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WHAT I OFFER:

YOGĀSANA

Haṭha Yoga

Teaching Hatha Yoga in the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya's Vinyāsa-Krama with the heart of Jiddu Krishnamurti's teachings on centre-less freedom. 

The Vinyāsa-Krama system links together poses into a logical sequence which helps us approach our physical & mental goals. One can recognise this method in the Ashtanga-Vinyasa system.

I am also deeply inspired by Ana Tiger Forrest who has received sacred knowledge of indigenous medicine wheels & bringing ourselves into union with the natural world.

During a Yogāsana practice, I teach Yoga postures, Prānayāma/ breathing, Mantra, Visualiation, core, & meditation.

YOGA NIDRA

Guided "Yogi's Sleep" Meditation

A therapeutic practice of deep relaxation in the form of a guided meditation that explores the space between sleeping, waking, & dreaming. 

This practice ensconces profound wellbeing at various levels of the body & mind. It helps to banish intrusive thoughts & establish new patterns of being.

NĀDA YOGA

Meditation of Sound

Music has been a profound & fundamental force in this lifetime of mine, it even forms part of my name. 

For the Yogi, all things are comprised of vibrations, called Nāda (from the same Sanskrit root that forms Nādi- meridians).


Here, music is a way to tune our frequency & to listen to the harmony/ dissonance of existence. 

In this Yoga we listen for the "inner sound" which once heard, brings about the overwhelming sense of bliss.

THAI YOGA MASSAGE

The Lazy Man's Yoga

Massage & hands-on adjustments formed an integral part of the teachings I have received. This inspired me to seek out more specific training in this area which I completed in 2017 with the Shen Mantra academy in Cape Town under the authorisation of the Lama Thai Medical Federation of Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

The massage ceremony usually takes place on specially rolled mattresses, fully clothed. Similar to a Yoga session, deep breathing sets the rhythm for dynamic movement & stretches across the meridians or "Sen-lines" of the body. 

Imagine the meridians of the body similar to a gentle stream of water. Sometimes fallen leaves & debris may collect, blocking the flow. The massage helps to open the blockages, circulating the flow better. In this way, the practitioner can enter a space of meditation & devotion much like through regular Yoga practice.

 
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LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF...

I'm Jared! I am from the Rainbow Nation, magnificent South Africa, and a devoted scholar-practitioner of Yoga, Music, Metaphysics, and Ecology. Call me a "reality therapist," or an "existential detective," or as I prefer a "creative decomposer."
Inspired by the times in which we live, I believe that it is essential to hone self-discipline, mental flexibility, and playful curiosity as a way of navigating this extraordinary age. 
As the exponential advance of our civilization not only consumes the natural "wild" world, it engulfs everything outside of the material human point-of-view. To survive within this world, to comprehend it, we must conserve someplace beyond it. 
There is a kind of violence to the ever-expanding possibilities of what we can do. I am interested in what is eternally unknowable for humans, like the consciousness of an octopus and the great unanswerable paradoxes. That requires a different kind of thinking that apprehends the plurality of worlds and liberates us from the sole responsibility of existing. 
Perhaps all this is confusing because nothing I do manages to fit logically into boxes. Not because I have difficulty finding the right words but because I am continually looking for the right language. 
That's why Yoga is a good choice as a starting point. It has a holistic quality that makes us feel better about life. There is far more than making absurd shapes with the body and contemplating seriousness in the mind. Here exists a "spiritual technology" that allows us to reshape our experience of reality and to cultivate the energy to get on with things.

 
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MA TRADITIONS OF YOGA & MEDITATION (DISTINCTION) - SOAS UNIVERSITY, LONDON 2021

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EXPERIENCED REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER 500 HOUR

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YOGA ALLIANCE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER

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FORREST-INSPIRED TEACHER – FORREST YOGA ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING 2017