2 Asana practice classes, 2 pranayama session, four lectures, 2 Q and A's
I'm looking forward to going.
I just checked and there are still a couple of places if your quick.
Here's the link to the workshop page at Vinyoga Coventry (more info about Vinyoga Coventry at the bottom of this post)
He is also presenting another couple of workshops around the country
One at Urban City Yoga in Leicester and one at Free style Yoga Project with Mark Freeth in Tunbridge Wells, links to the websites below:
Here are the details of the Coventry workshop
An Exposition of Yoga with Dr N. Sjoman
When: Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Feb 2014, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Where: ICE, Parkside, Coventry CV1 4NE
“this is an opportunity to get an accurate and detailed exposition of yoga by one of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field”…
About Dr Sjoman
He is the author of THE YOGA TRADITION OF THE MYSORE PALACE, AN INTRODUCTION TO SOUTH INDIAN MUSIC, YOGA TOUCHSTONE, DEAD BIRDS and recently YOGASUTRACINTAMANI (some of these authored jointly with Sri Dattatreya). The editor of A SOUTH INDIAN TREATISE ON THE KAMA SASTRA, he has also published various articles on Patanjali and other subjects in learned journals as well as various articles on art, both Indian and Western.
He was a student of B K S Iyengar for a number of years and has taught yoga all over the world.
For some of the programme he will be accompanied by one of his long term students Shelly Goldsack and by Ervin Menyhart, senior teacher of vinYoga.
The first day, Saturday, will start with an asana (posture work) workshop, where Dr Sjoman will share his techniques of opening the body, freeing up energy flow and finding more depth in the poses. The lecture that follows in the afternoon will reveal some very interesting findings about the origins, history and philosophy of yoga. A rare opportunity to see the subject in the light of four decades of research by an expert in the field. After a short break Dr Sjoman will introduce some traditional Pranayama techniques – the purpose, methods and benefits of learning to control your breath. The day will close with a satsang, where you can ask Dr Sjoman to explain more closely any yoga related points that interest you.
The second day, Sunday, will also start with a posture workshop, further exploring alignment, energy and depth with Dr Sjoman. Like on Saturday, the content will be adjusted to the group’s needs and abilities. The lecture in the afternoon will focus on the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. The most quoted (and misquoted) work on yoga, here you can hear a detailed analysis and exposition by a Sanskrit scholar and Indian scripture specialist- see the Sutra as they are… Another Pranayama session will follow, this time more linked to the ‘meditative state’ of the mind, exploring the relationship between body and consciousness.
|"Harihara," original on canvas/paper, Norman Sjoman|
Sat 1st Feb:
10.00am-12.00noon – Posture Work Part 1 – Led Asana technique class, with tuition in Dr Sjoman’s ‘opening’ and posture deepening techniques
12.00noon-2.00pm Lunch break
2.00-3.30pm Lecture 1. – Yoga Research Overview – Dr Sjoman’s 40 years of yoga research and practice, the Sanskrit language and the yoga scriptures
4.00-5.30pm – Traditional Pranayama – purpose, techniques and benefits
5.30-6.00pm Questions & Answers / Satsangns1_hyp
Sun 2nd Feb:
10.00am-12.00noon – Posture Work Part 2 – Led Asana Class, with tuition in Dr Sjoman’s ‘opening’ and posture deepening techniques
12.00noon-2.00pm Lunch break
2.00-3.30pm Lecture 2. – The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – an in-depth look at the origins, the philosophy and the misconceptions surrounding this definitive scripture on yoga
4.00-5.30pm – More on Traditional Pranayama + The Meditative State
5.30-6.00pm Questions & Answers / Satsang
Single posture or pranayama workshop – £20
Both posture workshops or pranayama sessions – £35
Single lecture – £25
Two lectures – £45
Satsang – free if you attended the lecture or class, otherwise £10
One full day programme Sat or Sun – £55
Whole two day programme Sat & Sun – £100
Please note that it is best to do this workshop with an empty stomach – have your breakfast before 8.00 am, so you have time to digest it before we start.
Places are limited, and will be allocated on 'first-come-first-served' basis. Full workshop bookings have priority for places.
I came across a recent interview with Norman here at Priya Thomas', Shiver's up the Spine