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Understanding Prana through Asana and Pranayama with Paul Wooden

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Paul Wooden will be back in Bendigo for this one day workshop focusing on the relationship between prana and asana and prana and pranayama.

Prana is a Sanskrit term for energy, life energy.

This workshop will be an experiential journey towards a deeper appreciation of and sensitivity to energetic life. In our bodies, our hearts and our minds.

The study and practice of pranayama points us towards a process orientated relationship with life. Cultivating a relationship with pranayama is cultivating a relationship with the living current of life itself. It is a profoundly intimate affair. Pranayama is a way of opening ourselves to the nourishing intelligence of life.

The morning session, UNDERSTANDING ASANA, will include a Dharma talk, Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. Asana is an intimate relational invitation. A way of uncovering the innate natural energetic dynamics of the body.  With Prana as guide, we will explore ways to inhabit the body, find ground and align with life.

During the afternoon session, UNDERSTANDING PRANAYAMA we will continue with a Dharma talk, and include Restoratives, Pranayama and Meditation

Prana is accessed through feeling and the practice of pranayama expands our capacity for feeling. The responsiveness of feeling is the guiding intelligence in the practice of pranayama. It requires us to be profoundly available for the moment to moment unfolding of life.


Saturday October 13th
9.30am - 12.00pm Understanding Asana
1.30pm - 4pm Understanding Pranayama
Lunch not included
YogaHara Studio, 1A King Street Bendigo.

Cancelation Policy

A refund upon cancelation (less a 10% admin fee) will only be given if your place can be filled from our waitlist. If your place cannot be filled from our waitlist no refund is available.

About Paul Wooden

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Paul Wooden, now based on the island of Palawan in the Phillipines, has been running yoga and meditation retreats for over 25 years. He started his own very successful yoga studio and healing centre, Gertrude Street Yoga, in 1997 guiding it to become one of the Melbourne's finest yoga centres. 

Besides his 30 plus years experience with yoga and meditation, he is a qualified cranio-sacral therapist and continues his studies in working with trauma in the body. 

He sold the studio in 2011 and has since been taking his teachings and yoga retreats internationally. He has had the vision of building the perfect yoga and meditation retreat centre for many years.

Earlier Event: September 15
YogaHara Yoga Massage Workshop
Later Event: October 27
Everyday Mindfulness