THE AUSSIES ARE BACK!!
My two most favorite girls from Down Under, Sandy King and Sas Stephenson, will be back in Copenhagen in August 2019. Save the dates!!! You don’t want to miss these two bad-ass / warm hearted / laid back yoga warrior’s classes, kirtan and workshops + this unique chance to practice with two incredibly talented (and fun!) teachers from the Jivamukti method! I am so excited for this and so honored to host Sandy and Sas for the 4th time and to offer the following weekend program:
FRIDAY 9th of August
90 min Jivamukti Open Class w/ Sandy and Sas
Jivamukti is a physically demanding and intellectually stimulating practice that incorporates chanting, yoga philosophy, social and environmental awareness and activism, hands-on assists, meditation and breath awareness, all set to a carefully curated musical soundtrack.
The Jivamukti method is holistic in its spiritual approach and has been commended for making traditional yogic teachings relevant and interesting in a modern context. An Open Class is a fantastic way to classically experience the Jivamukti Method.
Satsang/Kirtan for 1 hour, also w/ Sandy and Sas
(By donation, for a local animal charity)
Satsang is an opportunity for a community of like-minded individuals to gather together and share stories, listen to teachings and sit in quiet reflection. Kirtan is the name given to
traditional Indian folk music with a call-and-response structure. Devotional Sanskrit mantras will be discussed and chanted, to bring about the “bhav” – the divine mood. Everyone is
SATURDAY 10th of August
The Lotus in the Mud – 2.5hr Hip Opening Workshop w/ Sandy King
Happiness and suffering are not mutually exclusive, but instead, exist in tandem. Sometimes we are up and sometimes we are down. A lotus cannot grow without some mud. Yoga is the
practice of acknowledging the spectrum of experiences in life and finding balance somewhere in the middle. We have a left and a right hip, and we can vary greatly side to side. Sometimes hip opening seems easy, and sometimes we feel locked up. By looking more deeply into our anatomy, accepting our perceived limitations, and working towards unlocking pent up tension, we can find peace and balance in our hips, and ultimately relieve
ourselves of unnecessary suffering.
SUNDAY 11th of August
The Sound of the Universe – 2.5hr Nada Yoga + Backbending Workshop w/ Sandy King
When our universe was born, there was a big bang and since then; there has been sound. Vibration is believed to be the most basic building block of the fabric of creation, and thus
everything around us is essentially made from sound. We are music. Nada Yoga is the practice of using the faculty of listening, and feeling, to experience the resonance of ourselves and the world in which we live. Can you listen in other ways than with your ears?
Can the body be rendered as an instrument through which divine music can play? What yogic practices are most effective at tuning this instrument and improving our ability to
listen and be heard?
Come deepen your practice and spend time with the growing Jivamukti community in Copenhagen. The classes are suitable for all levels of practitioners and students of different traditions and backgrounds. Classes and workshops can be booked individually or as a full immersive course.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Sandy and Sas are two of the primary teachers at Jivamukti Yoga Sydney. They are both Advanced Certified in the method and have taught multiple classes, workshops and intensives together and separately around the world. This will be their 4 th visit back to Copenhagen to teach. While Sas works by day in the scientific field of marine biology, Sandy is a full-time yoga teacher who mentors new teachers through the Jivamukti Apprenticeship program and will be serving on the International Jivamukti Teacher Training faculty in India 2020. Sandy was born in Denmark, and though the classes will be taught in English, Sandy speaks Danish fluently, and can answer questions in either language as needed. As individuals, and as a couple, Sandy and Sas believe in the power of compassion in action and hope to contribute, in some way, to the happiness and freedom for all beings everywhere.