Forthcoming seminar in London!!!
Jewish Yoga Network seminar on 20th May 2012
YOGA MOSAIC PROUDLY ANNOUNCES ITS ‘REBIRTH’ AS THE JEWISH YOGA NETWORK
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A day of spirituality and yoga for teachers, students and friends A great opportunity for like-minded people to be together
Sunday 20th May 2012 10.00 am to 4.30 pm FINCHLEY PROGRESSIVE SYNAGOGUE Hutton Grove, Finchley, N12 8DR
MITZVAH YOGA with Eliza Goldberg. How can we incorporate doing a mitzvah into our Yoga practice? Where can we draw parallels between this Jewish concept of “doing a mitzvah” and Yoga? Looking at what essentially is a mitzvah whilst flowing through our asana’s, never ceasing to leave behind the offering soul of selfless service – the yoga session will be an eclectic mix of hatha yoga styles, where music plays an integral role.
MINDFULNESS, YOGA AND THERAPY with Olga Levitt. In this session we will practice mindful meditation, explore some of our understandings of mindfulness and end with a body scan practice.
LUNCH/FORUM Please bring own vegetarian packed lunch. Drinks provided.
KAVANNAH YOGA: ‘ADAM’S BREATH’ Led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith and Maxine Levy. This Kavannah (clearing the vision) workshop will focus on the importance and power of the Breath – and its place at the heart of spiritual, mental and physical roots in both traditions. Experience a fusion of yoga and meditational Jewish practice as Mark takes us on a journey from Genesis to Midrash, Talmud to the Psalms, and Maxine interweaves this with mindfulness and pranayama (breathing) yoga techniques to create a space for reflection, questioning and complete wellbeing.
YOGA SESSION with Pamela Shapiro. This session will build up to an active practice where we will feel the sensation of the poses both internally and externally.
THE AUDACITY OF SELF LOVE with Danny Newman. In this workshop we will explore how we can enhance and nurture the way we care for ourselves. We will examine the paradoxical insight that the more we are able to love and accept ourselves as we are, the more love we can generate for others, and the greater our ability and capacity to give to others.
Cost £30. Yoga Mosaic subscribed members £25. Please book by 1st May.
“The Jewish Yoga Network is gaining great momentum across the world – we’re getting a regular flow of enquiries from practitioners throughout the USA, Israel and elsewhere. Earlier this year we had the inaugural seminar in Los Angeles which sold out, and we’re hoping to have more in the future. Everything began with the original Yoga Mosaic group in London and I wish you every success with the latest seminar!” Marcus J Freed – Director, Jewish Yoga Network
Eliza Goldberg was born in Amsterdam, Holland. She has been teaching since 2000 and in the UK since 2006. (YA and BWY accredited training). She teaches a dynamic style of Yoga, incorporating Jewish thoughts and concepts into her Yoga practice and firmly believes that Yoga should be a fun and revitalizing experience.
Olga Levitt is a Systemic Psychotherapist and a BWY Teacher who uses mindfulness in both her yoga and therapy practice to help people cope with the stresses of everyday life as well as with depression, anxiety and compulsive behaviours.
Maxine Levy and Mark Goldsmith have established ‘Kavannah Yoga’ – to explore fresh ways of cultivating a personal spiritual practice. Mark Goldsmith has been a rabbi at Alyth Gardens Synagogue for the last six years. He describes himself as a ‘spiritual searcher’. Maxine Levy runs private and group general, pregnancy postnatal active ageing classes in North London. A BWY Yoga, pranayama teacher in the Kaivalydham tradition, and ‘birthlight’ pregnancy yoga, teacher, Maxine also supports those with mental illness at JAMI House. She has been practising for 20 years and teaching for nine.
Pamela Shapiro has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for four. Before that she was a physiotherapist working mainly with people who had neurological problems She feels that the time spent observing different bodies and how they move has been very helpful in her yoga teaching. As well as group and private lessons Pamela teaches at Chai. the Jewish cancer centre, where the healing qualities of yoga help people cope with their treatment and come to terms with their diagnosis.
Danny Newman is the director of HaMakom: a centre for Wellbeing and Spirituality. He read Jewish Studies at Oxford University and worked as Chairman of the Union of Jewish Students. He pursued further Jewish Studies at Yeshivat HaKibbutz HaDati and studied counselling and psychotherapy at Regent’s College. His influences include Martin Buber, Ken Wilber, Kristin Neff, Eckhart Tolle and Susanna McMahon. He currently practises law in the City of London.
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