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CPD.06/11/21 Panchakosha – an integrated approach to asana

6th November 2021
at Cathays Methodist Church


CPD.06/11/21 Panchakosha – an integrated approach to asana

Tutor: Ade BELCHAM

Date: 6th November 2021

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Cathays Methodist Church

Type of Event: CPD

Places Available: 29


This workshop provides an opportunity to explore the Panchakosha concept and its application in yoga practice. The workshop considers the usefulness of Panchakosha as a way of considering the layers of influence that may arise through yoga. We will consider the application to yoga as ‘keep fit’, yoga as ‘therapy’ and yoga as a ‘path of awakening’.

Tutor Bio

Student of Yoga and Zen since 1999. After twenty years as an Environmental Scientist, in the past decade or so I've become a Rolfer, craniosacral therapist and bee keeper. I live on a smallholding in West Sussex but my roots run deep in the Black Mountains of South Wales. I am interested in the evolution of yoga, the integration of anatomy and neuroscience with asana, and the grounding of the explorations of mind in our culture, time and ecological circumstances. But most of all I am drawn to the stories through which we live our lives, and the ever present opportunity that exists to reshape the way we are in the world.

Aims of the Day

To provide an overview of the yogic concept of Panchakosha – the five sheaths of existence. To begin to consider a variety of ways of thinking and talking about the five sheaths linked to yoga practice and teaching.

Learning Outcomes

• Students will be able to give personal and practical examples illustrating the Panchakosha concept as it relates to the physical, energetic, mental, intelligence and bliss perspectives. • Students will be able to identify and assess the balance of the five sheaths in their own relationship to asana. • Students will be able to provide examples of yoga practices that encourage engagement with each of the five sheaths. • Students will be able to understand how to use an awareness of the Panchakosha concept to assess and respond skilfully to their students’ needs in the context of yoga teaching.

Timetable of the day

10.00-1.00 • Overview of the Panchakosha concept and its origins in the Taittiriya Upanishad • Asana, pranayama and meditation based personal exploration of each of the five sheaths. • Consideration of the integration and interrelationships of the five sheaths • Consideration of the five skandhas in relation to the five sheaths 1.00-2.00 LUNCH 2.00-4.00 • Personal and group assessments of the five sheaths in the context of asana – learning to recognise limitations and opportunities in ourselves and each other • Using awareness of the five sheaths to guide and tailor yoga practice – for ourselves and our students • Closing meditation. • Completion of BWY feedback forms (When delivered in on-line format there are two sessions 10-12 and 2-4 covering the same material as described above. During the extended lunch break a personal reflection exercise that bridges the two sessions is set. In addition, the afternoon block incorporates two short periods at the start and end of the session, when questions posted by participants are addressed by the tutor).

Teaching Resources

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Pre Work for the day

non required

Equipment

Mat.

Level the Course is aimed at

Experienced Teacher ,General Practitioner.

Venue

Cathays Methodist Church
Cryws Road
Cardiff
CF24 4NE

Booking

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Non-Members £45.00
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Summary

About Ade BELCHAM

Student of Yoga and Zen since 1999. After twenty years as an Environmental Scientist, in the past decade or so I've become a Rolfer, craniosacral therapist and bee keeper. I live on a smallholding in West Sussex but my roots run deep in the Black Mountains of South Wales. I am interested in the evolution of yoga, the integration of anatomy and neuroscience with asana, and the grounding of the explorations of mind in our culture, time and ecological circumstances. But most of all I am drawn to the stories through which we live our lives, and the ever present opportunity that exists to reshape the way we are in the world.