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    Key texts of Yoga - Free Reading Group

  • When
    21 January 15:00 - 17:00
  • First meeting on Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita

    Yoga is a tradition. It has a lineage that goes back to ancient texts that would be discussed in groups, in what’s known in Sanskrit as satsang. We’re hosting this FREE reading group to explore the key texts of yoga together, as a community.

    For our first meeting, we’ll look at Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita, especially Eknath Easwaran’s translation which we particularly like. You only need to read it (not understand it!) and come to our gathering open minded and with all your questions.

    Laura Gonzalez will facilitate a discussion that comes from you, from your own work on the mat, from your thoughts and feelings. Yoga philosophy is very inclusive: there is no right or wrong and this will be a safe environment for you to share your reading and your investigation.

    Come, deepen your knowledge and be inspired by these ancient texts and by others in the group. You’ll realise that you’re not alone in feeling the way you do and these texts can enrich your yoga and your life.

    [Image credit: Matthew Remski]

    About Laura

    Laura is a regular practitioner of ashtanga yoga and pranayama. This has has helped her not only to make changes to her life, but to enrich it considerably by bringing into it discipline, compassion, patience, and letting go. Laura is taught by Rosina Bonsu, Kia Naddermier, Rose Ann McKean, Radha Warrell and Pierre Seghir, and has attended workshops with John Scott and Lino Miele, among others.

    In 2017, she gained a CYS Yoga Teacher qualification, after studying with Judi Farrell at MCY and also completed Kia Naddermier’s Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama In-Depth Development Training in Paris. If she practices early in the morning when the air is pregnant with prana, she takes a photo of her walks to the studio for a blog called ‘Today, 7am’ (http://www.lauragonzalez.co.uk/7am/).

    With over 15 years of experience as a mover, she co-directs @TheGlasgowJam, an inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts organisation practicing contact improvisation. She is a performance artist and an Athenaeum Research Fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has taught art for a long time and in many places, including The Glasgow School of Art. All these experiences have made her acquire a sensitivity to the inner workings of the body, whether anatomical, energetic or emotional.