Tutor: Anna SEMLYEN
Date: 29th January 2022
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Aims of the Morning
1. Present and then discuss three translations of Patanjali's
yoga sutra 2.18
2. Expand upon the Gunas with the use of questionnaires and handouts.
3 For Rajas I will facilitate a brainstorm on what yoga tools (such as asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation, affirmation, relaxation) could help move towards sattva, or sustain a sattvic state.
1 To have compared three translations of Patanjali's sutra 2.18
on the Gunas
2. For participants to have considered the balance of the Gunas in their lives and which Guna most often affects them
3. To have considered, and practiced, hatha yoga postures, breathing, meditation and relaxation practices to overcome Rajas and move towards Sattva. To consider the effects that the practices have on themselves and whether they work
Aims of the Afternoon
1 For each of Tamas and Sattva, I will facilitate a brainstorm
on what yoga tools (such as asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation,
affirmation, relaxation) could help move towards sattva, or sustain a sattvic
2. Taking each Guna at a time, I will teach a practical lesson with appropriate hatha yoga practices to mitigate the Gunas of Tamas and Rajas and sustain Sattva
1. To have considered, and practiced, hatha yoga postures,
breathing, meditation and relaxation practices to overcome Tamas and move
towards Sattva or to sustain Sattva. To consider the effects that the practices
have on themselves and whether they work
2 To learn lifestyle/life coaching advice to help students recognise and overcome the Gunas of Tamas and Rajas
3 To apply knowledge of the Gunas to teaching general yoga classes
Teaching Material Used On The Day
Programme for the day
Questionnaire on the Gunas from David Frawley's Yoga and Ayurveda for self completion.
Three translations of Patanjali's yoga sutra 2.18 on the Gunas
Notes by Anna Semlyen on practical ways to overcome Rajas and Tamas and stay in Satva
Handouts of class plans presented on overcoming Rajas and Tamas and to stay in Satva as taught at Congress 2010
Methods of presenting the subject
One day training in the yoga for peaceful mental health. Using
questionnaires on the three gunas to diagnose our mind state we will then work
out which yoga techniques including asanas, breathing practices, meditation and
relaxation methods, plus what general approach to practice is most likely to
induce a sattvic (harmonious) state of mind
Subject is presented through definitions, quotes, brainstorming, question and answers, handouts of postures, demonstration of practices as well as actually doing postures, breath work, mantra, affirmation, meditation and relaxation, plus pairs work.
About the Tutor
Anna Semlyen (York, North Yorkshire Y010 4BH) began yoga in
1990, has been teaching since 1996. She qualified with BWY in 1999. Co-Author
of Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs (Lotus Press) and Relaxations CD (www.yogaforbacks.co.uk). BWY Specialist Advisor on Back
Care and Therapeutic research.
Anna has published yoga research as a treatment for low back pain with the University of York\'s Health Sciences Dept proving a 30% benefit of specialist yoga over usual GP care in one of the top five medical journals - Annals of Internal Medicine (http://annals.org/content/155/9/569.full.pdf+html) and in the Journal Spine showing how specialist yoga is cost effective due to 8.5 fewer days off work. There are three other related scientific publications.
Anna is a partner in the www.yogaforbacks.co.uk Institute with Alison Trewhela, which has over 400 trained teachers in back care yoga.
She teaches weekly classes in Yoga In York (www.yogainyork.co.uk) plus private lessons. She tutored at BWY Congress on Yoga and Dosha and the Seasons, the Gunas, Self Confidence and Energy.
Anna Semlyen has BWY Dip, BA (Oxon) MSc in Health Economics, Ayurveda Foundations Dip, Reiki 2. Fully CRB checked.
Her ISTs are on Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs, Private Yoga lesson teaching, Ayurvedic Dosha, Yoga for the Mind, 3 Gunasand Mental Health, Improving Concentration (focusing on energy, confidence and perseverance). See www.yogainyork.co.uk/workshops.htm for dates
Her other general days are on yoga for the eight limbs, weight loss, confidence and seasonal yoga.
She does many IST and workshop dates a year and enjoys travelling around the UK.
Anna is available as a day or weekend tutor.
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