Workshops

  • Tao Porchon-Lynch ~ The Magic of Tao

    Posted Apr 23rd, 2017 By in Talks, Workshops With | No Comments Photo Credit Corbis via Getty Images
    A Magical Day of Yoga and Inspiration
    TAO PORCHON-LYNCH
    The World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher
    Sun 9th July 2017
    Kew – SW London

    The Magic of Tao

    The wonderful Tao Porchon-Lynch is celebrating being ninety-nine years young this year and as part of her celebrations, we are delighted that she is coming to Naked Dragon’s beautiful Kew venue this July to teach 2 x Exclusive Yoga Classes and to share some stories of her amazing life as she inspires us with her Zen approach to life and living well.

    Tao in Red - Photo Credit Robert Sturman

    There is Nothing You Cannot Do!

    Tao believes that there is ‘Nothing You Cannot Do’ and her life is a great testament to this belief.

    Her wonderful words of wisdom, combined with her amazing outlook on life, have inspired many thousands of her fans from around the world with their beauty and simplicity.

    Tao has been practising yoga for over 70 years and has been teaching yoga to students in India, France and the U.S for more than 45 years. In 2012, Tao earned the Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher’.

    At (almost) ninety-nine years young, Tao is the embodiment of many profound Yoga principles and exemplifies the positive “can-do spirit” that can accomplish anything.

    A Colourful Life

    Tao was born in Pondicherry, India in 1918. Sadly, she lost her mother during childbirth and her early years were spent growing up with her French uncle and Indian aunt in India where she learnt her first yoga moves from the boys on the beach!

    Tao has lived an incredibly colourful life, marching with Gandhi (who was a friend of her uncle’s in India) when she was 12 years old and she was a friend of Marilyn Monroe’s during Tao’s modelling days in the 1950’s.

    She has given TED Talks, appeared on America’s got talent and following a double hip replacement at the age of 80, she took up competitive ballroom dancing which has subsequently taken her all around the world where she has won numerous medals and awards.

    In 2011, Tao was a workshop presenter with Dr. Terri Kennedy at the Newark Peace Conference and sat on the Panel for Peace with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra MD amongst many other greats.

    Tao’s Quotes

    Tao Quote

    •           Face each day with joy
    •           I have no fear
    •           There is nothing we cannot do if we harness the power within us
    •           I’m going to dance my way to the next planet
    •           I don’t believe in age ~ I believe in energy
    •           I believe that the power of the universe is right inside me
    •           The idea is to die young ~ As late as possible!
    •           Breath is the power behind all things ~ I breathe in and know that good things will happen
    •           When I wake up in the morning, I know that it is going to be the best day of my life

    Yoga with Tao

    Tao will be offering 2 x Exclusive Yoga Sessions at 12pm and 2.30pm

    Yoga Pose with Tao

    An Evening with Tao & Friends

    The afternoon’s yoga sessions will be followed by an evening with Tao & Friends as she is joined by friends old and new to celebrate her amazing life.

    During the evening Tao will talk about some of her fascinating experiences as well as sharing more of her wonderful words of wisdom. She will be joined on stage by some of her special guests who will share their own experiences of how Tao has touched their lives.

    Tickets

    YOGA SESSIONS

    • 12pm-1.30pm ~ Early Bird Tickets £25.00*
    • 2.30pm-4pm ~ Early Bird Tickets £25.00*

    Please remember to bring your own yoga mat as there are no mats available at the venue. Many thanks.

    AN EVENING WITH TAO AND FRIENDS

    • 7.30pm-10pm ~ Early Bird Tickets £25.00*

    Due to space restrictions, there will only be a limited number of tickets available for each of Tao’s yoga sessions and the evening event. To avoid disappointment, please book your place asap.

    * Early Bird Tickets will be on Sale until 31st May. Standard Tickets will be priced at £35.00

    Venue

    The Barn Church
    Attwood Avenue,
    Kew
    TW9 4HF
    United Kingdom

    The venue is situated about 10 minutes walk from Kew Gardens Station, or a short bus ride from Richmond Station.

  • Charlie Morley ~ Embracing the Shadow

    Posted Apr 16th, 2017 By in Events, Workshops With | No Comments Charlie with Masks
    A One Day Workshop with
    CHARLIE MORLEY

    Sun 29th Oct 2017
    South Wales
    10am – 5pm
    (Doors Open at 9.30am)

    Embracing the Shadow

    The Shadow is the part of us made up of all that we hide from others: our shame, our fears, our wounds but also our divine spirit, our blinding beauty and our hidden talents.

    It is a huge source of power and creativity but until we bring it into the light this power will remain untapped and our full potential unreached.

    Using practical “how to” exercises sourced from Tibetan Buddhism, western psychology, Mexican shamanism, and of course dream work & lucid dreaming Charlie Morley takes us on an immersive journey deep into the dazzling darkness of spiritual transformation.

    Using Tibetan Buddhist meditations, dream work, mask and mirror practice, eye gazing, creative writing and lots more the workshop explores how to:

     • Meet, befriend and transform the shadow
    • Integrate the sexual, ancestral and golden shadows
    • Use lucid dreaming to embrace the shadow
    • Move from shame to authenticity
    • Drop the mask and step into your gold

    Based upon Charlie’ brand new book Dreaming Through Darkness this workshop will show you how to fearlessly embrace your shadow side with compassionate acceptance and manifest the awakened power of your full potential.

    The Masks That We Wear

    Tear off the Mask - Rumi

    Not only do we project our shadow onto others, we also project how we want to be seen by others. This is how we create our persona: the mask that we wear.

    The mask of our persona is indicative not only of the self-image that we present to others but also of what we hide from them. And as long as we keep hiding behind the mask of who we think we should be, we will never be free.

    Intergrating the Shadow

    Most of us put all our energy into avoiding admitting that we have any seemingly shameful shadow traits. We daren’t enter into the vulnerability of the human condition. This leads to a constricted, shame-based sense of who we think we are, which in turn makes it impossible to progress on the spiritual path. To embrace the shadow is to drop the mask and reveal our true face to the world.

    Dreaming through DarknessWhen considering shadow integration, the pioneer of Archetypal Psychology, James Hillman, thought of it as a problem of love and asked us to contemplate: ‘How far can our love extend to the broken and ruined parts of ourselves, the disgusting and perverse?’ We have a choice: to keep letting shame make us feel unworthy of love or to consciously witness, and perhaps even reveal, our shame with compassion.

    To really make progress, we have to do something that may seem quite paradoxical: we have to accept the parts of ourselves that we dare not show and learn to love our Magnificent Messiness.

    Tickets

    Please note that VERY EARLY BIRD tickets for this event – priced at just £55.00 – will be very limited, so please book your place asap to avoid disappointment. 

    VENUE

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    Miskin-Manor-Hotel

    PENDOYLAN ROAD • GROESFAEN • PONTYCLUN • MID GLAMORGAN • CF72 8ND 

    DIRECTIONS The Miskin Manor Country House Hotel is located just North of M4 approximately 1 mile from junction 34 of the motorway and just 20 mins from central Cardiff.

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