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Saturday 5 September – Doing and Being

Saturday 5 September, 9.30-11am at Shilbottle Community Hall, £10

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“Doing and Being”

A yoga class with Lucy at Shilbottle Community Hall including active and restorative practice and the philosophical theme of abhyāsa vairāgya, action and reflection or ‘doing’ and ‘being’.

Implicit in the practice of yoga is a distinction between moments of action, and moments of reflection. Some of our practices are more about ‘doing’ or changing something about ourselves. Some of our practices are more about ‘being’ and finding ease with who we already are. These are two sides of the same coin and are of equal importance. My teacher Ranju Roy describes them as being like the two wings of a bird – both needed to fly!

abhyāsa vairāgyābhyāṃ tan nirodhaḥ

“Containing the mind requires the cultivation of both stability and open-ness”

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Chapter 1 Verse 12. Translation from ‘Embodying the Yoga Sutra’ by Ranju Roy and David Charlton


Participants will be required to wear a face covering to arrive, leave and move around the building. These may be removed while on your mat.

You will need to bring your own yoga mat and the following additional props:

  • 3 blankets (any size/shape)
  • 1 cushion (square if possible)
  • 1 scarf

Optional extras:

  • yoga bolster
  • eye pillow

Anyone wishing to buy or borrow a yoga mat or other props can do so – please message Lucy directly.

The maximum number of participants is 15.