and Salutations to the Directions as nourishing ‘whole being’ practices including our physical, emotional, intellectual, mental and sensory powers.

-Recasting Yogic ‘alignment’ allowing energy to circulate harmoniously: curved lines and apertures

-Working outside classical alignment to set ourselves up to more skilfully and safely navigate the changing reality of life

-moving through diverse environments,

-moving in nature,

-walking meditation,

-exploring a landscape,

-how to walk so it can be the only yoga practice we need.

-Protecting and safeguarding the bodily powers in our ‘furnished’ and provided culture

Satsang classes on Foundations in Practical Yoga Philosophy. This part of our course will help us deepen an ongoing, live relationship with the practical wisdom teachings of the yoga tradition. On this first course, we will begin to understand the complementary nature of some of the yoga classics: The Yoga Sūtra, the Bhagavad Gītā and Mythology, epic and Purāṇa. We will also study in depth, chapter One of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra, in such a way as to empower participants by establishing a live, personal relationship with the foundational teachings of this living wisdom text.

-Establish and/or deepen a live connection to the time-tested wisdom teachings at the heart of the yoga tradition

-Anchor your practice with the foundational principles of the practical yoga tradition

-Learn how to tend the roots and support sustainable growth and development through the inevitable changes and challenges of life

-In-depth, multi-dimensional and practical exploration of Chapter One of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra-s, containing the essence of the whole teaching and the foundation for the subsequent chapters

-Integrated consideration of other teachings from the Yoga Sūtra-s, as well as the Bhagavad Gītā and Indian Mythology

-In-depth, multi-dimensional and practical exploration of the multi-layered symbolism and power of Sūrya Namaskāra as an emblem of whole system, whole life practice.

-twice daily consecrated time for meditation, to embed our learning, to ground our practice, to earth the circuits of our miraculous beings. Participants will be free to work with techniques they already use, James will also introduce and guide techniques that we can then work with

-Regular dedicated quiet time.

-Meditation in the 21st century: establishing and sustaining connectedness, centredness and groundedness in the reality of ‘modern life’. Techniques and methods to mitigate the effects of the pollution that has invaded all the elements of existence, to help us stay grounded in a world of accelerating change

-Techniques and practices for ’whole system hygiene’ - cleansing and strengthening the realm of our awareness in the face of the bombarding onslaught of mediated and cyber ‘realities’

We will take regular recourse to the healing, harmonising power of sound with kīrtan and song

-Developing an understanding of the archetypes and symbols we invoke and invite in kīrtan

-Deepening our appreciation of the cleansing and harmonising power of yogic singing

-Freeing the voice

Every step is an education walking in the wonderland around Casa Cuadrau.

Fun, fun, lots of fun.

Exploring, inquiring, recovering, remembering

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

James Boag is originally from Yorkshire, England, James teaches yoga and applied yoga philosophy globally.

James is known for his inspiring, inclusive and engaging teaching style and his holistic approach, which weaves together multiple mutually complementary elements. These include live storytelling, a principle-based, practical and inclusive style of asana/natural movement work, meditations and kirtan, all informed by years of practical exploration and dedicated study of Sanskrit and traditional yoga texts.

James has been teaching for over twenty years, teaching yoga since 2003 and leading integrated programs on applied yoga philosophy around the world since 2009. When he was still teaching English at university in Thailand, James began studying Sanskrit. Since then he has spent many seasons in Mysore, South India, w

here he completed his Sanskrit MA in 2012 and where he regularly leads courses on the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutra-s, working from the original Sanskrit texts, and Indian Mythology.

Whether you are brand new to yoga or have been practising for decades, James’ classes, workshops and retreats are a great way to deepen your understanding of the bigger picture of yoga and how yoga principles can enhance our work with different yoga techniques and support us in all aspects of our lives. Web: jamesboagyoga.com


Daniel Benito Po 
is the Director of Casa Cuadrau. Dani is a yoga and meditation instructor and mountain guide, as well as an ecological builder. From a young age Dani felt deeply connected to the mountains and it was in the Pyrenees and the Himalayans where he discovered hiking to be a powerful meditation practice and a way of deepening his connection with nature. Having studied technical architecture in Barcelona, Dani worked in the construction and theatre industries, and also as a yoga instructor.

He was introduced to Butoh Dance, Body Weather and other movement-based practices under the guidance of Carme Torrent and Andrés Corchero, among other teachers. Following several consecutive trips to India, he completed his yoga teacher training with Bharat Shetty (RYT 500). Dani’s meditation practice is based on Buddhist teachings received from Tich Nath Han (Zen) and S.N. Goenka (Vipassana). He has also developed his own open meditation practice with Open Dharma.

In 2009, Dani moved to Vió to realise the dream he had been harbouring since 2006 of rebuilding and restoring a traditional Pyrenean building and turning it into a Yoga, Art and Nature retreat centre. A place where the practices he is passionate about can be shared.

Daily timetable

During the program we will work with three types of schedule:

Day A, Day B and Excursion Days

6:00 Wake up

6:30 Morning meditation

7:15 Morning movement

8:45 Breakfast, karma yoga and rest

10:30 Morning session (practical yoga philosophy, meditative walks, outdoor activities)

13:00 Lunch

16:00 Afternoon session (workshop classes, practical yoga philosophy, inquiry, movement, satsang)

18:00 Meditation

18:30 Dinner

20:00 Satsang

21:30 Quiet

6:00 Wake up

6:30 Morning meditation

7:15 Morning movement

8:45 Breakfast, karma yoga and rest

10:30 Morning session (practical yoga philosophy, meditative walks, outdoor activities)

13:00 Lunch

16:00 Afternoon session (workshop classes, practical yoga philosophy, inquiry, movement, satsang)

18:00 Meditation

18:30 Dinner

20:00 Free time for rest and evening walks

21:30 Quiet

6:00 Wake up

6:30 Morning meditation

7:15 Morning movement

8:30 Breakfast

9:30 Meditative hiking excursion with picnic lunch, possible restorative class on return, or visit to river on way back

18:00 Meditation

18:30 Dinner

20:00 Satsang or free time

21:30 Quiet

 

Fees and booking

 

Discounted rates are available for those who book before the end of 2018, and extra special rates for those who receive our newsletters. The total price is made up of two payments: one to James Boag, which also serves as the deposit to guarantee your place, and the remaining balance, which is to be paid to Casa Cuadrau any time up to two weeks before the beginning of the program.

 

Payment One to James Boag: This is James' teaching fee and your deposit:
If booked in 2018: 500 EUR
If booked in 2019: 721 EUR

 

Payment Two to Casa Cuadrau:
The prices vary depending on the type of accommodation:

 

Prices per person If booked in 2018 If booked in 2019
Shared dormitory 1185 € 1305 €
Triple room 1325 € 1460 €
Double room 1430 € 1575 €
Single room 1800 € 1985 €
Without accommodation* 963 € 1055 €

 

*Without accommodation is an option for those who stay in another guest house. It includes the packaged described below except accommodation.

 

These prices includes:

-14 nights accommodation (except "without accommodation option")
-3 vegetarian meals per day
-All meditative walks
-All meditative hiking excursions in Ordesa National Park
- Public Liability and Accident insurance for yoga, movement and hiking activities.

We will send all the payment information by email once we receive the booking form.

 

Subsidised places

 

There are two subsidised places available on this course, one bursary place and one assisted place.

Bursary place:

There is a subsidised bursary place available. The applicant will need to cover their own travel expenses and make a payment of 500 euros to cover insurance and some essential expenses. Interested applicants should write to James at this email address: james@jamesboagyoga.com

 

Assisted place:

This place is offered with a significant discount. Interested applicants should write to James at this email address: james@jamesboagyoga.com The applicant will need to cover their own travel expenses and make a payment of 1000 euros.

 

Please Note: This program requires a minimum number of ten participants, eighteen participants is the maximum group size. Please wait to book your transport tickets until we advise you that the program can run, by March 2019 at the latest.

 

 

 

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