Heart of Yoga @ Maitri Studio Belfast, Belfast [from 18 to 19 August]

Heart of Yoga

18 - 19
10:00 - 13:00

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Maitri Studio Belfast
4 The Mount, BT5 4NA Belfast
Jivani Yoga is delighted to welcome Domagoj Orlić, with the assistance of his partner Adisa Hajra, to Belfast to teach two workshops for our monthly Heart of Yoga gathering.

This is a rare opportunity to sit with a devoted scholar of the Heart of Yoga and the lineage of Mark Whitwell, TKV Desikachar & Sri T Krishnamacharya. This is the Yoga of Intimacy. Yoga of Breath. Yoga of Heart.

Everyone is welcome. This will be our Heart of Yoga teachers' gathering for the summer and we warmly embrace anyone, teacher or not, to come and share in this wisdom.

The workshops costs £40 to attend individually or £70 to attend both.

Workshop 1: Pranayama
Saturday 18th August, 10.00am-1.00pm

Workshop 2: The Yoga Sutras
Sunday 19th August, 10.00am-1.00pm

Space is limited. Sign up now via the PayPal link.


Workshop 1: Pranayama
Saturday 18th August 2018

The principles of Yoga according to the father of modern Yoga, Sri Tirumalai Muchukunte Krishnamacharya, with special emphasis on Pranayama.

The first workshop will be divided into three parts:
1) Introductory discourse on the principles of Yoga
2) Practice of Yoga with special emphasis on pranayama
3) Concluding discussion after the practice so that the participants can absorb the following points.

The practice of yogasana is incomplete without the practice of pranayama since asana essentially is dynamic pranayama preparing for static pranayama, especially if we want to do some meditation too.

Static pranayama, or pranayama proper, is usually done after the practice of asana in a static seated position, preferably with the legs crossed and the back straight. The eyes are closed, the body doesn’t move except for the torso and all attention is turned towards lengthening and/or suspending the breath.

So, pranayama is the crown of asana practice and the foundation for solid meditation. And various modes of meditation then spontaneously arise when concentrated conscious breathing clears our mind and softens our Heart.

Workshop 2: The Yoga-Sutras
Sunday 19th August 2018

The foundations of classical Yoga according to the Yoga-sutra attributed to Patanjali, with special emphasis on meditation and chanting

The second workshop will also be divided into three parts:
1) Introduction to the Yoga-sutra attributed to Patanjali
2) Chanting of the Yoga-sutra with the explanation of its philosophy and practice
3) Practice of Yoga with special emphasis on meditation so that the participants canabsorb the following points.

Yoga is the powerful peace and peaceful power of a life lived straight from the Heart, for the Heart.

The dignity of Yoga lies in the purity of our Heart, not in the superficiality of a distorted body shape or a sophisticated mind control.

So, Yoga is the exhilarating discovery of one’s Heart, of one’s true nature as a unique and sensitive being in relationship.

Handouts will be distributed among the participants and all the practices will be adapted to individual needs and situation.


Domagoj Orlic is a Yoga practitioner and teacher living in Zagreb, Croatia. He had been self-taught in Yoga until the year 2000, when he became a life-long student of Mark Whitwell’s, the renowned Yoga master from New Zealand. He is the author of six books on Yoga in his native Croatian language and he is about to publish his first book written in English – 108 Aphorisms on Yoga – and his English translation of a Yoga classic written in Sanskrit – the Yoga-sutra attributed to Patanjali. Besides being trained in the Krishnamacharya-Desikachar tradition of Yoga, he also received initiation into Sri Vidya Sakta Tantra in 2013 from the late Sri Amritananda Natha Sarasvati, Guruji of Devipuram, India.

Adisa Hajra is a Yoga practitioner and teacher living in Rijeka, Croatia. She has been practicing Yoga for more than ten years and teaching it for the last two years. She is continuously studying Yoga with Domagoj Orlic and Mark Whitwell, and in her teaching she is focusing on developing a personal practice for her students aiming at creative learning, psychosomatic healing and personal transformation.
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