Fresh perspectives on life the universe and everything – Marianne Jacuzzi
If you have ever struggled to bring the magic and wonder yoga philosophy into your teaching this module with Marianne Jacuzzi is for you.
Yoga philosophy can dazzle, but it can also bewilder. Beneath all the theory, the concepts, the frameworks, the often-contradictory models and the seemingly incompatible ends of various traditions, is there anything we can really know for certain? Not know because someone told us it is true, but really understand.
Though this module will draw from the wisdom of tradition, the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, the Ashtavakra Gita, the Upanishads and the Puranas, you will encounter these themes in a highly experiential, eclectic process, aimed not at filling your head with more information but awakening your core essence to a whole new orientation towards reality.
In a safe space held for you with love and compassion, you will gain fresh insight into the concepts of enlightenment, ego, time and space, birth and death, cosmos and mind. You will be able to ask any question, express any doubt, raise any challenge, because our methodology will be razor-sharp, aimed at cutting deep into our basic assumptions without any pre-conceived agenda about what might remain.
Yoga above all is experiential, and our process will involve many practices. This module will ground you in mindfulness and meditation techniques, both moving and sitting. Though it includes some asana, it focuses on the higher limbs of yoga, as outlined above, as well as some Buddhist teachings, with all theory making sense in the context of daily experience.