YogaJaya Newsletter: May 2006


“One of the reasons why we crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is the only cure for loneliness, and shame and sorrow. But some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths about yourself are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. And some things are just so sad that only your soul can do the crying for you.”

Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts


Emil Wendel – Pranayama and Beyond
Tokyo 2006 Workshop
May 27th – June 4th

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.

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Mark Ainley
“Finding the Flow” – An Introduction to Feng Shui
Saturday, May 13th, 14:30 – 17:00
At YogaJaya Daikanyama Studio

In this introductory course, Canadian Contemporary Feng Shui Consultant Mark Ainley will introduce the concepts of energy flow and how modern architecture compromises our ability to nurture ‘chi’. He will provide practical solutions to help you shift your relationship with your home and work environment.

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Hikaru Brundtland Introduction to Sivananda Yoga All level Workshop
4 Weekend Workshop: May 20th, 27th, June 3rd & June 10th
At YogaJaya Daikanyama Studio

In this all-level course, certified Sivananda instructor, Hikaru Brundtland will introduce all key elements of the Sivananda Yoga system, including philosophy, breathing techniques and postures. Beginners as well asexperienced practitioners will benefit from awareness of the underlying purposes and effects of these techniques, as they experience the Sivananda system on a practical level.

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Intermediate/advanced hatha vinyasa yoga workshop with Kranti
4 Weekend Workshop: June 17th, 24th, July 1st & 8th

The detail in this workshop will be of interest to yoga teachers, and experienced practitioners. Applicants should have a regular yoga practice and be able to hold headstand for a minimum of 3 minutes. Attendants will benefit from a deeper understanding of creative vinyasa sequencing based on practical theory, anatomy and the relationship to alignment dynamics.

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YogaJaya Presents

Movie Night
“Ashes and Snow”
May 20th (Sat) 20:00-
@YogaJaya Omotesando Studio

JayaJaya is a monthly event to bring different types of people together to watch movies, play or listen to music, and chat about anything and everything. In May, we will be showing the movie “Ashes and Snow”. Movie starts at 20:15 sharp. Free of charge! Please feel free to bring your own food, drinks, utensils and trash bag. Free tea provided to everyone with a cup! JayaJaya is a self-sustaining event. Attendants will be responsible in cleaning up and taking personal trash away at the end of the night.

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