Sat 21st + Sun 22nd Oct 2017 10.00am - 7.45pm
Suitable for students of all traditions and levels of experience.
You can attend one or both days.
Robert was the teacher of Swami Govindananda, Sharon Gannon and David Life during their Sivananda teacher trainings.
(All teachers who Mark has trained with) Swami Govindananda and Robert continue to facilitate Yoga Teacher Trainings and Hatha Yoga Intensive’s together in India.
“ We are very honoured to be hosting Robert Moses for a weekend Retreat in October 2017 .”
Over the past two years Robert has been involved with exploring the effect of pranayama + meditation on the nervous system, experimenting with heart rate variability measurements and looking into the yoga texts that focus on pranayama. His findings will be the focus of this retreat. He will teach several pranayama + meditation practices that have shown to have a profound effect on the physiological, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Please see Roberts bio below.
Retreat Timetable - Sat and Sun 10.00am - 7.45pm Same format on both days, different topics covered.
10.00 - 11.30am Asana class with Mark Stevens 11.45 - 1.15pm Lecture with Robert Moses 1.30 - 2.30pm Vegan Lunch (included) 2.30 - 3.00pm Silent walk 3.15 - 5.15pm Lecture and pranayama practical with Robert Moses 5.15 - 5.45pm Tea break 5.45 - 7.45pm Satsang with Robert Moses + Q&A Talk (Sat) - Adviata Vedanta Philosophy Talk (Sun) - Yatra presentation (pilgrimage) + chanting / meditation
Cost - £105 each day / £20 deposit £190 for weekend / £40 deposit
PRANAYAMA Granthis, Nadis, Nectars & Nerves
Current scientific medical research is proving what the yogis always knew. The nervous, endocrine, and respiratory systems are key to health and peace of mind, and potentially to living longer, better lives if we also add a dose of devotion. Robert will offer talks, slide presentations, practical classes and discussion on the meaning behind the esoteric language of Swatmarama's Hatha Pradipika, a 16th Century manual on hatha yoga that is still the primary influence behind most current systems of yoga practice today. The effect of ancient yoga breathing exercises on HRV (Heart Rate Variability) can be measured easily. This gives us a window into the state of our well being. A key to balancing the stresses of daily life is maintaining a healthy, well-toned Vagus nerve. Pranyama with bandhas and kriyas does just that!
ADVAITA VEDANTA Absolute non-dual consciousness
Using a few select verses from Sankaracharya’s Vivekachudamani, a clear and concise advaita primer, Robert will talk about the essential teachings of non-dualism during evening satsang.
YATRA as DEVOTION Pilgrimage to sacred places One of the most enthralling, adventurous and heart opening means to higher consciousness is simply traveling with devotion to known sacred places on earth. Robert has been taking people around India for years - on Namarupa Yatras. We’ll enjoy short videos and discuss the experiences of these places, home to devas.
Robert Moses grew up in South Africa where he studied architecture. He met his guru, Swami Vishnudevananda in Israel in 1972 and served, studied under, and lived with Swamiji until his passing in 1993. Robert married and worked in the outdoor retail industry as a photographer/videographer, while maintaining daily sadhana and teaching Yoga and Vedanta. He is co-publisher, with Eddie Stern, of Namarupa, Categories of Indian Thought.* Swamiji told Robert to “Take people around India” which he now does, leading annual pilgrimages to sacred places. He lives in New Hampshire, USA with his wife Meenakshi, raising their children Satya, Tejas and Sita.
About Namarupa *NAMARUPA, Categories of Indian Thought, is a journal that seeks to record, illustrate, honor, and comment on the many systems of knowledge, practical and theoretical, that have originated in India. Passed down through the ages, these systems have left tracks, paths already traveled, which can guide us back to the Self — the source of all names [NAMA] and forms [RUPA]. www.namarupa.org