Restorative Yoga – Retreat Inside; Mastering the Senses

With Joyce McMiken
13 April 2019, 14:15–16:45

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£30 earlybird until 6 April, £35 thereafter

“When senses are firmly reined in, that is Yoga, so people think.  From distractions a man is then free, for Yoga is the coming-into-being, as well as the ceasing to be.” Kaṭha Upaniṣad

We will use our restorative practice to explore the idea that yoga is the mastery of the senses as defined in the Kaṭha Upaniṣad or at least an integral part as defined in Patañjali Yoga Sūtras.  The restorative asana practice will be supported by conscious breathwork, allowing us to become more and more internally aware.  At the end we will sit together and enjoy the moment.

We will cultivate freedom and ease in everything that we do and slow down for an afternoon. We will give ourselves permission to lie down, soften, quieten the brain waves, soothe the nervous system, recharge, boost energy levels, unfold over props, feel supported and held in a comfortable silence.  Come prepared to dive into the subtle aspects of your yoga practice and enjoy a good night’s sleep afterwards.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.  Please note that it will not be possible to join this session after the official start time.


Open to all