Doing your Dharma: finding purpose through practice
"If we want to be happy, successful and healthy in our lives today then Dharma is the most important idea that we can come to understand".
“My body quivers and my hair stands on end. The bow Gandiva slips from my hand and my skin burns all over. I am unable to stand; my mind whirls as it were and Kesheva, I see adverse omens.” Arjuna, Bhagavad Gita 1.29-30
Come to Colin's meditative workshop and talk where we will look at yoga's tools that are useful and practical to help pacify these conditions - so beautifully expressed by Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. Symptoms such as trembling in the body and mind; immense fear, burning ailments and whirling emotions such as anger, doubt and a lack of purpose are common to us all. We will be invited during the practice to find the ability to maintain focus, explore new possibilities within the mind and physical system, and find compassion for ourselves in daily life.
What can people expect?
Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Workshop, Talk
Colin Dunsmuir has been a trainer of yoga teachers and yoga therapists for the past twelve years. He began his yoga journey when he was rushed to hospital in his late teens, just two hours away from dying from a bleeding duodenal ulcer. Realising there was a lot more to discover in life he began attending a variety of yoga classes. He travelled to India to study the first and most of the second series of Aṣṭāṅga Vinyāsa directly under the guidance of the late K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath in Mysore, India.
While there Colin embarked on his first Yoga Therapy Teacher Training that soon led him to study yoga and yoga therapy with the late T.K.V. Desikachar, the son of Professor T. Krishnamacharya. During these years of constant study, he learnt how to use many of yoga’s tools and how to combine and accurately apply them based on their required effect for an individual, the process of viniyoga. As a teacher and trainer he is now adept at employing clear language to convey complicated yoga concepts and possibilities, in a simple and accessible way.
His current True Yoga Therapy trainings are accredited by the British Council of Yoga Therapy and Colin sits on the Yoga Therapy PSB, with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. The next four year teacher training course will start in late 2018, as a BWY accredited group. Colin teaches full time in central London, specialising in 1-2-1, yoga therapy and supervising yoga teachers. He also continues his studies under the careful guidance of his teacher Bernard Bouanchaud in France.