YogaJaya Newsletter: January 2007


If you don’t like what you’re doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Timothy Leary


January 20, 2007

Josh Child (Rotation) and Patrick Oancia (Para Impacto, YogaJaya, JayaJaya), both yield from Canada. Having been very active in music and promotion in their home country, the Canadians have joined forces to make a landmark event out of “Crossroads”, marking diversity, in music, art, fashion, design, sustainable living and new world cross culture.

Headline acts will include Peir Bucci, Akiko Kiyama, Mishaal, and Duncan Wong.

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YogaJaya 2007 50 Hour Intensive Teacher Training
February 24th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st

The YogaJaya TT course is designed to take place over a total of 50 hours of instruction conducted mainly during six days of 8 or 9 hours of practice each day, completed within a total time frame of six weeks (roughly one day per week).

This course is designed to transform an individual’s perceptions of yoga practice and how it relates to daily life. The facilitators that have been chosen for this course have decades of accumulated experience as yoga practitioners, teachers, therapists and artists.

They include:
Hikaru Brundtland
(Sivananda Yoga Asana/Techniques/Philosophy/Ethics)
Patrick Oancia
(Hatha Yoga Asana/Techniques/Philosophy/Ethics)
Lance Schuler
(Inspya Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Prop Usage/Adjusting/Practical Application)
Daniel Aaron
(Vibrant Living, Jivamukti-Asana/Techniques/Philosophy/Ethics)
Duncan Wong
(Yogic Arts, Techniques/Philosophy/Ethics)
Danny Paradise
Emilo Mercuriali
(Self Inquiry)
Alastair Prentice
(Self Inquiry)
Joanne White
(Anatomy, Physiology, Body Movement)

Curriculumn will include:
– Body Movement Therapy
– Self Inquiry
– In-depth Study Of Multiple Modern Hatha Yoga Traditions
– Anatomy and Physiology
– Classical and Modern Yoga Philosophy/Ethics and Lifestyle


YogaJaya Festa Osaka
With Patrick Oancia, Hikaru Brundtland and Jill Ainsworth
Osaka Shiritsu Shirokita Shimin Gakushu Center
Januray 21st, 2007 9:30-17:00
Osaka, Japan

This workshop will combine three different approaches to Yoga from three different teachers. Patrick, Hikaru and Jill will combine there accumulated experience in a back to back day of fun, and challenging asana, mediation, and Pranayama.

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Jill Ainsworth Ashtanga, Sivananda, and Mediatation
at YogaJaya Daikanyama/Ebisu Studio
January 27th & February 3rd, 2007

This 2 weekend mix of Yoga Tradiations and mediatation techniques will appeal to yoga practioners interested in getting a more broad understnding of how different styles can transform ones views on yoga. Modules range from Beginner to intermedite levels.

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Vibrant Living Yoga Workshop with Daniel Aaron
at YogaJaya Daikanyama/Ebisu Studio
February 17th & 18th, 2007

In two master classes, Daniel will dive deeply into the heart of yoga. Each class will be different and includes challenging asana (posture), vinyasa (breath and movement), spiritual insight, pranayama (breath exercise), meditation, music, and humor.

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Lisa Booth
Live Your Life Fully through Yoga
at YogaJaya Daikanyama/Ebisu Studio
February 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and
April 1st, 2007
Sundays, 8-10am

Yoga philosophy describes our true nature as free, radiant, and vibrant. In this progressive 6-week program Lisa will combine the practical tools of many of the Yoga traditions to create an environment of healing for those seeking to live life fully.

More details are coming! Check our website!

Lance Schuler- Inspya Yoga Tokyo Workshop 2007
March 9th and 11th, 2007
at Yoyogi Hatchiman Kumin Kaikan

Lance is the director of INSPYA – Integrated South Pacific Yoga Academy. After a lifetime of personal practice and teaching experience, Lance developed the unique synergy of Vinyasa and Iyengar styles that is primarily taught at Inspya.

Inspya Yoga is a dynamic blend of balance, strength, flexibility and endurance. Lance qualified as an Iyengar yoga instructor with the Australian School of Yoga in Sydney and has been a senior teaching instructor for teacher trainees with Yoga Arts Australia for over seven years. He has been practicing yoga for twenty two years and teaching for seventeen. He has special interests in martial arts, acrobatics and meditation. Lance also teaches trainees and delivers retreats and workshops across the world.


BALI BEACH RETREAT with Patrick Oancia
Bingin Beach, Bali, Indonesia
June 10th to 16th, 2007

Bingin Beach is on the east coast of Bali, situated in a beautiful quiet and peaceful location away from the bustle of tourism, well known as a popular surfing and snorkelling destination. Participants will have the chance to relax and explore the pristine white sand beaches and reef as well as dramatic cliff top walks!

The yoga will be held in a beautiful traditional open-air pavilion at the Hermitage Educare Centre.

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Emil Wendel
Pranayama and Beyond Tokyo 2007 Workshop and Mountain Retreat
June 20th to July 1st, 2007

Pranayama and Beyond Tokyo 2007 Workshop
June 20th to June 26th

Intensive Pranayama Workshop during the weekdays (90 Minutes per day). Pranayama and Philosophy during the weekends (3 hours with a short break in between) – here, the applied techniques and experiences of Pranayama are elaborated and put into the context of the yogic Sadhana (spiritual journey).

Pranayama Mountain Retreat
June 28th to July 1st. Gunma Prefecture

This retreat is an exclusive 4 days with Emil. The day starts with Meditation and Pranayama, and, after a short tea break, continues with a 120 minutes’ Asana session. In the afternoons, the background and philosophy of yoga are discussed, followed by a short period of inversions, and then alternatively by Mantra practices or Mudra sequences. The day ends in meditation, or with Bhajans (a discipline of Bhakti Yoga – the Yoga of Devotion). The retreat is an intensive 7-8 hours of Sadhana per day, exploring the deeper experiences of yoga, and a look at the potential of true transformation in our lifes.

Emil was born in Switzerland and has been living in Asia since the mid-seventies, studying Sanskrit and Indian Dharma on the Subcontinent, as well as Chinese Philosophy and Taoism in East Asia. He is presently conducting courses for teacher training programs of Yoga Arts of Australia and Purple Valley of India in pranayama, guided meditation and yoga philosophy, the latter a series of lectures encompassing the known history, the different disciplines and traditions, and the personalities and masters of Yoga.
When not in Nepal and India practicing, teaching, and researching, Emil is holding his own workshops and retreats in Europe, as well as in Bali, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Japan.
Emil E. Wendel teaches a merging of asanas (physical yoga), pranayama (breathing techniques) and dhyana (meditation), to develop and deepen yoga practice.