Ashtanga Yoga with Patricia Rafferty (Padma Malini dasi)
We will be exploring a variety of postures in combination with controlled breathing, focusing on releasing pressure in areas where many of us hold tension and tightness. Over the coming months, we will look at sun salutations, standing postures and some easily accessible seated postures. We will also look at how wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita can offer practical answers to common challenges, on and off the mat.
Date: Every Wednesday (if coming for the first time, please check https://www.facebook.
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £8 drop in or £40 for 6 classes (please note payment is by cash only)
For more information, and to get in touch with the teacher, please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/goshallayoga
Preparation for class:
· You can bring your own mats and blocks, although some are available for general use
· Avoid eating before the class, particularly large meals
· Wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in
· If you have any serious injuries or health conditions, please check with your doctor before attending class and inform the teacher in advance
About Patricia Rafferty
Patricia began practicing yoga in Northern Ireland in 1991 with Norma Duffield, and received her yoga teacher training qualification from the Yoga Fellowship of Northern Ireland in 2001. After 8 years in an ashrama, she gained an in-depth understanding of yoga philosophy and psychology, mantra meditation, vegetarian cooking and Ayurveda. She has studied with teachers from various yoga traditions including Mira Metha, Ana Forrest, Hamish Hendry and John Scott, and has taught in Northern Ireland, America, India and England, working with people of all ages and levels of practice.
Maintaining a regular practice has allowed Patricia to develop a deep, practical understanding of the therapeutic nature of yoga and the endless ways it can be adapted. She empowers others to experience the healing energy of focused mind, breath and body work within a safe and relaxed environment.