Dear Nilaya House friends,
In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the path of kriya yoga is outlined as a way to develop a calm, steady and luminous mind. Kriya yoga consists of tapas (austerities), svadyaya (self-study) and ishwara-pranidana (surrender to the divine).
The holy month of Ramadan is a time where these three aspects of the spiritual path are fully embraced. Even for those not fasting, this special time offers the opportunity for inner reflection and a deepening of practice.
With this in mind we are delighted to once again offer our community yoga classes every afternoon throughout the month. These classes are open to beginner students and priced very affordably.
We are also happy to offer for the first time a four-week Self-Inquiry and Awareness Meditation Programme.
We look forward to seeing you in the shala or online this Ramadan.
Yours in Yoga.
Ramadan Community Yoga Classes
April 12 – May 12
Suitable for beginners. Open to all levels.
Sunday to Thursday 4:00-5:00pm
**AED25 for a drop in or AED125 for the month of Ramadan**
Eastern Philosophy Lecture Series with Camilo Cerro
Online Via Zoom
April 10, 17, 24, May 1
Join Camilo for a series of four lectures exploring key philosophical concepts that underpin the understanding of Buddhism and other Eastern spiritual traditions.
Week One – Karma
Week Two – Emptiness
Week Three – Renunciation
Week Four – A meditator’s mind
Self-Inquiry & Awareness Meditation Course with Venkatesh
A four-week programme
April 13, 20, 27, May 4
Know yourself, become aware and unlock abundant possibilities
Week One – An introduction to awareness – An interactive session to know yourself and the source of our being. A time to relax and discover peace within. A key to being well and at ease.
Week Two – Living free – A dynamic shift to perceiving life and unlocking abundance. A new way of approach to life and possibilities.
Week Three – Universal compassion – The joy of interaction and coexistence.
Week Four – Meditation – A practice to stay peaceful and present.
Venkatesh has been a seeker, studying teachings of various traditions. Taking to devotion and practising japa (repetition of a name), Venkatesh continued to understand influences of masters in the non-duality lineage about self and awareness. A new perspective of living life as it happens has given him a sense of peace and liberation. Venkatesh’s class is interactive, allowing participants to recognize themselves in an environment free of concepts and judgement, along with practices to be peaceful and comfortable.
The Big Still – With Live Harp
Friday April 23
Three hours of yin yoga with Amanda Smith, accompanied by Patrizia Masutti on harp. Open to all, no yoga experience needed.
Bhakti Chanting & Handpan with Sneha & Anas
Saturday April 17
Enjoy deep relaxation with the beautiful Bhakti chanting of Sneha accompanied by Anas on hand-pan.
Sneha trained as a Semi-Indian Classical Vocalist, and a Yoga Teacher, pursuing Bhakti Yoga. Her beautiful voice allow participants to feel a deeper connection with the Divine. She has been performing in Music & Yoga festivals internationally for 10 years.
Anas is a multi-talented, innovative and dynamic percussionist based in the UAE. Well-known across the GCC he is the first official handpan teacher in the Middle East and has performed internationally. His meditative melodies on 432Hz allow deep relaxation for listeners.
Moon day events are in the shala (limiited spots) and online
New Moon Shamanic Breathwork
Monday April 12 7:30-9:30pm (AED200)
Full Moon Sound Meditation
Monday April 26 7:30-9:00pm (AED150)