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Terms and conditions: We’ve suspended these for the duration of our closure, so don’t worry about cancellation charges etc. We’re obviously very keen for you to come once the period is over, no matter what size of group.
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Holland House would like as many people as possible to enjoy and gain benefit from our events and our pricing is carefully considered.
However if your circumstances are such that it’s not possible to attend an event due to the cost, do please ask for a bursary application form, either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01386 860330. Bursaries are limited to one application per person per calendar year.
Yoga for Christians in Lent
The Yoga of preparation: Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th February
Lent is traditionally a time of preparation for Holy Week and Easter, and yoga can help deepen this time and provide a practice to see us through.
In the second chapter of Patanjali's yoga sutra - it's written that the yoga of action (kriya yoga) requires discipline / purification (tapas), self-reflection (svadhyaya) and trust in a higher Being (Isvara pranidhana).
For Christians looking for a Lent practice, we can interpret these as 1) valuing our bodies 2) reflecting on our attitudes and actions and 3) deepening our faith in God
Using asana (postures), meditation, and prayer / worship, we'll create a practice together that will strengthen and encourage us throughout Lent. Our time will also include some chanting in sanskrit and also Taize style, free time for reflection, and of course Holland House's legendary food. Everyone will leave with a practice to take home and use.
Our Christian text is from Marks gospel - 14:32-41, focusing on "keep watching and praying".
Whether you're a Christian who already goes to a yoga class, or if you have an interest in how yoga can support your faith - do come along. No previous experience of yoga is necessary, and I've a limited supply of yoga mats for those not already going to classes.
Cost includes accommodation, meals and refreshments.
Click on this link to visit the shop and book. Places limited to 10, so don't delay! Yoga for Lent