We believe that yoga is not just a set of physical exercises but an attitude to life.
Classes will start at the new studio from March the 8th. It is a drop in class and all abilities welcome.
Lucie will be in India visiting her teacher from the 15th January until 28th February. There is an annual program of yoga/meditation/talks on yogic philosophy by Gurudev Ojaswi Sharma in Jaipur, Rajasthan in February 12th-23rd.
Due to ill health, Gurudev might not be present this year but the program will go on, video recordings of his previous discourses will be shown, meditation will be led by longtime seekers. Lucie is one of the assistants at the event. You can find discourses by Gurudev - audio and transcribed on www.universalwisdom.in
Fridays 6.30-7.30 - these sessions are not as regular as the normal classes and therefore it is advisable that you get signed up for our meditation sessions mailing list and we'll let you know about the meditation session about a week before.
These sessions are free and you do not need to book ahead.
The usual program is discussion/video on yoga philosophy about 20 min, 10 min pranayama, 30 min meditation.
The round yoga studio at Silver Birches is nearly complete. Classes and workshops will start from March 2018.
Congratulations to all that finished the last British Wheel of Yoga Foundation in Robertsbridge. What a fabulous group!
The last Satsang was held at Manor Farm in June 2017 only a few days before we finally moved. It was a hot summer day with many people gathering. We decided to have the asana practice on the lawn. Surrinder led the standing postures session. It was followed by a talk by Lucie and Guruji's discourse video. Pranayama and meditation followed with some chanting led by Stuart on the harmonium.
First Meditation session at the new studio at Silver Birches will be on the 19th January. 6.30-7.30
Once a month Tuesdays 5.00-7 pm
First session 6th March at the new studio
There has been some interest in philosophy study sessions specifically focussed on Patanjali Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. These sessions would be especially appropriate to people with some prior knowledge of the yoga philosophy who would like to study further. We would always aim to have a short meditation to conclude the session. Please bring your copy of Patanjali Yoga Sutras (the recommended version is by Swami Satchidananda).
The BWYQ level 4 Diploma is recognised the world over as being the benchmark for yoga teaching. It is a comprehensive course which takes place over 2 years, covering 500 hours, of which a minimum of 255 hours are tutor contact hours.
This course is currently the only yoga teacher training diploma available at Level 4 within the National Qualification and Credit Framework. This means that the diploma is nationally accepted in the private and public sectors and can form part of your portfolio of qualifications.
Dates: Start of the course 21/22 April 2018
Taster day: 14th January 2018
Induction weekend: 17th March 2018
Timing: Non-residential weekends Sat 9.30AM-5PM and Sun - 9.30AM-5PM
Students can travel in each day or stay at a local B&B.
Transport: Regular trains to Robertsbridge - London Bridge - Hastings line
Venue: A beautiful purpose built private studio set in a lovely countryside
at Silver Birches, Robertsbridge, East Sussex
Tutors: Lucie Landau DCT and Assistant tutor Maggie Davis both with many years of experience. Another 2-3 specialist tutors are invited to give session during the course
Prerequisite for doing this course:
- A minimum of 3 years of regular yoga practice with a recognised yoga teacher.
-Foundation Course or equivalent is highly recommended.
- Good IT skills are essential as the course is paper free.
Yoga workshop - The aim of yoga
This workshop will be on the philosophy of yoga - in particular, we will review the various practices that we may come across in yoga and where do these practices come from and where do they lead us. We will discuss the Ultimate aim of yoga according to the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.
The workshop will include a short asana session, with more focus on pranayama and led meditation.
Date and Time: Sunday 25th March, 1.30pm-5pm
Venue is the Uckfield Yoga studio http://uckfieldyoga.com and the booking will be through Grace Anand who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org Cost £25
23RD - 30TH JUNE 2018
It will be a retreat for reflection and immersion in the yogic practice. There will be time for walks, relaxation, silent times and times for discussion.
This retreat will be led by Lucie and Maggie. We will cover asana - dynamic and restorative, pranayama, meditation, yoga Nidra and yoga philosophy sessions.
Food will be vegetarian/vegan, no alcohol will be served. There is a swimming pool, the gardens are lovely and there is a direct access to a national park from the property.The actual place is a completely new retreat center - you can check it out on www.dalijoyogaretreats.com
Most rooms are twin rooms - £ 700 per person but there is one large room for 4 people - £ 620, all have shared facilities.
The price includes accommodation, food (brunch and dinner), and yoga sessions but does not include airfares and transfers from and to the Porto airport (about an hour away).
If you are interested, write to Lucie for more details.
Mediation sessions with Lucie and Maggie most Fridays or as advertised.
Maggie sends out an e-mail letting everyone know the date of the next session.
If you would like to be on our meditation mailing list, please let us know.
(Sessions are free)
Satsang - literal meaning from Sanskrit sat meaning 'Truth', sanga meaning 'company'.
It is an Indian spiritual tradition which can mean:
(1) the company of the Highest Truth
(2) the company of an Enlightened person
(3) the company with an assembly of seekers who listen to enlightened discourses and talk about the Truth.
(Sessions are free)
The aim of our life philosophy is the realisation of the human potential by opening one's awareness to that which is usually dormant in oneself.
When one experiences the joy of being in the present or in the Self, it leads to experiencing the underlying Unity of All. Yoga gives us various paths and practices that lead to this realisation.
It can be by adopting the selfless attitude of Karma yoga (service without expectations), the worship and service of Bhakti yoga (devotion and surrender) or detached analysis of Jnana yoga (wisdom without attachment).
Hatha yoga gives us the practical advice on how to purify our body and the body's energy system. Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads or Patanjali Yoga Sutras point us to the inner wisdom which we have the potential to discover in ourselves by disciplining the mind.
Lucie is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Her main focus is on meditation, pranayama, yoga philosophy and how these practices can enhance our every day.
Her main inspiration were the Satsangs with her spiritual teacher Prof. O. Sharma in India with whom she studied and meditated for over 30 years. Her Hatha yoga teacher in England was the late Shri Indar Nath at Patanjali Yoga center in Battle.
Before teaching yoga she was a ceramic artist. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and later finishing postgraduate studies in Kyoto, Japan.
After that, she had her own studio for a few years. She also taught ceramics at the Art College in Prague and at Adult Education in Kent, England.
Her second degree in Hindi and Indian philosophy is from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
The only successful life is that of the person who succeeds in finding the self.