Regular public classes

TRIYOGA
57 Jamestown Road, Camden, London NW1
Friday 9.45 to 11.00 am, level 1-2
www.triyoga.co.uk

THE LIFE CENTRE
15 Edge Street, Notting Hill, London W8
Tuesday 4.30 to 5.45 pm, vinyasa flow with meditation (open level)
Friday 4.30 to 5.45 pm, gentle yoga with yoga nidra (open level)
Saturday 2.00 to 3.30 pm, vinyasa flow with meditation (experienced)
www.thelifecentre.com

THE LIFE CENTRE
1 Britannia Row, Islington, London N1
Thursday 4.30 to 5.45 pm vinyasa flow with meditation (open level)
www.thelifecentre.com

THE THURLEIGH ROAD PRACTICE
88a Thurleigh Road, London SW12 (pictured)
Saturday 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, all levels except complete beginners
www.thurleighroadpractice.co.uk

Graham is also available to teach individuals and groups privately; please call or e-mail for more information.

Workshops and holidays

Sequencing: the Deeper Dimensions with Graham Burns and Susanne Lahusen
At Yogacampus Finsbury Park
Sunday 10 November 2019
9.30 to 17.00

Another re-run of our hugely popular sequencing workshop – but with some new material. Aimed particularly at yoga teachers and those learning to teach, but also open to dedicated practitioners who want to learn more about putting sequences together, this special all day workshop will help focus and deepen your understanding of how to employ the body’s mechanics together with the profound energetic ideas of yoga to create class sequences which will inspire your students, and which are safe and effective on all levels. Lots of experiential work, lots of practice! Find out more and book here.

Teaching Yoga: New Dimensions with Graham Burns and Susanne Lahusen
At Les Passeroses, Nonac, France
Saturday 13 to Saturday 20 June 2020
This brand new week long residential training is a follow on from the highly successful week long Sequencing: the Deeper Dimensions trainings which Susanne and I have taught for the last five years. The training takes place in the lovely rural surroundings of Les Passeroses, near Angoulême in south-west France, which is easily accessible by train from the UK.

The world of yoga, and yoga teaching, is changing rapidly. For perhaps the first time, serious academic research is questioning some of the ideas and assumptions about teaching yoga which have prevailed for generations. On the one hand, our understanding of the mechanics of the body and of the way in which it moves is constantly shifting; on the other, new insight is being shed onto the way in which, and the reasons why, certain yoga practices developed as they did. In addition, well publicised news stories have called into question the teaching methods of certain prominent so-called lineage holders in the yoga world. All of these developments have brought back into the spotlight the idea that yoga should ultimately be a path of self-awareness and self-enquiry.

Teaching yoga in a way which promotes this self-awareness and self-enquiry calls for much more than simply instructing a set of postures. If we are truly to pass on the essence of yoga to our students, we need to encourage their self-discovery within āsana practice, but also through working with breath and mind. Doing this requires skill in:

• teaching āsana from a somatic perspective
• appreciating the likely energetic impact of our classes
• understanding the relevance of recent biomechanical research
• incorporating breath work (both within āsana and in more structured prāṇāyāma practices)
• communicating philosophical ideas and use of language more generally
• integrating meditation into classes
• wise sequencing of classes, both physically and energetically.

We will bring together our combined studies and teaching experience to explore all of these topics through a mixture of practice, discussion, experiential work, and group exercises.

Aimed at yoga teachers and those training to teach – only 15 places – book soon to take advantage of the early bird discount. Find out more and book here.

A Weekend of Yoga
at Florence House, Seaford, East Sussex
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October 2020
Join me on the Sussex coast for another weekend of āsana , prāṇāyāma , meditation, yoga nidrā, good food, clifftop walks and rest! I have been hosting yoga weekends at Florence House for over 10 years and am delighted that so many people come to join me year after year. Each weekend is a bit different, but they are always fun and a great opportunity to re-connect with old friends and make some new ones. The weekend is open to all levels of experience, except complete beginners to yoga. To find out more, or book a place, please email me.

Dates for your diary

Watch this space for details of other upcoming events.

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