I have recently had the privilege to attend the annual Caroline Coggins Workshop at The Hervey Bay School of Yoga. In which I also participated in last year.
I have been a student of the school for about the past 18 months. Before this I had very little experience or knowledge of yoga and didn’t really know exactly what to expect when I enrolled in February last year. I began my journey with a weekend beginner intensive and haven’t looked back since. Polly has consistently guided me through the practice and principles of yoga with her invaluable knowledge, experience and direct approach. I am inspired by Polly’s passion for yoga and genuine interest in all of her students. Through my practice I am beginning to realise my potential of strength, flexibility and mindfulness, which I believe can reflect on all aspects of life. Both Polly and Vera have always welcomed me at the school and I feel very lucky to have found such wonderful teachers and friends.
The Caroline Coggins workshop consisted of 10 hours of yoga over 3 days. With Caroline and her assisting teachers Peta and Claire visiting the school, this was once again an opportunity to learn more about myself and the practice. I have a great appreciation for Caroline’s knowledge, experience and spiritual approach to yoga.
During the workshop Caroline gave us long pose timings, which encouraged me to “dig deeper” and “go within”. This allowed my body to really settle in to each pose and instead of over-thinking the pose, the body finds its true alignment instinctively. However! Being very young in the practice and carrying several sporting injuries I am still very much learning the feel of this alignment. I am very appreciative of Caroline, Peta and Claire for making any necessary adjustments and reminding me that even when I say “I’m ok”, subtlety can be more powerful than intensity. Dinner Saturday night was a good opportunity to share nice food, experiences and get to know everyone outside of the class.
Thankyou to everyone for a great weekend and I look forward to next years workshop.
Celebrate with us on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December 2018. Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar better known as B.K.S. Iyengar, was the founder of the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga" and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. For Iyengar the best way to access the spirit was through proper attention to the alignment of the body in asanas. The bodies innate, though often dormant intelligence functions to check the tendencies of the mind to be in its imagination, delusions, fears and desires. BKS Iyengar was born on 14 December 1918 and died 20 August 2014. In celebration of his centennial year, and also to mark 5 years of our Iyengar school in Hervey Bay, we are holding a series of free events.
Our practice equips us to glimpse the exquisite peace, space, openness and bliss that is the resonant harmony of mind, body, breath, time and space: the eternal present.
“Why do you think it’s so constantly said in the Bhagavad Gita “Act without looking to the fruits of action”? Why is it always taught “Never look for results, never expect”?