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PURNA YOGA IMMERSION 2015 – POST EVENT UPDATE

Purna Yoga Immersion with John Ogilvie & TTY, 16-17 May 2015

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May, 8am-3.30pm
Soldier On Headquarters, 44 Bellenden St, Crace ACT 2911 (Access off Barton Highway)

Led by legendary Yoga teacher John Ogilvie of Byron Yoga and Rob & Kristin Ginnivan of Tidy Temple Yoga

Here are some images from our weekend

It was a fabulous weekend workshop with John Ogilvie held at the spacious Soldier On headquarters in Crace – enjoying, exploring, discussing and workshopping poses, pranayama, meditation and philosophy; deepening old friendships and forming new ones.  What a lovely group of people you all are – some who travelled all the way from Leeton, Sydney and Woollongong to attend, and some who, without doubt will continue on to do the Level 1 & 2 Teacher Training courses here in Canberra.  Thank you to all who attended!

This holistic weekend program offered students and yoga teachers the opportunity to be guided by John Ogilvie in delving deeper into all the elements of Purna Yoga – Asana, Breath, Meditation and Philosophy; and to advance their understanding of Mindfulness with Rob Ginnivan. 

Participants benefited from a special session with John Ogilvie and Kristin Ginnivan exploring alignment, adjusting and correcting of asana. This was useful not just for yoga teachers but also students looking to refine their practice and particularly those considering signing on for a teacher training course. The hours from this weekend workshop can be used towards accreditation for current or imminent Level 1 or Level 2 teacher trainings.

John Ogilvie presented two sessions of pranayama and philosophy, focusing on the ethics of teaching yoga and looking at how to bring yogic principles into all aspects of life, merging ancient yogic philosophy with practical western ideas – all presented with his unique insight and humour.

Rob Ginnivan, a highly experienced Mindfulness Coach lead guided meditation sessions to help participants evolve their understanding and skill of being Mindful. His practical approach helped impart valuable tools for students to practice being in the present moment and realise the potential for greater contentment.
 
Along with all this knowledge and practical advice, participants enjoyed asana classes with John Ogilvie and Kristin Ginnivan. These were suitable for all levels of students as, in the Purna style of alignment based hatha yoga, variations are always offered for beginners through to the advanced.
 
The weekend was an exceptional opportunity to deepen our practice, expand our knowledge and create the potential for increased peace and contentment.