YogaJaya at Boom festival
Patrick Oancia, the founder and director of YogaJaya, will lead yoga sessions every morning at Boom Festival, covering asana (postures), pranayama (breathing) and meditation. Inspired by the teachings of raja yoga, the sessions will be freestyle, open to everyone from complete beginners to advanced yoga practitioners. Patrick’s emphasis is on yoga sadhana (spiritual exertion) toward developing our inherent ability to raise our autonomous consciousness to promote a life free of regimentation in today’s hyper-connected world.
Autonomy in a World of Hyper-Connectivity
In these afternoon workshops, Patrick will lecture about the importance of independent thought and good intentions in today’s dynamic world. His inspirations range across music, art, creativity, communications and Yoga, and how each can contribute to harmonious personal autonomy amid connectivity, mass co-existence, and a media-driven information world. Patrick sees the autonomous individual as needing to first embrace a personal inner world before being able to constructively integrate experiences in world outside. His philosophy is a fusion of an integrated understanding of contemporary life, a thirst for freedom from fear, and for freedom from social regimentation. An individual’s maximum potential lies in an ability, to re-discover the intelligence that we call intuition and use it as a compass to navigate freely through everyday life.
Physical yoga postures, breathing techniques and concentration exercises are tools we can use to achieve a deeper understanding of life and our own potential contributions to the world around us. Patrick will go into the details, benefits, and demonstrations of these modalities.