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Online CPD - Exploring The Use of Animal Metaphors in the Upanishads - From Four Legs to Two

19th November 2022
at Zoom


Online CPD - Exploring The Use of Animal Metaphors in the Upanishads - From Four Legs to Two

Tutor: Lesley ISAACSON

Date: 19th November 2022

Time: 10:00 - 15:45

Location: Zoom

Type of Event: CPD

Places Available: 0


Event fully booked - please email southeast.kentrep@bwyregions.org.uk to go on the waiting list.
Have you ever considered why so many asanas are named after animals? How were these animal asana arrived at? Well, this fun and informative day may very well have the answers you are looking for. By exploring the classic texts, you will come closer to experiencing the profound Upanisadic philosophy on the mat, in asana, pranayama, sound and meditation.

The yogis thousands of years ago were confronted by the problem of how to get across subtle philosophical ideas in an easy comprehensible manner, a problem still faced to this day by 
spiritual teachers. They turned to their environment for ideas and images to share complex ideas, something along the lines of our 21st century emojis – minimum words, maximum image impact.  

The asana practice will be related to some Upanisad creatures as you explore the transition from the animals’ 4 legs to your 2.  You will come closer to answering the question: Why this animal? 
What philosophical message is this animal bringing to us? 

Throughout the training day, animal explorations will refer to the Bhagavad Gita as well as to the 4-legged creatures embodied in each of the chakras. 

Lesley has been practising and teaching yoga for over 30 years. Having trained with the British Wheel of Yoga, she has deepened her knowledge and experience of yoga by studying with a senior Iyengar teacher, many followers of the Krishnamacharya tradition and more recently she has been exploring the nurturing effects of restorative yoga. All her studies and teaching hope to provide participants with a holistic experience of yoga, to experience yoga as transforming and nourishing. Her sessions are filled with joie de vivre and consistent linking of on the mat yoga with off the mat daily life. 

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About Lesley ISAACSON

Lesley has been practising and teaching yoga for over 30 years. She is proud to have trained over 100 BWY teachers to carry the baton of this timeless tradition long into the future. Having trained with the British Wheel of Yoga, she has since deepened her knowledge and experience of yoga by studying with a senior Iyengar teacher, many followers of the Krishnamacharya tradition and more recently she has been exploring the nurturing effects of restorative yoga. All her studies and teaching hope to provide participants with a holistic experience of yoga, to experience yoga as transforming and nourishing. Her sessions are filled with joie de vivre and consistent linking of on the mat yoga with off the mat daily life, drawing inspiration from the poetry of T.S.Eliot, the art of David Hockney as well as the inspirational texts of the Bhagavad Gita, Upanisads and Patanjali Yoga Sutras.