The Yoga of Sensory Awareness​

a ​​​​4.5 day intensive with

​Donna Farhi
​Melbourne, Australia: ​​​20-24 ​March 2020

“Almost anyone can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel.  Why?  Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people, but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.
~ e.e. cummings

“We can be given tools.  We can be pointed in a certain direction.  We can practice with others, but we go the way alone.”
~ Terry Ray

How long should I stay? How deep should I go? What should I do today? What should I be feeling? These are all questions that arise through seeking an external reference and standing outside our own direct experience. Yet, the “breaking news” of the body’s weather is arising moment-to-moment as a fresh and accurate portrayal of our inner experience, whatever it may be.

Learning to adapt and tailor our approach based on this body weather report can transform Yoga practice into a powerful self-inquiry that paves the way towards self knowledge and self healing.

Our sense perception offers us knowledge through direct experience versus knowledge as information, yet from a very young age we’re taught to distrust our felt perception.

Years of indoctrination in methods, techniques, and formulaic paradigms developed by outside authorities can tyrannize perception, pulling us away from, rather than towards our own insight.

Unconscious conditioning about pain, comfort, effort and relaxation, can thwart self-care towards self-coercion.

​This intensive is an opportunity to explore building a greater connection to and confidence in your own kinesthesia and interoception.  As you shift from the outward striving of acquisition towards the inward journey of inquisitiveness the body suggests new options, vectors, and subtle possible entry points into movement leading you back to what is true and helpful.

Our day will be filled with brief sitting meditations, delightful movement inquiry, sensory awareness explorations, and slow yet deep Yoga practice.

We’ll also use progressively longer Yoga Nidra practices to heighten the relaxation response and reveal the deeper messaging of our embodiment.

This ​​​4.5 day intensive is for practitioners of Yoga and somatics with at least one year's consistent personal practice.

Schedule:

  • Friday ​20 ​March: ​​6.30-8:30pm
  • Saturday ​21 ​March: ​10.00am - 1.00pm, break for BYO lunch, then 2.30pm-5.00pm
  • S​unday 22 ​March: ​10.00am - 1.00pm, break for BYO lunch, then 2.30pm-5.00pm
  • ​Monday ​2​3 ​March: ​10.00am - 1.00pm, break for BYO lunch, then 2.30pm-5.00pm
  • ​Tuesday ​2​4 ​March: ​10.00am - 1.00pm, break for BYO lunch, then 2.30pm-5.00pm

Price: ​

​NZ$635.00. ​​​​Please ​refer to our ​Cancellations and Refunds Policy below.

​Location:

Slow Lane Yoga: 15 Hallkeeper Lane Moonee Ponds, Melbourne , VIC 3039

​More information (FAQs)

​...including what to bring, please ​​see our FAQ page

Please do read the FAQ when you register.  By taking 5 minutes to do so you’ll know exactly what to bring and save us hours of administrative time answering questions ​that have already been answered.  Thank you!

Cancellations and Refunds Policy:

The price less $50 bank charges and booking fee is refundable until ​15 February ​2020. No refunds can be made after midnight ​15 February ​2020 unless your place can be filled by another person. ​In case of cancellation by Donna Farhi (trading as Ladino 2004 Ltd), you will receive a full refund. In case of an emergency where Donna cannot travel, Donna will assign a senior teacher in her place (this is highly unlikely).

All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver to participate on this intensive
.

Travel / Cancellation Insurance:

If you are travelling to ​​Melbourne, we STRONGLY recommend that you purchase travel insurance in case you need to cancel your trip and/or flights.

Travel insurance companies ​offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel. Some include “cancel for any reason” policies. Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need. Please also note that travel insurance may need to be purchased within a limited window of reserving your trip or purchasing airline tickets. Please check with your travel agent and/or insurance provider for details as terms and conditions vary between countries and agencies.

Questions:

Thank you for taking the time to review our FAQ page before contacting us.


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