We are delighted to have Peter returning to White Horse Yoga.
“Yoga is a broad church, spanning many styles and belief systems. The approach I am working with at the moment has its roots in a humanistic philosophy. To understand as clearly as one can the rationale for yoga practice, and then to encourage practice with attentive curiosity. So that practice becomes your own, and you grow to be your own teacher.
My workshops are designed to clarify the principles that underlie asana practice. They attempt to ensure that students will have enough anatomical information to enable them to make intelligent and thoughtful judgements about what is useful practice. Workshop classes are simply about practise, to take the sense of the practice to a more useful level. They are not so much to tell students how to do yoga, but rather to provoke an enquiring attitude to the experience of yoga. There is always room for query and dialogue in these classes, and the clarification of themes and ideas in asana practise is important to me.”
In the 21st Century Yoga has blossomed into a broad and varied approach that deals with the human condition. It tends to incorporate aspects of the physical, the emotional/psychological and the philosophical. Different branches of yoga will emphasise one or more of these aspects; drawing students to sometimes very physical practices, sometimes very theoretical/philosophical practices and sometimes to psychological practices.
My interest comes from a loosely humanist perspective firmly rooted in the here and now, and my view has shifted over the years from a largely physical view of yoga to a view that encompasses the complex relationship between things, and the way perception influences everything. What do we make of the impressions that come in through our senses, and how do we respond to those impressions? These are the questions that seem important and keep yoga live and ever interesting.
Workshops booking and refunds policy
To book a place on the workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full payment is required at the time of booking a place on our workshops. If that place is cancelled more than 6 weeks before the workshop then a refund of your payment less a £15 administration charge will be made. If you cancel later than 6 weeks before the workshop runs then a refund of your payment less the £15 administration charge will only be given if the place is re-sold.