Somatic Yoga Fundamentals with Brian Siddhartha Ingle – 5th & 6th September 2015.

Following his very popular visit last year, we are delighted to be welcoming back Brian Siddhartha Ingle to The Ananta Yoga Studios, Wicklow this September 2015.  Brian returns to Ireland to present –


ON – Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September 2015 FROM – 9am – 6pm each day (Lunch 1pm-2.30pm).

AT – The Ananta Yoga Studios, The Tap, Kilbride, Co. Wicklow Ireland


Somatic Yoga is a combination of classical yoga asana and Somatic Education.

The Yoga Sutra; Patanjali Sutra 46: STHIRA-SUKHAM ASANAM

Asanam: The qualities of a yoga posture

Sthira: steadfast, stable, effort, strength

Sukham: ease filled, delight, joy, light. relaxed. The classical yoga text,

The Yoga Sutra, by Patanjali, explains that yoga asana should be steady and comfortable, easeful and joyful, but also relaxed and alert at the same time: relaxed without dullness and alert without tension.

In somatic yoga we find a balance between firmness and softness, tension and relaxation, effort and ease, strength and flexibility. By slowing down, so that we can sense and feel more clearly how we are moving, we begin to experience yoga as dynamic, rejuvenating and interesting. Flow, fluidity, and flexibility – supple strength and repose – in action, become our experience of yoga.

The roots of somatic yoga flow come out of combining Ashtanga yoga & western consciousness movement practice including Hanna Somatics and the Feldenkrais Method. It is also been influenced by Orit Sengupta and Vignana yoga and over 30 years of self practice and experience, with this the sequence’s and method was developed.

The workshop will be divided into two parts. The morning time will be devoted to the basic sequences of Somatic Yoga Flow, and the afternoons to the Feldenkrais and Somatic principles and movement lessons which will help you with deeper immersion of presence, wholeness and physical integration. In The Somatic Yoga Flow practice we are more interested in the internal experience and perception of movement and ease rather than the external form of the asana. Our goal is to actualize and embody Patanjali’s 46 sutra STHIRA-SUKHAM ASANAM.

This practice has been designed to be a safe and effective way to utilize our self-healing capacity. The afternoon movement lessons will be directly related to specific asanas, enabling the students improve their yoga practice in an effortless way. Participants will also be introduced to the hands on clinical work of these methods, focusing on hamstring lengthening to improve forward bends and releasing the shoulder girdle to improve arm balances. There will be a ‘lecture’ on the principle of both somatics and somatic yoga.

 Bio –

Brians yoga journey started journey over 30 years ago, when he left his hometown with a rucksack and a guitar and hitch hiked from Dublin to Athens. Upon reaching his destination he picked up an extensive yoga book and proceeded to take a boat to one of the small Greek islands. He found a quite place under the stars by the sea and practiced yoga, meditation and fasting, a young sadu in the making. Brian has continued to study yoga, Osteopathy,Hanna Somatics and the Feldenkrais Method. He moved to India in 95 and became the Osteopath to the famous Advita teacher Papaji until his death in 2007. Today Brian is a recognized leader in the embodied somatic field. He teaches professional trainings world wide and is a consultant with the McKinsey corporation on Somatic presence and leadership skills.

Certificates of attendance will be given to all participants on completion of the full weekend.

COST – €220 – (A non-refundable booking deposit of €50 is payable no later than Friday 31st August to hold a space & balance in full on first morning of the course). Please contact Liz Richards on 086 8963425 for payment options.

BOOKINGS TO – Liz Richards at The Ananta Yoga Studios, The Tap, Kilbride, Co. Wicklow

Email –

Tel – 086 8963425