Join me and Casey from Thaxted Yoga for a FREE event on Sunday 13 November from 5:30 – 8:30pm at the stunning new Thaxted Yoga Studio (directions here). The event is FREE but registration is required to reserve your space. To register, view the class schedule either on the Thaxted Yoga website, or download the free Thaxted Yoga app, find this event offered on 13 November and click on the ‘sign up’ button where you will register your details.
The evening will be hosted by me and will consist of a brief introduction to yoga, a meditation (mantra meditation), a screening of the new film ‘What is Real? The Story of Jivamukti Yoga’ followed by a closing meditation, snacks/drinks and the opportunity to discover more about yoga both on and off the mat. Jivamukti Yoga is arguably the most influential modern yoga method around today – come and find out why!
The event is suitable for all who are keen to deepen their knowledge of yoga practices and those curious about how a method of bringing traditional Indian systems to the West has grown to become so influential. It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded yoga students and teachers as well as a chance to check out the new Thaxted Yoga studio and meet some of the teachers.
What is Satsang?
Satsang is a gathering of beings to share in what is real. Satsangs involve yoga practices such as meditation (often mantra meditation), shared food and an opportunity to spend more time with like-minded beings who are open to exploration of why we are here, what is real and other philosophical questions. To celebrate this first opportunity to hang out and spend time together as a yoga community, we are delighted to be able to offer an exclusive showing of the movie ‘What is Real’?
Satsang is a Sanskrit word that means “gathering together for the truth” or more simply, “being with the truth.” Truth is what is real, what exists. So all there is, is Truth. Whenever something increases your experience of the Truth, it opens your Heart and quiets your mind. Conversely, whenever something such as a thought, fear, or judgment, limits or narrows your experience of the Truth, the Heart contracts and the mind gets busier. We are all equally endowed with this capacity to discriminate the Truth. Thus, the true teacher, or satguru, is within you, and satsang, or being with the Truth, is endless. You have always been here in the embrace of your true nature as aware, loving space. You have always been in satsang.
Truth is too simple for words
before thought gets tangled up in nouns and verbs
there is a wordless sound
a deep breathless sigh
of overwhelming relief
to find the end of fiction
in this ordinary
yet extraordinary moment
when words are recognized
and truth is recognized
as everything else